JD.com CEO Richard Liu poses after signing an agreement during a meeting between French leaders and business leaders in Beijing on January 9, 2018. Liu has become the latest tech tycoon to step away from day-to-day management of his business empire amid Beijing’s sweeping crackdown on the sector. Photo: AFP JD.com CEO Richard Liu poses after signing an agreement during a meeting between French leaders and business leaders in Beijing on January 9, 2018. Liu has become the latest tech tycoon to step away from day-to-day management of his business empire amid Beijing’s sweeping crackdown on the sector. Photo: AFP
JD.com CEO Richard Liu poses after signing an agreement during a meeting between French leaders and business leaders in Beijing on January 9, 2018. Liu has become the latest tech tycoon to step away from day-to-day management of his business empire amid Beijing’s sweeping crackdown on the sector. Photo: AFP
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Chinese tech tycoons’ retreat spurs speculation about true motives amid controversies and Big Tech crackdown

  • JD.com’s Richard Liu recently joined the founders of ByteDance and Pinduoduo in stepping aside from day-to-day management
  • Some analysts say the entrepreneurs may really want to pursue other interests, but a government crackdown and controversies cloud the tech industry

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JD.com CEO Richard Liu poses after signing an agreement during a meeting between French leaders and business leaders in Beijing on January 9, 2018. Liu has become the latest tech tycoon to step away from day-to-day management of his business empire amid Beijing’s sweeping crackdown on the sector. Photo: AFP JD.com CEO Richard Liu poses after signing an agreement during a meeting between French leaders and business leaders in Beijing on January 9, 2018. Liu has become the latest tech tycoon to step away from day-to-day management of his business empire amid Beijing’s sweeping crackdown on the sector. Photo: AFP
JD.com CEO Richard Liu poses after signing an agreement during a meeting between French leaders and business leaders in Beijing on January 9, 2018. Liu has become the latest tech tycoon to step away from day-to-day management of his business empire amid Beijing’s sweeping crackdown on the sector. Photo: AFP
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