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'Genshin Impact' revenues soar as China gaming goes global

21 Oct 2020

TOKYO/HONG KONG Free-to-play fantasy game "Genshin Impact" from Shanghai-based developer Mihoyo is proving a hit beyond its home market, raking in money with a controversial payment system and creating a potential breakout moment for China's gaming industry.

China's Tencent rebrands WeChat work app ahead of Trump ban

18 Sep 2020

HONG KONG Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings has changed the name of its WeChat Work office collaboration app to WeCom, setting it up as a potential alternative to its messaging app WeChat ahead of a U.S. ban.

Tencent becomes latest Chinese firm to invest in Singapore with new Southeast Asia hub

15 Sep 2020

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday it would develop a regional hub for Southeast Asia in Singapore, opening a new office and becoming the latest Chinese tech firm to invest in the city-state.

Disney's 'Mulan' battles mixed reviews and media muzzle at Chinese launch

11 Sep 2020

HONG KONG Walt Disney Co's live-action war epic "Mulan" opened to a lukewarm reception in China on Friday as it battled with mixed reviews, COVID-19 curbs on cinemas and a government ban on major media coverage amid international calls for a boycott. | Video

Lenovo sails past expectations with 31% first-quarter profit jump

13 Aug 2020

HONG KONG Lenovo Group , the world's biggest PC maker, smashed expectations with a 31% leap in first-quarter net profit, as the coronavirus pandemic spurs businesses to shift to remote work and schools to switch to online learning.

Tencent tries to soothe concerns about U.S. ban as profit jumps

12 Aug 2020

HONG KONG China's Tencent said on Wednesday it did not believe a U.S. move to ban transactions on its international messaging to payments WeChat app would apply to its domestic Weixin platform, potentially limiting fallout from the move. | Video

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