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2020/09/21 | Deutsche Welle

US Judge Halts Ban on Wechat Downloads

A federal judge delayed the Trump administration's ban hours before it was due to take effect, citing concerns over free speech. Owned by Chinese tech giant TenCent, WeChat has around 19 million active daily users in the United States.

2020/08/20 | Abby Huang

Taiwan to Ban Local Distribution of Chinese Streaming Services

Taiwan is planning to ban Chinese streaming services from partnering with local distributors starting on September 3.

2018/07/10 | Global Voices

Is Your Phone Spying on You? Inside Chinese Camera Backdoors

Chinese internet giant Tencent was quick to defend a 'feature' in which a smartphone camera self-activates when messaging apps are opened, leaving the country's mobile users worried.

2018/06/08 | AsiaGlobal Online

Forget Belt and Road, China's Economic Future Is All About Silicon Valley

China's growth depends on new technologies not redirecting industrial overcapacity to western deserts.

2018/03/23 | The Conversation

China's 'New Retail' Breathes New Life into Physical Stores

China is streets ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to integrating online and offline retail.

2018/02/28 | Penny Lau

Tencent Takes on Staff-less Retail as Competition with Alibaba Hots up

Competition to lead in 'new retail' in China threatens to shape the shopping experience of the future.

2017/08/04 | Sun Jing

China’s ‘King of Games’ is Popular, But Not Good

By prioritizing profit over social responsibility, Tencent may have created the most widely-played video game ever.

2017/08/04 | Sun Jing

China’s ‘King of Games’ is Popular, But Not Good

By prioritizing profit over social responsibility, Tencent may have created the most widely-played video game ever.

2017/07/11 | Oiwan Lam

How China's Biggest Video Game Became the Target of the Chinese Communist Party

Chinese Communist Party media and commentators have objections to the game that go beyond its supposedly addictive nature. They are concerned about the game's storyline, which they say 'subverts Chinese history,' writes Oiwan Lam.

2017/06/06 | ZiQing Low

China Issues New Rules for What People Can and Can’t Say in Online TV, Movies

'Programs should promote the revolution, the advanced culture of socialism and patriotism as a core value, as well as praise the motherland and celebrate national heroes.'