Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte bought stakes or increased its holdings in several prominent Chinese technology companies shortly before sweeping moves to rein in the private sector caught the market by surprise.

The state-owned investor disclosed its stake in ride-hailing service Didi Global Inc. for the first time and added shares in a range of businesses from search giant Baidu Inc. to online education providers in the second quarter, ahead of a sudden collapse in some Chinese stocks last month, according to its 13F filings late Monday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

A spokesman for Temasek declined to comment.

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