China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology told e-commerce sites to curb text messaging ahead of Singles Day, the massive online shopping day on Nov. 11. Reuters said that the industry regulator announced that it had met with representatives from Alibaba, JD.com, Meituan and Pinduoduo, pointing out that vendors were using loopholes to send spam messages without consent. China...
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