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Expedia, Booking.com, Trip.com parity-clause commitments accepted by Hong Kong antitrust regulator

By Xu Yuan
  • 13 May 2020 04:12
  • 13 May 2020 04:12
Commitments made by Expedia, Booking.com and Trip.com to scrap certain parity clauses in contracts with hotels and other lodging operators to allay competition concerns have been accepted by Hong Kong’s antitrust regulator.

The Competition Commission today announced it has accepted the commitments proposed by the three online travel-booking platforms, with changes after a

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent


Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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