Chinese internet giant Tencent launched a new education brand “Tencent Education,” Dowson Tong, senior executive vice president, announced at the Tencent Global Digital Ecosystem Summit in Kunming Wednesday.

The company’s latest push in the education sector comes as its other businesses face new challenges in China. On the same day, Tencent also announced the launch of a new smart education lab, which is its first artificial intelligence (AI) lab focusing on a specific industry vertical.

Tencent formed its new education business segment after reorganizing its products to fall under its six core business groups. The new education business segment has different divisions dedicated to individuals, schools, education institutions, and education management, which will allow the company to work more closely with education companies and institutions, Tong explained.

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.