Didi and Lenovo founders quit China social media

The president of Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing and her father, the founder of Lenovo, have gone private China’s main social media site.

Didi’s Jean Liu and her father, Liu Chuanzhi, both switched on a function on China’s Weibo platform to hide all old posts.

Neither had posted in the past six months.

The elder Liu, who has 880,000 followers and his daughter, who has 10 million, did not give any reasons for going private but it was noticed by Weibo users who questioned their decision.

Several other Chinese tech company founders have similarly gone private on social media, or stopped posting, in the past two years, including Alibaba Group’s Jack Ma, ByteDance’s Zhang Yiming, and Meituan’s Wang Xing.

Jean Liu, a former Goldman Sachs banker, is one of China’s best-known business people but has come under fire in recent months due to controversies over Didi’s $4.4 billion New York listing.

The company, sometimes dubbed the Uber of China, has announced that it will leave the U.S. exchange.


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