China’s $20B News Leader Toutiao Under Siege By Government and Rivals

Watching a stern Mark Zuckerberg testify before the U.S. Congress is a reminder how China’s tech companies, despite differences in economic structure and technological sophistication, follow similar trajectories with their American counterparts. Toutiao, China’s biggest personalized news app with a US$20 billion valuation, is experiencing a similar crisis these days as government and competitors attack its core business model.

Another Chinese EV Maker Raises Massive Funding Round At Unicorn Valuation

Another Chinese electric vehicle maker has raised a massive funding round at unicorn valuation, making China the top country by far in producing electric vehicle (EV) unicorns. China is now the only country with EV manufacturing start-ups with valuations of US$1 billion or more. Moreover, China has six EV unicorns with combined valuation of nearly US$20 billion, compared to zero such firms in the U.S. or anywhere else.

Chinese Cell Therapy Firm JW Therapeutics Closes $90 Million Series A Financing

Chinese cell therapy company JW Therapeutics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd announced that it has raised a US$90 million series A found led by investors Temasek, Sequoia Capital China, and YuanMing Capital, a Beijing-based US dollar fund focusing on investments in pharmaceutical research and development, medical devices and services in both China and the U.S.