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  • China's Tencent faces concessions to win green light for giant videogaming merger - sources

    China's Tencent faces concessions to win green light for giant videogaming merger - sources

    Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd is having to offer concessions in a plan to merge the country's top two videogame live-streaming sites in order to resolve antitrust concerns, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Tencent, China's No. 1 videogame and social media firm, first announced plans to merge Huya and DouYu last year in a tieup designed to streamline its stakes in the firms, estimated by data firm MobTech to have an 80% slice of a market already worth more than $3 billion and growing fast. But with regulators concerned the deal would give Tencent overwhelming dominance, it's willing to settle for approval subject to conditions, according to the people, who declined to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter.

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    Why Huya Is Tumbling Over 9% Today

    What happened Shares of Huya (NYSE: HUYA) were tumbling over 9% in morning trading Monday after an analyst at CLSA issued a double downgrade of the Chinese video game live-streaming leader from buy to underperform.

  • China Finalizes Internet Antitrust Rules in Just Three Months

    China Finalizes Internet Antitrust Rules in Just Three Months

    (Bloomberg) -- China finalized rules to root out monopolistic practices in the internet industry just three months after unveiling the draft guidelines, underscoring the urgency of a campaign to rein in its tech giants.The rules, aimed at curbing anti-competitive behavior such as sharing sensitive consumer data, forming alliances that squeeze out smaller rivals and subsidizing below-cost services to eliminate competitors, take effect immediately, according to a statement from the State Administration for Market Regulation. The antitrust watchdog had first sought feedback on the draft legislation in November, sparking a sell-off in the tech industry.The speedy formalization of the rules compare with a previous antitrust law governing the automobile sector that took years to finalize. China’s Politburo, the top decision-making body of the Communist Party, vowed in a meeting at the end of last year to strengthen anti-monopoly efforts in 2021. Less than two weeks later, Beijing kicked off an investigation into Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. for alleged anti-competitive practices.“The three-month period is considered a fast process, indicating Beijing’s commitment to clamp down on monopolistic practices,” said Scott Yu, an antitrust lawyer with Beijing-based Zhong Lun Law Firm.Suspected monopolistic behaviors in the platform economy have emerged in recent years in which the strong get stronger, SAMR said a statement. Law enforcement agencies globally have taken steps to step up oversight of tech companies, especially the largest internet giants. China is implementing the antitrust rules to create a fair and competitive market environment, they added.Read More: China Clampdown on Big Tech Puts More Billionaires on NoticeAlibaba Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang told analysts last week the firm has set up a taskforce to conduct internal reviews and is actively communicating with regulators on complying with their requirements as investigations continue. The probe, along with the aborted initial public offering and forced restructuring of affiliate Ant Group Co., has wiped roughly $130 billion off the market value of Jack Ma’s flagship e-commerce company. The stock was little changed in Hong Kong trading Monday.While Alibaba has been the most high-profile target, other companies have also come under fire. Discount retailer Vipshop Holdings Ltd. was fined 3 million yuan ($464,000) for unfair competition, SAMR said Monday. In December, regulators also handed Alibaba and Tencent Holdings Ltd.-affiliate China Literature Ltd. a 500,000 yuan fine each over a pair of years-old acquisitions and said it’s reviewing an impending Tencent-led merger of DouYu International Holdings Ltd. and Huya Inc.What Is Behind China’s Crackdown on Its Tech Giants: QuickTakeByteDance Ltd. last week sued Tencent over alleged monopolies in its WeChat and QQ platforms, escalating a feud between two giants of Chinese social media. A court in Beijing has agreed to hear the case, a ByteDance representative confirmed on Sunday.(Updates with comment in fourth paragraph and context throughout.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.