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China's assault on Big Tech's 'walled gardens'

Growth models of Tencent, Alibaba and ByteDance face risks

Large Chinese internet companies have used various means to block links to posts and products on rival platforms.    © AP

China's months-long regulatory campaign targeting the tech sector is taking aim at a common practice that leading industry players deploy to foil rivals -- blocking external links, which regulators consider anti-competitive.

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