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Influence Empire by Lulu Chen review – the story of China’s Tencent
A fascinating study of the tech giant and its symbiotic relationship with the Chinese government

Simon Parkin

13, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Chinese-speaking voters critical of Coalition’s ‘militaristic’ stance on China in lead-up to 2022 election, WeChat study shows
Labor also faces criticism, but Albanese is gaining ground in news coverage on Chinese social media platform, research finds

Anne Davies and Wing Kuang

12, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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A Swiss army knife app: what is WeChat and how is it being used in Australia’s 2022 federal election?
With three million users across the country, including politicians and media, the network could play a pivotal role in determining who wins

Anne Davies and Wing Kuang

10, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Celtics’ China broadcasts erased after Kanter attacks ‘cultural genocide’ in Tibet
Highlights of Boston Celtics games have been erased from the NBA’s Chinese broadcast partner after one of the team’s players attacked government policy in Tibet

Guardian sport

21, Oct, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Drop Chinese investments, MPs and peers tell parliament’s pension fund
Letter from 137 lawmakers urges fund to drop stakes in firms accused of human rights violations or linked to Chinese state

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

19, Oct, 2021 @7:57 AM

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The party’s over: China clamps down on its tech billionaires
The startling rise to wealth of the nation’s entrepreneurs has been an affront to Beijing’s political philosophy and increasingly, a threat to the communist party

Vincent Ni

21, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Chinese president vows to ‘adjust excessive incomes’ of super rich
Chinese Communist party to crack down on almost weekly creation of billionaire company bosses

Phillip Inman

18, Aug, 2021 @4:50 PM

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TikTok acts on teen safety with ‘bedtime’ block on app alerts
Social networking firm introduces range of child safety measures including increased privacy controls

Alex Hern

12, Aug, 2021 @5:35 PM

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Tencent curbs on gaming time will shock markets but please many parents
China’s regulators are on the march again but moves to restrict children’s access may be welcomed by many

Alex Hern

04, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Future BP dividend hikes will test investor commitment to its green plan
If the price of oil rises further, the firm’s move away from oil and gas output will fuel doubts

Nils Pratley

03, Aug, 2021 @7:01 PM

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China’s Tencent tightens games controls for children after state media attack
Article called online gaming ‘spiritual opium’ in what many fear is latest target of regulatory interference

Mark Sweney and Helen Davidson in Taipei

03, Aug, 2021 @4:16 PM

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No cults, no politics, no ghouls: how China censors the video game world
The long read: China’s video game market is the world’s biggest. International developers want in on it – but its rules on what is acceptable are growing increasingly harsh. Is it worth the compromise?

Oliver Holmes

15, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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