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The top 10 Chinese semiconductor start-ups to watch

China has prioritised the development of semiconductor technology to cut its reliance on foreign imports, leading to a wave of local microchip start-ups

18 Jun 2020 - 11:32AM

China has prioritised the development of semiconductor technology to cut its reliance on foreign imports, leading to a wave of local microchip start-ups

The top 10 Chinese semiconductor start-ups to watch
What Chinese tech tycoons brought to the table at this year’s ‘two sessions’ policy gathering

Some of this year’s proposals could be picked up by China’s top leaders and implemented in the country’s next development plans.

29 May 2020 - 12:00PM

Some of this year’s proposals could be picked up by China’s top leaders and implemented in the country’s next development plans.

What Chinese tech tycoons brought to the table at this year’s ‘two sessions’ policy gathering
These Chinese dating apps have become an unexpected necessity during the coronavirus pandemic

Chinese dating apps serve a diverse market of 622 million users across a whole spectrum of categories, with the market value set to reach US$290 million in 2024

14 May 2020 - 5:14PM

Chinese dating apps serve a diverse market of 622 million users across a whole spectrum of categories, with the market value set to reach US$290 million in 2024

These Chinese dating apps have become an unexpected necessity during the coronavirus pandemic
Gojek launches income support fund for partners affected by Covid-19 slowdown

Indonesia-based ride-hailing firm Gojek says the Gojek Partner Support Fund (GPSF) will support drivers, merchants, and other partners whose income has been affected by the economic slowdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

25 Mar 2020 - 10:05AM

Indonesia-based ride-hailing firm Gojek says the Gojek Partner Support Fund (GPSF) will support drivers, merchants, and other partners whose income has been affected by the economic slowdown amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gojek launches income support fund for partners affected by Covid-19 slowdown
Chinese tech companies launch apps to help netizens tackle coronavirus

Coronavirus tracker apps, free online doctor consultations, and AI-powered queries are among a spate of new platforms and services available.

14 Feb 2020 - 5:39PM

Coronavirus tracker apps, free online doctor consultations, and AI-powered queries are among a spate of new platforms and services available.

Chinese tech companies launch apps to help netizens tackle coronavirus
Short-video apps like Douyin, Kuaishou become news sources for Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China

As Wuhan city goes into lockdown, short-video apps like Douyin and Kuaishou have become important channels for outsiders to know what’s happening on the ground.

16 Feb 2020 - 5:04PM

As Wuhan city goes into lockdown, short-video apps like Douyin and Kuaishou have become important channels for outsiders to know what’s happening on the ground.

Short-video apps like Douyin, Kuaishou become news sources for Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China
Xiaomi rolls out exclusive, low-priced 5G data packages to boost smartphone sales

Xiaomi’s new 5G data packages in China are priced as low as 49 yuan (US$7) per month, less than half the price of the cheapest 5G package from China Unicom.

16 Feb 2020 - 6:24PM

Xiaomi’s new 5G data packages in China are priced as low as 49 yuan (US$7) per month, less than half the price of the cheapest 5G package from China Unicom.

Xiaomi rolls out exclusive, low-priced 5G data packages to boost smartphone sales
China Netflix-style providers are facing a tough time amid sluggish growth in new users

Although more than 300 million Chinese paid for video streaming services in 2018, it remains unclear if Chinese streaming services will be able to hit profitability soon.

16 Feb 2020 - 7:07PM

Although more than 300 million Chinese paid for video streaming services in 2018, it remains unclear if Chinese streaming services will be able to hit profitability soon.

China Netflix-style providers are facing a tough time amid sluggish growth in new users
#Studywithme: how Bilibili, Kuaishou, Douyin are fostering Chinese students’ education

Chinese video apps Bilibili, Kuaishou, and Douyin are on their way to reshape China’s online education scene, embracing the sector to further drive revenues and diversify their income streams.

16 Dec 2019 - 12:09PM

Chinese video apps Bilibili, Kuaishou, and Douyin are on their way to reshape China’s online education scene, embracing the sector to further drive revenues and diversify their income streams.

#Studywithme: how Bilibili, Kuaishou, Douyin are fostering Chinese students’ education
A new Beautiful Game: Vietnamese youths turn passion for gaming into rewarding e-sports careers

Despite some social stigma about being a gamer, young people in Vietnam who see gaming as more than just a hobby are turning their participation into careers as casters, e-sports players, or developers.

