Briefing: Leshi new media unit gets fresh funding from Tencent, JD.com

Leshi’s TV-Making Arm Founds Culture and Media Unit With New Funds From Tencent, JD–Yicai Global What happened: A…


Reactions to JD founder's alleged sex crime show just how far #MeToo has to go in China

Let’s talk about the alleged sex crime and subsequent arrest of JD.com chief Liu Qiangdong. After all, everyone else…


Briefing: Didi suspends late-night services for a week, adds audio recording

Didi upgrades panic button and adds audio recording after riders killed–CNN What happened: Starting this Saturday, Didi…


Don’t get Chinese internet slang? Now there’s a book for that

Image credit: TechNode/Bailey Hu "Straight man cancer (直男癌)". "Little fresh meat" (小鲜肉)". "666". Sometimes popular…


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Briefing: Employee claims Ofo continues to layoff staff in company downsize

Ofo to Cull Yet More Staff This Month, Insider Says–Yicai Global What happened:  According to an unnamed employee,…


Briefing: JD.com founder arrested, then released for sexual assault in the US

Chinese billionaire under investigation over sexual assault allegations in Minneapolis–Washington Post What happened:…


Briefing: Meet Douyin's newest star, China's "least needy girlfriend"

抖音上「最好养的女朋友」走红,10小时涨粉近100万,背后有五个真相–人人都是产品经理 What happened: A young woman in Chengdu, identified only as 小甜甜 (Little…


Briefing: Baidu sues Weibo blogger for 5 million RMB after off-color joke

百度因“段子”索赔500万,我们和这名被告博主聊了聊–寻找中国创客 What happened: A Weibo humorist by the username of "七点半的独角戏" (half past seven's…


Lessons in starting your own hardware business in China

Image credit: TechNode/Bailey Hu Setting up an international brand from China might just be as challenging as it…


New DIY movement in Shenzhen wants to upgrade air pollution tracking in China

Image credit: Linda Chen Compared to other first-tier cities in China, Shenzhen’s air is practically pristine: in the…