Allen Zhang Xiaolong is a Chinese programmer known for creating WeChat and Foxmail. Photo: Handout

WeChat head Allen Zhang enjoys rock star fandom but all eyes are on next act for China’s everyday app

  • Zhang is a legendary figure in China’s internet circles and is widely credited as being the ‘Father of WeChat’
  • WeChat is at a significant crossroads as Tencent seeks to move focus to industrial internet
Topic |   WeChat

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Allen Zhang Xiaolong is a Chinese programmer known for creating WeChat and Foxmail. Photo: Handout
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Iris Deng

Iris Deng

Iris is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter at the Post.

Celia Chen

Celia Chen

Celia is a tech reporter for the Post, covering companies such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also covers start-up news and China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily.