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Baidu Partners With Shanxi Province To Integrate AI With City Management

Baidu Inc., China's largest search engine, has signed an agreement with the government of Shanxi province to integrate artificial intelligence into city management. The project, designed to create "smart cities" and help the Northern province upgrade its industrial base, is another step in Baidu's campaign to position itself as an artificial intelligence company.

China's People's Insurance Co Injects $350M In Ride Hauling Firm Ucar

Ucar Group, a ride hauling service unit launched by Chinese rental car company Car Inc., has received RMB2.4 billion (US$350 million) strategic investment from People's Insurance Company of China Holdings Co., bringing the company's total fundraising this year to RMB7 billion (US$1 billion).

China's Wanda, Fosun See Shares Plunge After Reported Regulator Scrutiny

Nervous investors dumped shares and bonds of Dalian Wanda Group Co. today, as reports of elevated regulatory scrutiny regarding the company's overseas borrowings caused widespread panic. Shares of Fosun International, named as one of a number of companies whose overseas debt is being investigated by regulators, also tumbled, along with its pharmaceutical unit.

China's Largest Online Ticketing Firm Maoyan Plans IPO

Maoyan, China's largest mobile ticketing platform, which is controlled by Beijing-based television and film company Enlight Media, expects to turn a profit this year and has plans to pursue an initial public offering, Enlight Media's founder and chairman Wang Changtian said over the weekend.