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WeChat and Alipay ramp up ecommerce race with new features for online and offline merchants

Alibaba has an edge in terms of the number of merchants already on board its Taobao marketplace, but...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 29, 2014
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China’s favorite video site Youku gets into the movie making business

Youku says Heyi Films will produce films "to the tastes of the Chinese audience" and "improve film m...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 28, 2014
  • at 4:53 pm
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Jack Ma is now China’s richest person. How far is he from becoming the richest on earth?

Ma's net worth is now $21.8 billion, even before his company goes public in what's expected to be th...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 28, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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Chinese social network for following celebs – or even becoming one – secures $6.5M funding

Xingyun, a Chinese niche social network, has just raised an RMB 40 million (US$6.5 million) series A...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 27, 2014
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4 of 5 smartphones in China are Android, most with at least 3 Tencent apps installed

Android’s firm hold on the market has only grown stronger. Baidu says Android has 79 percent marke...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 27, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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Individuals have free speech, groups are gagged: Harvard study shines light on China’s internet censorship

You can say pretty much whatever you want on Chinese social media without fear of being censored, as...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 26, 2014
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Nearly one quarter of China’s population now shops online

The deputy minister of China’s MIIT says 52.5 percent of Chinese internet users now shop online ...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 26, 2014
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Why China’s new domestic desktop operating system could actually stick

China’s next attempt at a mobile homegrown desktop operating system is slated for an October debut...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 25, 2014
  • at 1:46 pm
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Crowdfunded in China: Android-powered projectors, steering wheel mods, and all-in-one credit cards

This list of our five favorite successful campaigns is proof that the crowdfunding trend in China is...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 22, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Struggling indie console maker Ouya finds a friend in Xiaomi and a new home in China

China's all-the-rage phone maker Xiaomi has just partnered with Ouya to get a dedicated channel on X...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 22, 2014
  • at 12:52 pm
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Geeky Chinese video site that makes its own editing tools gets $38M funding

What makes Aipai stand out from the dozens of nerdy niche video aggregators out there? The secret sa...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 21, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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Chinese wine e-tailer gets $49 million funding to take over the world’s second-biggest wine market

Jiuxian specializes in wines and Chinese baijiu. It claims to have over 100,000 paying customers acr...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 21, 2014
  • at 12:19 pm
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Maker of Chinese Farmville knockoff seals China’s biggest ever gaming deal, sells subsidiary for almost $1 billion

FunPlus, the Chinese game maker responsible for some of China’s biggest mobile and social games, h...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Chinese crash course education startup for designers and animators secures $30M funding

Chinese online education startup Xingshuai Teach today received a US$30 million series B round of fu...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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The company that partnered with Microsoft to sell the Xbox in China acquires digital ad agency for $100M

Bestv, the Chinese online media company partnering with Microsoft to sell the Xbox One in China, ann...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 19, 2014
  • at 8:21 pm
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Doctor consultation app gets China’s biggest ever investment in a healthcare startup

Founded in 2011, Chunyu now has 30 million active users consulting with 40,000 online doctors about ...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 19, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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China’s top tech CEOs join in on ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze for ALS

Youku CEO Victor Koo and OnePlus founder Pete Lau have already completed the challenge and kicked of...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 18, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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CEO of China’s most popular piracy app arrested after 110 days on the run

Just before police raided Kuaibo’s offices in April, the CEO of the company that makes the notorio...

By Paul Bischoff

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  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:25 pm