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It has been one year since the tragic death of Dr. Li Wenliang dominated Chinese social media and made headlines all over the world. His passing on February 7 in 2020 was a huge moment over the past year, as there was an unprecedented outpour of anger, distrust, and despair flooding Chinese social media in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic in C…
 
His name is Tenzin, now known as Ding Zhen, and this Khampa Tibetan young man is China's online sensation of the year. Within a matter of days, the 20-year-old from Litang has taken Chinese social media by storm. In this latest What's on Weibo podcast, we explain Ding Zhen's fame from the very beginning, showing how one video clip snowballed into s…
 
This is the third What’s on Weibo podcast, reporting the biggest topics trending on Chinese social media. In this episode, we’ll talk about China potentially further relaxing its family-planning rules, calls for laws against animal abuse, and shifting public sentiments towards Trump. Joe Biden or Donald Trump, who is the preferred candidate on Weib…
 
Baidu to build 5 million intelligent cloud servers by 2030, China has seen fast growth in its livestreaming industry over the past years, ByteDance made $5.6 billion in Q1, Alibaba Pictures to delist from Singapore Exchange, Huawei to get green light for $500m R&D center in UK, China’s TZTEK Technology to buy German chip tester for USD20.4 million…
 
Xpeng files for US IPO, online marketplace for artists and collectors filed for IPO, Netease aims to raise $2-$3 billion in Hong Kong listing, Alibaba's online market to sponsor 100,000 influencers worldwide, TikTok user spending hits USD 78 million in April, Amazon unveils its first solar power project in China…
 
Huawei's Hisilicon chip unit overtook U.S. semiconductor giant Qualcomm to be the biggest mobile phone chip supplier in China for the first time, Chinese brands accounted for about 61% of global 5G smartphone shipments in Q1, Tencent buys 5% stake in Australian buy-now-pay-later firm Afterpay, Chinese mobile games accounted for 19 of the top 100 hi…
 
Smartphone maker Transsion profit up 173% in 2019, Bitcoin-mining machine maker Ebang files for U.S. IPO, JD.com files for secondary listing in Hong Kong, China is expanding listing reforms, Alibaba Cloud 3rd biggest global provider for IaaS, Tencent to take over China’s game livestreaming market
 
Tencent invests USD17M in Navinfo, Shanghai’s free-trade zone will accelerate digital infrastructure push with 5G, IoT and AI tech, Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus to compete in China, Huawei Q1 revenue grows 1.4%, Baidu introduced an updated version of Baidu Hi, 4.9 billion online office hours logged in March…
 
Megvii unveils virtual makeup solution FaceStyle to boost sales for cosmetics retailers, China’s largest utilities will spend $570m on charging stations this year, Revenues of Chinese mobile game providers hit record-high of US$7 billion during Q1, a new committee tasked with setting up national standards for blockchain, e-commerce platform Jumei Y…
 
Lenovo Group managed to increase its market share of PC sector in Q1, Jack Ma tops Fortune China’s list of influential business leaders in 2020, China to extend cross-border e-commerce scheme, Tencent becomes majority shareholder in Chinese game live-streamer Huya, Chinese telcos try to replace WeChat with launch of 5G messaging service, China’s AI…
 
Apple Pay to support Alipay, WeChat and Mobike selected for the 100 Great Designs of Modern Times, Carrefour China owner Suning reports 17% drop, Pinduoduo launches enterprise collaboration tool Knock, TransferWise and Alipay team up for international money transfers, Xpeng gets green light to test autonomous vehicles in U.S., China's Nio to releas…
 
L'Oreal sales revenue hits 15-year high, Oyo is cutting 60% of its China staff, Ride-hailing and food delivery plummet due to coronavirus, online grocery shopping sees uptick, Apple's main iPhone maker Foxconn resuming production capacity, China's sharing economy market exceeds 3.2 trln yuan in 2019, China expects over 550,000 5G base stations runn…
 
WeChat Pay gets approval to start Hong Kong-Macao cross-boundary mobile payments services, Huawei 2019 revenue up 18%, Hillhouse Capital to launch RMB 10 billion fund for startups in China, Smartphone sales tank in Jan, Skechers resumes building distribution center, China is postponing plans for massive autonomous vehicle (AV) deployment…
 
As China continues to fight the coronavirus, remote working is no longer an option but a necessity for many. Communication and collaboration platforms are essential to remote workers; Alibaba’s DingTalk, a.k.a. Dingding in the Chinese version, has seen a spike in demand in China.
 
Top China digital news from the last week: Alibaba Taobao has officially rolled out a new app called Taoxiaopu to leverage social e-commerce, Baidu has beaten Microsoft and Google in an ongoing natural language processing competition, Baidu among the first batch of companies to launch autonomous driving tests with real passengers in Beijing, a cons…
 
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