Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

 Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Google, Facebook or Microsoft, increasingly Chinese duo Alibaba and Tencent are the driving forces behind the importing of large sums of capital and vast business experience into Southeast… Read More

LinkedIn’s head of China is leaving the company

 LinkedIn’s head of China, a key figure in the launch of its business in the country in 2014, is leaving at the end of the month, the company has confirmed. Derek Shen, LinkedIn President of China who led the company’s controversial entry into China, will leave at the end of this month, according to a spokesperson. There’s no immediate replacement but head of international… Read More

Google Cloud Expands Down Under

Google Cloud's presence in Sydney is latest in long string of expansions.

Review: Wait, Was That Confucius? PBS’s Rushed ‘Story of China’

Chinese history in a six-hour mad rush: Blink, and you’ll miss the Great Leap Forward.

China’s Mobike raises $600M to expand its bikes on-demand service worldwide

 Mobike, one of two fast-emerging on-demand bike rental services, has landed $600 million in new funding as it seeks to expand its business outside of China. Bike rentals are shaping up to be the first global tech industry that was born in China. The principle is simple: bikes are fitted with GPS trackers which allows them to be picked up from and left anywhere using an app. With companies… Read More

China’s Weibo restricts overseas users on Tiananmen anniversary

 June 4 fell this weekend, which, in China, marks the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, one of the most infamous dates in the country’s modern history. The government has never acknowledged nor commented upon the event — which resulted in upwards of 300 deaths as troops forcibly suppressed student-led protests. China’s internet regulators are usually hard… Read More

The Biggest-Selling Artist at Auction Is a Name You May Not Know

Financial power has shifted to buyers in China, but some dealers remain skeptical that they will develop a taste for art stars of the West.

Review: ‘Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower,’ a War That Isn’t Fiction

This documentary looks at Joshua Wong, an activist in Hong Kong who started his protests at 14 and continues to fight against Chinese rule.

Xiaomi’s new Mi Max 2 smartphone claims a two-day battery

 Fresh from announcing the Mi 6, its latest flagship smartphone, last month, Xiaomi gone and unveiled another new phone. The Mi Max 2, announced today at an event in Beijing, will be available in China from June 1 priced upwards from RMB 1699, that’s around $247. Xiaomi claims it sold over three million of the original Mi Max, which is headlined by its big screen. The main selling… Read More

Microsoft Just Built A Special Version of Windows For China

New software will satisfy the needs of the Chinese government.

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