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Is Tencent next on US' hit list after Huawei' : Tech giant's popular WeChat app criticised as a tool for data gathering and surveillance

Jan 11, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

It is big and rich, and millions use its WeChat app. Will Tencent be the next Chinese tech giant that the United States puts the squeeze on'

After the arrest of Ms Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, Mr Ren Zhengfei, in Canada last month at the request of the US authorities, some wonder which other Chinese tech giant the US would get tough with.

Shenzhen-based Tencent cropped up as a possibility, given the popularity of its messaging and e-paymen...