Chinese social media and gaming giant Tencent today said it’ll open an office in Singapore to serve as its Southeast Asia hub.

“Tencent is expanding its business presence in Singapore to support our growing business in Southeast Asia and beyond. The new office is a strategic addition to our current offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand,” the company said in a statement to Technode Global this morning (via reports Channel News Asia). However, a spokesperson declined to specify how many employees it’ll have in Singapore or how much money it’s ploughing into the new regional HQ.

Across Southeast Asia, Tencent runs music app Joox, streaming service iFlix, and mobile game PUBG Mobile, to name just three of its more popular offerings. In addition, Tencent has made investments into Southeast Asia’s homegrown tech behemoths, such as Gojek, Shopee parent Sea Group, and Thailand’s Ookbee.

Tencent is already hiring across several divisions in Singapore, the company confirmed to us today. A scan through Tencent’s website job listings shows 21 open positions, such as business development manager, HR manager, and numerous software engineer roles.

The announcement comes amid souring international relations between China and several countries that have impacted Chinese tech companies’ abilities to expand globally–especially between the US and India. The US has singled out Tiktok and Huawei as alleged “national security threats,” while India stated similar motivations in recently blocking all Chinese-owned apps from operating in the country. (Updated four hours after publishing with a longer quote from Tencent.)