Here is this week’s roundup of tech stories in China.
For dating app users in China, the Tinder-like Tantan is probably a good choice for you! It seems to provide better user experience than the previously popular Momo. Check out Gabriel Li’s insightful and juicy stories about the app Tantan and online dating in China!
June 18 was an important day for e-commerce giant, JD.com as it celebrated its mid-year shopping festival. This also happened to coincide with the traditional Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, and the World Cup games this year, giving consumers all the more reason to fill up their shopping carts!
Following the ZTE incident, Trump just announced a new tariff of $200 billion worth on imports from China, while Ministry of Commerce in China responded immediately saying “it is blackmail and an extreme threat.”
Enjoy reading up China’s tech news this week, proudly brought to you by Pandaily!
Can the Tinder-like Tantan Help You Find a Real Date in China?
Momo was the top dating app on campus when I was in college a few years ago, while the more recent Tantan seems to offer a better user experience.
On June 18, JD.com announced a strategic investment of $550 million from Google and an establishment of a broad strategic partnership between both parties. This news comes on JD.com’s anniversary, which is also the date of the popular 618 mid-year shopping festival.
The new partnership with Google could be the start of a series of global alliances JD.com is making to contend with Alibaba’s global expansions.
Didi Chuxing announced that it will be launching DiDi Express on June 25 in Melbourne after a month of pilot operations in Geelong. At the same time, it has started recruiting local DiDi drivers in Melbourne.
This week on TechBuzz China by Pandaily, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma tell you how Wang Xing, the legendary Chinese serial entrepreneur who started out with “copy to China,” is now standing behind one of the largest unicorns in the world, Meituan-Dianping.