Briefing: Ofo rumored to withdraw from Japan

ofo有意退出日本市場–日經中文網 What happened: The Chinese-language edition of Japanese outlet Nikkei is reporting that ofo plans to…


Briefing: Tencent trials facial recognition to stop minors from gaming too much

Tencent employs facial recognition to detect minors in top-grossing mobile game ‘Honour of Kings’–SCMP What happened:…


Briefing: Xiaomi will launch Mix 3 phone in Beijing's Forbidden City

雷军宣布:将在故宫举行小米MIX 3发布会–搜狐 What happened: Xiaomi fans in Beijing are no doubt squealing over founder Lei Jun's…


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New proposed rules could rock China's blockchain industry. Here's what they mean

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has released a set of draft regulations that, in its current form,…


Briefing: Blockchain companies in China may have to censor content, state says

China requires blockchain-based information service providers to register users using real names, censor postings and…


Briefing: JD.com to launch US store on Google platforms by yearend

JD.com to Launch Flagship U.S. Store on Google–Bloomberg What happened: By the end of this year, China's second-largest…


Meituan challenges Pinduoduo with group deal mini-program

Image credit: 36kr In three short years, e-commerce platform Pinduoduo surpassed RMB 100 billion in gross merchandise…


China's internet speeds lag far behind developed peers, recent report shows

Technologically speaking, China has seen rapid progress over the last forty years. But despite major strides forward in…


JD.com launches express delivery service with WeChat mini-program

Tencent News is reporting that JD Logistics CEO Wang Zhenhui announced that the company has launched express delivery…


Didi to roll out blacklist safety feature for drivers and passengers today

According to a Weibo announcement on October 10, Didi will test out a new blacklist feature on its ride-hailing app…