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Just in case you missed it, this is what has happened over the last week in Chinese tech. Subscribe by email or Wechat, or follow us @technodechina for regular updates. 

This week: Alibaba acquires Youku, IBM shares its source code with the Chinese government, Google funds its first startup in China since the 2010 exile, Huawei de-thrones Xiaomi and 500 stormtroopers march on the Great Wall of China.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com