China’s Tencent told to get state approval for new apps

Tencent has been told it must submit any new apps or updates for inspection by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology before they can be uploaded or updated. – EPA pic, November 25, 2021.

GAMING and messaging giant Tencent has been told all its new apps and updates must be approved by the government, state media reported, as Beijing continues its domestic tech sector crackdown.

The Chinese government has moved to exert more authority over the industry in the past year, citing concerns that tech giants in the country have become too big and powerful.

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