Nina Xiang

Nina Xiang is the co-founder and managing editor overseeing editorial content and product development at CMN. Before founding CMN in 2011, Nina worked at BusinessWeek magazine in Beijing and Institutional Investor magazine in New York, writing about business and financial services. While in New York, she also served as part-time correspondent for Shanghai's financial television channel, China Business Network, as well as China Radio International, China's national English-language radio network.

AI Top 50 2018 – 970×90 EN

Recent news, commentary, and posts by Nina Xiang:

500 Startups’ Bonnie Cheung: More Blockchain Projects Should Focus On Solving Inter-Chain Operability And Privacy Issues

Bonnie Cheung, a venture partner at 500 Startups, has read hundreds of blockchain whitepapers to screen for a select few that the early-stage investment firm and seed accelerator chooses to back. As things tend to progress with hyper speed in blockchain compared to other industries, 500 Startups has invested in enough projects to solve "the scalability" issue in a matter of four to five months. For now, she wants to see more projects focused on solving the two other key …

China VC/Tech News Weekly Roundup: Xiaomi CDR Issuance, Ant Financial’s $14B Massive Round

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to all the news headlines in the week of June 4-8, 2018 with host Nina Xiang and guest Fritz Demopoulos, founder of Queens Road Capital and co-founder of Topics covered include Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc.’s dual listing in Hong Kong and in China via the newly implemented CDR program, Ant Financial’s massive US$14 billion new round, and how to keep up with shifting new tech trends in today’s world. Be …

Conrad Tsang: Chinese LPs Need To Focus On Consistent Returns, Not Single Home Runs

Conrad Tsang, founder and chairman of Hong Kong-based investment firm Strategic Year Holdings Ltd., sat down earlier this week with China Money Network on the sidelines of the China Private Equity Summit 2018, organized by the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA). Tsang founded his own firm in 2015 after spending 13 years at Baring Private Equity Asia, last serving as managing director at the global private equity firm. During the early years of his career, he …

China VC Tracker: Chinese VCs Made 284 Deals Worth $6.38 Billion In May 2018

Chinese venture capital activity saw a jump in the number of announced deals but total deal value dropped significantly last month from April because of the lack of mega deals. In May, 284 VC deals were announced worth an aggregate US$6.38 billion, compared to 209 deals worth US$15.59 billion in April, according to China Money Network’s China VC Tracker released today. China VC Tracker is produced based on proprietary data collected by China Money Network.

What We Learned From Canaan’s Hong Kong IPO Prospectus

Canaan Inc., the world’s second largest Bitcoin mining machine manufacturer, is the first to file an IPO prospectus for a public listing. Therefore, its security filing is an interesting read, providing a rare look into an industry that is still often shrouded in secrecy.

Gaw Capital Enters Distressed Real Estate Sector With $1B New Fund With Country Garden Unit

Hong Kong-based private real estate investment firm Gaw Capital has teamed up with Shenzhen Paladin Asset Management, the investment arm of one of the largest Chinese property developers, Country Garden Group,to jointly launch a US$1 billion special situations fund to invest in distressed real estate projects in China, Gaw Capital confirms to China Money Network.

China VC/Tech News Roundup: Didi Murder, Xiaomi Rice Cooker, And Canaan IPO

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to all the news headlines in the week of May 7-11, 2018 with host Nina Xiang, together with guest Shai Oster, the Asia bureau chief for The Information. Topics covered include the implications of a recent murder by a Didi driver who passed facial recognition to log into his father’s account to take orders, Xiaomi’s rice cooker maker raising a series C round (and of course Xiaomi’s upcoming IPO), and the planned …

China Huarong Chairman Lai Xiaomin Is Investigated For Severe Disciplinary Breaches

The Chinese State Commission of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has disclosed that Lai Xiaomin, party secretary and chairman of China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd., was suspected of serious violation of laws and regulations and is currently undergoing disciplinary review and investigations, China’s Xinhua News Agency reported.

Cynthia Zhang: Toutiao Easily Worth More Than Tech Giant Baidu

At first glance, the investment strategy of veteran private equity manager Cynthia Zhang appears risky. As founder of recently launched private equity firm FutureX Capital, Zhang plans to make mid-to-late stage investments in promising Chinese tech stars, whose valuations are perhaps the highest in the world.

Meituan Dianping Rumored To Buy Chinese Bike Sharing Firm Mobike For $3.7B

Chinese group-buying and location-based services firm Meituan Dianping is reportedly in talks to buy bike sharing firm Mobike for US$3.7 billion, according to Chinese media reports citing insiders. Both Meituan and Mobike did not respond inquiries from China Money Network to confirm the news. Insiders say that the two parties are likely to announce the deal soon, but the talks could still fall apart. Last month, Meituan was reportedly leading a new financing round in Mobike. Meituan is rumored to …

Chinese Crypto Crowd Scrambles For Token Issuances As ICO Ice Age Approaches

The mood at a blockchain conference in Seoul, South Korea attended mostly by the Chinese crypto crowd this week was a mixture of euphoria, unease and desperation. The plummeting prices of major cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin was down roughly 35% this year – coupled with stricter government oversight and collapsed projects, is casting dark clouds over new token issuances. "The market condition has weakened significantly from the peak last fall," said the head of a new blockchain project that is in …

Foxconn Unit Obtains A-Share IPO In Record Time As Beijing Aims To Keep New Economy Firms Listed In China

An Internet and industrial business subsidiary of Taiwanese consumer electronics firm Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (Foxconn) has obtained approval from Chinese regulators for an A-share IPO in record time. The unit, Foxconn Industrial Internet Co., was approved for an IPO in China in just 36 days, compared to a usual wait time of one to two years or longer.

FBI Prosecutes Chinese AI Scientist As Sino-US Tech Rivalry Escalates

For the hundreds of thousands Chinese scientists trained overseas returning home, there is now a more palpable concern when making this increasingly popular career move. As the FBI accused a top Chinese AI expert for fraud last week, the action was interpreted by China as part of a "technology cold war" waged by the U.S. against the country and its top scientists.

China To Scrap Presidential Term Limits Allowing Xi Jinping To Stay On, People’s Reaction Mixed

China’s Communist Party (CCP) has proposed revising the country’s constitution that would allow President Xi Jinping to continue serving as the country’s leader with no limits on terms. CCP said in an announcement via state-owned media outlets today that it will remove the provision that states Chinese President and Vice President "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms" from the constitution. There were over a dozen other proposed changes, but the key action is clearly the deleting of the …