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Is America Ready For Chinese Electric Cars?

News broke yesterday that Chinese Internet behemoth Tencent took a 5% stake in U.S.-based Tesla. Though the stake is small, the impression was large...

Will SCMP Dropping Paywall Drive Better Editorial?

In December 2015, Alibaba's Executive Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai informed the world that Alibaba was going to take control of South China Morning Post...

5 More Ways To Know You've Been Hacked In China

State-sponsored hacking is a hot topic, and security experts point to a few global actors as sources of the intrigue and exploits. But how do...

Facebook's Founder Loses Face While Catching Breath In Beijing

Mark Zuckerberg, the American founder of Facebook, jogged in Beijing this week. And it caught everybody's attention. Chinese social media was ablaze in amazement that...

5 Ways To Know You've Been Hacked In China

Hacking happens all over the world, but cybersecurity issues in China have special significance because the agents of the attack are often hard to...

Alibaba's South China Morning Post Purchase Puts Focus On News Coverage

Chinese e-commerce boss Jack Ma is emulating America's Amazon.com boss Jeff Bezos, who recently purchased The Washington Post, by purchasing his own media empire...

VTech Data Breach Highlights IoT Failings

VTech Holdings Limited, the Hong Kong maker of baby monitors and electronic toys, announced that its customer database was hacked two weeks ago. The company...

What Chilling Effect Would Alibaba's Investment Have On Free Media?

The e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is reportedly planning a newspaper investment in Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, according to multiple reports in Chinese...

Apple Malware Infestation In China Shows Companies' Weaknesses

A number of Chinese Apple iOS apps this week were found infected with XcodeGhost malware. This makes both Apple and the technology companies who...

How Many Ways Can Airbnb Fail (Or Succeed) In China?

Hospitality exchange service Airbnb announced this week a deal with China Broadband Capital and Sequoia China to elevate the American Internet company's brand to...

China's Great Cannon Raises Questions For China's Top Search Engine

The news in recent days of China's "Great Cannon" and a related research report from Canada has cast a spotlight from outside China on...

What Twitter Can And Can't Do In Hong Kong As It Views China

Hong Kong's geographic proximity to mainland China belies the gulf in business practices, Internet laws, and access that Twitter will find between the refined...

What's The Future For Taxi Apps In China?

On Valentine's Day, two of China's taxi-hailing apps agreed to merge. But is this a good business decision and does it benefit consumers in...

Facebook Hits The Same Wall As Apple In China

The leaders of Facebook and Apple were in China this past week on separate missions with the same goal: gain better transparency and more...

Deciphering Alibaba CEO's Letter To Investors

China's Alibaba starts selling stakes in its Cayman Island company Alibaba Group Holding Limited today in the United States. In a "Letter From Jack...

Apple (Finally) Partners With China Mobile

After years of smartphone rumors compounded by false starts and technology gossip, Apple finally seems to have found a friend in China Mobile. During Apple's...

Placing Egos Aside, Youku And Tudou Agree On Merger

By merging their Chinese online video businesses, the leaders of Youku and Tudou have done something their comrades at other Chinese Internet companies...

Bing Search Engine Agreement With China's Baidu Is No Big Deal

There's been much news over the past few days about Microsoft Bing's English-language integration with Baidu.com's Chinese search engine. This story has risen to the...

Youku And Tudou Are Not The Chinese Internet Video YouTubes

Youku.com and Tudou.com, along with about a dozen competitors, are known as the Chinese versions of YouTube. But beyond the common ability for users...

What Will We Miss About Google In China?

News from many outlets the past week is that Google is planning to announce a withdrawal from China today. Google's departure will boost rivals...

Top 5 Chinese Technology Trends For The Year Of The Tiger

Another Chinese New Year is upon us, and this year we transition into the Year of the Tiger. As Chinese businesses begin to shut...
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