China tells internet companies to stop blocking rivals’ links

China tells internet companies to stop blocking rivals' links

SINGAPORE: China has ordered its biggest internet companies to block links on their apps from rivals, as Beijing seeks to boost competition in a region dominated by a handful of companies.

An official of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Monday that authorities have taken steps against blocking external links, which are the main focus of a campaign that began in July, after receiving several complaints from users.

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