Zhang Yiming (right), CEO of ByteDance, attends the opening ceremony of the 5th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. Photo: AP
Zhang Yiming (right), CEO of ByteDance, attends the opening ceremony of the 5th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. Photo: AP
TikTok

Explainer |
Who Zhang Yiming is and how he grew ByteDance and TikTok into a global sensation

  • Liang Rubo, long-time collaborator and co-founder of the company, will take over in a move that should enable Zhang to focus on long-term strategy
  • The low-profile Zhang has had to face multiple challenges in recent times, including a stand-off with the US over ownership of TikTok

Zhang Yiming (right), CEO of ByteDance, attends the opening ceremony of the 5th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. Photo: AP
Zhang Yiming (right), CEO of ByteDance, attends the opening ceremony of the 5th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. Photo: AP
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