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Posted inNews

Airbnb China notifies hosts they may begin sharing their information with the government

Airbnb hosts with a listing in China were notified by Airbnb China by email that their information could be shared with Chinese government agencies without further notice starting from 30 March 2018. Airbnb China explained that this was necessary for complying with local laws and regulations. A big “deactivate my China listing” button was included […]

Posted inNews

Shanda Group-backed Malaysian company NIDA aims to be Airbnb for economy hotels

Chinese conglomerate Shanda Group invested $5.6 million Series A in Malaysian startup NIDA on February 2017 in order to further tap into Southeast Asia regions, the next booming travel destination for Chinese tourists. In fact, Southeast Asian countries remain top destinations for Chinese outbound tourists. Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines are among the […]

Posted inWith Chinese Characteristics

Tujia buddies up with SiteMinder to improving homestay management for overseas hosts

Chinese homestay booking provider Tujia has announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with SiteMinder, a global cloud platform for the hotel industry. The new partnership underlines an increasing focus for the company’s global expansion efforts. The function is expected to become available to all hosts who use the service outside of China starting […]

Posted inUp and Comers

Y Combinator is officially coming to China

The Silicon Valley-based startup incubator, Y Combinator (YC) is officially coming to mainland China, our sister site has reported (in Chinese). The company has announced plans to enter China and welcomed startups in all phases to join their program whether it is concept stage, product testing phase or fast-growing stage. Y Combinator said that they are looking […]

Posted inViews

Answer these questions before you build a mini program

Editor’s note: This originally appeared on Mikey Chee’s WeChat Official Account. Mikey is an entrepreneur based in Beijing. Founder of his own WeChat company, Fresh Prints, he also enjoys writing articles on ways businesses and people can use WeChat to grow their channels.  Lately, I’ve been seeing posts about mini programs and whether or not you […]

Posted inEvents

TechCrunch returns to Shenzhen for our latest China event from November 19-20

A version of this article first appeared on TechCrunch. We’re excited to announce our return to Shenzhen, which will host our next event in China later this month. Once again organized with our longtime local partner TechNode, the two-day event will run from November 19-20 at the Shenzhenwan Science and Technology Ecological Garden. Our first TechCrunch event […]

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