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Why China’s hated tech titan decided to play nice

June 03, 2021 12:29 pm

No longer Public Enemy No. 1, Tencent now enjoys a status akin to an enlightened ruler of an expansive tech empire. A big chunk of the Chinese internet industry now belongs to what’s known as the Tencent ecosystem.

WeChat parent Tencent joins Trump ban fight to protect data

November 03, 2020 11:37 am

The court filing Monday marks the first time the Chinese company is publicly engaging in a legal battle that has so far successfully halted the Trump administration’s effort to limit the app’s use by U.S. customers.

US appeals judge's ruling to block WeChat app store ban

October 02, 2020 10:31 pm

The US government is appealing against preliminary junction issued by US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler that blocked the US Commerce Department order that would also bar other US transactions with Tencent Holding’s WeChat.

US to challenge judge's order that blocked US WeChat app store ban

September 21, 2020 8:20 pm

US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco issued a preliminary injunction that blocked the department’s order, which would also have barred other US transactions with Tencent Holding’s WeChat, potentially making the app unusable in the United States.

US judge halts Donald Trump administration's order to remove WeChat from app stores

September 20, 2020 8:21 pm

US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to the merits of the First Amendment claim, the balance of hardships tips in the plaintiffs’ favor.”

US curbs WeChat transfers, limits TikTok app starting Sunday

September 18, 2020 6:14 pm

US will prohibit cash transfers within the US related to WeChat and its parent company Tencent Holdings Ltd. Other measures prohibited as of Sept. 20 include distribution, maintenance and updates of WeChat or TikTok through app stores in the U.S.

Donald Trump follows India, to block TikTok and WeChat in the US on Sunday

September 18, 2020 6:05 pm

Commerce officials said the ban on new U.S. downloads of TikTok could be still rescinded by President Donald Trump before it takes effect late Sunday as TikTok owner ByteDance races to clinch an agreement over the fate of its U.S. operations.

US government: Upcoming WeChat 'ban' won't target its users

September 17, 2020 12:24 pm

WeChat users in the US depend on the app to talk to friends, family and colleagues in China, where the messaging, payments and social media app is widely used. It has several million users in the US.

Tencent gains $26 billion after US reassures on WeChat ban

August 24, 2020 11:02 am

The WeChat owner jumped as much as 4.2% in Hong Kong Monday after people familiar with matter said the Trump administration is privately seeking to reassure U.S. companies including Apple Inc. that they can still do business with Tencent’s WeChat messaging app in China.

Six messaging apps that can replace WeChat

August 12, 2020 5:35 pm

WhatsApp is the most common one. Here is a list of five more WeChat alternatives you can use in India.