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The mobile phone selling like hotcakes in Africa isn’t Samsung nor Apple, but Tecno, a Shenzhen-based telecommunications company in China. According to open statistics, the company holds more than 40% of market shares in the 6 major countries of North Africa. Tecno broke into the African market using two mobile innovations: Dual-SIMs and beauty selfie…

According to the official website of the Ministry of Commerce, in its recently released The 2016 Retrospect and Prospect of China's Domestic Trade Development, MOFCOM praises JD Logistics, Rookie Logistics and a number of other modern logistics enterprises as they adopt informationized and intelligent means, innovate cooperation modes and constantly improve the efficiency of logistics…

The war between Tencent and Alibaba has spread to India. This time, they're wrestling over mobile payments. Indian chat app Hike Messenger, which Tencent invested in last August, recently added a “red envelope” function similar to WeChat's. WeChat's “red envelope” function is based on the tradition of “hongbaos” given during special occasions. Users on the…

Rap Battles! Young folks showing others how it’s done If you’re looking for how freestyling is done, your best bet is by watching the TV series, the Rap of China. The iQiyi produced network variety show not only went viral on WeChat and Weibo, it even became the new hot topic among those in the…

When China’s uber-rich zero in on an asset class—be it Los Angeles mansions, French vineyards, or European soccer players—they can quickly drown it in cash. But Beijing can take the punchbowl away just as quickly, as Silicon Valley discovered late last year when China’s central government tightened controls over capital leaving the country. That move…

According to a Caijing report, after Baidu Waimai (the food delivery unit of Chinese search engine company Baidu Inc.) discussions with S.F. Express (SF) were called off, Baidu Waimai maintained financial connections with Ele.me. Negotiations between both parties are now reaching a close, and if everything goes smoothly, results will be released within 2-3 weeks.…

On July 25, Mobike announced its arrival in Italy, the first Mobike bicycles to move into Florence and Milan. Italy is the 4th overseas country that Mobike has entered after Singapore, Britain and Japan. The mayor of Fiorence, Dario Nardella, and mayor of Milan, Beppe Sala, both welcomed Mobike to their cities. It is reported…

Sharing economies are becoming more and more daring and imaginative in China. Besides the already existing shared bicycles, basketballs, umbrellas, portable batteries, you can even "share" bedrooms now. Lately, the concept of “shared sleeping capsules” have emerged in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and other cities. Beijing-based Xiangshui (means shared sleeping) Space is a self-service resting pod…

According to recent news, starting July 17th, passengers taking the G and D EMU (electric multiple unit ) trains will be able to make meal orders through the 12306(China Railway Corporation's official website) and its mobile app. After completing an order on the app, the on-train staff will deliver the meal to the designated passenger compartments…

At a time when Chinese enterprises are focusing on smart home technology and intelligent speakers, Sogou, a subsidiary of Internet company Sohu Inc., is turning to voice technology to enhance map usability. Sogou Maps, a popular Chinese mapping service application, on Tuesday launched an "intelligent co-driver" system which allows voice interaction during car journeys, liberating…

On July 13, Apple’s official Chinese website announced its summer promotion, which will see users get as much as 50% off purchases and 50 times points at participating vendors in its biggest campaign since entry to the country. Overall, 29 retailers are participating including Starbucks, Burger King, Wagas, Häagen-Dazs, Lawson and Gap, with some e-commerce…