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A new prelude to the”entanglement” between Australia and the US technology giants. According to a report from the Global Times on January 23, Australia is planning to introduce an unprecedented law requiring Google, Facebook and other technologies The company pays the media for its news content; Google reacted strongly, threatening to withdraw some services such as search engines in Australia; Subsequently, Australian Prime Minister Morrison replied:The rules are set by Australia. As if the contradiction between the two sides has further escalated.

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Contradictions escalate! Google threatens to withdraw, Australia responds:the rules are up to us

In the summer of 2020, Australia wields a knife and Google and other US technology giants begin to promote digital media To put it plainly, it means that American technology giants need to pay for media content, and Australia has also set a three-month time limit for reaching a payment agreement. Although Google is dissatisfied with this, in order to stabilize the local market, Google has also cooperated to propose many amendments, including paying more than one billion U.S. dollars to media publishers within 3 years to use its content,

It is reported that Google is Australia’s main search engine with few competitors ; Because of this, Australia believes that Google has attracted many customers who want to read news, which has a serious impact on the country’s news industry.

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According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s report on January 22, Google has made it clear that the Australian digital The draft media law”does not work.” If Australia resolutely implements it, then Google”has no choice but to shut down search services in Australia.” Regarding Google’s threat, Australian Prime Minister Morrison also made a decision later that day. Tough back:“What you can do in Australia, the rules are set by Australia; you are willing to accept, we welcome, but we will never accept threats”.

In fact, this is not the first time that the relationship between Australian and American companies has been so rigid. In February 2020, the American car giant General Motors announced that it would stop the local design and engineering operations of the Australian car brand Holden (Holden) during the year Business, this means that”Holden”, a 164-year-old brand that almost represents Australian culture, will come to an end. Subsequently, The Australian government announced the launch of an investigation into the”Holden brand closure” and cut off funding support for GM over 1 million Australian dollars (about 5 million yuan).

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China’s countermeasures are on the way:Approval of US companies’ 29.2 billion acquisition The case, additional conditions have been proposed!

Returning to the issue of the US technology giants, in addition to Australia’s”action” in response to Google’s monopoly, many countries around the world have also swung their swords. American technology giants.

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For example, according to people familiar with the matter, Currently, the EU regulator is drafting a The”blacklist” of more than 20 large technology companies, may include the four major U.S. technology giants-Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google, which means that the above-mentioned U.S. companies will face stricter regulatory rules and their market Power will also be limited.

In the Chinese market, it has also issued anti-monopoly actions against US technology giants. Strong signal. For example, in November 2020, the state issued a draft of relevant anti-monopoly opinions, which clearly defined various unfair situations.

On the other hand, Chinese antitrust regulators this month approved the US communications equipment giant Cisco‘s $4.5 billion (approximately 29.2 billion yuan) acquisition of optical chip manufacturer Acacia, but also proposed a period of 5 Additional conditions for the year:including continuing to fulfill existing orders in China, supplying related products to Chinese customers in accordance with the principle of fairness and non-discrimination, etc.

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For the”green light” in the Chinese market, market analysts say that Cisco and Huawei is a peer and a competitor. China’s additional requirements will undoubtedly safeguard the market interests of Huawei and other Chinese companies. “Sound the alarm” to the US technology giants-that is, China is serious about anti-monopoly, and no one can act recklessly. After all, there have been analyses before that the US has introduced new chip regulations against Huawei. It is entirely possible to take equivalent countermeasures against Cisco and other American companies.


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