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Tencent comes up with a novel way to applaud China’s president

Tencent comes up with a novel way to applaud China’s president

October 19, 2017

BEIJING, Oct 19 — You can always count on Tencent to entertain the masses, especially if it means stroking the ego of China’s president. A day after the 19th Party Congress kicked off with a marathon speech by Xi Jinping, Tencent Holdings Ltd rolled out a game to enlist its one billion users on WeChat in a clapping competition. After watching highlights of his three-and-a-half-hour monologue, users have 19 seconds to repeatedly mash an “applaud” button superimposed on an... Read more

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Felipe Spina Avino, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) forestry conservation analyst uses a drone to map an area of rainforest in the Ituxi reserve in the Western Amazon region of Brazil October 19, 2017. — AFP pic

Felipe Spina Avino, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) forestry conservation analyst uses a drone to map an area of rainforest in the Ituxi reserve in the Western Amazon region of Brazil October 19, 2017. — AFP pic