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Tencent Temporarily Suspends New User Registration for WeChat

Tencent has temporarily suspended new registrations of WeChat, the ubiquitous Chinese social messaging app that counts more than 1.2 billion users. “We are currently upgrading our security technology to align with all relevant laws and regulations. During this time, registration of new Weixin personal and official accounts has been temporarily suspended. Registration services will be restored...

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