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Xi Warns Against Tech Excess in Sign Crackdown Will Widen

  • Comments from top leader follows fintech, antitrust actions
  • Regulators are said to set their sights on Tencent after Ant
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WATCH: Xi Jinping is warning that Beijing will go after so-called “platform companies” as China’s tech crackdown widens. (Source: Bloomberg)
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China’s top leader warned that Beijing will go after so-called “platform” companies that have amassed data and market power, a sign that the months-long crackdown on the country’s internet sector is only just beginning.

President Xi Jinping on Monday chaired a meeting of the communist party’s top financial advisory and coordination committee, ordering regulators to step up oversight of internet companies, crack down on monopolies, promote fair competition and prevent the disorderly expansion of capital, according to state broadcaster CCTV. Internet companies need to enhance data security and financial activities need to come under regulatory supervision, CCTV also reported.