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).
China’s information authority released a list of top 100 Chinese Internet companies on July 27, ranking Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu, JD.com, and NetEase as the top five.
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.
One year into an ideal job in a multinational corporation, my friend Lin made the seemingly risky decision to move to a startup. The multinational offered a decent salary, bonuses and a mature training system. What more could a new graduate expect?
Mary Meeker published the 23rd edition of the annual “Internet Trends Report” on May 31, predicting that China and US will both lead the world’s AI technology in five years.
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This week on TechBuzz China, our hosts Rui Ma and Ying-Ying Lu discuss two major stories in China tech. Rui talks about the upcoming initial public offering of Xiaomi, which will be the world’s largest since Alibaba’s debut in 2014, and Ying-Ying shares the news of Baidu’s new financial services spinoff
Since the beginning of this year, quantum computing has attracted vast attention, with an increasing number of companies competing for leadership in the field. Today, Baidu announced its establishment of the Institute for Quantum Computing. It plans to establish world-class standards within the next five years and gradually integrate quantum computing into its business.
Beijing-based media group Caixin Global reported that the list of companies issued China Depositary Receipts (CDR) has been released. The companies include BATJ (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and JD.com), Ctrip, Sina Weibo, NetEase and Sunny Optical Technology.
Baidu has released their Q4 2017 financial report and unaudited 2017 annual financial report. In Q4, Baidu earned RMB 23.6 billion ($3.62 billion), up 29 percent year-over-year.
After a chilling 2016, the capital markets became more rational in 2017. The overall trend remains unclear, but investors seem willing to back projects that show clear rewards. This has led to broad heavy investment, creating more unicorns than previous years.
It’s been a year since Donald Trump became the US President. Technology companies in Silicon Valley are still struggling against Washington’s “ban on talent” and may fail to realize the subtle changes that their Chinese workers are facing. Chinese employees are an important part of the global staff.
“The Internet is a natural monopoly industry, and if it is still dominated by Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent in a decade, it will be most unfortunate for China,” Richard Liu said at the release of Qihoo 360 CEO Zhou Hongyi’s new book in Beijing on November 19.