Wang Yanbo

Assistant Professor, Department of Strategy & Policy, National University of Singapore Business School

Wang Yanbo is an assistant professor in the Department of Strategy & Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, where he is also the PhD programme coordinator. His research and teaching areas are in entrepreneurship, innovation, social networks and political economy. His current projects investigate the productivity of Chinese research scientists, as well as map the population level social networks among Chinese entrepreneurs. Wang has a PhD from MIT Sloan School of Management.

China and US flags are seen near a TikTok logo in this illustration picture taken on 16 July 2020. (Florence Lo/Illustration/File Photo/Reuters)

Banning TikTok: A 'China Crusade' has begun?

Following TikTok’s shutting down in the Indian market, and the US’s announcement of its ban, countries such as Japan and New Zealand have also begun to consider imposing sanctions on TikTok. Does the crux of the problem lie in the company’s practices over user privacy and information security, or in the geopolitical struggle among the major powers? In the future, will other Chinese technology companies face the same fate as TikTok when they expand overseas?