Pony Ma Huateng, founder of Tencent Holdings, delivers a speech during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
Pony Ma Huateng, founder of Tencent Holdings, delivers a speech during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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Shenzhen University wants another ‘10 like Tencent’s Pony Ma’ as China’s start-ups come under pressure from tech talent war

  • Shenzhen University principal Mao Junfa wants his institute to cultivate more entrepreneurs like the Tencent founder, but some are sceptical
  • The remarks come amid China’s growing unease over headwinds in its technological advancement, including the fight to attract key talent

Pony Ma Huateng, founder of Tencent Holdings, delivers a speech during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
Pony Ma Huateng, founder of Tencent Holdings, delivers a speech during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 in Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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