29 Nov 2019 - 10:24AM

Despite some social stigma about being a gamer, young people in Vietnam who see gaming as more than just a hobby are turning their participation into careers as casters, e-sports players, or developers.

A new Beautiful Game: Vietnamese youths turn passion for gaming into rewarding e-sports careers
China launches pilot with WeChat Pay and Alipay to give people e-access to national healthcare insurance

In seven pilot provinces and cities, the National Healthcare Security Administration is issuing electronic certificates that can be used as digital version of social security card

26 Nov 2019 - 11:06PM

In seven pilot provinces and cities, the National Healthcare Security Administration is issuing electronic certificates that can be used as digital version of social security card

China launches pilot with WeChat Pay and Alipay to give people e-access to national healthcare insurance
Smartphone shipments in India touch record high despite slowdown, with Xiaomi taking the lead

Chinese equipment manufacturer Xiaomi, with 26 per cent market share, maintained its lead over Samsung.

28 Oct 2019 - 9:24AM

Chinese equipment manufacturer Xiaomi, with 26 per cent market share, maintained its lead over Samsung.

Smartphone shipments in India touch record high despite slowdown, with Xiaomi taking the lead
Pinduoduo founder Huang says e-commerce player has surpassed JD.com on GMV two years ahead of plan

Data disclosed by both companies have shown that Pinduoduo is now China’s second-largest e-commerce platform by annual active users.

22 Oct 2019 - 11:14AM

Data disclosed by both companies have shown that Pinduoduo is now China’s second-largest e-commerce platform by annual active users.

Pinduoduo founder Huang says e-commerce player has surpassed JD.com on GMV two years ahead of plan
Data labelling jobs are coming to China’s underdeveloped regions, but are they sustainable?

Guizhou, one of the poorest provinces in China, is morphing into a big data hub for major hi-tech companies.

18 Oct 2019 - 8:00AM

Guizhou, one of the poorest provinces in China, is morphing into a big data hub for major hi-tech companies.

Data labelling jobs are coming to China’s underdeveloped regions, but are they sustainable?
Global Wi-fi services provider Skyroam raises US$20 million to fund new business expansion

Skyroam, with offices in San Francisco and Shenzhen, plans to use the funds for initiatives in the smartphone and Internet of Things sectors.

9 Oct 2019 - 7:00AM

Skyroam, with offices in San Francisco and Shenzhen, plans to use the funds for initiatives in the smartphone and Internet of Things sectors.

Global Wi-fi services provider Skyroam raises US$20 million to fund new business expansion
Grab expands its network of GrabKitchens into Thailand, Vietnam

Singapore-based Grab plans to operate more than 50 GrabKitchens in five markets across Southeast Asia by the end of this year.

9 Oct 2019 - 6:00AM

Singapore-based Grab plans to operate more than 50 GrabKitchens in five markets across Southeast Asia by the end of this year.

Grab expands its network of GrabKitchens into Thailand, Vietnam
JD.com’s fintech arm hires former chief executive of China’s first P2P lender Yirendai

Fang’s departure from Yirendai comes at a time when China has upped regulation of the peer-to-peer lending sector.

30 Sep 2019 - 10:13AM

Fang’s departure from Yirendai comes at a time when China has upped regulation of the peer-to-peer lending sector.

JD.com’s fintech arm hires former chief executive of China’s first P2P lender Yirendai
Didi plans to expand taxi-hailing service to 20 cities in Japan, claims leading market shares in some

Didi’s early success has been helped by its efforts to localise and add app features

26 Sep 2019 - 9:54AM

Didi’s early success has been helped by its efforts to localise and add app features

Didi plans to expand taxi-hailing service to 20 cities in Japan, claims leading market shares in some
Chinese consumers are warming to smart speakers but route to big profits for makers is still uncertain

For many users in China, once the novelty wears off, the smart speaker might become just a regular speaker

24 Sep 2019 - 5:43PM

For many users in China, once the novelty wears off, the smart speaker might become just a regular speaker

Chinese consumers are warming to smart speakers but route to big profits for makers is still uncertain
ByteDance releases apps to boost marketing plans of advertisers on its short video platforms

The two new apps are expected to enrich ByteDance’s online marketing solutions.

23 Sep 2019 - 9:14AM

The two new apps are expected to enrich ByteDance’s online marketing solutions.

