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WeChat Bans paving way for Tencent product bans?


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WeChat =/= Tencent. So no, it is not paving the way for such a thing, it only sets a precidence for social media apps and what can happen to them depending on how they handle user data. WeChat is also created in China by subsids with ties to the government, those subsids arent the same as Tencent, which is only the parent company but still an independent company for the sake of all other things, including taxes aswell as possible incidents regarding the legality of a product.

Digital Extremes is its own company entity, with its own product, which is also created within Canada and not China. So there are alot of differences between it and WeChat even if we ignore the biggest one, which is that one is a game and the other is a social media platform.

edit: And to make it clear. A parent company isnt liable for what goes on at a subsidiary that they own, the subsidiary takes the hits for whatever it is they do, just as the subsidiary wont be impacted by any legal issues surrounding the parent company.

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On 2020-09-20 at 6:42 PM, (PS4)iheartcampersz said:

I just am fearful that Warframe might be hit with a ban because of being owned by Tencent now...

This isn't exactly true.

Tencent does not own warframe. Leyou does. Leyou could be owned by Tencent, but this does not transfer ownership of Digital Extremes to Tencent.

Companies are considered as individuals. DE only knows Leyou, but not Tencent. Ownership cannot be indirectly passed.

On top of that, DE is considered a Canadian company. So no, it really should not be in Trump's consideration to begin with as Canadian companies are bound by Canadian laws, not Chinese laws.

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Bottom line: any money spent with Digital Extremes will find its way into the coffers of TenCent which is a company run from a nation with which there is an ongoing cold war. Reading publicly-available government documents and diplomatic journals, the consensus is that this cold war will escalate. It's reported that military assets are being positioned by the US and CCP. DE's involvement with Leyou was tolerable only due to its Hong Kong roots and China's agreement to uphold a separate system in Hong Kong from that in mainland China; this following Hong Kong's return to China by the UK. That agreement has now been unilaterally breached by the CCP. DE needs to extract itself from this situation via a management buyout or some other mechanism.

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