People use their smartphones along a street in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Photo: AFP People use their smartphones along a street in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Photo: AFP
People use their smartphones along a street in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Photo: AFP

Beijing launches fresh crackdown on internet industry misconduct as Hong Kong tech stocks sink

  • The six-month campaign will address the ‘tough problems’ of China’s internet sector, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology 
  • Data security and infringement of user rights are among problems the ministry has pledged to address

Topic |   China technology
People use their smartphones along a street in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Photo: AFP People use their smartphones along a street in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Photo: AFP
People use their smartphones along a street in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Photo: AFP
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