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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.

Five Remarkable Facts From Chinese AI Unicorn Megvii’s IPO Prospectus

Megvii Technology Limited, the operator of Chinese facial recognition platform Face++ and a big provider of facial recognition tech to…

Xi Jinping Should Capitulate, Not Because US Is Right, But For China’s Own Vulnerability

A camel, though dead, is still bigger than a horse—so goes a Chinese proverb. Such is an accurate depiction of…

Alibaba Leverages Tech To Strengthen IP Protection As China Makes Progress

Alibaba Group released an intellectual property report yesterday to highlight its brand-protection efforts. The report shows that 96% of proactively…

A Shenzhen Logistics Robot Startup Shows Why China Is Winning Global Tech Race

An experienced and robust founding team. A series of rapid venture investments. A mere thirteen-month period for an idea to…

DJI Drops Autonomous Driving Plans To Instead Focus On Producing LiDAR Sensors

DJI, which reportedly has been exploring sestting up a self-driving car unit, has dropped the idea. The company is instead…

Chinese AI Companies Brace For Winter As Technology And Market Face Bottleneck

Entering 2019, the buzzword in the artificial intelligence industry has taken a decidedly new tone. “Bottleneck" has been much talked…

Chinese Rocket Startup Wants To Achieve SpaceX Success In 50% Less Time Than Elon Musk

Even though private rocket startups in China have only started to emerge in the past three to four years, its…

Marc Lasry Stays On The Sidelines For China Distressed Debt And Is Not "Focused On" Bitcoin

Marc Lasry, the co-founder of distressed debt investment firm Avenue Capital Group, said he is staying on the sidelines for…

Quasi-Unicorn IceKredit Aims To Leverage AI In Becoming China’s FICO

Gu Lingyun, founder of Chinese AI-driven fintech start-up IceKredit, has a unique perspective on the trajectory of consumer credit growth.…

Trade War Hitting CES 2019 As Chinese Tech Firms Cancel Trips And Lay Low

There is something different about CES 2019. The world's largest consumer electronics exhibition, jokingly referred to as "China Electronics Show"…

Chinese Unicorn Terminus Combines AI And IoT To Empower Smarter Cities

In a posh office building in eastern Beijing, Chinese unicorn startup Terminus occupies a whole floor that looks like the…

HuiyiHuiying Founder Chai Xiangfei: Surviving The Winter Is Critical For Healthcare AI

Chai Xiangfei, founder of Chinese artificial intelligence startup HuiyiHuiying, is modest and painfully honest, something that is rare among Chinese…

Dorabot’s Spencer Deng Is Building A Silicon Valley Startup With Shenzhen Speed To Enable Smart Logistics

Spencer Deng, founder of Shenzhen-based robotics and AI start-up Dorabot Inc., wants to build a Silicon Valley startup with Shenzhen…

Are China’s AI Companies And Its 14 Unicorn Leaders Turning Into VC Investors?

There are 14 Chinese AI companies valued at US$1 billion or more as of now. In other words, all of…

Howard Marks: Oaktree Is Looking At Actively Investing In Chinese Equities

Howard Marks, founder of distressed debt powerhouse Oaktree Capital Management, says his firm is actively investing in Chinese equities because…

Bridgewater Files First China All-Weather Fund

Five months after registering as a private equity manager in China, Bridgewater Associates, L.P. has filed its first private equity…

Winston Ma: Digital Silk Road Can Achieve Green Transformation Along Belt And Road Countries

After 10 years as a managing director at Chinese sovereign wealth fund, China Investment Corporation (CIC), Winston Ma started his…

Hao Jingfang: China Faces Challenges To Succeed In Fundamental Research Due To Short-Term Thinking

Jack Ma said last month that China needs to focus on "new manufacturing", while the U.S. launched a trade war…

Bibop Gresta Sees His Hyperloop Transportation Building 2,000km Lines In China

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (Hyperloop TT) aspires to build 2,000 kilometers futuristic Hyperloop lines in China one day, says the firm's…

The Weird And Curious Case Of Jack Ma’s "Retirement" Announcements?

One day after the New York Times published a sensational article on Jack Ma's "stepping down" from Alibaba, a South…

China VC/Tech Weekly Roundup: Goldman Joins $450M Deal In MissFresh, Baidu Video Scores $100M

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to all the news headlines in the China venture and tech sector…

Billionaire Under Spotlight: Legal Troubles Of JD.Com’s Richard Liu Expose Other Side Of Star Entrepreneur

When Richard Liu, the Chinese billionaire and CEO of JD.com Inc, appeared three days ago for a signing ceremony in…

Meituan In Full Strategic Retreat As It Nears Completion of $4.4B HK IPO

Meituan Dianping, the largest Chinese on-demand services provider close to completing a US$4.4 billion Hong Kong IPO, is in full…

China VC/Tech Weekly Roundup: China Building A Superconducting Computer, HK IPO Trends Up

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to all the news headlines in the China venture and tech sector…

China VC/Tech Weekly Roundup: Co-Working Firm Mydream+ Scores $120M, EV Pioneer NIO Seeks US IPO

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to all the news headlines in the China venture and tech sector…

Company Claims To Produce China’s First Web Browser System, But It’s Actually A Chrome Shell

A Chinese company, which just announced having raised RMB250 million (US$36 million) from investors including IDG Capital and Morningside Ventures,…

China VC/Tech Weekly Roundup: Grocery Delivery Firm Raises $500M, China’s Quora Scores $270M

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to all the news headlines in the China venture and tech sector…

China VC/Tech Weekly Roundup: Chinese EV Unicorn Xiaopeng Raises $587M, China VC Tracker Released For July

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to all the news headlines in the China venture and tech sector…

Ofo In Talks To Sell Itself At Discounted Prices After Suffering From A Slew Of Bad News

Ofo, one of the two largest Chinese bike rental firms in China, is near a deal to sell itself to…

China VC/Tech News Weekly Roundup: WeWork China Raises $500M, Alibaba Reportedly Leads $600M In Face++

In this episode of China Money Podcast, listen to all the news headlines in the China venture and tech sector…

Chinese Search Engine Sogou Is Becoming An AI-Powered Smart Hardware Company

Sogou Inc., China's second largest search engine after Baidu Inc., is becoming a smart hardware company powered by its artificial…

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