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Tencent [0700:HK] apologized on January 18 for its instant messaging software, QQ, for reading users’ browser history, after an internet article exposed it on January 17, as reported by The Paper on January 19. Tencent explained that the reading was to evaluate login security risks...

China’s Ministry of Education (MoE) stated that it will partner with other departments to further regulate the online education market, in an interview with the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervisory Commission (CCDI), according to the latter authority’s official website on January...

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor [005380:KS] announced on January 15 that the firm has made an investment agreement with the government of Guangzhou development district to set up a wholly-owned hydrogen fuel cell company in the city, as reported by Xinhuanet on the same day....

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and nine other departments have jointly published a guideline on January 11, to facilitate the reuse of wastewater in the country over the next five years, as reported by Sina on the next day. According to the guideline,...

Tencent [0700:HK] announced on January 12 that the company will formulate its carbon neutrality strategy and plan, in response to the country’s 2060 carbon neutrality target, as reported by Sina on the same day. Tencent’s chairman and CEO, Pony Ma, stated that the firm will...

PBoC issued draft measures on January 11 to regulate domestic credit investigation agencies and prevent such agencies from collecting excessive information from individuals, as reported by Eastmoney on January 12. The measures specify rules for credit reporting agencies to collect, organize, save, and process personal...

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