Ma Huateng quietly responded to a large shareholder reduction of Tencent: 17 years of investment has sold a little.
On the morning of March 25th, at the 2018 China (Shenzhen) IT leaders summit, Ma Huateng, chairman and CEO of Tencent holding board, delivered the keynote speech entitled "opportunity and exploration of Digital China".
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Recollection of the Tencent listing
Pony Ma in the beginning of the speech, recall Tencent listed in that year.
Pony Ma said Tencent was valued at $600 million when it went public and raised $200 million.
Pony Ma also responded to the recent sale of shares by major shareholders of Tencent. He said listed companies need very good shareholders.
In March 23rd, Tencent Holdings (00700.HK) announced that the company received a controlling shareholder of MIH TC to MIH TC in March 22nd, has been trading with a placing agent placing agreement on the total price of HK $76 billion 940 million (about 67 billion 300 million yuan) to sell a total of 190 million shares, accounting for approximately 2% of the issued share capital. After the sale, the share ratio of MIH TC to Tencent will fall from 33.17% to 31.17%, still the controlling shareholder of Tencent.
Moreover, the MIH TC Holdings Limited parent company, South Africa press (Naspers), has announced in March 22nd that it will not sell its shares further at least for the next 3 years.
This is the first reduction in South Africa's newspaper investment Tencent for the first time in 17 years.
Two dimensional code is an important bridge on the line of the connection line
Ma Huateng pointed out that with the rapid popularization of smart phones in 2010 and 2011 and the construction of 3G, 4G and other infrastructures of operators, the whole society is highly integrated online and offline.
Ma Huateng pointed out that all walks of life are thinking about how to use information to upgrade the transformation. Today, with the mobile terminal, it is possible to connect the most terminal producers and consumers. Such an idea will completely change the organizational structure and production relationship.
Do not do retail and business, only do connectors
When it comes to how to understand digital China vertically, Ma Huateng gives examples of new retail and smart retail.
In the past, he said, people thought that the new economy and the traditional industry were mutually exclusive, but they were complementary and could be integrated with each other. We see a lot of changes in demand, and supermarket stores are starting to use new technologies.
He pointed out that it has three advantages: the first is to pay, pay back with financial services; the second is the cloud, the cloud computing industry in the future will support the entity service in the cloud, big data processing is the future of all enterprises must do; the other one is advertising, traditional advertising businesses efficiency is not high, most of the money to the air, the future with the digital way, in the social system with the effect of advertising, Tencent can also gain more income. This is very important for the future platform based on Internet advertising.
Pony Ma stressed that Tencent's mentality on the new retail business is open.
Now, Ma Huateng says, there's a large group of developers growing up. For example, small program is our threshold innovation. In the past, I am a programmer, and programming languages are all American. Only now small programs become popular programming environments for domestic programmers and programming languages to learn. This is a place where I feel more excited and proud as a programmer, and this is the result of the IT industry in China.
How to help the upgrading of traditional industry by information
Ma Huateng pointed out that the vertical development of Digital China is also shown to help the upgrading of traditional industries by means of information technology.
He believes that in the manufacturing sector, many industrial enterprises in the manufacturing industry and the Internet combined, including the automotive industry, the automotive industry is now travel service from car manufacturers, if the car sharing, car purchase demand is not so big, the car factory service requires Internet connection, need to know how to operate the travel service. For example, Sany, a company that produces excavators, will be service in the future. It can be changed by using information technology, Internet of things, big data and cloud computing to achieve transformation and upgrading of manufacturing industry.
Pony Ma said that agriculture also has a lot of demand.
The combination of information and government affairs
Ma Huateng said that informatization and digitalization can not only achieve transformation and upgrading in the economic field, but also extend to people's livelihood and government affairs, etc. to a certain extent, it is digital China.
For example, he said:
On the integration of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao
Pony Ma pointed out that the third direction of digital China's development is
Pony Ma believes that to promote the integration and mobility of talents, we need to solve some of the most basic problems first.