Founded in November, 1998 and headquartered in Shenzhen, Tencent is one of China's and the world's largest internet services companies, with subsidiaries and investments in media, entertainment, Internet and mobile communications, advertising, e-commerce and internet banking. It was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on June 16, 2004 and had a market capitalisation of more than HK$ 1 trilion as of the end of 2014. 

Alibaba, Tencent, Ping An JV: insuring failure

Alibaba, Tencent, Ping An JV: Insuring Failure

Wednesday, 29 August, 2012, 3:05pm

Morning Clicks, August 23

Keywords: Diaoyu Islands, US pivot, Petitioning, North Korea, Microblogs, Tencent, Food safety, Myanmar, Stability maintenance


South China Morning Post -- Hero's welcome to Diaoyu activists (video)

29 Aug 2012 - 3:06pm

Solid 2Q results put Tencent on path to more investments

Tencent, China's biggest internet company, will push forward with more strategic investments after delivering hefty gains in net profit and revenue last quarter.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:54am

DJR Digest: Some thoughts on future journalism, and some facts of China’s digital giants

DJR Digest: Some thoughts on future journalism, and some facts of China’s digital giants

If somebody say that graduates from journalism schools will be offered more opportunities in future job market, would you believe that?

Let me prove that to you, some time next month.

Or you can find out the answer buried in one of today's selected articles posted below. 



31 Aug 2012 - 9:29am

Tencent touts all-round social app WeChat for smartphones

Tencent touts all-round social app WeChat for smartphones

If you think weibo is the trendiest social networking platform on the mainland, you are so yesterday!

In a move away from microblog services, the in-thing among the wired generation now is a smartphone software application called Weixin, or "WeChat", to give its English name, according to its developer, Tencent Holdings.

15 Aug 2012 - 1:33am

Official arrested for sex with boys

Police have detained a Guangzhou government official on suspicion of sexually assaulting under-age boys, local media reported yesterday.

Li Jun , 43, is accused of seducing and having sex with at least four boys, all aged around 13, The Southern Metropolis News reported, citing police.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:10pm

Corrections & clarifications

The article headlined 'Tencent buys 20pc stake in Caixin' on B6 yesterday incorrectly stated that Tencent would buy one fifth of Caixin Media. In fact, Tencent already has a stake in Caixin Media, but both sides declined to disclose any details of the transaction. The figures cited were inaccurate and were based on market speculation.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Double standards at double yellow lines still apply

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tencent buys 20pc stakein Caixin

Tencent, the mainland's biggest internet company, will buy one fifth of Caixin Media, set up less than three years ago by prominent business journalist Hu Shuli.

Caixin said it welcomed Tencent as one of its new shareholders after an issue of new shares, adding that Hangzhou-based publisher Zhejiang Daily Media's 40 per cent stake in the group remained unchanged.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Row over 'Accept graft' editorial

A leading state-run newspaper's controversial editorial that said the mainland had no choice but to accept a considerable level of corruption came under fire from another party-run paper and internet users.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sina plans to keep investing in microblog

Sina, the mainland's largest internet portal, is prepared for continuing losses as it invests heavily in its Twitter-like microblogging platform, despite Beijing's tight grip on internet content.

Sina Weibo is the top social-networking platform on the mainland, where Twitter is banned.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Qihoo, Tencent face off in anti-monopoly case

Qihoo 360 yesterday squared off with Tencent in a mainland court, in a landmark case involving the Chinese internet industry's first anti-monopoly litigation.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Critics snared in microblog crackdown

A prominent mainland political commentator's microblogging accounts on three popular platforms were shut down on Saturday in the wake of an unprecedented clampdown on 'rumour-mongering' via Twitter-like weibo services.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Microblogs take HK's hot contest over the border

Excitement over Hong Kong's surprisingly contentious chief executive election has spilled into unfamiliar territory: the mainland's cyberspace.

3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Odyssey in search of human kindness

In a project hatched by the internet giant Tencent to prove the mainland remains a warm-hearted place despite recent shocking incidents, 10 adults and a five-year-old boy recently travelled across the country armed with just 140 yuan (HK$172) each.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am