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Tencent Reportedly Lists High Number of Coronavirus Deaths, Infections Before ‘Correcting’


Tencent allegedly accidentally released the real numbers of deaths and infections from the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, quickly changing it back to the official figures.

The accident happened on Saturday evening, Feb. 1, when the second-largest company in China updated its “Epidemic Situation Tracker” webpage which showed skyrocketing numbers of deaths and infections, according to Taiwan News.

Redditors Protest After Reddit Accepts $150 Million From Chinese Censorship Giant Tencent


Redditors have taken to flooding their platform with Winnie the Pooh and Tiananmen Square pictures in an apparent protest against the news that Chinese tech company Tencent will invest $150 million in the site.

Reddit’s deal with Tencent, one of China’s largest arms in censoring content flagged by the government, is reportedly part of the site’s objective to raise $300 million to support its operations.

Tencent Now Worth More Than Facebook With $523 Billion Valuation

China’s Tencent Holding Limited is now more valuable than Facebook getting ahead of the social media giant’s net worth by $1 billion.

China’s top-earning conglomerate surpassed one of the most prominent social networks in the world shortly after it reached the $500 billion valuation mark, and beating Alibaba to become the first Chinese technology company to reach that milestone.

China’s Tencent Paid an Employee Almost Double What Apple’s Highest Paid Earned

Chinese tech firm Tencent, owner of the messenger app WeChat, was recently revealed to have paid some impressively high salaries last year, with ranges that would put even Apple to shame.

The company reportedly paid an unnamed employee $40 million in salary and bonuses last year, according to Mashable. The amount was significantly higher from the firm’s top salary in 2015, which was $35 million.

Tencent Draws Backlash After Extremely Sexist Dinner Party Game

Tencent, the Chinese company behind the popular messaging service WeChat, apologized for hosting a sexually suggestive game during one of its teams’ dinner party.

The activity took place at an annual gathering of the company’s Instant Messaging Application Department, the team responsible for the messaging app QQ. Footage of the parlor game shows female employees kneeling and opening water bottles tucked between the legs of males with their mouths.

Baller Chinese Tech Company Surprises Employees With $220 Million Worth of Shares For Its Birthday

China’s Tencent Holdings, one of the world’s largest Internet companies, celebrated its 18th anniversary by giving its employees more than $220 million worth of company shares.

The company, which was founded on November 11, 1998, broke the news on its official WeChat account on Friday stating that it is set to give 300 company shares to each of its 31,557 employees.