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?'. Print Edition | Subscribe