Alipay, a payment and lifestyle platform by Ant Financial, has connected more than 300,000 Japanese merchants as of early 2019, a 500 percent increase compared with last year.
Luckin Coffee, the company that is mainly known in the West for giving Starbucks a really hard time in China, is more than just another gastronomic novelty, it’s a phenomenon that reveals a lot about the changing nature of Chinese consumption.
OnePlus has unveiled its latest premium flagship devices, the OnePlus 7 series in London, New York and Bangalore.
“I would now like to officially announce that OnePlus, together with Qualcomm and EE, is launching the very first OnePlus 5G smartphone,” announces OnePlus CEO Pete Lau at the company’s London launch event “Go Beyond Speed”.
In recent research conducted by a marketing and communications group WPP and consulting firm Kantar, Alibaba was named the most valuable non-US retail brand in the world.
During the annual Transform 3.0 @Accelerate conference in Orlando, USA, Lenovo introduced to the public two new products: ThinkPad X1, world’s first foldable-screen computer, and ThinkReality A6 smart glasses, part of company’s efforts to create its own Internet of Things platform.
The competitive compensation package did not please all Oracle employees. Protests were seen outside of Oracle’s office in Beijing.
Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou wrote a letter on May 9 to Huawei employees, thanking them for their support following her arrest. The letter is her first public comment since she was detained last December.
On May 10, Japanese writer Haruki Murakami published an article that immediately went viral on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media platform. The famed novelist spoke up for the first time about his father’s involvement in the Second Sino-Japanese War.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a massively popular Chinese mobile game developed by Tencent, was pulled from all app stores on May 9, and promptly replaced by a very similar, yet China-approved, ‘Game for Peace’.
Need a new smartphone but haven’t decided which one to buy? Here are best Android phones released or upcoming in 2019 and we’ll regularly update the list.
In episode 44 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about So-Young, an internet company that markets and facilitates plastic surgery and other medical cosmetic procedures to Chinese customers. The six-year-old company has a stated mission of bringing “health and beauty” to everyone, and its stock priced at $13.80 per American depositary share (ADS) last week but is now trading at about $20.
The extended four-day labor day holiday has no doubt contributed to the national economy. According to statistics, the total domestic income from tourism reached as much as 117.67 billion yuan.
On May 9th, 2019, a joint venture under Xiaomi and independent investment bankAMTD Group called Insight Fintech HK has been granted a Hong Kong virtual bank license, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).
Netflix has purchased exclusive distribution rights to stream Chinese streaming website Youku’s original web series “I Hear You” outside of China, said the Alibaba-owned video site on May 10.