WeChat denies ‘storing’ chat histories

In a carefully worded riposte, China’s most popular messaging app WeChat, has denied “storing chat histories”. It follows criticism from Chinese businessman Li Shufu, who recently said the firm “must be watching all our WeChats every day”.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42541400


China’s Most Popular Mobile Game Charges Into American Market

Chinese tech giant Tencent is trying to do something that’s never been done before: Take the biggest online mobile game in China global. Kings Of Glory, sometimes also translated as Honor Of Kings, boasts over 200 million monthly players worldwide.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2018/01/02/574471694/chinas-most-popular-mobile-game-charges-into-american-market

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘lies and deceit’ tweet

Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador in a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad with threats to cut aid over “lies” about militancy. Pakistan’s foreign office summoned David Hale on Monday to explain the US president’s comments, media said.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/02/pakistan-summons-us-ambassador-over-trump-lies-and-deceit-tweet

South Korea offers to hold talks with North after Olympics olive branch

South Korea has proposed holding high-level talks with North Korea next week, a day after the regime’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said he was prepared to send a delegation of athletes to next month’s Winter Olympics in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/02/south-korea-offers-talks-with-pyongyang-kim-jong-un-winter-olympics