NetEase Cloud Music released a statement on Wednesday accusing Tencent of unfair competition, including imitating features, copying user interface design, and pirating songs. NetEase said it has filed formal charges against Tencent Music Entertainment Group (TME), urging the latter to “stop all unfair competition practices.” It’s not the first time the two rivals have tussled over music streaming. In February 2021, NetEase accused Tencent-owned Kugou Music of imitating its features, while in 2014, Tencent sued NetEase for allegedly infringing on streaming rights. [NetEase statement, in Chinese]