Ecommerce titan Alibaba is forming a RMB 6 billion (US$970 million) joint venture company to focus on web-connected on-demand services, such as food delivery.
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.
Country data primarily sourced from World Bank's Data Bank.
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A new editorial in the CCP's official print mouthpiece suggests that a resolution for private-car apps may not be coming anytime soon.
A passenger says she was raped by the convicted-criminal driver of a ridesharing app in China. But which app was it?
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After fighting for hard-to-acquire users over the past decade, China’s streaming video sites are facing a new battle – getting people to pay up.
China has been a hub of entrepreneurship for many years now. From the Zhongguancun technology hub in Beijing with Baidu and Sina, to Alibaba in Hangzhou, to Ten...
Within the span of a week, we have three very different numbers popping up in the press about Uber’s business in China. What's going on?
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Weeks after the ban started, Beijingers are taking to WeChat, the hugely popular messaging app, to photograph and shame indoor smokers.