An internet regulator has ordered at least nine Chinese tech giants to stop link blocking, the practice of barring users from clicking into rivals’ sites. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology talked to Tencent, Alibaba, ByteDance, Baidu, Huawei, Xiaomi, and others in a Sept. 9 meeting. The regulator asked all participating platforms to end the practice by an undisclosed deadline. [21st Century Business Herald, in Chinese]

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