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China’s State-Run Companies Restrict Use of Tencent’s Messaging App

China’s State-Run Companies Restrict Use of Tencent’s Messaging App

SINGAPORE—Some Chinese language state-run corporations are proscribing staff’ use of Tencent Holdings Ltd. ’s widespread home messaging app, citing safety considerations, in keeping with individuals conversant in the matter.

This week, managers at no less than 9 state-run corporations, together with a few of the nation’s largest, resembling China Cell Ltd. , China Development Financial institution Corp. and China Nationwide Petroleum Corp., advised staff that any discussion groups arrange for work functions on Weixin—Tencent’s dominant messaging app in China—might comprise delicate info and needs to be shut down and deleted, the individuals stated.

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