Food delivery drivers for Meituan stand in formation before starting work in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Food delivery drivers for Meituan stand in formation before starting work in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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Food delivery giant Meituan’s pact with short-video app Kuaishou seen as latest sign of China’s Big Tech firms appeasing Beijing

  • Strategic partnership between Meituan and Kuaishou comes at a time when Chinese authorities are trying to prevent ‘disorderly’ expansion of capital in the tech sector
  • Tencent-backed Kuaishou faces both fierce competition with Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, and increasing regulatory scrutiny from Beijing

Food delivery drivers for Meituan stand in formation before starting work in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Food delivery drivers for Meituan stand in formation before starting work in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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