China Regulator Approves 30 Imported Online Video Games, Including Tencent's

China stopped granting licenses to monetise online games in March 2018, hurting the business and programmers such as Tencentand NetEase. China resumed approving domestic video games in December.

An evaluation version of Game of Thrones, which relies on the US hit television series and developed by Chinese matches manufacturer Yoozoo, premiered in January.

NetEase, yet another games powerhouse in China, also had one imported video match approved on Tuesday.

Separately, Tencent Holdings is planning to raise approximately $5 billion in US dollar-denominated bonds this week, two individuals with knowledge of the issue said.

The deal could be Asia’s largest so far this calendar year, Refinitiv data reveals. Chinese property developer Evergrande offered $2.8 billion in bonds in January, currently the largest issue.

Bloomberg first reported Tencent’s plan for the bond issue earlier in the day.

Tencent last tapped the bond market in January this past year, in which it raised $5 billion. It plans to launch the most recent sale on Wednesday, the people said.

Tencent stated in an exchange submitting on Monday it had increased its Global Medium Term Note Programme limitation to $20 billion from $10 billion.