Another bad sign for private-car ridesharing apps as Beijing authorities order Didi to clean up its "illegal" Didi Express and Didi Zhuanche services.
Internet Penetration Rate51.7%
China is often called a land of contradictions, and its tech industry is no different. Yes, the middle kingdom is the source of some hackers and copycats, but it’s also the source of some startling innovation, one of the world’s most unique and vibrant internet cultures, and some of the most passionate techies and gamers in the universe. China’s internet may be censored but that hasn’t stopped web, gaming, and mobile startups from springing up all over the country. Here at Tech in Asia we’ve got it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The hottest startups, the craziest copycats, and the darkest tales of censorship in Asia.
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HWTrek, a Taipei startup that connects hardware makers with experts to help build marketable products, today announced it has completed a US$4M series A round.
Silver Lake led a $500M investment in Qunar. Qunar says Ctrip acquisition still on the table.
It was just last week that Uber announced the launch of its new UberGreen electric car service in China with the rollout of a trial of ten electric cars in Wuha...
The new feature, Shun Feng Che, will focus on urban commuters starting in Beijing and roll out to 26 cities by the end of this month.
Lvmama, a Chinese tourism booking site, has received RMB 500 million (US$80 million) in series E funding from Jinjiang International Group.
Some words of wisdom and reminiscence from Hoffman and Thiel at a recent event in Shanghai.
A review of Porter Erisman's book Alibaba's World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business.
Once again, Amazon is slower than Alibaba and its many Chinese rivals.
Didi Kuaidi is giving away a fortune in free rides across China in the hopes of weakening its competitors.
Uber is going green in China with a deal to run hybrid electric cars in one Chinese city.
As China’s young people get priced out of property, a new startup idea: ‘tiny apartments as a service’
They're cramped and there's no sofa, but several startups see a big future in their tiny serviced apartments.
Through Meirong Zongjian, users can request a beautician come straight to their home for a facial or massage. It raised US$15 million in series A funding.
In another unreleased speech excerpt, Jack Ma explains why he started Alipay and the importance of limits for internet enterprises.
FruitDay claims to be the largest fresh produce etailer in China by revenue, and it expects to have more than 10 million users this year.
Baihe approaches dating from an empirical and practical - some might say materialistic- perspective, with the end goal being marriage.