Tencent Holdings was ordered to go through inspections before launching new apps or app updates after several of its apps were found to have violated regulations, Chiese state broadcaster CCTV said on November 23.
The tech giant said in response that it was making changes to its apps to protect users and was undergoing a regulatory inspection. The latest versions of its apps are widely available.
This year, nine Tencent apps were identified by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) for violating users’ rights and interests. Tencent was ordered to pass an MIIT inspection before launching any new apps or updating existing ones.
According to MIIT, all app providers must go through the same seven-day inspection before the end of the year.