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Airbnb to start sharing Chinese host information with government agencies

03/29/2018| 11:46:38 AM|

The changes come after Airbnb shuttered its service for a month in Beijing.

US short-term rental service Airbnb said it would start disclosing host information to Chinese government agencies starting on Friday, as the San Francisco-based company complies with regulations in China.

China's regulations on residency require citizens and tourists to register their addresses with the police when they arrive in the country or stay at a hotel, within 24 hours.

The changes come after Airbnb shuttered its service for a month in Beijing.

China introduced a new cybersecurity law in 2017 that requires foreign and local technology companies to store Chinese data locally and offer technical support to authorities who wish to access it. Airbnb is expanding in China amid stiff competition from Chinese rivals Tujia.com and Xiaozhu.com, which also comply with the regulations.

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