China has long been recognised as the world’s biggest e-commerce market, driven by technology giants that helped revolutionise consumer spending behaviour in the second-largest economy behind the United States. Photo: Shutterstock
Explainer | China’s e-commerce crackdown puts tech giants in line with national policy
  • Big Tech firms, led by Alibaba, Tencent and Meituan, are under the spotlight in China’s campaign to bring order to the world’s biggest e-commerce market
  • This crackdown signalled policymakers’ heightened concerns over the growing power, influence and risks of these digital platform operators
22 Nov 2021 - 7:00AM