“The biggest takeaway from the past year is responsibility, and we are rethinking Tencent’s mission at the 20th anniversary of the company,” said Pony Ma Huateng, co-founder and chief executive officer. To become the most respected internet company Tencent’s products and services need to improve the daily lives of ordinary people and the company must work closely with developers and industrial partners in the ecosystem, Ma added.
Allen Zhang, the enigmatic founder of WeChat, told employees that the messaging app, with over 1 billion users, was a tool to help people who create receive some value in return.
"WeChat users hope to be sincerely treated … Put down your phones and meet with your friends. Sometimes it sounds like a slogan but it is what the users really want,” he said.