Tencent, the Chinese internet giant and one of the most profitable internet companies of the world has just held a press conference at Santa Clara, CA. The event is titled Growing with QQ, and quite surprisingly, quite a few high level guys flew here, including Martin Lau, the President; Jun Wu, VP websearch; Huican Zhu, Chief Architect; Steve Zheng, Chief Software Architect and Head of Tencent Research; Brad Bao, General Manager of Tencent Social Games and Tom Qi Zhang, HR of Tencent America.

Everyone gave a speech (some of which is quite in details) about Tencent’s vision and plans from different angles, which at least for me, I never attended any event hosted by Tencent like this in China. The purpose of the event, is to convince silicon-valley based Chinese (even foreigners) to join Tencent (American), and according to the job description, you can tell for Tencent American, it focus on Social Gaming.

There were ~300 people attended the event. 98% of them are Chinese-looking and I noticed that some are from companies like eBay, Google etc. I am wondering how many of them would be seriously thinking of the possibility of joining Tencent.

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.