Briefing: China funds $666 million tech city, highway in Kenya

Kenya secures $666 million from China for tech city, highway – Reuters What happened: China is funding a data center in…


Dating app Tantan removed from Android app stores

Users can swipe the screen right to “like” the match, and swipe left to “pass”‘ on the match. (Image credit: Tantan) On…


Briefing: Chinese smartphone makers comprise 66% of Indian market – report

Chinese Brands Capture a Record 66% of the Indian Smartphone Market in Q1 2019 – Counterpoint What happened: Chinese…


China Tech Investor 22: Livestreaming fashion and the dangers of stock-picking with Jordan Schneider

China Tech Investor is a weekly look at China’s tech companies through the lens of investment. Each week, hosts Elliott…


Briefing: Hong Kong’s new virtual banks prompt hiring binge

Hong Kong Banks Are on an Unusual Hiring Spree – Bloomberg What happened: Hong Kong’s banking sector is seeing a rare…


Briefing: Jinri Toutiao partners with tourist sites to find lost individuals

头条寻人联合全国27家5A级景区发起“景区寻人” – Jinri Toutiao What happened: Bytedance’s content aggregator Jinri Toutiao has formed new…


Why Wechat mini-programs are the cutting edge of e-commerce

A version of this article first appeared on Azoya’s WeChat blog. Azoya helps global brands and retailers access the…


Briefing: Malacca blockchain initiative gets China’s support

Chinese Government Supports Development of ‘Blockchain City’ in Malaysia – Cointelegraph What happened: Per a press…


High-end ride-hailing platform Shenma says 20% of its Teslas are faulty

Ride-hailing platform Shenma Zhuanche has called out US electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla for quality issues,…


Briefing: Starbucks is well-positioned for long-term growth in China – CEO

Starbucks is well-positioned for long-term growth in China, CEO says -Bloomberg What happened: In response to…