Sure looks like China has a ship-mounted railgun

Ever since Eraser, everyone wants a railgun. Turns out China is no exception. Some photos posted by Dafeng Cao, a Twitter user who keeps close tabs on Chinese military developments, show a ship-mounte

A traveling frog exposes concerns within Apple’s Chinese App Store

An app about a frog that likes to travel has exposed worrying signs that Apple isn’t doing enough to prevent fake apps from entering its App Store in China, the world’s largest smartphone

Annual smartphone shipments in China declined for the first time in 2017

China’s smartphone market is no longer growing after it witnessed its first annual decline in shipments during 2017, according to new figures released today. The writing was on the wall with a

US-China biotech startup XtalPi lands $15M from Google, Tencent and Sequoia

Google continues to increase its presence in China after it joined Sequoia China and Tencent in a $15 million investment for XtalPi, a U.S.-China biotech firm that uses artificial intelligence and co

While the U.S. waits, China has been CRISPRing human cancer patients since 2015

While the U.S. is just gearing up to the idea of CRISPRing its first humans, China seems to be benefiting from the “move fast and break things” — or cut them with the CRISPR scissors

Mike Moritz and the declining America worker

Storied Sequoia investor Mike Moritz threw fire into the tech Twitter gumbo with his observations of hard-working Chinese workers and slothful Silicon Valley engineers. Moritz, a billionaire, clearly

AI voice assistant developer Rokid raises $100M Series B extension to build its US presence

Rokid, a Chinese startup that makes an AI voice assistant and smart devices, just raised a Series B extension round led by Temasek Holdings, with participation from Credit Suisse, IDG Capital and CDIB leads investment in Vietnam-based e-commerce service Tiki, the Chinese e-commerce firm that rivals Alibaba, has continued its expansion in Southeast Asia with an investment in Vietnam-based Tiki, a seven-year-old online retail service. is lead

Global app downloads topped 175 billion in 2017, revenue surpassed $86 billion

Global app downloads topped 175 billion and consumer spending exceeded $86 billion in 2017, thanks to growth in emerging markets including China, India, Brazil and Russia, according to a new report fr

Google moves into Shenzhen in latest China expansion

A month after announcing plans to open its first AI lab in China, Google is expanding again through a move into Shenzhen. The U.S. tech giant has opened an office in the Chinese city, which borders Ho

Apple asked to respond to China consumer group about slowing older iPhones

Apple is now facing questions about how it slows down older iPhones in China. The Xinhua state news agency reported yesterday that the Shanghai Consumer Council has written to Apple asking it to expla

Apple’s China iCloud data migration sweeps up international user accounts

Apple’s plan to migrate China-based iCloud user accounts to a local host on Chinese soil is already running into controversy after the iPhone-maker appeared included accounts registered overseas

Didi Chuxing declares war on China’s bike-sharing startups

Fresh from its first international expansion following the acquisition of Brazil’s 99 last week, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing announced another significant move by revealing plans for

China is reportedly moving to clamp down on bitcoin miners

China banned bitcoin, ICOs and now it appears to be clamping down on Chinese miners, an important group estimated to produce some three-quarters of the world’s supply of bitcoin. According to a

Someone stole a piece of China’s new solar panel-paved road less than a week after it opened

Putting solar panels into our roads isn't the craziest idea, but we may as well admit that it poses some unique challenges. For instance, people may want to walk away with pieces of it. That's what ha

Chinese game streaming platform Chushou raises Series D, adds Google as investor

Google has added Chinese mobile game livestreaming platform Chushou to its list of investments in Asia. The Beijing-based startup announced today that it has closed a Series D round, which Google join

Crunch Report | MoneyGram’s Sale to Alibaba Blocked by U.S. Government

Spotify files to go public, BloomThat gets acquired and MoneyGram's sale to Alibaba got blocked by the U.S. government. All this on Crunch Report.

HQ Trivia Is Coming to Android | Crunch Report

HQ Trivia is coming to Android, Amazon Echo is the No. 1 best seller on the site and the founder of LeEco is ordered to return to China. All this on Crunch Report.

Debt-laden tech firm LeEco’s founder ordered to return to China by securities commission

The founder of beleaguered tech conglomerate LeEco is facing yet another huge headache. Jia Yueting has been ordered by the China Securities Regulatory Commission’s Beijing branch to return to the c

China’s Didi Chuxing raises $4B more for AI, international expansion and electric vehicles

China’s Didi Chuxing, the country’s top ride-hailing company, said today that it has raised $4 billion in new capital to support a range of new initiatives including international expansio
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