World's biggest tech companies are no longer just American

China's Alibaba and Tencent, which dominate their home markets, have become global investor darlings

Hong Kong

THE technology world's US$400 billion-and-up club - long a group of exclusively American names such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon - needs to make room for two Chinese members.

The Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings, Chinese companies that dominate their home market, have rocketed this year to become global investor darlings. They are now among the world's most highly valued public companies, each of them twice as valuable as tech stalwarts such as Intel, Cisco and IBM.

While US technology giants dominate people's online lives in Western countries, Tencent and Alibaba have soared by essentially carving up China, the world's single largest Internet market with more than...


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