Bloomberg New Economy Conversations with Andrew Browne

China’s Tech Crackdown

September 8, 10 am ET

A sweeping regulatory crackdown is underway in China, now expanding to target many of the country’s most successful private sector firms, from tech giants to tutoring companies. While a thriving private sector has helped power China’s rapid economic rise, Chinese President Xi Jinping now seems determined to rein in what he sees as its uncontrolled excesses. At the same time, new restrictions on overseas listings signal China’s intention to remove its tech giants from foreign scrutiny on national security grounds. Is this campaign transitory, or a game-changing shift in Xi’s economic and political strategy?

Read the full event transcript here.

View The Hon. Kevin Rudd’s full address on ‘Xi Jinping’s Pivot to the State’ here


Keyu Jin

Keyu Jin

Associate Professor of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science
James McGregor

James McGregor

Chairman, Greater China, APCO Worldwide
The Honorable Kevin Rudd AC

The Honorable Kevin Rudd AC

26th Prime Minister of Australia
President and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society

Advisory Board Member

Andrew Browne

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director Bloomberg New Economy

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