Wolfen wrote on May 18, 2020, 19:56:
I don't understand all the hate on Tencent. They are just a huge conglomerate. They don't really force China's government goals down throats. They just want to make money. Lots and lots of money.
My company has worked with them in the past and Tencent's business practices are very one sided and unfair. The Chinese Communist Party is very protective of them, They've banned foreign competition in China, They give them resources and funding, They're also currently run by CCP members.
If you have any issues dealing with Tencent you have no legal recourse in the PRC as the CCP will always side with them.
And yes, You do have to at least pretend to agree with the CCP's political views if you're doing business. Denying the existence of the Taiwanese people for example.
For people living in the PRC you pretty much have to use Tencents WeChat now and they use this spy on users, report political dissenters, journalists, pro democracy activists and religious minorities such as the Uighur Muslims and have them sent away to
Its sad to see that a corporation that is run by what is essentially the modern day Nazi party get their hands on System shock. But I'm much more concerned about the day they gain controlling shares Twitter, Google, Facebook.
Those companies have been laying the ground work for mass censorship in recent years under the misguided assumption that they will always be in control, So Tencent only needs to step in and the CCP will pretty much be able to dictate our online discourse.