13 Aug '13, 6am

Breaking: Tencent opened office in Singapore since May, contrary to denials

Tencent opened office in Singapore since May, contrary to denials August 13, 2013 by Terence LEE Chinese Internet giant Tencent have been operating a spin-off WeChat office in Singapore since May, a check with government business information site Bizfile revealed. The website also contained a document showing that another company, “Tencent International Service”, has been registered since 1 August this year. The files show that Tencent founder Ma Huateng, or Pony Ma, is the director of this Singapore entity. Tencent co-founder Zhang Zhidong, Tencent non-executive director Charles St Leger Searle, and Singaporean Rosy Koh are the other directors. As for “WeChat International”, Australian Pu Hai Tao, Chinese National Yun Kam Fai, and Singaporean Wong Wai Hin have been listed as its directors. It describes the company as providing “mobile applications and services”. Both comp...

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