CATEGORY: China

A Singapore-registered ship has been sold on Taobao for US$11.8M

By Yon Heong Tung | 13 hours ago

Varada Blessing had previously been put up on the Taobao auction site twice but did not reach its reserved price Read More

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi is testing international credit cards and English interface on its app

By Yon Heong Tung | Feb 21, 2017

This may be a signal of an accelerated push towards global expansion Read More

Ant Financial to invest US$200M into Kakao's upcoming mobile payment subsidiary

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 21, 2017

The deal will help turn Kakao's fintech services into a fully functional subsidiary company Read More

Tencent extends "double-hundred plan" to cover legal services platform, Kuaifawu

By TechNode | Feb 21, 2017

Under the agreement, Kuaifawu has exchanged shares for traffic through Tencent's channels such as Guangdiantong and WeChat Read More

Alibaba accelerates offline retail push through partnership with Bailian

By Yon Heong Tung | Feb 20, 2017

Through a strategic partnership, the Chinese e-commerce giant will leverage tech such as big data to modernise the offline retail space Read More

Is Paytm merging with Snapdeal?

By Sainul Abudheen | Feb 17, 2017

Paytm and Snapdeal, two behemoths in the online retail segment, reportedly had merger talks in January this year Read More

Tencent confirms WeChat will introduce paid content for official accounts

By TechNode | Feb 17, 2017

The major question is if Chinese consumers are willing to pay for content that was largely free Read More

Chinese VC Shunwei Capital forays into India with US$3M investment in Truebil

By Sainul Abudheen | Feb 16, 2017

Truebil is a curated marketplace that aims to make the process of buying and selling pre-owned automobiles easy by posting pictures and detailed inspection report of the car Read More

[Updated] It can't get any more interesting than this: Tencent rumoured to be eyeing Go-Jek

By Anisa Menur | Feb 16, 2017

In case you missed it: Tencent Holdings is an investor of Didi Chuxing, which owns a minority stake in Go-Jek's competitor Grab Read More

Baidu's new acquisition wants to roll out an Alexa-like service in China

By Yon Heong Tung | Feb 16, 2017

The founder of Y-Combinator startup Raven Tech, Lv Pin, will join Baidu to lead its smart home hardware operations Read More

Meituan adds ride-hailing feature to take on Didi

By TechNode | Feb 15, 2017

Can an O2O giant leverage its network to challenge Didi Chuxing? Read More

M-health still not enough to fix China's healthcare problems

By TechNode | Feb 13, 2017

Despite the connectivity and mass data collection healthcare technology can bring, the discrepancy between expectation and reality is still quite wide Read More

Meet the best of Chinese underwater drones

By TechNode | Feb 10, 2017

While some are trying their best to provide a bird’s eye view of our world, there are Chinese companies dedicated to give you a glimpse under the sea Read More

From Asia to Africa: Why Wechat is a threat to Safaricom's M-Pesa

By fabian likam | Feb 09, 2017

M-Pesa changed the lives of underbanked Africans decades ago; Will Wechat Wallet drastically change the fintech landscape anew? Read More

Ant Financial is raising US$3B in debt to fund M&A deals: Bloomberg

By Yon Heong Tung | Feb 09, 2017

The news comes right on the heels of its first acquisition in a US-listed company, Moneygram Read More

Girls are actually happy to work in STEM. So what can we do to make them stay in this field?

By Anisa Menur | Feb 09, 2017

The Mastercard Girls in Tech report is back. While we still have homeworks remain, the prospect seems full of hope Read More

Gay dating app Blued bags strategic investment from China’s state-run media

By TechNode | Feb 09, 2017

The expanding globalisation initiative and Blued's growth in live streaming, e-commerce, gaming healthcare and entertainment were the main reasons for this investment Read More

Chinese tech IPO candidates to watch for in 2017

By TechNode | Feb 08, 2017

These Chinese tech companies are poised to win back investors' hearts Read More

"Flash delivery" service Shansong clinches US$50M series C

By TechNode | Feb 07, 2017

Shansong provides short-distance and same-city logistics services Read More

How Chinese mobile payments are quietly conquering the world

By TechNode | Feb 06, 2017

Alipay is partnering with smaller localised companies across the world, while WeChat hopes its growing brand awareness can make it the go-to place for foreign companies Read More

Alibaba investing up to US$250M in Indian m-commerce firm Paytm: Report

By Sainul Abudheen | Feb 03, 2017

Aibaba and its payments unit Alipay had earlier infused US$680 million into Paytm in September 2015 Read More

Fintech startup LatiPay raises US$3M from Jubilee Capital, others to expand to Singapore, US

By Sainul Abudheen | Jan 31, 2017

LatiPay allows Chinese consumers to pay for goods and services using Yuan whilst merchants receive full payment for goods or services direct to their local bank account in their local currency Read More

Meet Baidu's answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home

By Yon Heong Tung | Jan 26, 2017

And it has a more adorable name – Little Fish Read More

Are China's bike-sharing platforms really part of the sharing economy?

By TechNode | Jan 25, 2017

Bike-sharing is the hottest sector coming out of China, but the industry is proving different than its car-based cousin Read More

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