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Just recently, Pony Ma surpassed Jack Ma as being China's richest man! According to Forbes recently updated real-time rankings statistics, Pony Ma's personal net assets have reached 36.9 billion USD, ranking him 18th in Forbes listing of the richest people in the world. For the first time, he has surpassed the founder of Alibaba, Jack…

The war between Tencent and Alibaba has spread to India. This time, they're wrestling over mobile payments. Indian chat app Hike Messenger, which Tencent invested in last August, recently added a “red envelope” function similar to WeChat's. WeChat's “red envelope” function is based on the tradition of “hongbaos” given during special occasions. Users on the…

Rap Battles! Young folks showing others how it’s done If you’re looking for how freestyling is done, your best bet is by watching the TV series, the Rap of China. The iQiyi produced network variety show not only went viral on WeChat and Weibo, it even became the new hot topic among those in the…

In the area of attracting female gamers, perhaps US gaming companies could learn from Tencent. According to recent data, the game King of Glory developed by Tencent has reached the highest percentage of female gamers in hardcore versus games. Based on data provided by internet consulting company Jiguang and supported by IDG,by last May of…

According to recent news, starting July 17th, passengers taking the G and D EMU (electric multiple unit ) trains will be able to make meal orders through the 12306(China Railway Corporation's official website) and its mobile app. After completing an order on the app, the on-train staff will deliver the meal to the designated passenger compartments…

On July 13, Apple’s official Chinese website announced its summer promotion, which will see users get as much as 50% off purchases and 50 times points at participating vendors in its biggest campaign since entry to the country. Overall, 29 retailers are participating including Starbucks, Burger King, Wagas, Häagen-Dazs, Lawson and Gap, with some e-commerce…

On June 28th, Airbnb jointly launched with Alipay a handy new tool available in the Alipay app called the “Aibiying Travel Deposit”, which will help prevent the app users from reckless spending. By setting the travel location, period of stay, the number of travelers and the intended travel dates in the app, the system will…

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…

Hundreds of workers in bright yellow uniforms assemble small yellow bicycles at the Tianjin Flying Pigeon bicycle factory on May 19. The workers hurriedly attach the wheels and gears to each frame, and every 15 seconds a new ofo unit is born. Workers at the end of the line load each new bike into cardboard…

JD's  (京东)closing price on June 26 was $43.08, raising their total market value to $61.149 billion. They are quickly approaching to Baidu's total market value of $61.973 billion at the time, thus threatening the existing group of tech giants BAT: Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. In comparison, Baidu is lagging behind the other two in terms…

The more you try to do, the more enemies you’ll make. Meituan Dianping has learned this lesson through experience. In its early days, the company organized discounted group purchases; later on it became an online movie ticket retailer. Over the years it also tried its hand at takeout, catering and travel services. More recently, Meituan…