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As Jack Ma reportedly lays low, Chinese regulators are trying to push his fintech giant Ant Group to share consumer data with Beijing, according to the WSJ

China’s regulators are pushing for Jack Ma’s Ant Group to share its consumer data, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Officials and government advisors familiar with the matter told the Journal the regulators see Ant Group’s data collection as giving it an unfair competitive advantage over other lenders. Chinese regulators […]
As Jack Ma reportedly lays low, Chinese regulators are trying to push his fintech giant Ant Group to share consumer data with Beijing, according to the WSJ
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Trump just banned WeChat for US users. Here’s how the company behind the popular app became a $69 billion behemoth that has a stake in everything from ‘Fortnite’ to Hollywood blockbusters.

The Trump administration has banned WeChat in the US beginning on Sunday. The ban follows an executive order against the app in August that barred US companies and individuals from making any transactions with WeChat. WeChat is owned by Tencent, which isn’t a household name in the US, but is […]
Trump just banned WeChat for US users. Here’s how the company behind the popular app became a $69 billion behemoth that has a stake in everything from ‘Fortnite’ to Hollywood blockbusters.
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A top Chinese official called for ‘gratitude education’ in order to teach citizens to properly thank the government for fighting the coronavirus

Wuhan party secretary Wang Zhonglin called for “gratitude education” so that citizens could properly thank the Chinese communist party for its efforts to combat the coronavirus. Wang’s statements drew swift backlash from Chinese citizens, some of whom previously criticised the government for the lack of freedom of speech in the […]
A top Chinese official called for ‘gratitude education’ in order to teach citizens to properly thank the government for fighting the coronavirus
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A Chinese citizen journalist who went viral for his reporting on coronavirus from Wuhan has gone missing, and his family says he’s been forcibly quarantined

A Chinese lawyer and citizen journalist has gone missing after his video reports from Wuhan about coronavirus went viral on platforms like Twitter and YouTube. 34-year-old Chen Qiushi previously gained traction on Chinese social media platforms like Weibo for reporting on peaceful protests in Hong Kong, but his Chinese social […]
A Chinese citizen journalist who went viral for his reporting on coronavirus from Wuhan has gone missing, and his family says he’s been forcibly quarantined
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The next Tiananmen Square? Chinese citizens are demanding increased free speech after the death of a coronavirus whistleblower doctor. China is censoring their calls.

The death of Li Wenliang, a doctor who was censored for trying to alert citizens about the dangers of the Wuhan coronavirus, has outraged Chinese citizens. Chinese citizens expressed their anger and grief at his passing and the conflicting reports from state media outlets on social media. Three viral hashtags […]
The next Tiananmen Square? Chinese citizens are demanding increased free speech after the death of a coronavirus whistleblower doctor. China is censoring their calls.
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‘South Park’ has reportedly been banned in China after its most recent episode criticised censorship in the country

“South Park” episodes, clips, and mentions have been eliminated from the Chinese internet, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The most recent episode, “Band in China,” mocked China’s regulations and Hollywood’s submission to the country. It referenced China’s crackdown on Winnie the Pooh, which has become a symbol of resistance to […]
‘South Park’ has reportedly been banned in China after its most recent episode criticised censorship in the country