Chinese tech giants expand in Singapore

6 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

SINGAPORE: Chinese tech giants are expanding in Singapore as they face a crackdown at home and growing pressure in other key markets -- but they may struggle to find talent in the city-state.

Messaging-and-gaming behemoth Tencent is opening a hub and TikTok owner ByteDance is on a hiring spree after establishing a regional HQ, while e-commerce giant Alibaba is investing in property and recruiting.

The tech firms are shifting their focus to booming Southeast Asian markets as authorities tighten the screws at home amid concerns about the platforms' growing power, reports AFP.


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