In the tech industry, new innovations are constantly supplanting old ideas and seemingly stable companies can find themselves facing unexpected challenges.

However, the trends we saw started in 2016 posed questions that have yet to be answered. Here are eight of them we think will be answered in 2017.

1. Can Alipay effectively deter the aggressive rise of WeChat?

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MJ explores the startup community across a variety of industries. MJ is particularly interested in O2O and Big Data. MJ is based in Shanghai.