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China’s SOEs Limit Use Of Tencent App Weixin: WSJ

China Mobile, China Construction Bank and China National Petroleum Corp are among firms telling employees to halt messaging on the popular app


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Tencent’s Weixin dominates social media, allowing users to chat, post updates, pay bills and hail taxis. Photo: AFP

 

Some Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are restricting employees’ use of Tencent Holdings’s popular domestic messaging app, citing security concerns, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Managers at at least nine SOEs, including China Mobile, China Construction Bank and China National Petroleum Corporation, told employees that any chat groups set up for work purposes on Weixin—Tencent’s dominant messaging app should be shut down and deleted.

Read the full report: The Wall Street Journal

 

 

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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