About Tencent

Founded in November, 1998, Tencent has grown into one of China's largest and most used Internet service portal. Since its establishment over the last decade, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent is providing value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), WeChat, QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. As of Dec 31, 2015, the active QQ users accounts for QQ IM amounted to 853 million while its peak concurrent users reached 241 million. Combined MAU of Weixin and WeChat was 697 million. The development of Tencent has profoundly influenced the ways hundreds of millions of Internet users communicate with one another as well as their lifestyles. It also brings possibilities of a wider range of applications to the China’s Internet industry.

Looking forward, Tencent remains committed to enhancing its development and innovation capabilities while strengthening its nationwide branding for its long term development. More than 50% of Tencent employees are R&D staff. Tencent has obtained patents relating to the technologies in various areas: instant messaging, e-commerce, online payment services, search engine, information security, gaming, and many more. In 2007, Tencent invested more than RMB100 million in setting up the Tencent Research Institute, China's first Internet research institute, with campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The institute focuses on the self-development of core Internet technologies, in pursuing its development and innovation for the industry.

Tencent's long term vision is to become the most respected Internet enterprise. In order to fulfill corporate social responsibilities and to promote civil Internet communities, Tencent has been actively participating in public charity programs. In 2006, Tencent inaugurated the Tencent Charity Fund, the first charity foundation set up by a Chinese Internet enterprise, and the public charity website gongyi.qq.com. The website focuses on youth education, assisting impoverished communities, care for the disadvantaged, and disaster relief. Tencent has currently begun a number of public charity projects across China. It strives to help build a harmonious society and to become a good corporate citizen.

Products & Services

Following the strategy of one-stop online living, Tencent has established seven main business lines, including IM (Instant Messaging) Service, Online Media, Wireless Internet Value-Added Services, Interactive Entertainment Service, Internet Value-added Service, E-commerce and Online Advertising Service.

IM (Instant Messaging) Service Online Media Wireless Internet Value-Added Services 

Interactive Entertainment Service Internet Value-added Service E-commerce Online Advertising Service

Corporate Culture


To be the most respected Internet company.

Earn the respect of consumers by listening, satisfying and exceeding their needs and expectations.

Earn the respect of employees by continuously improving our corporate reputation so that Tencent is a company employees are proud to work for.

Earn respect within the industry by promoting the healthy development of the Internet industry and win-win collaboration with partners.

Earn the respect of society by actively assuming corporate responsibility and contributing to community development.


To enhance people's quality of life through Internet services.

Treat the Internet like electricity: a reliable service that makes life easier and more enjoyable.

Address the diverse needs of different regions and consumers by offering differentiated products and services.

Build a healthy and win-win Internet ecology based on open collaboration with partners.



Ensure full compliance with both corporate policies and national regulations, not just according to the strict letter of the law, but according to its spirit.

Treat morality, justice, honesty, and trustworthiness as guiding principles in all of our actions.

Use integrity to bring a positive impact to our markets.


Commit wholeheartedly and execute efficiently in assigned tasks.

Proactively assume responsibilities and embrace new tasks and challenges.

Always maintain a sense of curiosity, continuously learn, and strive for excellence.


Collaborate and co-prosper with industry partners by promoting a win-win mentality.

Cooperate with people in other departments or business units to achieve overall corporate goals.

Contribute to mutual growth by sharing professional knowledge and experience with colleagues.


The objective of innovation is to create new sources of value for the customer.

Innovation can be found everywhere, by everyone.

As innovators, we refuse to be afraid of failure, and intend to boldly achieve breakthroughs for our consumers, while carefully learning from mistakes.

Business Philosophy

Consumer value as first priority.

Focus on the long-term development of the company by putting consumer value above short-term commercial interests.

Develop a deep understanding of consumer needs in order to provide the most satisfying products and services.

Communicate candidly with consumers, respect their feelings, and grow with their evolving needs.

Management Philosophy

Care for the development of employees

Provide employees with comfortable work environments and attractive incentives.

Enable employees to enjoy professional and personal growth in a thriving environment.

Coach and encourage employees to achieve success in work based on the attitudes of trust and respect.

Human Resource Development

Tencent has always considered employees as its most precious asset and emphasized on the training of employees.

The Tencent Human Resource Training System

The Training of New Recruits

Training of Graduate Recruits

Training of Experienced Recruits

Mentoring System

Dual-Track Career Development System

A Comprehensive and Diversified System Developing and Training Managers' Leadership

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