\u003c/blockquote>\n\n\u003c/div>\u003c/figure>\n","oembed":true,"provider":"twitter","rich":true},"children":[]},{"name":"html","config":{"content":" \u003cp>His statement earned accolades in the U.S., but was shunned in China. “Tencent why are you not holding your dog on a leash? They are biting you in your face,” one person wrote on Weibo. Tencent spokeswoman Jane Yip didn’t respond to a request for comment.\u003c/p> \u003cp>With its investments in Epic and Blizzard, Tencent has its brand on the line -- but little control.\u003c/p> \u003cp>“Never have we seen this policing of China companies being extended to subsidiaries,” said Norris. “And that’s what Tencent is having to grapple with.”\u003c/p> \u003cp>Over the years, Tencent and Alibaba have worked hard to remain on the good side of Beijing, with Tencent recently launching a patriotic game called \u003ca href=\"https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-30/tencent-s-china-homage-tops-charts-on-eve-of-nation-s-birthday\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noreferrer noopener\">Homeland Dream\u003c/a> in time for the People’s Republic of China’s 70th anniversary celebrations. 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That follows the Washington government’s discussion about whether to \u003ca href=\"https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-08/white-house-zeroes-in-on-limit-to-chinese-stocks-in-pension-fund\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noreferrer noopener\">restrict\u003c/a> pension fund investments into China.\u003c/p> \u003cp>Tencent and the rest of China’s technology companies now have to consider risks they’ve never faced before.\u003c/p> \u003cp>“They’re realizing they may not have as many friends as they thought they had across the Pacific,” said Tanner of China Skinny.\u003c/p> \u003ch3>More must-read stories from \u003cem>Fortune\u003c/em>:\u003c/h3> \u003cp>—Broadcasting rights, ticket sales, sponsorships: \u003ca href=\"https://fortune.com/2019/10/10/nba-china-business-hong-kong/\">NBA’s Hong Kong crisis risks its massive China business\u003cbr>\u003c/a>—\u003ca href=\"https://fortune.com/2019/10/10/apple-hong-kong-protest-map-hkmaplive-china-complaint/\">Apple removes Hong Kong protest map\u003c/a> from App Store the day after Beijing complains\u003cbr>—The \u003ca href=\"https://fortune.com/2019/10/10/trump-china-entity-list-ai-blacklist/\">Trump administration blacklisted Chinese A.I. startups.\u003c/a> But that might not slow them down\u003cbr>—London’s high-end \u003ca href=\"https://fortune.com/2019/10/10/ritz-hotel-for-sale-london/\">Ritz hotel could be for sale\u003c/a>. The price? $1 billion\u003cbr>—\u003ca href=\"https://fortune.com/2019/10/09/bacon-shortage-pork-bellies-china-asf/\">The great bacon shortage of 2020?\u003c/a> China’s pork crisis could hit US supermarket shelves\u003cem>\u003cbr>\u003c/em>\u003cem>Catch up with \u003c/em>\u003ca href=\"https://cloud.newsletters.fortune.com/fortune/nloptin?nl=DATA_SHEET&source=LinkStack\">\u003cem>Data Sheet\u003c/em>\u003c/a>\u003cem>, Fortune’s daily digest on the business of tech.\u003c/em>\u003c/p> "},"children":[]}]}]},{"name":"dianomi","config":{"type":"footer"},"children":[]},{"name":"recirculation","config":{"heading":"You May Like"},"children":[{"name":"content-list-item","config":{"title":"Hong Kong Protests: The NBA and Activision Blizzard Used Contrasting Strategies—and Were Both Engulfed by the 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