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Video: WeChat, a Chinese ‘super-app’ packing many services into one platform, leads internet innovation but comes with surveillance concerns

3 months ago
Sky Canaves
ith foreign sites and services largely blocked in China, domestic companies developed their own versions that morphed into truly innovative products that are being copied in the West, which may bring greater convenience at the expense of personal privacy.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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