Head of short video platform TikTok, Alex Zhu, will go on a goodwill tour to Capitol Hill, where he will sit down with American lawmakers to try and assuage their concerns over censorship and user privacy. Photo: Reuters

Will TikTok chief’s goodwill visit head off China scare tactics in Washington?

  • The US is TikTok’s third largest market after India and China, accounting for about 123.8 million downloads or 8.2 per cent of the total
  • CEO of Chinese-owned short video app TikTok in Washington this week to answer questions on data privacy and censorship
Topic |   US-China tech war

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Head of short video platform TikTok, Alex Zhu, will go on a goodwill tour to Capitol Hill, where he will sit down with American lawmakers to try and assuage their concerns over censorship and user privacy. Photo: Reuters
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Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai, based in Beijing, covers technology and capital flows in the world of start-ups in Greater China. Previously, she worked as financial correspondent for Caixin Media in Hong Kong for over two years and wrote for China Daily in Beijing and London.

Tracy Qu

Tracy Qu

Tracy Qu is a Hong-Kong based technology reporter at the Post. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master’s degree in journalism.