In Episode 29 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma talk about China’s version of “Black Friday,” the biggest ecommerce shopping festival of the year which Alibaba invented out of thin air in 2008 and now falls yearly on November 11.
On Nov. 16, Alipay, the mobile and online payment platform Ant Financial, teamed up with NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, to launch a new initiative aimed to support digital technology innovation throughout Southeast Asia.
Union of European Football Association (UEFA) and Alipay announced in Shanghai their global partnerships on Nov. 9, for all UEFA national team football competitions from 2018 to 2026, including UEFA Euro 2020 and Euro 2024.
On Oct. 15, it was reported that Ant Financial, the financial arm of Alibaba Group made a $210 million of strategic investment in the Indian delivery startup Zomato.
With a fortune of 95 billion RMB ($14 billion), 38-year-old Colin Huang, founder of the e-commerce giant Pinduoduo, ranked 13th on the Hurun China List 2018 released on Oct. 10.
China Renaissance Holdings Ltd. officially listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 27, under the ticker 1911.HK. This marks the emergence of world-class Chinese investment banks, as reported by Chinese media.
On Sept. 17, Ant Financial announced the company’s technological capabilities, growth strategy, and planned partnerships with financial institutions in hopes of creating long-lasting customer values, enhancing user experience, and establishing a strong growth momentum.
Alibaba Group, the largest e-commerce platform in China, has announced on Sept. 10 that chief executive officer Daniel Zhang will succeed Jack Ma as chairman of the board, effective one year from now.
On Sept. 5, world-leading mobile and online payment platform Alipay announced the intention to collaborate with a wider range of local Japanese partners to build a cashless environment for tourists going to Japan.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad started his closely watched China tour on August 17th and visited Alibaba the next day on his first official trip to China.
Alipay, a third-party mobile and online payment platform, announced on August 20 that it has partnered with Global Tax Free (GTF), a tax refund agency, to launch the world’s first paperless mobile tax refund function in South Korea.
The blockchain ecosystem in China is taking shape, with great increases in the number of enterprises and diversified applications according to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
In the first half of 2018, China’s fin-tech enterprises raised around 230 billion yuan ($35 billion), over 80 percent of the global total, and three giants took more than half of the amount fundraised in China.
JD Finance announced on July 12 the details of their upcoming Series B fundraising round. The financial spin-off of the e-commerce platform JD.com Inc. will raise 13 billion yuan ($1.95 billion) at a post-money valuation of 133 billion yuan by the end of this quarter.
What do you call a unicorn worth more than $100 billion? A centacorn, of course! This week on TechBuzz China by Pandaily, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma discuss a newly minted centacorn – Ant Financial.