Law & Policy

Did JD.com Thoroughly Vet Its New E-commerce Partner?

Chinese consumers are yearning for fresh vegetables and fruit, and a bevy of recent e-commerce agricultural deals are giving netizens the ability to buy...

SSqian Raises More Funds To Expand Digital Signature Services

Seeking to capitalize on a proposed government regulation requiring online lending businesses to use electronic signatures, venture capitalists have poured money into SSqian, a...

Two Chinese Banks Hit By Internet Phishing Scams

Bank of China Hong Kong and Hang Seng Bank have both issued warnings in recent days about Web-based attacks targeted at bank customers in...

Hong Kong Issues First Licenses For Stored Value Facilities

Though its population of 7.5 million is equal to that of a mid-size mainland Chinese city like Hangzhou, Hong Kong makes up for lack...

Is P2P Lending Out Of Control In China?

The China Banking Regulatory Commission appears ready to issue new guidelines that will cap P2P lending and curtail some of the risk inherent in...

Investors Bet On Fledgling Chinese E-commerce App

Young Chinese consumers eyeing overseas fashion and products are the targets for a mobile app flush with new funding.An unnamed Chinese RMB fund has...

Censorship To Blame For VC-Backed Chinese Website Outage?

When a website goes offline, it's often the result of a DDoS attack, forgotten domain name purchase, or bad programming. For a Chinese website...

China To Tighten Control Of News Sites With Stricter Rules

China intends to further tighten control over the country's digital news and content websites with stricter requirements, after several earlier incidents made the country's...

Foxconn's Acquisition Of Sharp Approved By Antitrust Authority Of China

Hon Hai's Foxconn, which is already a major original equipment manufacturer for Apple, is set to enhance its ability to supply the American computer...

Uber Decides It Can't Win In China As It Merges With Chinese Rival

No major Western software or online business has ever succeeded on its own in China for a sustained period of time, so it's not...

Alibaba's Chief Bets Big On Internet Gambling, Which Is Banned In China

Don't believe anyone who says Alibaba.com's founder Jack Ma doesn't intend to upset the status quo and sense of stability in China. His investment...

All Hail China's New Ridesharing Regulations

American rideshare company Uber and its Chinese rival Didi Chuxing are cruising on the good news today that China has taken a step towards...

Online News In China Gets Wakeup Call

News media in China ostensibly operate to reinforce and promote the edicts and values of the government.And the government and Party do not seem...

JD's JV With ZestFinance Will Soon Open Services In China

JD Finance CEO Chen Shengqian revealed that the company's joint venture with ZestFinance, an American Internet financial company specializing in data risk control models,...

Is China Unicom's Entry Into Fintech Sign Of A Bubble?

Fifteen years ago, some staid Chinese manufacturers got sexy by calling themselves Internet companies, and China Unicom's latest move into the very busy fintech...

Foxconn To Cut 7,000 Employees After Sharp Acquisition

Following Foxconn's USD3.5 billion acquisition of Sharp, the Taiwanese company will position the new executive team in July to accelerate commercial application of Sharp...

Ant Financial To Acquire 20% Stake In Thai Payment Company

Alibaba's financial subsidiary Ant Financial reportedly plans to acquire a 20% stake in Ascend Money, an electronic payment and small loan company in Thailand,...

Alibaba Closes Offices In India

Over the past few months, China-based Alibaba has closed four enterprise e-commerce platform offices in India.According to reports in Indian local media, Alibaba Group...

China Bans Apple's Latest iPhones Over Patent Dispute

Investors eyeing Apple's China growth with anticipation have had their bubbles popped today with news that the tech company was ordered to stop selling...

R&D Accounts For 15% Of Huawei's Income

Chinese telecom device maker Huawei invested USD9.2 billion in research and development in 2015, accounting for 15% of the total annual income of the...

British Telecom Tests VPN Service In Shanghai Free Trade Zone

British telecom operator BT just submitted an application to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to gain a license to operate a value-added...
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