China’s tech titans face tighter scrutiny at home and abroad

China’s tech titans face tighter scrutiny at home and abroad

As U.S. tech CEOs were being grilled last month by the nation’s lawmakers over claims their firms’ immense power is stifling competition and harming consumers, the ground was also shifting for Chinese tech firms.

Companies like ByteDance, Alibaba and Tencent are increasingly stuck between a rock and a hard place, as regulators at home and abroad are stepping up scrutiny over how they handle data and whether or not their size is distorting the market, not unlike the questions being asked of global giants like Facebook and Google.

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