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Shuli Ren

Are China’s Billionaire Tech Founders Slipping Out of Touch?

A #MeToo gaffe suggests that in entrepreneurship as in society, the old ways aren’t working too well.

Shopping in Beijing: Half the sky.

Shopping in Beijing: Half the sky.

Photographer: Greg Baker/AFP/Via Getty Images

Some of China’s tech billionaires apparently still haven’t received the #MeToo memo. 

Michael Yu, head of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., raised a social-media storm by appearing to disparage all Chinese women, two months after JD.com Inc. CEO Richard Liu was arrested in Minneapolis over rape allegations, which he denies.