Fresh from Breaking Down Alibaba, China Targets Tencent for ‘Antitrust’ Action

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), having humbled billionaire Jack Ma and cut his Alibaba e-commerce empire down to size with anti-trust regulations, turned its attention to another tech billionaire and his corporation, Pony Ma and the social media/videogame titan Tencent Holdings. Pony Ma was reportedly called in for an unpublicized meeting with antitrust officials on Thursday.

Ma Huateng, chairman and chief executive officer of Tencent Holdings Ltd. speaks during the 2017 China International Big Data Industry Expo at Guiyang International Eco-Conference Center on May 28, 2017 in Guiyang, China. Tencent (www.QQ.com) is the largest Chinese web portal in China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)3

India Bans More Chinese Smartphone Apps

India banned an uncertain number of Chinese smartphone apps Tuesday, adding to the 59 banned at the end of June and 47 more, mostly clones and alternate versions of the original 59, in July.

Members of the Working Journalist of India (WJI) hold placards urging citizens to remove Chinese apps and stop using Chinese products during a demonstration against the Chinese newspaper Global Times, in New Delhi on June 30, 2020. - TikTok on June 30 denied sharing information on Indian users with the …

Report: China Made Epidemic Worse by Censoring Coronavirus News

A report published by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab on Tuesday charged the Chinese government with heavily censoring news and discussion of the coronavirus outbreak beginning at the end of December. The report noted that China’s broad censorship practices could “restrict vital communication related to disease information and prevention.”

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 21: A Chinese man wears a protective mask as he crosses a footbridge over the 2nd Ring Road during a busier rush hour than in the last weeks on February 21, 2020 in Beijing, China. The number of cases of the deadly new coronavirus COVID-19 being …