• Zeyi Yang

Meet the billionaire mayor of China’s glorious digital ghost town

Wang Xing is CEO of tech titan Meituan. Why is he still obsessed with an obscure social media platform he founded a generation ago?

Wang Xing speaks in Sydney in 2009. | X|Media|Lab via Wikimedia Commons


Since 2007, Meituan's founder & CEO 王兴 Wang Xing has posted over 16,000 times on Fanfou, averaging about 3 posts per day for 14 years. Why is he still obsessed with the obscure social media platform he founded a generation ago?


I reported for Protocol | China.