Briefing: Self-driving startup Roadstar.ai fires co-founder for corruption

Roadstar.ai宣布罢免联合创始人兼首席科学家周光 - NetEase What happened: Earlier this week, Silicon Valley and Shenzhen-based self-driving…


Hurdles and hidden strengths: Greater Bay Area awaits release of master plan

The Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge is the world's largest sea crossing, and has been seen as integral in bringing the…


Briefing: Ad for fraud-linked medical group causes uproar on Q&A site Zhihu

知乎出现莆田系医疗广告,用户表示难以接受 - ChinaByte What happened: An ad for Putian Medical Group, now notorious for its involvement in a…


Not just Ofo: China's car-sharing companies face cash crunch

(Image credit: Togo) A report on state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) on Sunday highlighted the costs of…


Briefing: iPhone assembler Foxconn prematurely laid off 50,000 contract workers

Foxconn cuts 50,000 contract jobs in China: Nikkei -Reuters What happened: Foxconn, Apple's biggest iPhone assembler,…


Briefing: China's payment companies can no longer collect interest on transfers

New policy puts revenue squeeze on China's payments giants – TechCrunch What happened: This week, restrictions kicked…


Chinese netizens cry-laugh after Japanese hotel 'lays off' robot staff

(Image credit: Weibo/Pear Video) Chinese netizens have reacted with amusement after the world's "first robot-staffed…


Former Meituan CTO Luo Daofeng rumored to join Kuaishou

The chief technology officer (CTO) of food delivery platform Meituan Dianping, Luo Daofeng, has reportedly left his…


New China tax app triggers confusion, copycats

(Image credit: Mi Store) A new tax app released by the Chinese government has triggered confusion among its users as…


Briefing: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says company never spied for China

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denies firm poses spying risk–BBC What happened: In his first interview with foreign media…