Here’s this week’s roundup of China tech stories.
Four years after my last post on renren.com in 2014, the Facebook of China, I logged in to check back on my friends but got nothing but disappointment in return. Among stereotypical selfies of online celebrities are the ashes of my burned-out college memories.
Recently on Chinese social media, people from all walks of life posted pictures of themselves “accidentally falling down” next to their most valuable possessions as to show off their wealth. What people chose to flaunt are far beyond your imagination.
Have you ever planned a nice dramatic fall? If so, what would you fall with?
Several Chinese app stores pulled video platform BiliBili’s app from their offerings after suffering another hard hit from government censors. Reports suggest the removal is strongly connected to state media outlet CCTV’s criticisms of its content.
Once upon a time, the graveyard that is Renren was worth US $8 billion. The former “Chinese version of Facebook” imploded after building the country’s largest social media network.
Chinese job seekers can face discrimination when applying for a job. Employers often ask personal questions about gender, place of origin, age and marital status, leading job candidates to be disqualified based on factors other than their actual credentials and abilities.
Fan Chengcheng is the younger brother of Fan Bingbing, one of the biggest stars in China today, and a celebrity in his own right with around 3 million followers on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. He recently participated in Idol Producer, an entertainment reality show popular among young girls.
Almost overnight, a coffee brand called Luckin Coffee made waves across China’s first and second tier cities. Luckin Coffee entered the market vigorously and aggressively.
On the afternoon of April 20, Weibo CEO Gaofei Wang announced the launch of Weibo’s new AI R&D center in Palo Alto, California. Weibo has become one of many Chinese companies to set up R&D centers in Silicon Valley to pave way for future AI development.
Douyu held its 2017 Awarding Ceremony in Shanghai yesterday. Chief operating officer Cheng Chao confirmed Douyu is preparing for an IPO in an interview.
It has been 11 years since Twitter established itself as a new platform for social communication. In that time, it has become one of the world’s most important websites even though it has yet to “grow up”. In doubt? Try following @realDonaldTrump.