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How will China's new data security rules reshape its internet sector?

Draft regulations come as Beijing pushes to rein in Big Tech

Marketing using facial recognition technology is expected to be very difficult under China's new data security law.   © Reuters

A planned Hong Kong share sale by SenseTime Group is attracting close attention from investors looking for clues as to how Beijing's new rules on cybersecurity will affect overseas listings by artificial intelligence companies and other data-intensive businesses.

An initial public offering by SenseTime, China's largest AI company, won clearance at a Nov. 19 hearing of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. That was five days after Beijing issued new draft rules that share sales outside the Chinese mainland are subject to heightened scrutiny on exporting data that could affect national security.

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