Allen Zhang: Father of WeChat and its string of innovations

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Get to know the man behind the app in every Chinese user’s smartphone

When people are asked to cite an example of Chinese internet innovation, the name WeChat often comes to mind.The mobile application by Tencent has surprised the world both in China and overseas with its string of innovations: the way it popularized the use of the QR code, the WeChat Shake, the WeChat official account, the digital red envelope, and more recently, the WeChat mini program.Those digital offerings have in turn translated into strong business numbers. According to the 2017 WeChat Data Report, WeChat has about 902 million active daily users sending 38 billion messages a day, sub...
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