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Tencent, 360.cn Face Chinese Ministry Probe of Software Dispute

China’s government will investigate the practices of Tencent Holdings Ltd. and 360.cn after a dispute between the two Internet companies caused disruptions to users and what a ministry called a “bad social impact.”

The operators must “stop attacks on each other” and ensure their services are mutually compatible, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in a Nov. 20 statement. The regulator will investigate the behavior of Tencent and 360.cn, it said.