Will Chinese tech giant Tencent be next on the US' target list after Huawei?

Tencent's e-payment app WeChat has been long criticised as a tool for data gathering and surveillance.
Tencent's e-payment app WeChat has been long criticised as a tool for data gathering and surveillance.PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG - It is big and rich, and millions use its WeChat app. Will Tencent be the next Chinese tech giant that the United States puts the squeeze on?

After the arrest of Ms Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Ren Zhengfei, in Canada in December at the request of the US authorities, some wonder which other Chinese tech giant would the US get tough with.

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