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China’s first global app

Illustration by Shira Inbar
With TikTok, app-maker ByteDance has created a truly global social platform. And the company has done something once thought impossible within China: created a rival to Tencent and Alibaba without taking money from either of them. But can it manage increasing scrutiny from regulators around the world?

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