Tencent Gets China’s Approval for Its First Game in More Than a Year

SINGAPORE—Chinese videogame developer Tencent Holdings won its first license for a new title since last June, allaying some investor concerns about the prolonged absence of approvals granted to tech giants in the country.

“Health Defense,” a mobile game for health education operated by a company controlled by Tencent executives including Chairman and Chief Executive Pony Ma, was among the 73 videogames that Beijing approved this month, according to a statement Tuesday from China’s National Press and Publication Administration.