Tencent’s Profits Fall in Q3 Amid Rising Competition for Ad Budget

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Media advertising revenue fell 28% year on year to RMB 3.7 billion due to weaker performance from platforms such as Tencent Video, which was affected by the challenging economic environment and unpredictability in scheduling major content releases. Read More

New Guidelines Restrict Play Time, Spending for Young Online Gamers

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One of China’s main game regulators has laid out new guidelines for minors, including limits on play time and spending, for the first time since its formation last year through the merger of several agencies. Read More

Tencent Partners with Nintendo on Console Games for US

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The company hopes to create console games using virtual characters from known Nintendo titles. Read More

Gaming Giant Blizzard Gets Frosty Response to Hong Kong Gamer Ban

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Chinese social-media reaction to the news was rather more condemnatory of Chung’s actions than Western observers, with some users commending Blizzard for acting decisively on the issue. Read More

CBI News Wrap: Patriotic Brand Fervor, Jay Chou’s Presence

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A whopping 220 brands became involved with the patriotic film "The Captain," part of Bona Film Group's trilogy to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Read More

Tencent’s Patriotism-themed Game Tops Charts Prior to China’s 70th Anniversary

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Tencent’s patriotic city-building mobile title "Homeland Dream" has topped the free game chart on Apple’s China App Store on the eve of the country’s anniversary, beating the company’s other popular titles such as "Honour of Kings." Read More

CBI News Wrap: Didi Chuxing’s Comedy Show and Drama Placement

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In the aftermath of its public relations crisis, the ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has launched a comedy show on Tencent Video called "Everybody Roast Didi." Read More

CBI News Wrap: Interactive Video Ads and More Branding Trends

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Coming just a few weeks after it released the first interactive native video ad, this week iQiyi published a white paper on the development of the format. Read More

Tencent Taps Teen Market With Anime Investment

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In announcing the investment on Tuesday, Kuaikan didn’t detail how the money will be spent, but highlighted its ambition to become the “Disney of the new era.”  Read More

Tencent Aims to Challenge Douyin with $1.5 Billion Investment in Kuaishou

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Tencent is in talks with short video app Kuaishou, known as Kwai in English, about investing between $1 billion and $1.5 billion in the platform. Details of a potential deal have already emerged on Chinese financial blog IPO Zaozhidao. Read More