Newsletter: How Social Media is Ruining Our Lives

Here’s this week’s roundup of China tech stories.

If your soul can be split into several parts, then every social app is a vessel for a piece of your soul, a Horcrux, for those of you who’s read the Harry Potter series. In this internet era, we tend to present different personalities on different social platforms. The real you is already hidden behind several layers of filters and editing. It’s worth it to examine how social media is ruining our lives.

In 2018, many Chinese tech companies expanded their overseas markets. With the help of data collected by Pandata, Pandaily lists the 10 most significant strategic moves made by Chinese companies last year.

The e-commerce law which came into effect on January 1st was a huge slap in the face to small and mid-size e-commerce merchants. Small Wechat vendors could end up having to pay fines of up to 2 million yuan.

On Jan. 3 at 10:26AM (2:26AM GMT), China has inaugurated a new chapter in lunar exploration history. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) landed Chang’e 4, a robotic probe, in an unexplored crater on the moon’s surface on the far side.

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Editor’s Pick

How Social Media is Ruining Our Lives — A Source of Modern Anxiety

10 Strategic Global Moves by Chinese Tech Companies in 2018

Small WeChat Vendors Lose Their Jobs Due to China’s New E-commerce Law

Chang’e 4 Makes Historical Landing on Far Side of Moon

Sports

Ice Cube Renovated for 2022 Winter Olympics

Intel and Alibaba Partnered on Athlete Tracking Technology For Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Market Briefings

Baidu Unveils Advancements to the Apollo Intelligent Driving Ecosystem at CES 2019

Breaking Ground! Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory 3 to Finish Initial Construction This Summer

Pre-orders for Tesla’s Model 3 Open Now in China

Alibaba Predicts Technology Trends in 2019

Baidu’s 2018 Revenue Breaks 100 Billion Yuan

New Releases

Honor Play 8A Launched with “Pearl” Bezel-less Display

Redmi Now a Sub-brand of Xiaomi: New 48MP Camera Phone Teased