CCTV: Tencent told to obtain Beijing’s okay for new apps

Publication date 25 November 2021 | 21:29 | ICT

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.



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