IJNet: Understanding social media in China

IJNet: Understanding social media in China. “Earlier this month, Tencent became the first Chinese tech giant to be valued at over $500 billion. This ranked the company, which owns the popular messaging service WeChat, ahead of Facebook. Tencent’s new status means that it’s now world’s fifth most valuable tech company (based on market value), behind Apple, Alphabet (Google), Microsoft and Amazon. As the creative agency We Are Social has shown, China is home to some of the world’s largest social and messaging networks. Yet, outside of the region, often little is known about these platforms.”