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Shopping app Temu is using TikTok’s strategy to keep its No. 1 spot on App Store

Temu, a shopping app from Chinese e-commerce giant Pinduoduo, is having quite the run as the No. 1 app on the U.S. app stores. The mobile shopping app hit the top spot on the U.S. App Store in Septemb

Shein valuation reportedly plummets by a third as it seeks $3B

Shein, the fast fashion behemoth that has swept across the world, is raising a significant down round as the startup world braces for a funding crunch. The e-commerce platform known for jaw-dropping o

Didi gets China’s approval to relaunch after 18-month security probe

Eighteen months after its app was suspended in China, ride-hailing giant Didi made a comeback on Monday. The move came as China showed signs of easing up its sweeping regulatory clampdown on the inter

Clouds might be scattering in China’s venture capital world

The outlook of investing in China is suddenly brightening up as the country gradually phases out its draconian zero-COVID policy, which has caused disruptions in businesses of all kinds and kept the c

New Jersey and Ohio are the latest states to ban TikTok on government devices

New Jersey and Ohio are the latest states to ban TikTok on government-owned devices over national security concerns. The two have joined at least 20 other states in doing so. The move comes amid fears

Samsung’s quarterly profit hits 8-year low amid weak demand for memory chips, smartphones

Samsung Electronics’ operating profit plummeted 69% to $3.4 billion in the quarter that ended in December to an eight-year low, according to its preliminary estimates, as the global demand for m

Alibaba CEO to oversee cloud arm following major server outage

When Alibaba’s former CEO Jack Ma passed the torch to Daniel Zhang, he established a system that regularly rotates executives to ensure the company always stays agile in the fast-changing intern

US House bans TikTok on lawmakers’ official phones

The U.S. House of Representatives has ordered its staff and lawmakers to delete TikTok from any government-issued mobile devices due to “security issues” with the popular video-sharing app. The or

Baidu starts offering nighttime driverless taxis in China

Baidu, the Chinese internet giant that became known for its search engines, is making some big strides in autonomous driving. Starting this week, the public can ride its robotaxis in Wuhan between 7 a

As expats fled China’s zero-COVID, this developer built a sci-fi game for NetEase

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, foreigners have been leaving China in droves to escape the country’s strict “zero-COVID” restrictions, which had limited people’s

Censorship, lockdowns, arbitrary bans — Twitter is turning into the China of social media

For a social media platform that staked its claim on championing free speech, it’s been a remarkably swift turn of events.

Can China’s venture capital market help it reignite growth?

As China looks to reignite growth, what role will its tech industry play? Is enough capital flowing to support new tech startups that could keep China competitive?

Lucid wants a slice of China’s crowded EV market

Lucid Motors, the publicly traded electric carmaker, is poised to enter China as it starts hiring in the world’s largest EV market. The California-based auto company is recruiting a dozen positi

India doesn’t plan to limit play time for online game usage

India currently doesn’t plan to put restrictions on how much time individuals, including youngsters, spend playing games online, taking a different approach from the neighboring nation China that ro

NSA says Chinese hackers are exploiting a zero-day bug in popular networking gear

The U.S. National Security Agency is warning that Chinese government-backed hackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in two widely used Citrix networking products to gain access to targeted net

As China relaxes zero-COVID, tech firms assume a larger role in fighting the virus

China’s abrupt easing of its zero-COVID policy last week has led to a spike in cases and rising fears of the virus. Over the last three years, authorities have used big data to monitor the movem

Tesla hopes China boss will bring secret sauce to Gigafactory Texas

Tom Zhu, Tesla’s China president who oversaw Gigafactory Shanghai’s transformation into the world’s largest EV plant, has been appointed to run the new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas,

Renault China boss is making super-premium EVs that monitor your health

There’s an ever-growing list of wearables that track people’s health, but what about a vehicle that monitors one’s blood pressure and heart rate with smart sensors and algorithms? Th

As its fashion empire booms, Shein wants an ESG makeover

Shein, the world’s largest fashion e-commerce site, has taken significant steps to ramp up its environmental, social and governance — or ESG — efforts. But responsible fast fashion s

Amnesty Canada says it was targeted by Chinese state-sponsored hackers

The Canadian branch of Amnesty International has confirmed it was the target of a “sophisticated” cyberattack carried out by Chinese state-sponsored hackers.  The human rights organization said i
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