2017 was a year of great changes in China’s retail industry. New retail methods, new industry definitions, new categories and new technologies emerged.
During the first month of 2018, the major Chinese companies Alibaba and Huawei were denied access to the US market. Undeniably, the cautiousness of the Chinese and US governments on investment have made it increasingly difficult for Chinese companies to expand their business to the US market.
Tencent and Facebook are operate social empires in the East and the West. Their market valuations are similar, and commentators often attempt to compare these two companies and imagine a competition. The competition between Facebook and Tencent is similar to a battle between the Asian tiger and the African lion.
Toutiao founder and CEO Zhang Yiming spoke to graduates employed by the product department at the Toutiao Bootcamp.
Kai-fu Lee, chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, spoke at the Davos World Economic Forum on the development of China, European and American venture capital and technology companies.
Wang Jian, Alibaba’s technical committee chairman, spoke at the Global Emerging Technology Summit sponsored by the MIT Technology Review and DeepTech in Beijing on January 28.
Robin Li appeared on the cover of Time (Asia Edition). And the magazine cover photo was quickly spread in WeChat Moments on the early morning of January 19. This moment motivated Baidu, as this is the first time that a Chinese Internet entrepreneur has appeared on the cover of Time.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela
Business that target the sharing economy – especially shared bikes – have been the darlings of investors since 2015.
2017 is coming to an end and it’s time to sum it up. Every year, countless products emerge, occur, change and die. Along with the growth of the Internet, we reviewed ten Internet trends of 2017.