Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, China | 15 Sep 2021
Chinese technology companies Tencent and Alibaba have agreed to unblock competitors from operating on their platforms, which observers say will lower market barriers and could indicate the end of China’s “tolerance” towards homegrown Big Tech companies.
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, China | 19 Aug 2021
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) warned 43 apps, including Tencent, over their use of personal data – giving them one week to comply.
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, China, Hong Kong | 26 Jul 2021
China’s competition authority has fined Tencent the statutory maximum for failing to notify its acquisition of China Music in 2016, while also ordering the company to end all of its exclusive licensing deals with record labels as a fix for the competitive harm caused by the deal.
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, China | 6 Jul 2021
China’s competition authority will reportedly block Tencent’s proposal to merge the country’s two largest video game streaming sites.
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, China | 17 Jun 2021
A top official at China’s antitrust authority has said that strong competition policy is necessary to develop the digital economy for the benefit of consumers, suggesting that enforcement in the sector will remain a key priority for the agency.
Lexology PRO | China | 4 May 2021
China’s central bank has told 13 of the country’s largest technology companies to strengthen antitrust compliance within their financial services arms, as the country’s big tech crackdown shows no signs of slowing down.
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, China | 14 Apr 2021
China’s competition watchdog has given technology companies one month to conduct a comprehensive self-inspection, completely rectify any anticompetitive practices and publicly pledge to comply with the country’s antitrust rules.
Rouse | China | 14 Apr 2021
In December 2020, the State Administration of Market Regulation (“SAMR”) opened an investigation into Alibaba Group Holding Limited (“Alibaba”) for…
PRO Compliance | China, Hong Kong | 12 Apr 2021
China’s competition watchdog has hit homegrown technology company Alibaba with a record-shattering €2.34 billion fine for forcing merchants to exclusively use the platform to distribute their products.
Alibaba Group | USA | 26 Feb 2021
The Alibaba News Roundup is a weekly digest of events and happenings across the company. This week, we look at Freshippo’s expansion of its “Daily…