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Platform News: China

China steps up tech scrutiny with rules over unfair competition, critical data

China has moved to tighten control of its technology sector, publishing detailed rules aimed at tackling unfair competition and companies’ handling of critical data.

Platform News: Tencent conference and exhibition in China

Tencent vows fresh gaming curbs after ‘spiritual opium’ attack zaps $60 billion

Tencent has said it would further curb minors’ access to its flagship video game, hours after its shares were battered by a state media article that described online games as...

Tencent Holdings

China regulator bars Tencent from exclusive rights in online music

China’s market regulator on Saturday said it would bar Tencent Holdings Ltd from exclusive music copyright agreements and fined the company for unfair market practices in the...

Tencent Holdings

Chinese antitrust regulator to block Tencent’s videogaming merger

China’s antitrust regulator is set to formally block Tencent’s plan to merge the country’s top two videogame streaming sites, Huya and DouYu, three people familia...

Platform News: Didi

Didi cybersecurity probe blindsides shareholders days after debut

Chinese regulators have gained a reputation for aggressive action, but even hardened investors were shocked by the announcement of a probe into ride-hailing firm Didi just two days...

Platform News: China's Alibaba online marketplace

China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations

China has slapped an 18 billion yuan (approximately $2.75 billion) fine on Alibaba Group, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its dominant market pos...

Alibaba Office Building

China’s antitrust regulator bulking up as crackdown on behemoths widens

China’s competition watchdog is adding staff and other resources as it ramps up efforts to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour, especially among the country’s powe...

Platform News: China

China publishes draft competition rules for online platforms

China’s economy regulator has just printed draft rules aimed at preventing monopolistic behaviour by internet platforms, in a move that will boost scrutiny on the countryR...