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A short history of the QR code in China and why Southeast Asia is next

(Image Credit: Beijing Inspiry Technology) China’s love for QR codes is no secret. From meals and groceries to rent and…


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Briefing: Bullet Messenger plans to spend RMB 1 billion in the next 6 months

罗永浩:子弹短信增长明显放缓 6个月烧10亿拉新 – Sina Tech What happened: Smartisan CEO Luo Yonghao took to Weibo to announce Bullet…


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Shaanxi police rolls out new safety feature on WeChat

Shanxi police have introduced a new safety feature on WeChat. (Image Credit: 华商网 www.hsw.cn) Shaanxi police have…


China’s coffee war moves up a notch as Luckin and Tencent ink strategic agreement

Bejing-based Luckin Coffee and internet giant Tencent have entered into a strategic agreement, according to 36Kr (in…


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Tencent to enforce real-name verification on Honour of Kings

(Screenshot of Tencent Games' Honour of Kings) Tencent Games has announced that Honour of Kings (王者荣耀, known as Arena…


iQiyi Sports secures RMB 850 million in Series A

iQiyi Sports, iQiyi’s online sports broadcasting platform, has completed its Series A financing round, raising RMB 350…


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Briefing: Baidu Video completes $100 million Series B

百度视频完成1亿美元B轮融资 百度领投 —Sina Tech What happened: Video search and content aggregation platform Baidu Video (百度视频) has…


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Briefing: Tencent-Backed movie ticketing service Maoyan files for Hong Kong IPO

猫眼在港递交IPO申请,背靠腾讯光线美团,连续两年营收增长超两倍 – 36Kr What happened: Chinese online ticketing company Maoyan confirmed listing in…


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Briefing: Alibaba Cloud to scale down US expansion efforts

Alibaba Cloud to scale down in US market amid growing political hostility – Global Times What happened: Alibaba’s cloud…


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Briefing: Didi Chuxing app slips 52 places to 61st in latest app store ranking

滴滴出行 App Store 下载排名从第 9 滑落至第 61 名 – 动点科技 What happened: Didi Chuxing’s app downloads have taken a nosedive following…