Alipay to support QR payment for Hong Kong Mass Transit Rail by 2020

Announcement shows Alipay HK’s ambition to provide services to cities outside of the mainland.

Didi is under state investigation of monopoly

The investigation could be the first step in opening the market to smaller players.

Head of Google AI China Center leaves for Stanford AI healthcare projects

Li Jia is now pursuing the impact of AI for good in healthcare and working full-time at Stanford University’s AIMI.

Briefing: iQiYi gets exclusive rights to viral carpool karaoke show

Corden’s show often focuses on celebrities and heartwarming musical segments.

Briefing: Porsche has designed a washing machine for China’s rich

Alpha allows users to add detergent to their wash via smartphone. It sells only in China and costs $2,900.

Briefing: China to require news and social media sites to log and report user data

Chinese regulators have been taking more steps to heighten the state’s access to data collected by private companies.

Briefing: Peer-to-peer lending platform Weidai raises $45 million in US IPO

The firm operates an online marketplace that connects Chinese borrowers—who use their car as collateral—with peer and…