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China orders to rectify lack of access among internet companies

Christian Fernsby |
China on Monday ordered companies operating on the Internet to stop preventing users from accessing other sites' links from their platforms.

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According to Zhao Zhiguo, spokesperson of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, henceforth, the Government will rigorously monitor the cessation of that practice, considering that it violates the country's regulations.

The Ministry instructed the companies of the sector to correct the infractions as soon as possible, and promise to execute the corresponding sanctions in case the problem persists.

In fact, on Thursday, it called for consultations with tech giants such as Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance and Baidu, demanded them to stop blocking each other before September 17 and allow users to enter without having to copy links in search engines or take additional steps.

During the summer season, China launched a strategy that will seek over the next five years to create an environment for its internet companies governed by fair competition, transparency and legal principles.

Since late 2020, China has focused on the performance of the tech giants, imposed fines and ordered the rectification of irregularities at giants such as Alibaba, Tencent and Didi.


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