Briefing: Alipay and UnionPay join forces on barcode payment

微信之后,支付宝也接入银联,支付行业将有这些大变化–每日经济新闻 What happened: On September 14, a source told an NBD News reporter, Alibaba's online…


Briefing: US lawmakers question Google over China search engine

Google's China plan spurs inquiry from U.S. lawmakers, staff departures–Reuters What happened: Yesterday, a bipartisan…


Briefing: Ant Financial pledges RMB 1 billion for Alipay mini-programs

Ant Financial launches mini-program business unit as it plays catch-up to Tencent’s WeChat–South China Morning Post…


Briefing: Lockers could be the rental economy's next big hit

共享储物柜的终局会是“场景垄断”?「包小存 」要从高校起步 – 36Kr What happened: A practical, if unexciting, concept has entered China's rental…


Briefing: Didi's late-night suspension causes price hikes, long waits

滴滴消失的第一夜:出租车漫天要价,强行拼车拒载,黑车暴增–AI财经社 What happened: Starting from September 8th, China's most popular ride-hailing app…


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,…