The WeChat, application Chinese, temporarily suspended the registration of new users in the China, this is because it undergoes a technical update “to align with relevant laws and regulations”, according to the dominant messaging platform in the country.
“We are currently updating our tech to align us with all relevant laws and regulations,” the company explained in a statement to Reuters.
In addition, WeChat explained that “during this time, registration of new personal and official Weixin accounts was temporarily suspended. Registry services will be restored after the update is complete, which is expected in early August.”
Remember that Weixin is the Chinese name for WeChat. The company's shares plunged 9% in Hong Kong on Tuesday (27), affected by Chinese regulatory repression in high-growth sectors, including online platforms and private lessons.
According to Beijing-based technology consultant Zhou Zhanggui, "the suspension of new user registrations on WeChat has no substantial impact on Tencent in the near term." Furthermore, Keso Hong, an independent industry analyst, added that the fall in the share price of Tencent (responsible for the app) was triggered by changes in the overall regulatory environment.
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WeChat removes LGBT accounts from China's universities
According to Reuters, the content on these pages has been completely removed and access blocked. The removals took place last Tuesday (6). Students are afraid of a wave of repression against the LGBT movement in the country and that WeChat is just the beginning.
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