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One of the highest-profile sexual assault allegations against Chinese business tycoons ended abruptly this past weekend. Liu Qiangdong (also known as Richard Liu), the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com,…

What tech tycoon Richard Liu’s sexual misconduct case means for China’s #MeToo

A Pakistani startup, which has taken inspiration from China’s JD.com and India’s Flipkart to build a managed marketplace of electronics products, said on Tuesday it has raised seed funding from…

Peter Thiel backs electronics marketplace PriceOye in maiden Pakistan investment

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is making some pretty heavy bets on the healthcare space as it acquired Amcare, which runs high-end children’s and women’s hospitals across China. The buyout cost…

TikTok parent ByteDance just bought a hospital group in China

Didi, the Chinese ride-hailing behemoth that has undergone a year of regulatory overhaul, faces a fine of over 8 billion yuan ($1.28 billion) from the country’s authorities, The Wall Street…

China’s $1B fine on Didi could end the mobility giant’s troubled year

Nio, an electric vehicle upstart from China, is planning to list its shares in Singapore, which will make the city-state the third base where it trades as geopolitical tensions between…

China’s EV darling Nio turns to Hong Kong and Singapore amid US delisting risk

In mid-April, a group of industry associations in China issued a warning against the potential financial risks of non-fungible tokens, digital assets that represent real-world objects or intangible goods like…

China’s tech giants are having FOMO on NFTs

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Tiger Global is earning its stripes in Africa

You can count on one hand the number of funds bigger than Tiger Global. But in terms of influence, speed and number of investments made since 2021, Tiger has led the pack alongside Sequoia. Last year, the New York-based firm, known for its famous bets on Stripe, JD.com, Meituan and Roblox, raised $6.7 billion for…

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Tiger Global is earning its stripes in Africa

2022 is not looking any easier to many Chinese tech companies. The slew of new cyberspace regulations introduced over the past year or so, from anti-competition rules to restrictions on…

China’s tech firms in limbo amid COVID resurgence, US scrutiny

China is allowing the public to take COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests for the first time as infection numbers hit a two-year high in recent days. Online marketplaces including JD.com and…

COVID rapid tests available on e-commerce in China for the first time

What a roller coaster day for China’s tech industry. TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has dissolved its strategic investment team, sending worrying messages to other internet giants that have expanded aggressively…

ByteDance reorganizes strategic investment team, causes panic

Two of the world’s largest e-commerce players are joining joined hands. Major Chinese online retailer JD.com has formed a strategic partnership with Ottawa-based Shopify to help global brands tap China’s…

Shopify and China’s JD.com team up to capture cross-border sellers

Autonomous driving startups in China are in an arms race to put passengers in their machine-driven vehicles. Every few weeks, news arrives that another major player has got the greenlight…

China’s robotaxis charged ahead in 2021

Chinese internet titan Tencent is divesting its vast portfolio. On Tuesday, the company announced plans to offload more than $3 billion worth of shares in Sea, a Singaporean internet conglomerate,…

Tencent offloads stakes in allies as it continues investment spree

Since Kindle began shipping in China nearly nine years ago, the e-book giant has garnered a loyal following in the country. The journey has never been easy, thanks to regulatory…

Kindle’s China future in doubt after disappearing from online shelves

Alibaba has always aspired to bring its e-commerce service to customers outside China. Its strategy is multi-thronged. The giant’s house-developed AliExpress has found success in Russia in recent years. In…

Alibaba’s Southeast Asia arm Lazada hits 130M annual consumers

ForwardX Robotics, a Beijing-headquartered company that makes autonomous mobile robots (AMR), said Tuesday it has closed the initial tranche of its Series C funding round as it looks to expand…

Warehouse robotics startup ForwardX raises $31M in first Series C close

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world.…

China roundup: Beijing is tearing down the digital ‘walled gardens’

This week, the gaming industry again became a target of Beijing, which imposed arguably the world’s strictest limits on underage players. On the other hand, China’s tech titans are hastily…

China roundup: Beijing wants tech giants to shoulder more social responsibilities

People in a Beijing suburb will begin to see autonomous delivery mini-vans across their neighborhood, moving cautiously alongside human delivery riders belting down the streets. Beijing has greenlighted JD.com, Meituan…

JD.com, Meituan and Neolix to test autonomous deliveries on Beijing public roads

After operating in the red for 14 years, JD.com’s logistics subsidiary is getting ready for an initial public offering in Hong Kong. JD Logistics will price its share between HK$39.36…

JD Logistics, China’s answer to Amazon’s logistics ambitions, to raise $3.4B in IPO

Ride-hailing giant Gojek and marketplace Tokopedia, Indonesia’s two biggest startups, said on Monday they have combined their businesses to form GoTo Group, the largest technology group in the Southeast Asian…

Gojek and Tokopedia merge to form GoTo Group

China’s plan to introduce its digital currency is getting a lot of help from its tech conglomerates. JD.com, a major Chinese online retailer that competes with Alibaba, said Monday that…

China’s e-commerce giant JD.com starts paying some staff in digital yuan

Chinese regulators have hit Alibaba with a record fine of 18 billion yuan (about $2.75 billion) for violating anti-monopoly rules as the country seeks to rein in the power of…

China gets serious about antitrust, fines Alibaba $2.75B

Instagram today is launching Shopping in Reels, its TikTok competitor. The new feature was announced in October as something the company had in the works, as part of a ongoing…

Instagram launches shopping in Reels, its TikTok rival

China’s tech circle is shifting its attention to online healthcare this week as JD Health is set to go public in one of Hong Kong’s largest IPOs this year. Like…

How Alibaba and JD.com compare in their healthcare endeavors

In China, short video apps aren’t just for mindless time killing. These services are becoming online bazaars where users can examine products, see how they are grown and made and…

TikTok’s Chinese rival Kuaishou becomes a popular online bazaar

In recent years, China’s online shopping titans have been muscling into the prescription drug market. When JD.com, Alibaba’s archrival, realized the health market spans well beyond retail, it spun out…

JD.com’s 1-year-old health unicorn to get $830M from Hillhouse

Qupital, a trade financing platform, said today that it has entered an agreement with eBay to be one of its officially recommended Hong Kong financing service providers. Qupital will provide…

Hong Kong fintech startup Qupital will offer services to eBay cross-border sellers

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world.…

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