The US and China continue to lead the Hurun global unicorn list for 2021, says chief researcher of the report, Rupert Hoogewerf, although China is slightly behind the US, according to the Free Malaysia Today. “With its flagship TikTok closing in on 3 billion daily users, [ByteDance] has now grown to become a serious challenger to Facebook,” the report said.
Some investors have been suggesting that the latest political changes in China have made India an easier place to invest. VC veteran William Bao Bean, with major experience in both countries, disagrees, he tells in the South China Morning Post. He believes the government’s efforts to break the duopoly of Tencent and Alibaba makes China for him even more attractive.
Investors got jittery when China’s government started a coordinated action to limit the power of its tech industry. But business analyst Shaun Rein saw how powerful companies made consumers and the government weary. Rein believes stricter oversight of the technology industry will make it more sustainable, with fairer competition that will benefit consumers, he tells AP.