[Beijing = Seihei Mitsuka]On the 7th, Chinese regulators announced that they have decided to impose a fine on Alibaba Group, the largest online shopping company in China, for violating the Antimonopoly Act. Xi Jinping administration is undertaking a control enhancements to the Chinese IT companies, it becomes a part of such efforts. According to the announcement by the Directorate General of National Market Supervision and Administration, which has jurisdiction over the Antimonopoly Act, it was confirmed that 22 projects involving Alibaba Group, the largest online shopping company in China, had not been applied to the authorities in the past M & A (merger / acquisition of companies). He was fined 500,000 yuan (about 8.5 million yen) for violating the Antimonopoly Act. Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was also subject to fines for not notifying in advance when it established a joint venture with Suning Electric (currently Suning Easy Purchasing Group), a major Chinese retailer. Among Chinese companies, IT giant Tencent and Didi, the largest ride-hailing service, were also targeted. In November last year, the Chinese government announced a policy to regulate the monopoly influence of Internet companies. Since then, similar fines have been repeated against Alibaba and others. The Xi administration is wary of major domestic IT companies that have increased their influence on China’s economy and society, and is strengthening its control.