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New TikTok CEO is Chinese parent company ByteDance CFO Chew

Video app TikTok said Friday that its new CEO is Shouzi Chew, the new CFO of its Chinese parent company, ByteDance. He is based in Singapore, where TikTok has an office. ...

Beijing warns fintech firms against anti-monopoly behavior

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese financial regulators have summoned 13 companies engaged in online finance services, including Tencent and Bytedance, and told them to strengthen anti-monopoly measures. ...

SHOPFEVER – Well-Established Integrated Solution to Tap into China's Core Ecommerce Platforms

Oversea Natural Beauty Brands Shines A Spotlight in the China Market JERUSEALEM, ISRAEL & WARSAW, POLAND - Media OutReach - 21 April 2021 - Mobfever, a leading service provider of one-stop China m...

Pakistan lifts weekslong ban on TikTok over racy content

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's media regulatory agency on Thursday reinstated access to the Chinese video service TikTok, after a court banned it weeks ago and urged authorities to ensure that i...

China regulators held talks with Alibaba, Tencent, nine others on 'deepfake' tech

Chinese regulators recently summoned 11 domestic technology companies including Alibaba Group, Tencent, and ByteDance for talks on the use of "deepfake" technologies on their content platfor...

China summons technology firms over voice software security

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities summoned 11 companies including Alibaba and Tencent for talks regarding the security of voice software, as Beijing steps up scrutiny over the internet sector. ...

China market regulator fines 12 firms over illegal monopolistic behavior

China’s market regulator said on Friday it has fined 12 companies related to 10 deals that demonstrated illegal monopolistic behaviors. The companies included Baidu Inc, Tencent Holdings, Did...

Pakistani court bans China's TikTok over profanity claims

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's media regulatory agency on Thursday again blocked the Chinese video service TikTok after two lawyers approached a court in the northwest claiming the company was spreading ...

Fanny Liu kicked off China's TikTok for mentioning Taiwan pineapples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Controversial Taiwanese singer Fanny Liu (劉樂妍) was kicked off of China's version of TikTok for referring to Taiwanese pineapples. Last Friday (Feb. 26), Beijing ann...

TikTok owner ByteDance to pay $92M in US privacy settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — TikTok's Chinese parent company ByteDance has agreed to pay $92 million in a settlement to U.S. users who are part of a class-action lawsuit alleging that the video-sharing app fa...

China's Weibo hires banks for Hong Kong secondary listing, sources say

Chinese social media platform Weibo Corp has appointed Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and CLSA to work on its planned Hong Kong secondary listing in the final half of 2021, two sources with direct knowl...

ByteDance explores sale of Indian TikTok assets to rival firm Glance: Bloomberg

TOKYO (Reuters) - China’s ByteDance is said to be exploring the sale of the India operations of TikTok to rival unicorn Glance, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday. The discussions, initiated...

Report: TikTok sale pushed by Trump is shelved

The Biden administration has “indefinitely” shelved a proposed U.S. takeover of the popular video app TikTok, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Last year, the Trump administration brokered a ...

Chinese app TikTok cuts jobs in India following ban

NEW DELHI (AP) — Popular short-video Chinese app TikTok is cutting its workforce in India after hundreds of millions of its users dropped it to comply with a government ban on dozens of Chinese apps a...

Italy targets TikTok after death of child in 'blackout' challenge

Italian authorities have opened an investigation into the accidental death of a 10-year-old girl in Sicily who allegedly took part in a so-called "blackout" challenge while using the video-...