Tencent disables comments section for new official WeChat accounts at request of Beijing

WeChat, China’s biggest social network and messaging app with more than 1 billion users, disabled the comments section of newly registered official accounts on Tuesday to comply with a Chinese government request. Tencent Holdings, which operates the app on the Chinese mainland under the name Weixin, said all new official accounts as well as those […]


Balancing act: Chip giant Qualcomm caught between Washington and Beijing

Chip maker Qualcomm, blocked this week from a takeover bid amid national security fears, was already walking a Pacific tightrope: it has government and defence contracts in the United States, but two-thirds of its revenue come from China. US President Donald Trump on Monday halted microchip maker Broadcom’s US$117 billion takeover of Qualcomm over concerns it […]