India - China bans Tencent Holdings from updating and releasing new apps
(MENAFN- NewsBytes) The Chinese government's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has reportedly instructed app stores and platforms to prevent Tencent Holdings from updating its existing apps and launching any new ones as a part of a 'temporary administrative guidance.' The application developer said in a statement that it is cooperating with the government to inspect its apps, tacitly confirming the report. Here are more details.
Significance Why does the story matter?
Tencent Holdings runs over 70 apps and has published 100+ games under the Tencent Mobile Games banner. It also runs China's WhatsApp rival WeChat catering to around 1.2 billion users. The country has tightened regulations surrounding violent video games, including Tencent's hit battle royale title PUBG . The order to suspend updates comes amid the government's scrutiny of the Chinese tech sector.
Problem Tencent was allegedly found violating user rights, data protection law
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