China Is Tightening Its Grip on Big Tech

China’s tech regulation goals are often in direct contradiction to what the rest of the world is trying to do. “Nothing, or very little about what’s being done in China, is reining in the power of the greatest data processor of them all: the Chinese government,” says Jamie Susskind, a barrister specializing in data and tech at London law firm 11KBW. Within China, officials have focused their attention on regulating domestic tech companies to the point of submission. The broader techlash has already resulted in Alibaba cofounder and executive chair Jack Ma stepping back from public life and is rumored to be behind the decision of Zhang Yiming, ByteDance’s

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