China

  • Renowned Chinese investor Kaifu Lee discusses his new $675M fund

    Sinovation Ventures’ Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is betting big on artificial intelligence

    Given that Sinovation Ventures founder Dr. Kai-Fu Lee has around 50 million followers on Chinese social networks, he has become an oracle when it comes to predicting the future of tech in China. Kai-Fu Lee talked about the most important trends in Chinese startups at TechCrunch Beijing 2016. Sinovation Ventures recently raised the equivalent of $675 million in total across a Chinese and an… Read More

  • Amazon Prime launches in China

    Amazon Prime launches in China

    Amazon announced today it’s bringing a version of its Prime membership program to customers in China, which will include free, cross-border shipping from the Amazon Global Store as well as no minimum free domestic shipping, the company says. The service, which will compete with local rivals like Alibaba and JD.com, will cost 388 yuan ($57.23) per year after the first year, a… Read More

  • China overtakes the U.S. in iOS App Store revenue

    China overtakes the U.S. in iOS App Store revenue

    China has now overtaken the U.S. to become the largest market in the world for App Store revenue, according to a new report out this morning from app intelligence firm App Annie. The country earned over $1.7 billion in Q3 2016, which puts it ahead of the U.S. by over 15 percent. The U.S. had been the number one iOS market since 2010, the report notes. Today, Chinese consumers spend more than… Read More

  • China’s longest human spaceflight mission begins on the Chinese space station

    China’s longest human spaceflight mission begins on the Chinese space station

    Two taikonauts (Chinese astronauts) have docked to the Chinese space station, Tiangong-2, kicking off the nation’s longest human spaceflight mission to date. Watch LIVE: #Shenzhou11 and #Tiangong2 set for orbital docking #Today at 19:30UTC https://t.co/6LJ8qJnY0O cc: @Astroguyz pic.twitter.com/hOsiWR3BWX — Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) October 18, 2016 Over the course of 30 days… Read More

  • Employment in China’s tech industry Crunch Network

    Employment in China’s tech industry

    Despite murmurs of tumult and slowdown in the Chinese economy, the fact remains that China’s economic engine has been on a tear — at roughly 6.5 percent or more for the last six years. Much of this growth has been fueled by China’s emergent tech industry, as even in Silicon Valley, China’s BAT companies (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) and hot startup scene have become part… Read More

  • Xiaomi’s newest phones include dual-lens camera and under-glass fingerprint reader

    Xiaomi’s newest phones include dual-lens camera and under-glass fingerprint reader

    Hot on the heels of the launch of the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple’s first smartphone with dual reverse-facing cameras, China’s Xiaomi has joined the double camera club with Mi 5s Plus announced today. Read More

  • Chinese taxi-hailing giant Didi eyes bicycle sharing with its latest investment

    Chinese taxi-hailing giant Didi eyes bicycle sharing with its latest investment

    Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing company, may be about to get into bicycles. Bike sharing, to be precise. The company, which is in the process of finalizing its acquisition of Uber’s business unit in China, today revealed that it has invested in bike-sharing startup Ofo. Read More

  • McKinsey says digital finance adoption could add trillions to high growth economies Crunch Network

    McKinsey says digital finance adoption could add trillions to high growth economies

    Adoption of digital finance could add $3.7 trillion to the GDP of emerging markets economies, including $1.1 trillion in China alone, according to a new McKinsey & Company report. The strategy consulting firm’s Global Institute released  Digital Finance For All: Powering Inclusive Growth in Emerging Economies, at a New York event featuring a keynote by Gates Foundation co-chair… Read More

  • Cybersecurity is threatening America’s military supremacy Crunch Network

    Cybersecurity is threatening America’s military supremacy

    The sparsely populated Spratly Islands are quickly becoming the center of one of the most contentious international disputes between world powers since the fall of the Soviet Union. Alarmingly, the use of cyber attacks suggests we might already be in the midst of a new Cold War playing out in cyberspace — where America’s advantage is not as clear as it is with conventional armies… Read More

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