Ministry Launches Six-Month Campaign to Clean Up Internet Platforms

Caixin Global | Jul 26, 2021 at 8:10 PM
  • China’s government said on Monday that it had launched a six-month special rectification campaign for the internet industry.
  • Authorities will clamp down on 22 “specific scenarios” such as disrupting the operations of rival companies, using misleading pop-ups, improper collection of personal data and breaches of internet access rules.
  • Since then, Beijing has also fined e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. for monopolistic behavior, launched an investigation into ride-hailing titan Didi Chuxing days after the company listed in New York, and targeted a litany of other major tech firms.