China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) mandated any new or updated mobile apps from Tencent must undergo a review before going live after some allegedly infringed on the rights of users, CCTV News reported.
The news outlet stated MIIT advised Tencent new and updated apps must be submitted for review under transitional administrative guidance measures. CCTV News reported nine apps violated regulations, which were disclosed in four public notices.
Tencent told CCTV News it continues to upgrade app user protection features and cooperate with regulatory authorities to conduct normal compliance inspections. It noted its apps continue to function normally and can be downloaded.
Over the past year, Chinese authorities increased scrutiny of domestic technology companies and imposed stricter regulations, including curbs on children’s screen time.
Tencent reported revenue of CNY142.4 billion ($22.3 billion) in Q3, up 13 per cent year-on-year but apparently its slowest quarterly growth since it was listed in 2004.Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back