Australian prime minister’s WeChat account taken over and renamed by a Chinese tech firm: REPORT

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s WeChat account was taken over by a small Chinese technology company which said it bought the page because of its large fanbase, Reuters reported. Morrison’s account was renamed “Australia China New Life” in January by Fuzhou 985 Technology which told Reuters that it wasn’t aware the page was previously connected […]


Tencent’s messaging-app WeChat faces legal challenges over ‘Youth-Mode’

Chinese officials have filed civil legal action against Tencent over claims its messaging-app WeChat’s Youth Mode does not comply with laws protecting minors. Youth Mode prevents younger users from accessing payments, playing certain games and finding nearby friends. However, prosecutors have not specified exactly how the app is allegedly violating Chinese law. Tencent said it […]

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WeChat suspends new user registrations amid Chinese government crackdown on tech giant

WeChat is suspending all new user registrations until early August, the popular social messaging app announced on Tuesday. In a brief post on social media, WeChat, known as Weixin in China, said the suspension relates to an upgrade of security technology “according to relevant laws and regulations.” “In the meantime, the registration of new WeChat […]

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Donald Trump gives Americans 45 days to stop doing business with TikTok, WeChat

US President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Thursday targeting Chinese applications, TikTok and WeChat. In the orders Trump has given Americans 45 days to stop doing business with the Chinese platforms, effectively setting a deadline for the sale of TikTok to Microsoft. The president has cited “threat to national security, foreign policy, and […]