Law & Policy

Alibaba To Build Northwestern Headquarters In Xi'an

To better support the development of China's western region and China's ambitious One Belt, One Road inititiative, Alibaba Group's chairman Jack Ma announced plans...

Alibaba Gambles On Smart City Development In Macau

Alibaba and the government of Macau Special Administrative Region signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement for the construction of smart city services in the...

Chinese Telecom Operators To Cancel Long-distance Call, Roaming Fees

China's three major telecom operators, China Telecom, China Mobile, and China Unicom, announced plans to cancel long-distance call fee and roaming fees within China...

Is There Anything To Fear About Apple's China Data Center?

News broke yesterday that Facebook-owned Whatsapp was partially filtered and blocked in China. This action comes a week after Apple announced it was complying...

Mobile Programmatic Ad Fraud Is Big With Entertainment And Education Apps

Many Chinese companies have risen on the back of mobile advertising, but a new report says fraud is rampant in the sector.Global ad revenue...

Hong Kong Loses Tech Business Champion

Mark O. Clift, the chief operating officer of Hong Kong's technology hub, passed away this week.The news was confirmed in a message from Pagan...

Xiaomi Reaches Patent Deal With Nokia

Xiaomi and Nokia have signed a business cooperation agreement and a multi-year patent licensing agreement covering cross-licensing of standard essential patents for mobile networks.At...

Chinese Government Demands Weibo Cease Streaming Video Services

The Chinese adage that the tall blade of grass gets cut first is definitely true this week, as China's top social media and microblogging...

LeEco To Close Cloud Disk Personal Services At End Of June 2017

The Chinese government's tightening noose on illegal Internet content has found its latest victim: LeEco.LeEco's cloud disk service announced service closure to individual users,...

China's Bitcoin Trading Value Soars In May 2017

In May 2017, the Bitcoin trading value in China reached CNY21.708 billion, four times that of April 2017. And the total Bitcoin value reached...

China's New Cybersecurity Law Carries Death Penalty For Some Offenses

China's latest cybersecurity law came into force last week and the sky did not fall and companies have not shuttered.After months of haranguing by...

Tencent May Have Just Defeated Baidu At Its Own Game In China

Baidu is a poorly-executed search engine. But with both government regulations handcuffing its development and lack of competition in China, it has never needed...

Alipay's Travel Tax Refund Service Arrives In Ten European Countries

Chinese Internet payment platform Alipay will launch a travel value-added tax refund service in ten countries in Europe to allow consumers to complete tax...

Tencent's Silicon Valley Data Center Opens While Foreign Firms Lack China Access

Tencent's Silicon Valley data center, which is the company's first data center in the U.S., has commenced operations.Tencent will build four additional overseas data...

Huawei's Data Center And Innovation Labs Bring Investment To New Zealand

New Zealand's government revealed that Chinese telecom device maker Huawei will invest NZD400 million, which is about CNY1.938 billion, in the country for data...

U.S. Government Penalty Impacts ZTE's Results For 2016

2016 was not a great year for Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE. The company says it had total losses of CNY767 million.ZTE published its performance...

Alibaba Reaches "Happy" Strategic Deal With Denmark

On the heels of Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma's overtures to American President Trump and to the Australian government with a new round of tech...

Skytech, Ant Financial Sign Cooperation Framework Agreement

Chinese software, integrated system, and technical services provider Skytech announced that the group has signed a cooperation framework agreement with Alibaba's online payment affiliate...

U.S. Government Extends ZTE's Temporary Export License

The United States Department of Commerce has reportedly agreed to extend ZTE's temporary export license to March 29, 2017, allowing American companies to continue...

Nothing Artificial About Baidu's AI Approval In China

The China National Development and Reform Commission has granted Baidu regulatory approval to launch an artificial intelligence research center.The Chinese search engine will focus...

Ride Sharing Services Are Driving Meituan-Dianping In China

Combining group buying with restaurant deals and ride sharing is now on Meituan-Dianping's menu.The merged company Meituan-Dianping has morphed in China from a Groupon-like...
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