March 31, 2023

The Rise of Chinese Apps

by The Journal

While TikTok is getting a lot of scrutiny in Washington, other Chinese apps are on the rise. Four of the five hottest apps in the U.S. in March are tied to Chinese companies. But as WSJ’s Shen Lu explains, some apps are now trying to distance themselves from their Chinese origins. 

Further Reading:

- Why Chinese Apps Are the Favorites of Young Americans 

- American Bargain Hunters Flock to a New Online Platform Forged in China 

- Chinese Startups Try to Make It Big in the U.S.—but Without the Backlash 

Further Listening:

- Exclusive: TikTok’s CEO on the App’s Future in the U.S. 

- How TikTok Became the World’s Favorite App 

- Shein Took Over Fast Fashion. Then Came the Backlash. 

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