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CHINA VOICES | How Alibaba made it through SARS

(Image credit: Huashang Taolue) For Alibaba, Covid-19 isn’t its first encounter with epidemic. This week, TechNode’s…


From bad Tsinghua student to Meituan second in command

Wang Huiwen, co-founder and Senior Vice President of Meituan Dianping demonstrating Meituan's autonomous delivery…


CHINA VOICES | Can new retail beat old-fashioned snack shops?

Shaxian Xiaochi, a snack food franchise seen in Shenzhen Nov 9 2019, has an estimated 88,000 locations. (Image credit:…


CHINA VOICES | The messy story of Airbnb China

The following is an abridged translation of an unsigned article. How Airbnb found its way in China: Drama and…


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CHINA VOICES: Pity sales: Marketing slow-selling apples for fame, fortune, and success

Image credit: BigStock/Phuong D. Nguyen This week, our source was Southern Weekly, where we came across this mind…


China spins real life Frankensteinian gene-editing tale

Image credit: pixabay Any discussion of Frankenstein in the context of genetic-editing quickly risks running into the…


Nanshan District spurs entrepreneurs on path to success

Liu Shiming, director of Nanshan District Science and Technology Innovation Bureau in Shenzhen speaks at TechCrunch…


Smart watches will replace smartphones, says Huami CEO

Huang Wang, CEO at Huami. Image Credit: TechNode/TechCrunch At 2018 TechCrunch Shenzhen 2018, Huami Corporation’s…


The secret to WeChat mini-games' success: Interview with Li Qing, director of mini-games department

In recent months, the world’s media has lit up in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the App Store. But did anyone…


The siege of Douyin

Blocks, viral videos, accusations, and lawsuits: controversies surrounding short video sites in China continue to…