China has recently moved to reign in its big tech firms. Photo: AFP
China has recently moved to reign in its big tech firms. Photo: AFP
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

What is behind China’s clamp down on Big Tech, and how far will it go?

  • Only a few years ago, Beijing was happy to encourage a new class of Chinese business titans that successfully married internet technology and private capital
  • But a recent squeeze on the tech giants indicates the government may have underestimated the costs of disruption – and is now scrambling to mitigate risks

China has recently moved to reign in its big tech firms. Photo: AFP
China has recently moved to reign in its big tech firms. Photo: AFP
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