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Bluegogo CEO announces sale of company, admits to management mistakes in open letter

Founder of Bluegogo, Li Gang authored an open letter on November 16th stating that the Bluegogo has reached a strategic cooperation with Chengdu-based Green Bike-Transit (拜客出行). Green Bike-Transit will be fully authorized to operate the Bluegogo. About the unpaid salary to Bluegogo employees, Li Gang also said, “Owing to everyone’s salary, I will try my best to […]

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8 questions about Chinese tech we will see answered in 2017

In the tech industry, new innovations are constantly supplanting old ideas and seemingly stable companies can find themselves facing unexpected challenges. However, the trends we saw started in 2016 posed questions that have yet to be answered. Here are eight of them we think will be answered in 2017. 1. Can Alipay effectively deter the aggressive rise […]

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Gofun offers electric car rental for RMB 1 per hour

Editor’s note: A version of this post by Charles Liu first appeared on the Beijinger, a leading source of English-language lifestyle information on the city of Beijing. Beijing’s sharing economy has taken a huge step forward with the recent announcement that some 5,000 electric cars will be available to rent on a time-sharing basis in the city within two years. […]

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Banquets on the sidelines of World Internet Conference shed light on tech giants’ alliances

It’s that time of the year again. Tech executives and government officials from around the world are gathering in the historic water town of Wuzhen in east China for the state-run World Internet Conference (WIC). Meetings and keynotes aside, Ding Lei, the founder and CEO of the twenty-year-old tech conglomerate NetEase, has reportedly been hosting […]

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Bike-rental firm Youon seeks IPO

Bike-rental firm Youon submitted today an updated initial public offering prospectus to China’s securities regulator, seeking a listing in the country’s A-share market, local media is reporting (in Chinese). If successful, it will be the first bike-rental IPO in the country. Youon Public Bicycle System Co., Ltd. (“常州永安公共自行车系统股份有限公司” in Chinese), the firm behind bike-rental service […]

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WeChat allows official accounts to create own mini-app

WeChat recently announced a new feature called “store mini-app” (门店小程序), in its latest efforts to promote the application of its “mini-apps” (小程序). The new feature will allow merchants to quickly create their own store mini-app on WeChat Media Platform (微信公众平台) while dispensing with the necessity of complicated app development. The store mini-app feature is now […]

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