Tujia.com, which is often dubbed the AirBNB of China, announced Wednesday that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Ctrip and Qunar to merge vocation home rental businesses of the two Chinese online travel services. It represents another strategic move by Tujia after its purchase of the short-term rental platform Mayi.com this June. Through this acquisition, […]
Chinese regulators are about to get a lot more involved in how e-commerce brands set prices, in a crackdown on a practice called price discrimination.
Everyone wants to go back to the “China dream” as soon as possible, but the new normal still includes temperature checks.
Meituan forays into ride-hailing and bike-rental services have been expensive gambits that haven’t yet paid off, but it has seen success in other efforts.
We’ve updated our list of top apps for living in China in 2020 to reflect how phone home screens have changed—and to think about what it says about the market.
Travel review site Mafengwo is still trying to figure out how you turn popular content into profits. With an IPO promised, it had better learn fast.
Bianlifeng (便利蜂), the operator of Chinese staff-less stores and smart vending machines, released a notice to its employees yesterday announcing that they will start pulling out vending machines from 38 cities in China an unnamed employee told Pingtu360. Except for the eight selected cities that they are currently testing the unmanned shelves in and the three […]
It seems that China’s online travel and accommodation industry is still feeling the heat from the Golden Week. China’s home rental unicorn Tujia.com, often dubbed the Airbnb of China, announced today that it just completed a $300 million Series E for its online arm at a valuation of over $1.5 billion. The current round marks […]
Maimai, LinkedIn’s biggest China rival, just raised $75 million in its latest Series C round and has plans to go IPO in 2019, our sister site is reporting (in Chinese). The round is led by DCM Ventures, an investor in popular social networking apps including Kuaishou, Tantan, Musical.ly, and Renren. IDG Capital and Morningside Venture Capital […]
The spate of consolidations between Chinese tech companies continues as yet another industry rivalry is settled in a multi-billion dollar partnership. Ctrip.com International Ltd. and Baidu-backed Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd. have announced a matchup today that will have a valued worth of approximately $15.6 billion USD. Unlike other recent match-ups in the market, Qunar and Ctrip’s partnership involves a share […]