Pinduoduo’s free cash flow conundrum

(Image credit: Bigstock/pvl) Pinduoduo is growing fast, but it’s burning cash…


Two Sessions signal Chinese government support for blockchain

(Image credit: Bigstock/LuckyStep48) Blockchain was on the agenda at the annual…


Why it's time to wake up and smell the coffee on Luckin

(Image credit: Bigstock/Keitma-st) Luckin Coffee, China’s delivery-focused…


What Facebook needs to learn from WeChat’s group-chat pains

(Image credit: TechNode) When Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg outlined plans to…


What Bilibili stakes reveal about Alibaba's and Tencent's content strategies

(Image credit: Bilibili) Alibaba announced in February that its e-commerce…


IP change in China

As patenting grows, an era of big IP lawsuits is coming for Chinese startups

(Image credit: Bigstock/BCFC) Bull Group (Gongniu Dianqi), one of China’s…


Why JD is tripping up in new retail race

Entrance to a JD unmanned convenience store. (Image credit: Michael Norris) JD,…


How China tends its bonsai cyberspace

Miniature penzai trees at Suzhou's Humble Administrator's Garden. (Image…


Beijing promises to let Hong Kong tap mainland data and research funding

A border bridge connecting Hong Kong and Shenzhen. (Image credit:…


AI may solve Meituan's offline headaches

Image credit: Meituan The party is over for China’s second-generation tech…