Today's top tech news, Aug 15: Y Combinator is now in China; Singapore's Alpha7 secured US$5.2M

Also, Hong Kong's Animoca secured US$1M funding, LINE welcome TRON (TRX) into BITBOX, and more 

HK-based travel booking platform Klook raises US$200M in Series D funding

It plans to use the funding to open an office in the US and offer more Europe- and US-based tour activities 

Hong Kong's Fung Group injects US$35M into India's B2B e-commerce startup ShopX

Currently, ShopX claims it covers 50,000 retailers across 300 towns and doing over US$72.7 million in annualised transaction volume 

Singapore-based Hmlet acquires Hong Kong's co-living rental startup 'we r urban'

'we r urban' currently manages a portfolio of 30 co-living spaces, housing 70 members across 15,000 square feet in Hong Kong 

[Updated] Hong Kong names 5 co-investors for the Innovation and Technology Commission

Hong Kong aims to encourage VC investment in local startups with a government funding of HK$2 billion (US$254 million) through the commission 

Today's top tech news, July 16: Mid-tier funding galore and M17 ends IPO attempt

Also, Singapore lands another fund and the Hong Kong Central Bank is experimenting with blockchain 

Hong Kong's central bank rolls out blockchain-based trade finance

Hong Kong Monetary Authority has already signed 21 banks, including HSBC and Standard Chartered, for the new system which will go live in August 

TripAdvisor infuses more money into Southeast Asia's online restaurant reservation startup Eatigo

The funding comes as TripAdvisor's restaurants business unit TheFork looks to help expand Eatigo's presence and services across the Asia Pacific region 

Hong Kong-based logistics platform Gogovan raises US$250M to expand into new markets

Last August, the firm merged with 58 Suyun, a leading intra-city logistics company in Mainland China, and increased presence to over 300 cities 

Today's top tech news, July 6: Monaco buys Crypto.com domain name, Xiaomi IPO fails to meet expectation

Indonesia is also set to launch a new tech fund while Thailand just introduced a QR code-based payment method for train tickets