Corporate offices often reflect a company’s culture and values. In a tour of Bytedance’s headquarters in Beijing last week, we saw some interesting details that may provide a clearer picture of the world’s most valuable startup—one that is known for avoiding the spotlight.

Zhang Yiming, the founder and CEO of Bytedance, has said that young people should not live on the margins, so he based his company in the very center of Beijing.

Meanwhile, the headquarters of other tech giants such as Baidu, Xiaomi, and Didi Chuxing are located in the northern outskirts of Beijing.

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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. He writes a monthly newsletter tracking...

Tony Xu

Tony Xu is Shanghai-based tech reporter. Connect with him via e-mail: tony.xu@technode.com