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China to finally get the Nintendo Switch

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China is to finally gain access to Nintendo's popular portable video console - the Switch - almost two years after the console was launched.

Chinese ecommerce giant Tencent is Nintendo's local partner for the venture. It has succeeded finally in lobbying Chinese regulators to gain approval for the Switch to be distributed first in Guangdong province, where Tencent is based.

A source told Reuters that gaining approval from Guangdong's authorities would enable the Switch to be sold nationwide.

Traditionally it has been harder for video game consoles to catch on China due to tight regulations, but Nintendo's intellectual property like Mario, Pokemon and Zelda are very popular in China.

Backlash against reports Tencent funding Reddit

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A reported investment by Chinese tech giant Tencent in Reddit has sparked a backlash on the popular community news site over censorship fears.

Last week reports said that Tencent would be investing $150m (£115m) into the platform.

China has a strict internet censorship regime known as the Great Firewall and Reddit is among the sites it blocks.

The proposed funding prompted a wave of criticism on Reddit, which many of its users see as a bastion of free speech.

Tencent Music raises $1.1bn in US IPO

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Tencent Music says it raised $1.1bn (£870m) in its US initial public share offering.

That's at the lower end of the forecast range but it values the company at $21.3bn - making make it one of the biggest tech floats on Wall Street in recent years.

The streaming arm of China tech giant Tencent will debut on the New York stock exchange on Wednesday.