The move boosted major Chinese tech stocks in Hong Kong as market heavyweight Alibaba was up more than eight percent and JD.com piling on more than four percent.
The new regulation affects some of China’s largest technology companies, including gaming giant Tencent, as well as gaming company NetEase.
NetEase, the publisher of the PES franchise in China, says it will remove Ozil after the star's social media post about the treatment Uighur Muslims in China.
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