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China Tech loses its edge as data regulation laws bite

Businesses suffering as officials become de facto product managers

| China
People use smartphones next to an advertisement of TikTok in Beijing in August 2020: data regulation has driven Chinese tech companies into the unknown.   © Reuters

Angela Huyue Zhang, a law professor, is director of the Center for Chinese Law at the University of Hong Kong. She is the author of "Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism: How the Rise of China Challenges Global Regulation."

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