China Is Tightening the Screws on Big Tech

The ride-hailing app Didi and other Chinese apps on a phone in Beijing, July 5, 2021 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).
The ride-hailing app Didi and other Chinese apps on a phone in Beijing, July 5, 2021 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).
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Editor’s Note: This is the web version of our subscriber-only weekly newsletter, China Note, which includes a look at the week’s top stories and best reads from and about China. Subscribe to receive it by email every Wednesday. If you’re already a subscriber, adjust your newsletter settings to receive it directly to your email inbox. New reports this week have revealed the developments that led to the Chinese internet regulator’s investigation into ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, which has triggered a sell-off of the group’s shares and had a ripple effect on the Chinese tech industry. Investors were caught by surprise when the Cyberspace Administration […]

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