ByteDance releases apps to boost marketing plans of advertisers on its short video platforms
Malaysia’s iCar Asia snaps up Indonesian online marketplace Carmudi for US$3 million

The acquisition is expected to help iCar Asia double revenue from its operations in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.

21 Sep 2019 - 1:30PM

The acquisition is expected to help iCar Asia double revenue from its operations in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.

Malaysia’s iCar Asia snaps up Indonesian online marketplace Carmudi for US$3 million
Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia to build ‘super ecosystem’ after Bridestory acquisition

The e-commerce unicorn is expected to help drive Bridestory’s expansion in the country’s vast weddings industry, which is estimated to be worth about US$7 billion in annual consumer spending.

21 Sep 2019 - 10:55AM

The e-commerce unicorn is expected to help drive Bridestory’s expansion in the country’s vast weddings industry, which is estimated to be worth about US$7 billion in annual consumer spending.

Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia to build ‘super ecosystem’ after Bridestory acquisition
China’s private satellite maker GalaxySpace says its value exceeds US$708 million after new funding round

GalaxySpace said it will use the fresh funds to commercialise its technologies, while also focusing on research and development of broadband satellites.

17 Sep 2019 - 8:49PM

GalaxySpace said it will use the fresh funds to commercialise its technologies, while also focusing on research and development of broadband satellites.

China’s private satellite maker GalaxySpace says its value exceeds US$708 million after new funding round
Tokopedia, Gojek, and Grab partner with Jakarta’s government to accelerate smart city development

Indonesia is also working with Gojek and Grab to accelerate a safe and integrated transport system through a smart mobility program.

17 Sep 2019 - 7:00PM

Indonesia is also working with Gojek and Grab to accelerate a safe and integrated transport system through a smart mobility program.

Tokopedia, Gojek, and Grab partner with Jakarta’s government to accelerate smart city development
Tencent integrates live streaming into WeChat’s mini program platform, opening up e-commerce options

Short video platforms in China have been leveraging live-streaming as a way to boost e-commerce capabilities

17 Sep 2019 - 6:30PM

Short video platforms in China have been leveraging live-streaming as a way to boost e-commerce capabilities

Tencent integrates live streaming into WeChat’s mini program platform, opening up e-commerce options
Tencent incubates new credit payment product to take on Ant Financial’s Huabei

The new Fenfu tool will allow users who cannot get a credit card from a bank to have a virtual one via WeChat.

13 Sep 2019 - 2:49PM

The new Fenfu tool will allow users who cannot get a credit card from a bank to have a virtual one via WeChat.

Tencent incubates new credit payment product to take on Ant Financial’s Huabei
Grab plans to launch 50 GrabKitchens across Indonesia this year

Singapore-based Grab aims to be the No 1 food delivery service in Southeast Asia’s most populous country this third quarter, overtaking rival Gojek.

13 Sep 2019 - 6:15AM

Singapore-based Grab aims to be the No 1 food delivery service in Southeast Asia’s most populous country this third quarter, overtaking rival Gojek.

Grab plans to launch 50 GrabKitchens across Indonesia this year
Gojek makes foray into mobile gaming with eye on millennial spenders

Gojek added mobile gaming to its burgeoning ecosystem of on-demand services with an eye on Indonesia’s fast-growing gamers

10 Sep 2019 - 10:42PM

Gojek added mobile gaming to its burgeoning ecosystem of on-demand services with an eye on Indonesia’s fast-growing gamers

Gojek makes foray into mobile gaming with eye on millennial spenders
Meituan-backed Indian food delivery unicorn Swiggy launches new on-demand service

The new Swiggy Go courier service will deliver small packages of nearly anything, including laundry, lunchboxes and documents.

6 Sep 2019 - 6:00AM

The new Swiggy Go courier service will deliver small packages of nearly anything, including laundry, lunchboxes and documents.

Meituan-backed Indian food delivery unicorn Swiggy launches new on-demand service
Meituan tests unmanned delivery with robots in Beijing and Shenzhen

Food-delivery platform operator Meituan is seeking to cut delivery time with the use of service robots.

2 Sep 2019 - 8:41AM

Food-delivery platform operator Meituan is seeking to cut delivery time with the use of service robots.

Meituan tests unmanned delivery with robots in Beijing and Shenzhen