Briefing: Alipay's facial recognition payment system expands to China's lower-tier cities

刷脸支付进入五线城市 三巨头加持物联网“飞”到百姓身边 - Securities Daily What happened: Facial recognition payment systems can now be found…


2019 is the year of blockchain-boosted privacy

From left: Gideon Lichfield (editor-in-chief at MIT Technology Review), Brian Behlendorf (executive director of…


Briefing: Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick looks to China for kitchen-sharing business

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said to plot China comeback with “shared kitchen” business - SCMP What happened: Travis…


Tencent Games expands anti-addiction system to 16 additional titles

Tencent Games is expanding its anti-addiction system to 16 more mobile games, following concerns that China's youth…


Hacking, gone off the rails: Holiday travelers react to data breach

If you can’t see the YouTube player above, try watching here. Train passengers may be riding into the Chinese New Year…


Didi launches bike rental feature for blowing the whistle on 'uncivilized' users

Didi’s self-branded bikes in Chengdu (Image credit: Didi Chuxing) Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi is rolling out a…


China's P2P lending sector a 'disaster zone' of fraud: government official

(Image credit: Flickr/GotCredit) The Chinese online peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry is a "disaster zone" of…


Briefing: Vipkid rumored to seek up to $500 million funding

China’s Online Tutor Startup VIPKid Is Seeking $500 Million at $6 Billion Valuation – The Information (Paywall) What…


Briefing: US files charges against Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou

U.S. charges China's Huawei over alleged Iran sanctions violations – Reuters What happened: The US on Monday announced…


Briefing: Apple’s main assemblers shift production away from China

Apple's Partners Quicken Shift From China as Trade Tensions Rise - Bloomberg What happened: Taiwanese iPhone supplier…