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Airbnb to Share Information With Authorities on Guests in China

  • Changes come to better comply with government regulations
  • Company expects China to be top market for guests by 2020
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Airbnb Inc. is making it easier for Chinese authorities to keep track of travelers in the country.

The home-sharing company plans to share guest information, including passports and booking dates, directly with the government. This week, it sent an email to hosts declaring it may disclose their information at any time -- those with concerns were given a link to deactivate their listing.