Ali earnings: E-commerce is the crown jewel, but services need polish

Daniel Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alibaba, delivers a…


CHINA VOICES | Nobody wins a rat race

Students prepare for finals at the Guizhou Normal University library. (Image…


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Tencent’s ultra-modern headquarters, seen Nov 12, 2019, looms over Shenzhen’s…


It’s not just Silicon Valley any more

Panel on open innovation in Japan at TechCrunch Shenzhen. (Image credit:…


INSIGHTS | Emerge at TC Shenzhen: The year China tech went global

A metaphor for globalization, seen sailing off the coast of Shenzhen Nov 16,…


Pinduoduo’s growth, by the numbers

(Image credit: Bigstock/pvl) Sally Zhang is a Certified Lecturer at Alibaba’s…


SILICON | Why Chinese EDA tools lag behind

(Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi) I wrote last week that electronic design…


Armed with drones, a new class of village professionals

A China Mobile 5G-enabled drone, seen at MWC Shanghai, is used on farms for…


CHINA VOICES | Can new retail beat old-fashioned snack shops?

Shaxian Xiaochi, a snack food franchise seen in Shenzhen Nov 9 2019, has an…


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INSIGHTS | Politics aside, Chinese tech firms pile into US markets

Shanghai Stock Exchange board. (Image credit: Bigstock/Kurikawa) It’s all…