China Said Planning New Crackdown On Digital Currencies

The Chinese government is planning additional steps to crack down on cryptocurrency speculation in that country, according to domestic media reports. A series of new regulatory measures will be taken in the coming weeks against initial coin offerings (ICO) and virtual currency transactions conducted in China and abroad, including the possible banning and disposal of domestic and foreign virtual currency exchange websites and related businesses, according to the Financial Times of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), and reported on …

China’s Bytedance And BuzzFeed Announce Content Licensing Agreement

Beijing Bytedance Telecommunications Co., Ltd., the operator of Chinese personalized news app Toutiao, has announced a content partnership with U.S. social news and entertainment company BuzzFeed. Under the agreement, BuzzFeed’s content will become available to users of Bytedance’s various platforms including Toutiao, TopBuzz, and Xigua Video in China, Japan and other parts of the world.

Ken Xu Of Gobi Partners Sees Trillion-Dollar Market In China’s 2B Artificial Intelligence Sector

In this episode of China Money Podcast, Gobi Partners managing partner Ken Xu speaks to our host Nina Xiang. Xu discusses what he sees as the next technology frontier markets in China, and how Gobi is investing in the artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and new infrastructure-themed industries.   You can read a Q&A and watch a short video of the interview. Don’t forget to subscribe to China Money Podcast for free in the iTunes store, or subscribe to …

China Mobile, SDIC To Launch $806M Joint Mobile Internet Fund

Hong Kong-listed China Mobile Limited and China’s state-owned investment holding company, State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC), are placing big bets on the red-hot mobile Internet sector in China with the launch of a joint venture investment fund, according to a securities filing. The two parties plan to jointly establish an investment fund to invest in China’s mobile Internet sector, with China Mobile committing RMB1.5 billion and SDIC committing RMB1 billion. They will then target to raise RMB2.45 billion from …