China’s New Third Board, an over-the-counter exchange for small and medium companies, has signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing yesterday with the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Co., Ltd. to allow those listed on the New Third Board to list in Hong Kong without additional approval.
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.
When talking about his business, Misa Zhu, founder of Chinese artificial intelligence start-up Rokid, frequently uses two words not often associated with tech: gorgeous and patient.
Co-working space operators WeWork China and naked Hub today announced a deal to join forces to build a community with one million members by the end of 2021, in the biggest deal for WeWork and the biggest deal for the co-working sector in Asia.
Global co-working giant WeWork’s China unit is reportedly buying Chinese shared office space startup naked Hub for US$400 million according to sources close to the deal.
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.
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 …
For John Marsden, a Hong Kong-based cross-border restructuring expert and a partner of Mayer Brown JSM, playing a role in "changing the law" is one of the most exciting aspects of his career.
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 …
China announced plans to merge the two regulators responsible for its banking and insurance sectors, creating a new body with enhanced oversight of the two sectors that have a combined US$43 trillion of financial assets.
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.
Chinese video streaming app Inke is reportedly seeking an initial public offering in Hong Kong after a failed attempt last year to complete a back-door A-share listing in China.
Chinese online anime-streaming platform Bilibili Inc. has filed a F-1 form to raise as much as US$400 million via a listing on the New York Stock Exchange, after being rumored to plan a U.S. IPO for months.
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.
The Chinese blockchain community is on edge as a widely anticipated regulatory crackdown is expected to be announced in a week or so. Some Wechat blockchain groups are being closed down, while rumors are flying about further policy tightening that could make China the most hostile ground for anything cryptocurrency related.
The Chinese securities regulator is rumored to consider giving special approvals to tech unicorns, a term for private tech companies worth US$1 billion or more, so that they can achieve speedy regulatory approval to list shares on domestic stock exchanges.
The blockchain revolution continues in China even as Beijing bans initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency exchanges and Bitcoin mining. The latest "converts" are China’s two largest e-commerce companies, Alibaba Group and JD.com Inc.
Chinese social networking and gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is in talks with state-owned China Resources Group about potentially taking a stake in its retail franchise business, China Resources Vanguard.
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 …
Chinese car maker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has built up a 9.7% stake in Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, in a move that seeks to establish a technology alliance between the Chinese and German automakers.
China’s insurance regulator has decided to takeover Anbang Insurance Group, a once high-flying insurance company headed by Wu Xiaohui, ex-husband to the granddaughter of former Chinese paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. In a statement posted on the China Insurance Regulatory Committee (CIRC), Wu Xiaohui, Anbang’s ex-chairman, has been prosecuted for alleged economic crimes by a court in Shanghai.
500 Startups, the Silicon Valley startup accelerator, announced yesterday that it is partnering with cryptocurrency exchange Huobi’s incubator wing, Huobi Labs, to help support Blockchain projects and potentially initial coin offerings (ICOs).
Huami Corporation, a Chinese manufacturer of low-cost wearable devices backed by smartphone maker Xiaomi, raised a smaller-than-expected US$110 million in a public float on the New York Stock Exchange today. The offering, which was less than the hoped for US$150 million, gives Huami a market valuation of US$690 million, much lower than its previously rumored US$1 billion price tag.
China’s 200 million children under the age of 14 have a new lesson to learn: censorship.
China officially has five electric vehicle companies valued at US$1 billion or more, as China Money Network has learned that Byton, an EV start-up rooted in China, is currently seeking a new financing round at a minimum valuation of US$1.2 billion.
Tencent Holdings Ltd. has teamed up with investors including Suning Holdings Group, long-time partner JD.com Inc. and Chinese property developer Sunac China Holdings Group to acquire around 14% of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co. for approximately RMB34 billion (US$5.4 billion), the Chinese social networking and gaming giant said today.
A top official at China’s largest rocket research and manufacturing institution said in a recent speech that what SpaceX has done makes him "feel old" and there is much to learn from the American space company.
A report released recently under the guidelines of China’s State Council has detailed serious fraud in how some non-performing loans (NPL) are handled in China. By highlighting the illegal activities taking place in China’s booming NPL market, Beijing is signaling an increased focused on stamping out corruption in the market and what measures it will likely take to correct the problem in 2018.
China wants to buy more than just beef and soybeans from the United States. The world’s second largest economy also eagerly wishes to greatly increase the import of American technology.
After the Chinese government took actions to strengthen oversight of news aggregation and personal recommendation platform Toutiao, the US$20 billion company is implementing changes to appease regulators. The latest: hire thousands more human content overseers – with preferences for members of China’s Communist Party – to build the largest content screening team in China.
Chinese bike sharing firm Hellobike said it has raised RMB1 billion (US$152 million) in a D2 financing round led by Fosun Group and GGV Capital. The news came three weeks after the bike company raised US$350 million in a series D1 round, putting the company’s fundraising total to just over a half billion U.S. dollars in the past month and placing it in a strong position to compete with industry leaders Mobike and ofo.