China to open antitrust investigation into Google - Sharecast.com
The Chinese government is preparing to launch an antitrust probe into Alphabet Inc's Google over allegations of competition irregularities. China will be looking into claims that Google has leveraged the dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The investigation will look into whether Google’s market position could cause extreme harm to Chinese tech companies but it was not immediately clear what Google services the potential probe would focus on. The case was proposed by telecommunications equipment giant Huawei Technologies last year and has been submitted by the country’s top market regulator to the State Council’s antitrust committee for review, they added.