Following the arrest of MIT nanoengineering professor Chen Gang on charges of failing to disclose China ties and financial accounts on Jan. 14, objections to the high-profile professor’s arrest flooded in last week.
China’s leading video streaming platform Bilibili released its 2020 Bilibili Influencers Report (in Chinese) this week to highlight the significant growth the influencers brought to the platform in the past year.
On Jan. 22, China’s leading ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing (DiDi) launched a Global Vaccination Support Fund, supporting COVID-19 vaccination efforts across DiDi’s global communities.
Alibaba’s Cainiao Smart Logistics Network announced that the platform would offer nonstop logistics service to 200 major cities in China over Chinese New Year.
On Jan. 19, Alibaba Group’s cross-border B2C platform Tmall Global announced a new suite of solutions at the 2021 Tmall Global New Seller Virtual Summit to help global brands localize in China.
ByteDance backed Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, recently released a white paper on the travel vlogger industry in 2020 along with People’s Cultural Tourism and Trend Insight.
On Jan. 17, the Trump administration apprised several Huawei suppliers to stop selling to the Chinese company, including chipmaker Intel.
On Jan. 16, China’s leading video streaming platform Bilibili partnered with Shanghai Media Tech to present China’s first virtual idol musical film Vox Ultima (创世之音), meaning the voice from the new world.
On Jan. 15, China’s leading mixed reality (MR) and artificial intelligence (AI) startup Rokid revealed its latest binocular MR glasses, Rokid Vision 2, at Rokid Open Day’s online event.
On Jan. 14, the General Administration of Customs reported the total value of China’s cross-border e-commerce exports in 2020 reached 1.12 trillion yuan with a surge of 40.1% from 2019.
On Jan.14, Bilibili E-sports, part of the eponymous Chinese video streaming platform, raised 180 million yuan in an initial round of funding led by the Zhejiang Chuangxiang Cultural Fund.
Three leading Chinese technology firms, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, online retailer Vipshop, and live-streaming platform Joyy, are currently seeking secondary listings in Hong Kong.
Following U.S. digital money transfer platform PayPal’s acquisition of Chinese licensed payment company GoPay in 2019, PayPal made another move to hold the full equity of GoPay today.
A controversial advertisement for makeup removal wipes went viral this week as it aroused hot debate over claims it rationalizes the devilry of sexual assault.
China’s leading electric vehicle (EV) start-up NIO Inc. released its first electric sedan with self-driving technology during the firm’s fourth NIO Day last Saturday in Chengdu, taking the fight to Telsa.