Following the acquisition of bike sharing platform Mobike by internet conglomerate Meituan Dianping, boardrooms across China are debating whether tech start-ups can remain independent. Photo: Simon Song

Chinese tech executives mull the independence of start-ups in wake of Mobike acquisition

China’s internet companies are rapidly expanding beyond their traditional confines, triggering debate over whether the country’s tech industry will go in the direction of Japanese keiretsu or Korean chaebol

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Following the acquisition of bike sharing platform Mobike by internet conglomerate Meituan Dianping, boardrooms across China are debating whether tech start-ups can remain independent. Photo: Simon Song
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