User sued Tencent for monopoly over micro envelope link, Tencent applied to be transferred to Shenzhen court for trial

An individual user's antitrust case against Tencent raised a jurisdictional objection, and now it has made new progress.

Recently, Tencent filed a jurisdiction objection to Beijing Intellectual Property Court, applying to transfer Zhang Zhengxin’s lawsuit against Tencent’s monopoly to Shenzhen intermediate people’s Court (hereinafter referred to as “Shenzhen intermediate people’s court”) for trial.

User sued Tencent for monopoly over micro envelope link, Tencent applied to be transferred to Shenzhen court for trial

Earlier, WeChat found that Zhang Zhengxin could not share Taobao and jitter links with friends directly, and WeChat users, Tencent, refused to deal with the tiktok on the grounds of Tencent’s refusal to deal.

On the afternoon of December 17, 2020, Lawyer Zhang Zhengxin found a Book commodity on Taobao due to work needs. But when he wanted to send the product link to a wechat friend through wechat, he found that he could not send the product link like Jingdong or pinduoduo. Instead, he needed to copy the Taobao website information and send it to a friend’s Taobao website by pasting it in the wechat input box. On the same day, he tried to send a flick link to a WeChat friend and found that he could not send short video links like tiktok.

Zhang Zhengxin found that the information that Taobao sent to his Taobao website and the short message URL with jitter tiktok could not be opened directly on WeChat, and it was necessary to open the web address in other browsers.

Zhang Zhengxin believes that WeChat has a high penetration rate in tiktok at home. WeChat’s restrictions on users sending Taobao and jitter links are in violation of the seventeenth anti monopoly law of the People’s Republic of China. If there is no legitimate reason to tie-in the sale of goods, or other unreasonable terms and conditions are attached to the transaction.

It is worth mentioning that the recent media statistics Tencent litigation. Data show that Tencent has won all the cases transferred to Shenzhen intermediate people’s court for trial in the past three years through jurisdiction objection.