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Beijing out to kill abuses by its tech giants

Beijing out to kill abuses by its tech giants

(ATF) This week "Big data killing" has been a popular topic trending on China’s version of Twitter, and one of the latest targets was Meituan, a taxi-hailing software service that was accused of setting different prices for the same customers.Recently, "big data killing" has been a subject of frequent internet …

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Payment, e-commerce sites come under Beijing competition scrutiny

Payment, e-commerce sites come under Beijing competition scrutiny

BEIJING/SHANGHAI: China on Tuesday published draft rules aimed at preventing monopolistic behaviour by internet platforms, a move that will increase scrutiny on e-commerce marketplaces and payment services belonging to the likes of Alibaba Group. China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), which issued the draft, said it wanted to prevent …

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India warns Amazon, Flipkart over country of origin rule

Amid tensions with China, India warns Amazon, Flipkart over country of origin rule

MUMBAI: The Indian government has warned Amazon.com's local unit and Walmart's Flipkart that sellers on their platforms are not complying with a rule requiring that a product's country of origin be specified.A push for strict enforcement of the rule has come amid tensions between India and China following a border …

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France, Netherlands want EU agency to regulate tech giants

European Commission taking a tough line against US tech giants, a

France and the Netherlands called on Thursday for the creation of a European Union authority to regulate large tech companies such as Google and Facebook, whose dominance gives them effective gatekeeper status on the internet. The move increases pressure on EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is working on a draft …

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