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Weibo withdrew the emoji that represents “cool” from the emoji stickers of its international version, indicating the phase-out of “smoking emoji” from Weibo’s mobile client and PC client. Beijing Tobacco Control Association (BTCA) applauded this act and urged Tencent to follow suit as soon as possible. “Ku” originated from “cool” of foreign culture, meaning “awesome,…

Abstract: For Chinese fashion brands and young people, it takes more time to develop from business to hip-hop and street culture driven by strong culture. Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, Brooklyn in New York and Harajuku in Tokyo are all local landmarks, birthing fashion brand business worth billions of dollars. In China, there is place…

On September 9, the recipients of Future Science Prize, known as China’s version of Nobel Prize, were announced in Beijing. This is the second session of the conference. Shi Yigong— professor and structural biologist from Tsinghua University, Pan Jianwei—professor and chief scientist for Mozi quantum communications satellite from University of Science and Technology of China,…

Recently, a figure shows that in Shanghai 76 traffic accidents related with takeout delivery happened in the first half of 2017, with one food-delivery rider injured or dead per 2.5 days on average. Riders involved in such accidents from Ele.me and Meituan both account for 26%. After the media reported this news, safety of food-delivery…

In early August, a batch of brand new BMW 1-series sedans showed on the streets of Shenyang. These luxury vehicles, equipped with Wifi connection, facial recognition, smart voice assistant, are shared cars which cost users only 1.5RMB per kilometer. Though it turned out that BMW Brilliance Automobile or BMW China were not behind this, luxury…

Perhaps to reverse Netease founder William Ding's "stingy" image? Netease decided to change its conservative attitude in investments and M&A – in a recent report from Bloomberg, Wang Yi, the Vice President of Netease Game, said: Netease Game is recruiting talents globally, and meanwhile also exploring investments and M&A of foreign studios. It is hoped…

Rap Battles! Young folks showing others how it’s done If you’re looking for how freestyling is done, your best bet is by watching the TV series, the Rap of China. The iQiyi produced network variety show not only went viral on WeChat and Weibo, it even became the new hot topic among those in the…

Recently, ACG("Anime, Comic and Games")has been so hot, it’s like the weather in Shanghai. Last month, Baidu hosted a 2017 2DMAX Baidu forums event; Tencent's comic convention QQ JOY was held in Chengdu; BiliBili (a Chinese online video streaming website) sold over 100 thousand tickets for an offline concert. The annual event "China Joy" has just concluded…

When China’s uber-rich zero in on an asset class—be it Los Angeles mansions, French vineyards, or European soccer players—they can quickly drown it in cash. But Beijing can take the punchbowl away just as quickly, as Silicon Valley discovered late last year when China’s central government tightened controls over capital leaving the country. That move…

In the area of attracting female gamers, perhaps US gaming companies could learn from Tencent. According to recent data, the game King of Glory developed by Tencent has reached the highest percentage of female gamers in hardcore versus games. Based on data provided by internet consulting company Jiguang and supported by IDG,by last May of…