Chinese authorities have given "
" to the digital sector to correct any obstacle to competition, regulators announced on Tuesday, calling on tech players to "
take into account the Alibaba case
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The juggernaut Alibaba, pioneer of online commerce in China, was fined on Saturday of 2.3 billion euros for abuse of a dominant position.
The group has been criticized in particular for requiring the exclusivity of traders wishing to sell their products on its platforms, to the detriment of competing sites.
34 companies convened
On Tuesday, 34 digital companies, including internet giants Baidu, Tencent (WeChat) and ByteDance (owner of TikTok), were summoned by regulators to discuss barriers to competition, the Administration said in a statement. Chinese Cyberspace (CAC).
Unfair competition "
is a brake on innovation and development and harms the interests of [...] consumers
", underlined the CAC.
In addition to this body, the Market Regulatory Authority (SAMR) and the Tax Administration also took part in the meeting.
Regulators have given digital players one month to comply, under penalty of "
Internet and digital companies are particularly dynamic in China, where previously relatively lax legislation, particularly on data, and the absence of foreign competitors, have allowed local giants to emerge.
Beijing has, however, shown more firmness towards the sector in recent months.
Already in March, a dozen tech companies were convened by the regulator to discuss online security.
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The meeting focused in particular on regulations around features involving voice, after the ban in China of Clubhouse, an American application that allows users to participate in live conversations, by invitation.