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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

Tencent Weixin
The Tencent Weixin mini programmes, which look and operate much like apps on Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems but are less data intensive, are key to Tencent's efforts to build its e-commerce operations. 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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