Didi’s Challenges

Didi Chuxing is the largest unicorn company in China valued at 50 billion USD. Over the past three years, not only did the company’s valuation grow in double digits, its investors also witnessed the highest rate of return ever of over ten thousand folds. However, despite the rapid expansion growth Didi is experiencing, the company…

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A Chinese Startup Argued Alibaba’s Taobao Plagiarized

On September 29, a netizen called Wu Liang released an article titled In Today’s Version of Alibaba Baba and Forty Thieves, Alibaba itself is Forty Thieves on Zhihu, claiming “Alibaba unexpectedly took our technical proposal in the name of the cooperation and completely copied our app.” According to ‘Wu Liang’, the “smart skin quality measurement”(智能测肤)…

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Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun: How Xiaomi Turned the Tables

Recently over 30 council members of the Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum (CEF) paid a visit to Xiaomi headquarter. The president of the forum, Chen Dongsheng, chaired this CEO seminar of ours entitled “Internet + Manufacturing Upgrades in China”. At the seminar, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun shared with everyone Xiaomi’s business model, values, difficulties encountered during…

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Southeast Asia becomes Alibaba and Tencent’s new battle field

Two global technological forces are disrupting the peaceful ecological environment in Southeast Asia. They’re not Silicon Valley technological companies like Google or Facebook. They are the two Chinese giants Tencent and Alibaba. The two companies provide the strongest financial support and the most successful business experience for venture capital firms in Southeast Asia. More and…

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Silicon Valley’s China Paradox

Li Zhifei has spent his professional career cross-pollinating the world’s two most vibrant innovation ecosystems. Born in central China at the dawn of reform and opening, Li graduated college in China and dove headfirst into the country’s dot com boom of the early 2000s. When that bubble burst, he headed to Johns Hopkins University for…

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