China Tech Shares Fall After Beijing Fines Alibaba, Tencent

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By Yifan Wang

Shares of Chinese tech giants fell in Hong Kong on Monday, after Beijing fined among the nation’s largest web corporations for failing to make correct antitrust declarations on earlier offers.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Ping An Healthcare & Technology Co., which have been named within the newest government punishment notices, respectively fell 6.4%, 2.7% and 4.0%. Among friends, JD.com Inc. was down 4.7% and Meituan shed 5.5%.

The downturn got here after China’s prime market regulator, the State Administration for Market Regulation, on Sunday posted dozens of government penalty choices for earlier transactions which have didn’t adjust to antimonopoly declaration guidelines, together with a number of acquisitions by Tencent and Alibaba, two of China’s largest tech corporations. Many of the punishments have been a 500,000 yuan ($74,680) nice for every noncompliant deal.

The regulator stated it is going to step by step publish extra penalty choices on different circumstances.

Write to Yifan Wang at yifan.wang@wsj.com

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