Inside battle of China’s tech giants to reach next half billion users

China’s internet giants are racing to secure dominance in the next gateway to online content and services: voice activated smart speakers.

19 Jul 2019 - 11:51AM
China’s AI champion iFlytek gets US$407 million funding from state investors

iFlytek’s focus on AI technology and its state support has put the company at the forefront of the tech war being waged between the US and China.

iFlytek’s focus on AI technology and its state support has put the company at the forefront of the tech war being waged between the US and China.

17 Jul 2019 - 12:00PM
China’s AI champion iFlytek gets US$407 million funding from state investors
Xiaomi founder Lei Jun to have third listed company with Kingsoft Office

Kingsoft Office would be third IPO for serial entrepreneur Lei after Xiaomi and Kingsoft Software

Kingsoft Office would be third IPO for serial entrepreneur Lei after Xiaomi and Kingsoft Software

17 Jul 2019 - 7:00AM
Xiaomi founder Lei Jun to have third listed company with Kingsoft Office
Trade war prompts GGV to seek fresh opportunities outside China, US

GGV, known for its recent bets in Xiaomi Corp and ByteDance, sharpens focus on new deals in India and Southeast Asia.

GGV, known for its recent bets in Xiaomi Corp and ByteDance, sharpens focus on new deals in India and Southeast Asia.

11 Jul 2019 - 12:22PM
Trade war prompts GGV to seek fresh opportunities outside China, US
China Internet Report: tech firms go from copycats to trailblazers

The China Internet Report 2019 offers insight into key China technology trends, with deep dives into 11 key sectors and expert commentary from industry leaders.

The China Internet Report 2019 offers insight into key China technology trends, with deep dives into 11 key sectors and expert commentary from industry leaders.

12 Jul 2019 - 6:48AM
China Internet Report: tech firms go from copycats to trailblazers
China’s venture capital market plummets amid trade war, tech start-up valuation concerns

The value of investments in the country tumbled 77 per cent year on year to US$9.4 billion in the second quarter, while the number of deals roughly halved to 692.

8 Jul 2019 - 2:32PM
China’s AI investment deals down 63 per cent in second quarter

Investments targeting China’s ‘new economy’ continued to slide in the second quarter although the pace of decline slowed quarter over quarter

Investments targeting China’s ‘new economy’ continued to slide in the second quarter although the pace of decline slowed quarter over quarter

5 Jul 2019 - 10:16PM
China’s AI investment deals down 63 per cent in second quarter
Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund appoints SenseTime’s AI guru to board

SenseTime founder Tang Xiao’ou will advise Khazanah on AI-related matters.

SenseTime founder Tang Xiao’ou will advise Khazanah on AI-related matters.

1 Jul 2019 - 7:01PM
Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund appoints SenseTime’s AI guru to board
Alibaba mulling further investment in bike-sharing start-up Hellobike

A survivor of the bike-sharing wars in China, Shanghai-based Hellobike continues to raise capital for its business transformation

A survivor of the bike-sharing wars in China, Shanghai-based Hellobike continues to raise capital for its business transformation

28 Jun 2019 - 10:50PM
Alibaba mulling further investment in bike-sharing start-up Hellobike
Online used car dealer the latest to cut staff amid China’s tech lay-offs

The latest job cuts come amid a major business shift by Renrenche after it unveiled a partnership scheme earlier this year.

The latest job cuts come amid a major business shift by Renrenche after it unveiled a partnership scheme earlier this year.

24 Jun 2019 - 10:33PM
Online used car dealer the latest to cut staff amid China’s tech lay-offs
Is short-video start-up Kuaishou too ‘Zen’ for China’s internet culture?

A pioneer in China’s short-video app feels the heat of competition even as tech workers increasingly bristle at a long-hours work culture

A pioneer in China’s short-video app feels the heat of competition even as tech workers increasingly bristle at a long-hours work culture

20 Jun 2019 - 7:12AM
Is short-video start-up Kuaishou too ‘Zen’ for China’s internet culture?
Chinese-style, state-led innovation does work – just ask Silicon Valley

For China, the need to foster innovation comes at a critical time. The country is caught in an escalating trade and tech war with the US.

For China, the need to foster innovation comes at a critical time. The country is caught in an escalating trade and tech war with the US.

15 Jun 2019 - 9:09AM
Chinese-style, state-led innovation does work – just ask Silicon Valley
China online health platform Waterdrop raises 1 billion yuan in funds

China is home to the world’s third largest insurance market and set to surpass the US as the global leader by 2032, according to Swiss Re

China is home to the world’s third largest insurance market and set to surpass the US as the global leader by 2032, according to Swiss Re

12 Jun 2019 - 10:28PM
China online health platform Waterdrop raises 1 billion yuan in funds
HSBC aims to find the next Tencent with its US$880 million tech fund

The US$880 million GBA+ Technology Fund will provide financing to early stage companies in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China

The US$880 million GBA+ Technology Fund will provide financing to early stage companies in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China

11 Jun 2019 - 10:55PM
HSBC aims to find the next Tencent with its US$880 million tech fund
Shenzhen feels the impact as US strikes at its ‘dragon’s head’

As home to some of the country’s biggest exporters and tech firms, few other places in China are more exposed to Washington’s tariffs.

As home to some of the country’s biggest exporters and tech firms, few other places in China are more exposed to Washington’s tariffs.

11 Jun 2019 - 11:25AM
Shenzhen feels the impact as US strikes at its ‘dragon’s head’
Google pushes deeper into cloud with Looker buy

Analysts say Looker is among the best business intelligence tools developed in the cloud era.

Analysts say Looker is among the best business intelligence tools developed in the cloud era.

7 Jun 2019 - 9:34AM
Google pushes deeper into cloud with Looker buy
GGV Capital’s Jenny Lee reflects on investing in China’s hi-tech market

Her work as a venture capitalist in China has veered from analysing companies and deals to being a psychiatrist or even a marriage counsellor when needed.

Her work as a venture capitalist in China has veered from analysing companies and deals to being a psychiatrist or even a marriage counsellor when needed.

31 May 2019 - 8:28PM
GGV Capital’s Jenny Lee reflects on investing in China’s hi-tech market
China embraces use of proptech to improve office design and efficiency

China has been the recipient for about a third of global investment into property technology, or ‘proptech’, since 2013

China has been the recipient for about a third of global investment into property technology, or ‘proptech’, since 2013

15 May 2019 - 3:44PM
China embraces use of proptech to improve office design and efficiency
These are the savviest investors in Chinese unicorns

Report lists 202 Chinese unicorns as of first quarter, with Sequoia China investing in more than 50.

Report lists 202 Chinese unicorns as of first quarter, with Sequoia China investing in more than 50.

14 May 2019 - 6:31PM
These are the savviest investors in Chinese unicorns
Chinese AI unicorn Megvii raises US$750 million ahead of planned IPO

Backers of the D round included Bank of China Group Investment, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Macquarie Group and ICBC Asset Management

Backers of the D round included Bank of China Group Investment, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Macquarie Group and ICBC Asset Management

10 May 2019 - 2:44PM
Chinese AI unicorn Megvii raises US$750 million ahead of planned IPO