It wasn't so long ago that China tech investment loved US startups. Now, the two tech markets feel like they're on different planets.

So far, the American offensive specifically targets two companies, but ripple effects are creating uncertainty over just how wide-ranging the ban could be—especially for Wechat’s owner Tencent, which holds a formidable portfolio of US investments.

So how do geopolitical tensions affect Chinese tech’s overseas investments? Pretty significantly, it turns out. In fact, the story of American measures to stifle Chinese influence in its home market starts long before July.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.