The high price of running Uber's playbook in china
Where you become the public lightning rod for doing what the state already does, and MUCH worse. The "rebellious disrupter" myth was toxic enough in the US, why did they think it would fly over there? Even greasing the right palms is only buying time, sooner or later you are just another poker chip. Xi cashed that in to pay down the vig on his states own glaring privacy transgressions.
something something farmers slaughtering farm animals that aren't really important to keep the livestock in line... blah blah, general dystopia.
Big numbers but this is a dancing bear. The people in china have bigger issues, especially if they live in the mountains... or the desert.