Caixin
Dec 28, 2021 07:25 PM
BUSINESS

Year in Review: The Regulatory Storm That Targeted China Tech

In 2021, Chinese regulators had a range of concerns to address, from specific targets like minors’ gaming habits and online insurance sales to broader issues like clamping down on anti-competitive behavior and the disorderly expansion of capital.
In 2021, Chinese regulators had a range of concerns to address, from specific targets like minors’ gaming habits and online insurance sales to broader issues like clamping down on anti-competitive behavior and the disorderly expansion of capital.

For Chinese tech giants, 2021 will be remembered as a harrowing year of regulation, where government penalties and a litany of tough rules hampered the sector’s performance and resulted in some big losses of market value.

Regulators had a range of concerns, from specific targets like minors’ gaming habits and online insurance sales to broader issues like clamping down on anti-competitive behavior and the disorderly expansion of capital, which is in line with the country’s strategic goal of achieving “common prosperity” — a phrase that has been frequently mentioned by the top leadership since last year.

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