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SoftBank-Backed Start-Up Carro Sees Fierce Competition For Talents When Expanding In Asia

With rapid urbanization and increasing affluence of its 634 million population, the Southeast Asian market has provided start-ups with robust yet…

Vertex Ventures Partner Carmen Yuen Sees Chinese Start-Ups Thriving In Deep Tech

As Beijing is ramping up efforts to reduce China's reliance on technology imports to weather the impact of trade and…

Global Retail Banking Executives See Upcoming Industry Evolution Driven By AI

Retail banking executives worldwide are strategically positioning for an upcoming evolution of intelligent digital banking, in which new technologies like…

Authorities Need To ‘Translate’ AI Ethical Codes Into Practical Guides, Experts Say

Amid the burgeoning new-generation technology of artificial intelligence (AI), countries including China are rolling out ethical principles to guide AI…

A Glimpse Into China’s EV Policies: Subsidy Cut Is Nothing But ‘Good News’

Since Beijing announced to scale back subsidies on electric vehicles (EVs) that made consumer worry about soaring EV prices, China's…

Nina Xiang, Author Of Red AI, Dispels Myth And Hyperbole Surrounding China’s Artificial Intelligence

Nina Xiang, author of newly released book Red AI: Victories and Warnings From China's Rise In Artificial Intelligence, is passionate…

Behind ‘Bosstown Dynamics’ Parody: Mech-Mind Gives A Real Scene Of Industrial Robots

When a YouTube video of a "Bosstown Dynamics" robot, a parody of American robotics firm Boston Dynamics, fighting back after…

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…

TMF Executive Warns Legal Complexity As Chinese Investments In ASEAN Increase

During the Chinese economic slowdown and its escalating trade war with the United States, countries in the Association of Southeast…

Money’s Too Tight To Mention For China’s Outsized Electric Vehicle Industry

This article by CHRIS UDEMANS originally appeared on TechNode, the leading English authority on technology in China. (more…)

SG EDB’s Goh Pei Sheng: What Makes Singapore A Gateway To Access The ASEAN Opportunity?

While global growth gained ground in recent years, ASEAN continues to lead in economic performance. In 2018, ASEAN countries achieved…

Hillhouse, Temasek And Others May Lose Hundreds Of Millions Dollars As A Chinese Startup Collapsed

Bluechip investors including Hillhouse Capital, Temasek Holdings and Shunwei Capital may be losing hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars as…

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"…

Despite Billions Of Capital Support, Chinese Smart Shelves Didn’t Disrupt Retail

One month before Chinese Spring Festival in 2018, He Bing, a delivery man at Chinese cashier-free shelf provider Xingbianli, received…

Employees In Hong Kong Less Engaged At Work Compared With India And China

Employee engagement in Hong Kong has declined consistently over the last three year, in stark contrast to the upward trend…

Trade Dispute An Opportunity For China To Focus On Domestic Demand And Champion Multilateral Trade

The ongoing global turmoil headlined by the China-U.S. trade dispute is a cause for concern, but there are also reasons…

111 Inc.’s Xu Weihao: Online Healthcare Platform With Govt To Tackle China’s Medical Problems

Chinese health-focused 111 Inc. said the company is on the same page with Chinese government to tackle the country's long-existing…

Jack Ma Has "Retired" Three Times, And He Will Never Leave?

There was a bit of confusion regarding Chinese billionaire Jack Ma's plans to "step down" from Alibaba Group, the company…

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…

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…

Chinese Firms Riding BRI Wave Into ASEAN Are Realising ‘One-Size Fits All’ Is Not A Sustainable Strategy, So What Is?

China Money Network recently sat down with Laurence He, Director, Global Business Development for TMF Group, to reflect on the…

MindWorks Ventures’ David Chang: As Peers Merge, Lalamove Will Remain Independent

Hong Kong-based logistics start-up Lalamove will remain independent as the industry consolidates around it. The Uber-for-logistics company's objective is to…

China Growth Capital’s Wayne Shiong: Chinese AI Companies May See Valuations Drop By As Much As 50%

Chinese artificial intelligence companies are over-valued. As market liquidity conditions continue to tighten, these AI companies are likely to see…

Long Hill Capital Sees Opportunities In China’s Underserved Healthcare Sector

To tackle China's structural shortage of quality healthcare services, technology and innovation can play an important role beside regulatory reform,…

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…

China’s Marshall Plan Should Be More Inclusive, Says One Hong Kong Developer

It has been almost five years since Chinese President Xi Jinping first unveiled the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in…

Could Xiaomi’s Lei Jun Follow Elon Musk In Building Rockets?

When will a Chinese tech titan make the leap to spaceships? I have often wondered why American tech luminaries like…

CEC Capital’s Ran Wang: Valuation Of Chinese Start-Ups To Drop 30% To 50% In Six Months

In the next six months, the valuation of Chinese start-ups may drop on average 30%, or even 50% for some…

Why Did Google Invest In China’s JD.Com? Here’s What Experts Think

News came yesterday that Google would invest US$550 million in cash in China’s second largest retailer JD.com Inc., as part…

Hans Tung: Eight Lessons From The Rise Of Chinese Short Video App Douyin

What is the most popular app in China? You’re probably thinking WeChat. Though that might still be true, WeChat now…

SoundAI’s Chang Le: Voice-Controlled Devices Next Battlefield For Digital Traffic

China's tech giants are waging a price war over smart speakers. But that's ok with Chang Le, co-founder of Beijing-based…