Facebook and Twitter may dominate social media in the U.S., but QQ, WeChat and Sina Weibo are the online kings in China.
Of course, it’s not really a fair fight since Facebook and Twitter are blocked by China’s Great Firewall, which censors websites that are deemed objectionable by the government.
The most powerful Internet company in China is Tencent, which owns QQ and WeChat. Together, they have more than 1 billion users, which is triple the population of the United States. Imagine if Facebook and Twitter joined forces and you’ll have some idea of how influential Tencent is in China.