Chinese Shopping App May Be New TikTok

Temu, an online shopping site owned by Shanghai-based Pinduoduo Inc. grows in popularity in U.S.
A photograph taken on February 9, 2022 shows the logo of video-focused social networking service TikTok, at the TikTok UK office, in London. - With a billion users, TikTok has rapidly become one of the most important players in the music industry, and now has its sights set on revolutionising the way artists are discovered and get paid. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A Chinese app, Temu, is designed to rival Amazon but has raised concerns about its data collection, which could possibly be shared with Beijing.
  • The app provides low-priced goods that can be shipped directly from factories and warehouses in China to consumers.
  • The Communist Chinese government is known for using apps to collect data. 
  • All major tech companies are closely intertwined with the Chinese Communist Party and must cooperate with Chinese intelligence services.

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