WeChat blocks three social networking challengers within one day

Tencent-backed WeChat banned three social networking rivals within one day on its platform—including Bytedance's…


Oppo creates new business group for developing IoT and smart devices

Liu Bo, vice president of Oppo and head of the Intelligent Mobile Devices group (Image credit: Oppo) Chinese smartphone…


Briefing: AI startup Horizon Robotics to raise $600 million in Series B funding

地平线即将完成6亿美元融资,或创AI芯片融资纪录 - Chedongxi What happened: Horizon Robotics, a Chinese AI chip company, is about to close its…


Hello TransTech to launch carpooling service in 10 cities

Chinese bike-rental firm Hello TransTech will launch a carpooling platform later this month, our sister site TechNode…


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Restaurants face higher costs as food-delivery platforms hike fees, again

Some of China's leading fast-food delivery platforms will hike fees they charge to restaurants by as much as three…


Haidilao patron arrested for hacking Wi-Fi, broadcasting porn

Chinese police have arrested a man suspected of hacking the Wi-Fi at a branch of popular food chain Haidilao to…


China prepares to issue temporary 5G licenses to operators

(Image credit: Bigstock/LPStudio ) Miao Wei, head of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT),…


Briefing: Chinese AI unicorn SenseTime prepares to raise $2 billion in funding

World's Largest AI Startup Readies $2 Billion Fundraising - Bloomberg What happened: The world’s most valuable…


Tencent creates technology committee to boost in-company collaboration

Tencent's Dowson Tong. (Image credit: Colum Murphy) Chinese internet giant Tencent established a new corporate…


Mobike removed from WeChat Pay, increasing barriers for users

Super messaging app WeChat has removed bike-rental firm Mobike from its in-app wallet feature, a significant source of…