Tencent News, Toutiao, and Yidianzixun are the top 3 mobile news apps by MAU in China in March 2017, all exceeding 100 million active users.
Tencent News is integrated with several mobile apps from Tencent family including WeChat. It’s not a surprise to see over 220 million MAU.
Toutiao (or Jinri Toutiao; today’s headlines), founded in 2012, has over 172 million active users in March 2017. It’s now more than a product of recommendation engine based on data mining and offering Toutiao account registration for individual users who can share and monetize their knowledge and experiences.
The chart is from the updated E-Book – Mobile Trend in China 2017