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India’s TikTok ban threatens China’s rise as a global tech power


  • China over the past decade built an alternate online reality where Google and Facebook barely exist
  • Now Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to Tencent Holdings Ltd. are getting a taste of what a shutout feels like

India’s unprecedented decision to ban 59 of China’s largest apps is a warning to the country’s tech giants, who for years thrived behind a government-imposed Great Firewall that kept out many of America’s best-known internet names. If India finds a way to carry out that threat, it may present a model for other countries from Europe to Southeast Asia that seek ...


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