Time for tech companies to Zoom out of Hong Kong?

Beijing's new national security law for the territory is posing big questions for US tech giants

There was a time when tech companies could not afford to miss out on China. They wanted to tap its vast market of mobile users and its cheap supply of well-educated developers.

But after a decade in which Google, Twitter and Facebook have tried and failed to take root, it has become difficult terrain.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 09, 2020, with the headline 'Time for tech companies to Zoom out of HK?'. Subscribe