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Inside Xiaomi’s everything store

Have you ever walked into a store, saw the products on display and thought you entered the wrong place? That’s what happened when I visited Xiaomi’s store at The Place in Beijing…. until it dawned on me: I was exactly where I meant to go. Sports shoes, toothbrushes, and mattresses are not the kind of […]

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Why QR codes trump NFC in China

Editor’s note: This was contributed by Tianyu M. Fang, a Boston-based freelance writer on Chinese tech and culture, and an independent researcher on US-China relations. Previously, he lived in Beijing, where he worked closely with China’s tech startup community.  Among the ten customers lining up inside a Starbucks store in Beijing, I seemed to be the only […]

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The top 10 Android app stores in China in 2017

We’ve updated for 2018. Check out this year’s list here. While Apple continues to have their struggles in China, Android-powered smartphones are picking up the slack. Unfortunately, Google isn’t doing so well in China either. This means that if Android users want to download applications, they must rely on app stores operated by local players. The app […]

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