Meaning of “Chinese wall” in the English Dictionary

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Chinese wallnoun [ C usually plural ]

/ˌtʃaɪ.niːz ˈwɔːl/ /ˌtʃaɪ.niːz ˈwɑːl/

a method of preventing information from being shared, for example between people working for the same company but representing different interests:

Different activities are carried out in different departments between which there are Chinese walls.

(Definition of “Chinese wall” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Chinese wall" in Business English

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Chinese wallnoun [ C ]

uk us also firewall

FINANCE a set of actions that a business, especially a financial institution, takes in order to prevent information that one department has from reaching another department that might illegally get an advantage from it:

(Definition of “Chinese wall” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)