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Alibaba and Tencent rule another Chinese market: video calls

Zoom, Microsoft and Huawei struggle to compete with duo's vast user bases

Tencent controls a large share of China's videoconferencing market. (Photo courtesy of Tencent Holdings)

TOKYO -- China's two-plus years of living with the coronavirus have firmly established videoconferencing as part of day-to-day life.

But while a number of large technology companies initially jumped into what looked like a potential source of new growth, the internet duopoly of Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group Holding have emerged as the clear winners here as well.

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