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China Regulator Says Alibaba, Tencent Have Submitted App Algorithm Details

China’s top internet watchdog said on Friday tech giants such as Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group have submitted details of algorithms used in some of their products, complying with a drive by authorities to tighten oversight of platform algorithms. The rules are part of a broad regulatory crackdown by Beijing against its once free-wheeling technology […]

Tencent Forms 'Extended Reality' Unit as Metaverse Race Gathers Steam

China’s Tencent Holdings announced to its staff on Monday the official formation of an “extended reality” (XR) unit, three people familiar with the matter said, formally placing its bets on the metaverse concept of virtual worlds. The unit is tasked with building up the extended reality business for Tencent including both software and hardware, the […]

China's Tencent Revises Pay Rise Policy in Memo, Amid Cost Savings Pressures

China’s Tencent Holdings has told staff it will no longer guarantee them a pay raise upon promotion, according to an internal letter seen by Reuters, as it reviews its salary policy amid a wider cost-cutting drive. The Chinese social media and gaming giant told its employees of the policy change on Tuesday, saying the decision […]

Tencent Music Social Entertainment Services Slump Overshadows Upbeat Quarter

China’s Tencent Music will pursue a secondary listing of its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the company said on Monday, after reporting a 15 percent fall in revenue at its mainstay social entertainment services business While most of Tencent Music users are in its music streaming unit, social entertainment services including karaoke platforms […]

China's Tencent Faces Possible Record Fine for Anti-Money-Laundering Violations - WSJ

Tencent Holdings Ltd is facing a potential fine, which could be at least hundreds of millions of yuan, for violating some central bank regulations on its WeChat Pay mobile network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Financial regulators recently found that WeChat Pay had broken China’s anti-money-laundering rules […]

China's Tencent to Reduce Transaction Fees on WeChat Payments for SMEs

Chinese social media giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will reduce transaction fees for small and medium-sized merchants using its WeChat payments system by 10%, the company said in a statement on Thursday. The reductions will apply beginning Sept. 1, 2021, and extend up to Sept. 30, 2024, the company added. In order to qualify for the […]

Chinese Tech Giant Tencent Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2030

China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Thursday it plans to have its operations and supply chain achieve carbon neutrality by the end of the decade. The company, whose businesses range from messaging app WeChat to games and cloud-based services, is also committing to using green power for 100 percent of its electricity use by 2030. […]

U.S. Adds E-Commerce Sites Operated by Tencent, Alibaba to 'Notorious Markets' List

E-commerce sites operated by China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd were included on the U.S. government’s latest “notorious markets” list, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Thursday. The list identifies 42 online markets and 35 physical markets that are reported to engage in or facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting or copyright piracy. […]

Beijing to support metaverse if done by its rules, according to Tencent

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings anticipates leniency from Beijing in allowing the use of ‘metaverse’ virtual environment services throughout the country under the condition that it is in line with Chinese rules and regulations, the company said in its first public comments on the metaverse. According to a post-earnings call done on Wednesday, Tencent would […]

Tencent’s $1.27 billion Sumo Group acquisition directs U.S. regulations

The U.S. national security panel has launched an examination into Tencent’s acquisition of UK-based gaming company Sumo Group, exposing the Chinese giant to ferocious scrutiny. Earlier in July, Tencent Holdings’ $1.27 billion acquisition of Sumo Group granted the conglomerate an 8.75 percent stake in the British company. Sumo is deemed a prominent video gaming maker […]