The chief technology officer (CTO) of food delivery platform Meituan Dianping, Luo Daofeng, has reportedly left his post for a position at live-streaming company Kuaishou.

Luo began working for the new company on Jan. 14, but won’t become Kuaishou’s CTO, a source told 36kr (in Chinese). An employee said that Luo is currently a part-time consultant, and will direct technical work in the future.

Live-streaming and short-video platform Kuaishou has gained popularity among users in lower-tier cities and rural areas. With the rise of the platform’s e-commerce features, China’s impoverished farming communities have found new ways to expand their income by selling fresh produce or through ecotourism.

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Bailey Hu

Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.