- Wind Information, a Chinese data provider, is limiting international users’ access to some information, including online retail shopping trends and satellite images.
- Overseas subscribers receive a message saying the data is unavailable in their location according to relevant laws and regulations.
- Foreign companies and investors with an interest in China are now unsure of what sort of information they are allowed to use.
- Economists and analysts say the move to reduce their access to limited amounts of data could crimp their ability to model the overall health of China’s economy.
- China is increasingly clamping down on information-gathering by foreign companies, with recent raids and detentions.
A Chinese Alternative to Bloomberg Terminals Quietly Limits Information Overseas
Chinese data provider Wind Information is limiting international users’ access to some information, including online retail shopping trends and satellite images, making it harder for foreign investors and analysts to analyze the world’s second-largest economy.