As growth in domestic internet users slows and economic momentum decelerates, China’s technology companies are looking to emerging markets for new opportunities. Chinese tech startups and giants alike are shifting competition to Southeast Asia and India hoping to replicate their home turf successes.

The appeal of the two regions is obvious: they boast large populations and internet user penetration is rapidly growing.

Silicon Valley has already made significant inroads; tech titans including Facebook, Google, and Amazon have already cultivated strong followings for their respective social, search, and e-commerce services. Chinese tech giants such as Alibaba, Tencent, and Bytedance, as well as thousands of startups, are also shifting their sights to the region for growth.

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Wei Sheng

Wei Sheng is a Beijing-based reporter covering hardware, smartphone, and telecommunications, along with regulations and policies related to the China tech scene. Before joining TechNode, he wrote about...