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Tencent expands partnership with Japan's gaming developers

Observers waiting for further moves amid rising US-China friction

Tencent Holdings is a big investor in gaming developers across the world.    © Reuters

TOKYO/GUANGZHOU -- Chinese online gaming giant Tencent Holdings is deepening its partnerships with Japanese gaming companies in response to growing U.S.-China technology friction.

Observers at Tokyo Game Show being held through Sunday are waiting to see if Tencent will make further overtures to Japanese gaming companies keen on gaining a foothold in China, which is expected to become the world's biggest market this year.

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