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WeChat makes content searchable on Google and Bing

WeChat has made its content searchable on some foreign search engines such as Google and Bing, checks have showed, in the latest tearing down of “walled gardens” in Chi...

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Newspaper: China regulators should act further to free up apps’ access to rivals’ links

Chinese internet platforms have not gone far enough in unblocking external links, as instructed by authorities, and relevant government bodies should take further action to interve...

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China to keep up scrutiny of internet sector – Xinhua

China will continue its scrutiny of the internet sector, rooting out practices including the blocking of site links by rival platforms and ensuring smaller players have room to dev...

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Chinese version of TikTok to limit use of app by those under 14

Chinese short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, said that all of its authenticated users below the age of 14 will now access the app in a “youth mode”, i...

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New regulations: China tells tech giants to stop blocking rivals’ links

China fired a fresh regulatory shot at its tech giants, telling them to end a long-standing practice of blocking each other’s links on their sites or face consequences.

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China tells Alibaba, Tencent to open platforms up to each other

China’s industry ministry has told technology companies including Alibaba and Tencent to stop blocking each other’s website links from their platforms, the 21st Century...

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Chinese content platforms pledge self-discipline

Chinese content platforms including Weibo and Tencent Video have agreed to enforce more self-discipline to help maintain a “clear” cyberspace environment, a government-...

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Chinese gaming stocks in freefall after regulators summon firms

Chinese gaming and media stocks including Tencent and NetEase fell a day after authorities summoned them and other gaming firms to ensure they implemented new rules for the sector.

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A Reddit IPO? Company seeks to hire advisers

Reddit Inc, the operator of online message boards that became the go-to destination for day traders chasing this year’s frenzy for so-called meme stocks, is seeking to hire i...

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ByteDance says it will downsize FinTech business

China’s ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, has said that it would shrink its financial services unit and that it planned to sell its stock broking operations amid China’s ...

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Why and how China is drastically limiting online gaming for under 18s

As widely reported, China has introduced new rules that limit the amount of time under-18s can spend on video games to three hours a week, a move it said was necessary to combat ga...

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China’s tech crackdown continues with curbs on online gaming for kids

China has forbidden under-18s from playing video games for more than three hours a week, a stringent social intervention that it said was needed to pull the plug on a growing addic...

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Singapore’s Shopee changes the game in Brazil’s e-commerce sector

Shopee took just two years to become Brazil’s most-downloaded shopping app, winning users to its low-cost marketplace with its game-changing approach to e-commerce: in-app mi...

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Chinese social media platforms to “rectify” financial self-media accounts

China’s top social media platforms, Wechat, Douyin, Sina Weibo and Kuaishou, have said they would begin to rectify irregular practices of “self-media” accounts th...

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