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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…

China Renaissance’s Bao Fan Calls Cryptocurrency "Highly Speculative"

On January 30, at China Renaissance Group's 2018 New Year Media Communication Conference, Bao Fan, founder and CEO of China…

China’s "Great Leap Forward" To Fight Pollution Sparks Rural Distress And Public Outcry

This winter, people in Beijing and other major cities in China noticed more blue-sky days. This was a welcome sign…

As US Grapples With China Inc-Style Investments, The USCC Offers Some Recommendations

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission has issued its annual report with some recommendations that may influence the debate…

US Dollar Funds, Marginalized In China, Show Signs Of Staging A Revival

RMB denominated private equity and venture funds continue to grow in size and importance, while U.S. dollar funds have seen…

Xi Jinping Speech Likely To Extend China’s Technology Exuberance For Many More Years

For the Chinese technology and venture capital community, Chinese President Xi Jinping's speech opening the 19th congress of the Chinese…

IDG Capital Defends Chinese Luxury E-Commerce Firm Secoo As Company Share Price Halves Post-IPO

IDG Capital's name appeared in a curious press release today. "Secoo: IDG Capital Will Continue to Support Undervalued Secoo After…

Hillhouse Capital’s Lei Zhang Defends $6.8B Privatization Of China’s Biggest Shoe Retailer Belle International

When China's largest footwear retailer Belle International was delisted from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in July following a US$6.8…

China’s Venture Capital Market Cools As Deal Volume And New Start-Ups Reach New Lows

Deal activity in China was strong in 2016. AI and sharing economy were the top two buzzwords in capital markets.…

China’s $25 Billion Food Delivery Industry Adds To Environmental Nightmare

It's Monday morning, and Ms. Li, a sanitation worker at a Shenzhen apartment building is busy emptying leftover food from…

Chinese Cashier-Free Stores Are Burning Cash, But Can They Make Money?

Venture capitalists are throwing money at China's cashier-free convenience stores. But will they actually make money, or learn once again…

Why Has China’s GDP So Outpaced IRR?

It's the paradox at the core of China investing: why has such a phenomenal economy proved such a disappointing investment…

China May Own More Artificial Intelligence Patents Than US By Year-End

China and the United States are both artificial intelligence superpowers. But China may soon be the clear leader, at least…

Famed Chinese Angel Investor Bob Xu Says Hong Kong Has Failed To Innovate

Hong Kong has failed in terms of innovation and technology development when compared with other countries in the region, including…

Mobike’s First Day Explains The Power Of Bike Sharing In China

Whenever I see a small company having a startling large impact on the world, I look for an engine. I…

Chinese Innovation QR Code Mobile Payment Wants To Conquer The World

China is going cashless, no doubt. Chinese consumers spent a total of US$5.5 trillion via mobile payment platforms last year,…

Are There Really Just 45 Unicorns In China?

I am frequently asked why our China Unicorn Ranking has 108 unicorns, while some Silicon Valley-based data firms have the…

Ugly Fight Between Chinese Online Education Firms Enrages Investors

Two of China's leading online education companies, backed by a who's-who of top venture capital firms, are embroiled in an…

China To Challenge US Leadership In AI? Not So Fast

There have been a lot of discussions on China's rising prowess in artificial intelligence, on how the Chinese are catching…

My Visit To Mobike Headquarters And What I Learned From Founder Hu Weiwei

In late July, I did a tour of Mobike’s headquarters in Beijing – and I had a fascinating talk with…

Bike Sharing Makes Chinese Exports Cool For First Time Since Marco Polo

Despite being an export powerhouse, Chinese products have largely been run-of-the-mill stuff like cloth, shoes and toys. Change is on…

Chinese Insecurity On Display In Dalian, And How To Cure This National Disease

"Look, they are stopping traffic for us," I told my fellow passengers, pointing to a Dalian city police car driving…

What Does New Cybersecurity Law In China Mean For Companies?

A controversial new cybersecurity law came into force today in China. The law, with important changes to critical data processing…

The Herd Of 102 Chinese Unicorns Reveal Three Waves Of Technology

Looking at China Money Network's China Unicorn Ranking of 102 companies worth a combined US$435 billion, three waves of technology…

How Will Moody’s Downgrade Of China’s Sovereign Rating Impact Its Economy?

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded China’s sovereign rating to A1 from Aa3 today, with a stable outlook. The downgrade comes almost…