GBA Briefs: 23/7/2019

Netease Invests:Guangzhou-based Netease has acquired a minority stake in Behaviour Interactive, a major Canadian video games developer, to become the first Chinese gaming firm to invest in a studio in Montreal. Read more. 

Pokemon Coming:Tencent is to join up with Japan’s Nintendo-backed The Pokemon Company to bring augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go into China, with some adaptations to the Chinese market. Read more. 

Better Air:The Greater Bay Area is seeing improving air quality, according to a climate monitoring bulletin that showed the region had 38.1 hazy days on average in 2018, 1.5 days fewer than the previous year. Read more. 

Shenzhen Soars:The Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport handled more than 25 million passengers in the first half, up 6. 2% YoY. This was largely due to new international routes, including Johannesburg, Tel Aviv, Dublin and Rome. The launch in May of the 144-hour visa-free policy for transit passengers also helped, as international passenger throughput jumped 30% to 2.448 million, accounting for nearly 10% of total passengers. Read morein Chinese.

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