China tells Alibaba, Baidu cloud units to better prevent telecoms fraud

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SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – China’s trade ministry on Tuesday mentioned its our on-line world administration and police had summoned the cloud units of Alibaba (9988.HK) and Baidu Inc to urge them to better prevent telecom community fraud.

Both tech giants’ cloud platforms had been discovered to have allowed entry to fraudulent web sites, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology mentioned on Weibo, a Twitter-like microblogging service.

The assertion comes amid a sweeping regulatory crackdown in China whose targets have included the sprawling tech sector and which has dented the market capitalisation of among the nation’s largest corporations, corresponding to Alibaba.

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China is constructing its personal state-backed cloud system, whereas President Xi Jinping in April mentioned the nation would resolutely crack down on telecom and web fraud.

Alibaba and Baidu are required to “earnestly fulfil their main responsibilities for network and information security,” the trade ministry assertion mentioned.

The corporations didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

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Reporting by Brenda Goh and Josh Horwitz; extra reporting by Beijing Newsroom and Tom Daly, Editing by Louise Heavens

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