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Here are the hot trending topics in China last week:

Editor’s Pick

Q&A on Bullet Messenger and its “Non-impactful Innovations”
Is the new messaging app “Bullet Messenger” really a strong challenger of WeChat?

What Can We Learn From China New Media Village?
How did a group of rural villagers in China become viral content providers…

Top Stories

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma Names Daniel Zhang as His Successor

Google Cloud Rumored to Enter China Through Chinese Cloud Computing Provider

DJI Sued for Patent Infringement by Its Chinese-backed American Competitor

iSpace Completes Rocket Launch, Adding Momentum to China’s Emerging Private Space Sector

Second Internet Court Opens in Beijing

Market Briefings

Tesla Shanghai’s Registered Capital Rose to 4.67 Billion RMB

China’s Coffee War Escalates as Tencent Joins Hands With Luckin

China Academy of Information and Communication Technology Releases Blockchain White Paper

Fresh Produce E-Commerce Unicorn MissFresh Raises $450 Million in Series D Funding

Xiaomi and Huawei Among Top Five Wearable Companies According to IDC

New Releases

OnePlus 6T Confirmed to Launch in October with In-display Fingerprint Unlocking

Vivo X23 Officially Released With Snapdragon 670 and In-display Fingerprint Scanner

Honor’s New 8X Series: Two Epic Budget Flagships Priced Below $300

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth to be Launched in Chengdu

Xiaomi Launches First Smart TV in Indonesia at an Incredibly Low Price

Podcast

In this episode, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about the new messaging app, Bullet Messenger, which took the Chinese internet by storm. The key question is: is the app a true challenger to WeChat?