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Investors bet big on Chinese robot makers amid the Covid-19 pandemic

While makers of robots that work on the land are gaining favour, companies that produce robots that work in water are also being watched.

While makers of robots that work on the land are gaining favour, companies that produce robots that work in water are also being watched.

Investors bet big on Chinese robot makers amid the Covid-19 pandemic
20 Aug 2020 - 11:08AM
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

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
18 Jun 2020 - 11:32AM
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.

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
29 May 2020 - 12:00PM
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

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
14 May 2020 - 5:14PM
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.

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
25 Mar 2020 - 10:05AM
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.

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
14 Feb 2020 - 5:39PM
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.

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
16 Feb 2020 - 5:04PM
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.

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
16 Feb 2020 - 6:24PM
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.

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
16 Feb 2020 - 7:07PM
#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.

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
16 Dec 2019 - 12:09PM
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.

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
29 Nov 2019 - 10:24AM
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

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
26 Nov 2019 - 11:06PM
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.

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
28 Oct 2019 - 9:24AM
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.

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
20 Oct 2020 - 3:37PM
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.

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?
18 Oct 2019 - 8:00AM
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.

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
9 Oct 2019 - 7:00AM
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.

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
9 Oct 2019 - 6:00AM
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.

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
20 Oct 2020 - 3:37PM
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

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
26 Sep 2019 - 9:54AM
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

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
24 Sep 2019 - 5:43PM
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.

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
23 Sep 2019 - 9:14AM
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.

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
21 Sep 2019 - 1:30PM
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.

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
21 Sep 2019 - 10:55AM
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.

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
17 Sep 2019 - 8:49PM
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.

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
17 Sep 2019 - 7:00PM
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

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
17 Sep 2019 - 6:30PM
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.

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
13 Sep 2019 - 2:49PM
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.

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
13 Sep 2019 - 6:15AM
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

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
10 Sep 2019 - 10:42PM
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.

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
6 Sep 2019 - 6:00AM