China’s internet walled gardens may be cracking but users face a long wait for the bricks to come tumbling down

Nov 13, 2021 | INVESTING

Shenzhen resident Chen Channing frequently receives blocks of gibberish code via his WeChat app – and he knows exactly what to do with it.He copies the codes, opens Alibaba Group Holding’s Taobao shopping app on his phone, pastes them in, and voila – links to purchase selected products appear.But lately Chen has noticed that some of the codes now include links that open directly within WeChat, the supper app operated by Tencent Holdings. To his disappointment though, the links do not always…

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