Techweb reports Sina removed 5,500 "misleading" accounts, while Tencent purged nearly 26,000 from QQ, WeChat, and Tencent Weibo.
Tencent’s mobile chat app has been accused by some of being a copycat (and those complaints are not without merit), but that hasn’t stopped WeChat from growing at breakneck pace. With 300-million-plus users, it’s far and away the mobile chat app of choice in China, but perhaps more importantly, it’s probably the first Chinese social network to see real success overseas, with more than 40 million international users as of April 2013.
Bitcoin enthusiasts in China exchanged a total of RMB 10 million (US$1.6 million) in Chinese New Year gifts using the cryptocurrency.
Products like online mutual funds, peer-to-peer loans, and insurance only showed 2 percent growth in the second half of last year.
Amidst all the other Chinese New Year festivities, China’s WeChat users sent each other an astonishing 1.01 billion red envelopes.
China’s state TV extravaganza for Chinese New Year’s Eve is getting a social media twist this year – and also a pile of cash.
Alibaba and Tencent ramped up the taxi-booking battle in China by incorporating the startup services in their own mobile apps.
The business accounts are now available in 17 languages. There is a paid option for individuals and organizations who want to connect with large fan bases.
What could go wrong when you're giving away free money? Quite a lot, as Alibaba's Alipay discovered yesterday.
This year, Tencent announced plans to unleash 500 million red envelopes full of cash and another 3 billion virtual coupons to WeChat users over a 10-day period.
Chinese internet authorities have embarked on yet another campaign to force netizens to register online accounts using their real names.
China's WeChat has just shut down sharing connections between WeChat and a number of Alibaba apps, including Alipay's red envelope service.
You won’t find the treasure trove of features and functions available on the mobile version, just basic messaging and file transfers.
Advertisements are now live in your WeChat feed, and among the first to take a bite out of the WeChat ad apple are BMW and Coca-Cola.
The adverts are in the WeChat Moments section of the app, which is a bit like the Facebook timeline.
Now that 2015 is in full swing, it’s a good time to look at the main numbers in web, mobile, and social media usage in China.
This time last year, popular messaging app WeChat launched an online personal investment fund for its users in China. It allows people to get better interest rates for their savings than from banks. N...
China's government says it's finally getting serious, and this time there will be no loopholes!