With its huge scale and steps toward global dominance, can anyone rival Alibaba’s might in China’s e-commerce sector?
As China seeks to innovate and upgrade its economy, has it developed any region that can definitively be called the Chinese Silicon Valley?
Tencent launched China’s first private bank, local governments vowed to crack down on ride-hailing apps, and with China set to miss its growth targets, it is being speculated that the much needed economic rebalancing has finally kicked in.
A look at China’s fast-changing market taxi app market, and how the two big rivals, Tencent-backed Didi Dache and Alibaba-backed Kuaidi Dache, are burning cash to outdo each other.
This week, taxi app Didi Dache secured funding of more than $700 million, easily the biggest private investment in China’s mobile internet sector; LeTV announced an audacious plan to get into Tesla’s territory; and China’s import and export numbers slowed.
This week, smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi made new moves in the wearable technology space; Tencent signed a deal to boost its K-pop quotient; and NDRC placed its bets on a new plan to clean China’s smoggy skies.
This week, the Shanghai Composite Index reached a 40-month peak; experts speculated on future PBOC rate cuts, following last week’s interest rate cut which was the first since 2012; and Tencent and Alibaba locked horns.
What are the likes of Lenovo, Tencent, Huawei and Alibaba buying? A look at some of the most significant Chinese outbound investment deals in technology.
This week, the much awaited APEC conference came to a close, Alibaba netted more than $9.3 billion in Single’s Day sales; and Xiaomi announced its intent to invest in Youku-Tudou.
How should would-be entrepreneurs scout for innovation opportunities? The key lies in finding industries with ‘friction’ and ‘information assymetry’.