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

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.