Chinese tech big Tencent Holdings Ltd has change into the goal of a fresh anti-monopoly grievance to regulators, this time from a provider of good car know-how and a General Motors Co China venture.
The provider, Shanghai PATEO, in a press release accused Tencent of abusing its messaging app’s dominant market place to limit gross sales of its merchandise.
PATEO affords voice recognition options and different cellular purposes that depend on Tencent’s all-in-one WeChat app. It added that Tencent has been asking automobile firms to cease utilizing PATEO’s Internet of Vehicles merchandise since August 2020.
Tencent didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. The GM venture with with SAIC Motor Corp,which collectively submitted the request with PATEO, additionally didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The new grievance comes only a week after ByteDance’s Chinese model of TikTok referred to as Douyin accused Tencent of monopolistic behaviour and filed go well with in a Beijing courtroom,searching for 90 million yuan ($14 million) in compensation.
Tencent has described that declare has false and mentioned ByteDance was illegally utilizing its customers’ knowledge.
Chinese regulators have stepped up anti-trust scrutiny of tech companies since December, launching a probe into e-commerce big Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and penalising Alibaba-backed and Tencent-backed companies for not searching for anti-trust opinions for offers.