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Lyu Ming | China News Service via Getty ImagesSINGAPORE — China's latest antitrust push will not likely lead to a "sudden explosion of cases" against online platforms, according to legal expert Angela Zhang.
Her comments came after shares of Chinese tech giants like Alibaba, Tencent and Meituan were rattled earlier in November following the release of draft rules by Beijing that defined for the first time what constitutes anti-competitive behavior.
We shouldn't expect ... a sudden explosion of cases against these online platforms.
Angela Zhang associate professor of law, Center for Chinese Law at The University of Hong KongFirstly, such investigations typically involve a "lengthy process" and Chinese agencies could take a long time to complete an investigation, Zhang said.
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