In the last week, we’ve seen Alibaba executive Jiang Fan demoted for an (alleged) affair with a major business partner, and Dangdang founder Li Guoqing attempt to seize control of the company by force as part of a very messy and very public divorce.

2020 has been the strangest year anyone living can remember. A localized outbreak that seemingly few expected to turn into a economy-crushing pandemic, an increasing vitriolic war of words between China and the Western world, one of the largest accounting frauds in China tech goes public, and a raft of bad behavior from China’s tech personalities. One does have to wonder just how bad this could all get. 

However, there are broader problems and themes that still need to be addressed.

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John Artman is the Editor in Chief for TechNode, the leading English information source for news and insight into China’s tech and startups, and co-host of the China Tech Talk podcast, a regular discussion...