virtual telecom

China's virtual telcos will finally get the official green light, but it might already be too late

This year, China might finally issue the official operator licenses for "virtual telecom providers." Three years back,…


Tencent hires hundreds of content patrols with QQ virtual coins

China's content controls show no signs of slowing anytime soon. At the turn of the new year, social network and gaming…


Shares of Renren—China's forgotten social network—just jumped after ICO announcement

Renren, the "first Facebook of China" that has fallen out of fashion in recent years, is making a strong comeback in…


The 4 policies that most affected China's internet in 2017

2017 has been an exhilarating year for China, which saw an army of entrepreneurs turn the country into a world leader…


Net neutrality may shape the next episode of China's internet war

Just as the US decision to overturn "net neutrality"—a set of principles stipulating that internet service providers…


Google's first major investment in game streaming goes to a Chinese startup

Google has put RMB 500 million into the Chinese game streaming platform Chushou TV (触手TV), local media is reporting.…


7 Chinese companies made the 2017 CB Insights AI 100 list

Seven Chinese startups made it onto CB Insights' AI 100 list this year, up from four in 2016. The venture capital…


three billboards

iQIYI nabs exclusive China rights to acclaimed films of 2017

Baidu-owned iQIYI, widely regarded as a Netflix of China, has announced that it secured exclusive online broadcasting…


tencent security

Tencent discovers major loopholes in Google's AI platform TensorFlow

Google has been recognized as a leader driving the global AI revolution, but the tools it offers to developers might…


small town china

Free time in smaller cities behind rapid growth in China's entertainment market

Young workers in China's sprawling metropolises peck at their computers, worm through ugly commutes, and sometimes come…