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    Interesting to see how Tencent, Meituan, Alibaba are getting dragged down as well - thought they had been through the ringer. Tencent and Meituan don't even have us listings.

    If the VIE structure was declared illegal I wonder how it would play out for baba.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    At what point to people step back and view all of this as just absurd...
    It's been absurd for several years. The main difference now is NSL has made the absurd terrifying too.
    AsianXpat0, shri and mucaari like this.

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    Some more color ...

    The fact that DiDi's two major shareholders, SoftBank and Uber, which collectively owned 34.3% of the company pre-IPO, are non-Chinese companies, in the eyes of nationalists, is another sign of the company's disloyalty to China.

    After digging through DiDi's prospectus, nationalistic web users also discovered that one of DiDi's board of directors, Adrian Perica, an Apple vice president, is a U.S. Army veteran. "How much sensitive data has this American army officer obtained from DiDi in the past five years?" DiDi critics asked out loud.
    https://www.protocol.com/newsletters...-didi-campaign

  4. #34

    A few years ago it was noted how Fitbit gave away the location and perimeter of us military bases - because the soldiers logged their exercises...

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42853072


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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Bloomberg said something about chives, I quoted it here: https://geoexpat.com/forum/417/threa...ml#post3811187 and then this happened...

    At what point to people step back and view all of this as just absurd...

    Attachment 84445
    Just pick a random word each week. Determine that it represents some other sorta, kinda vaguely banned term. See it being censored. lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UK/HKboy:
    Just pick a random word each week. Determine that it represents some other sorta, kinda vaguely banned term. See it being censored. lol!
    Avocado...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Avocado...
    "Hello, is that the NSL hotline? Yes, I've got some information for you..."

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    Didi signing up 50m new users per year - implies loosing 4m new sign ups per month while the app is not in the app store...

    Pinning its hopes on "piggy express" - great name...

    a cheaper service launched in March 2020 targeting younger users in smaller cities that was not removed from Chinese app stores.
    Meituan re-entering ride hailing - hopefully not using their fleet of food delivery vehicles....

    The group last week relaunched its ride-hailing platform, which it abandoned in 2019, and offered drivers Rmb100 ($15.50) to join.
    https://www.ft.com/content/0dd3f1b4-...e-3e105b4cfe1f

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    If the Didi owners suddenly brought up the stocks while they are low, having made gains during the listing, I'm sure there would be an investigation.

    The board would deny withholding any information. The Chinese government would deny any wrongdoing. Investors will realised they've been played.


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