Four years after my last post on renren.com in 2014, the Facebook of China, I logged in to check back on my friends but got nothing but disappointment in return. Among stereotypical selfies of online celebrities are the ashes of my burned-out college memories.
TikTok, a short video platform also known as Douyin in China, now has over 200 million daily active users (DAU) and more than 400 million monthly active users (MAU) in China, according to Zhang Fuping, the vice president of TikTok’s parent company ByteDance.
Instead of typing, talking to your friends and families via voice or video calls, in the future you might be able to have a “face-to-face” conversation on a VR social media platform even if you are apart.
Panasonic announced on Nov. 7 that it will explore collaboration with China’s Mobike “to jointly develop and provide highly convenient bikes for bike sharing and rental service users.”
Chinese drone manufacturer DJI released the Mavic 2 Enterprise on Oct. 29 in Dallas.
Didi Chuxing (Didi), China’s largest ride-hailing platform, announced today that it opened its official Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) headquarters in Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria, Australia.
As Nov.11 is approaching, Cainiao, a Chinese logistics firm mostly owned by Alibaba, opened the largest robotic smart warehouse in China to prepare for the upcoming huge demand.
Baidu and Changsha, capital city of Hunan province, teamed up to build “an innovation model city of self-driving and cooperative vehicle-infrastructure” on Oct. 29.
German carmaker Daimler announced Wednesday that it will start a 50-50 joint venture with Geely Group, a Chinese automotive manufacturing company, to provide premium ride-hailing services in several Chinese cities.
Beijing Bytedance Technology Co., the parent company of China’s news platform Toutiao and short video app TikTok, has closed its pre-IPO raising with about $4 billion, according to 36Kr. With an estimated valuation of $75 billion, it has become the rage in the market.
The HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge opened to traffic today, marking the world’s longest bridge-tunnel after a decade of construction. From 9 a.m. this morning, vehicles with special permits can cross the 23-kilometer bridge 24 hours a day.
Targeting the low-end smartphone market, Lenovo released three new phones S5 Pro, K5 Pro and K5s at its Beijing product launch event today. Prices range from $115 to $200.
Gucci expressed reluctance on the topic of cooperating with Chinese e-commerce platforms led by Alibaba and JD.com due to concerns of counterfeiting scandals, according to Financial Times.
Despite escalating China-U.S. trade tensions, Tesla acquired a land area measuring around 860,000 square meters (214 acres) in Shanghai’s Lingang Area at the price of nearly 900 million yuan ($140 million) on Oct. 17, according to Shanghai Land Market.
Oppo began taking pre-orders for its K1 smartphones on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Oppo K1 features an in-display fingerprint sensor and water drop screens and is priced at less than $300.