China’s technology industry enters a new year after weathering unprecedented turbulence in 2019, when giants emerged in social media and artificial intelligence only to bear the brunt of Washington.
China’s ByteDance created one of the country’s rare global hits with the addictive video app TikTok. Now the US government is threatening that success as officials in Washington warn the service presents a security threat.
China’s ByteDance has launched a search engine that bears a striking resemblance to Google’s clean, uncluttered homepage but produces heavily sanitised results.
Allen Zhang stepped on stage to wrap up a long day of presentations at a Tencent Holdings conference. Four hours later, the WeChat founder had methodically torn apart his own brainchild before mapping out the next act for China’s premier super-app.