Government suspends Tencent from updating or launching apps in China

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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The Chinese government has blocked Tencent from updating any of its existing apps and mobile games or launching new ones.

The South China Morning Post reports the measure is part of a “temporary administrative guidance” and that the nation’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has ordered app stores and other platforms to prevent Tencent from releasing updates or new apps as of yesterday.

In a statement, Tencent said it has “regular cooperation with relevant government agencies to ensure regulatory compliance,” adding that

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