12 Nov 2020
The online retail event known as Singles' Day has seen record-breaking sales, worth over €47 billion, on sites owned by China's Alibaba. The spending spree comes as Alibaba and other Chinese tech firms face new regulations from Beijing, designed to prevent unfair competition in the sector. Also, we look at the legal challenge being mounted by TikTok in the United States against executive orders forcing a restructuring of its ownership. A deal agreed with Oracle and Walmart is still awaiting approval from the US government.