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Australian politicians woo voters on Chinese social media app WeChat

Although the WeChat platform figured only sparingly in the last election, it is a major campaign tool this time, as politicians employ Chinese speakers to run channels in areas where large numbers of voters speak Mandarin and Cantonese.

Tencent beats estimates as WeChat, mobile games drive growth

Tencent Holdings Ltd posted a quarterly profit that exceeded estimates, bolstered by mobile game blockbusters like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as users on China’s most popular social network surpassed a billion for the first time. Tencent posted a 61 percent jump in net income to 23.3 billion yuan ($3.7 billion) in the three months ended March, outstripping […]

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Top WhatsApp alternatives that are worth a try

If you are looking for an alternative, we have listed a few apps that have enough potential to serve you well in the absence of WhatsApp.

China smartphone makers join hands on fast apps, pose threat to Tencent's WeChat

An alliance of 10 chinese smartphone vendors has introduced donwload-free 'fast apps' that directly counter WeChat's 'mini programmes'.

China's WeChat reaches agreement with Apple over app's tipping feature

Tencent's WeChat has reached an agreement to re-introduce the tipping feature in its iOS app. This will enable users to tip content creators directly to their accounts, rather than through WeChat's public account holders.

Tencent's WeChat says it does not store user chats

Denying rumours that 'WeChat is watching your posts everyday', Tencent Holdings, owner of the messaging app, says it doesn't store user data.

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Defence Ministry to Indian armed forces: Uninstall these Chinese apps immediately

Ministry of Defence in India has issued a new order to the Indian armed forces asking officers and all security personnel to remove, uninstall over 42 Chinese apps, including Xiaomi's Mi Store, Mi Community, etc

Tencent Holdings using WeChat, games and payment services to create global outreach

China's biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem.

Apple teams up with China's WeChat to accept payments

Following an agreement between Apple and Chinese company Tencent, the US-based company will allow payments through WeChat, one of the most popular payment systems in China, for its App Store and Apple Music.

China investigates top local social media sites in push to control content

Regulators taken down popular celebrity gossip social media accounts and there has also been a sweeping campaign to remove virtual private network apps that allow users to circumvent China's so-called 'Great Firewall' and access foreign websites.

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