Briefing: AlipayHK launching in Greater Bay Area, Japan

支付宝香港:港人前往大湾区需求大 将于3月打通网络 – 东方财富网 What happened: AlipayHK has announced that travelers from Hong Kong will be able to…


Bitmain co-founder Wu Jihan may be departing from core business

Bitmain's office in Haidian District, Beijing (Image credit: Bitmain) Wu Jihan, co-founder of Beijing-based…


Betting on blockchain to simplify carbon trading

Polluted air in Beijing. (Image credit: Da Yang) Climate change has become one of the most urgent issues facing the…


Briefing: China led global 2018 fintech investments despite US trade tensions

China drove fintech funding globally in 2018 despite rising tensions with US, report says - SCMP What happened: Chinese…


Briefing: Hema partners with Alipay to gamify plastic-free shopping

盒马鲜生:购物不购买塑料袋可获得21g蚂蚁森林能量 - PingWest What happened: Alibaba's Hema supermarket today announced on Weibo that its stores…


Briefing: Mastercard teams up with online clearing house to retry China entry

Mastercard Renews Effort to Enter Chinese Market – WSJ (paywall) What happened: American credit card company Mastercard…


Briefing: Bank of China to join the first blockchain network for home buyers

Report: Bank of China Joins New Blockchain Platform for Property Buyers – Cointelegraph What happened: The Bank of…


China's online P2P lending industry is undergoing a massive shake out

China’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry is in turmoil. In recent months, authorities have ramped up regulatory…


Alipay to start charging fees on credit card repayments

Users making payment through Alipay (Image credit: WiFi Connected) Ant Financial's payment service Alipay will start…


Briefing: Apple Store now offers interest-free payment option to Huabei users

Apple Store目前已支持蚂蚁花呗24期免息服务 – TechNode Chinese What happened: Apple China is now offering a 24-month interest-free…