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China’s internet regulator takes aim at forced data collection

China’s internet regulator takes aim at forced data collection China is a step closer to cracking down on unscrupulous data collection by app developers. This week, the country’s cybersecurity watchdog began seeking comment on the range of user information that apps from instant messengers to ride-hailing services are allowed to collect. The […]

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YC-backed LemonBox raises $2.5M bringing vitamins to Chinese millennials

YC-backed LemonBox raises .5M bringing vitamins to Chinese millennials Like many overseas Chinese, Derek Weng gets shopping requests from his family and friends whenever he returns to China. Some of the most wanted imported products are maternity items, cosmetics, and vitamin supplements. Many in China still uphold the belief that “imported products […]

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Health tech venture firm OTV closes new $170 million fund and expands into Asia

Health tech venture firm OTV closes new 0 million fund and expands into Asia OTV (formerly known as Olive Tree Ventures), an Israeli venture capital firm that focuses on digital health tech, announced it has closed a new fund totaling $170 million. The firm also launched a new office in Shanghai, China […]

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Alibaba and Ethiopian Airlines to launch cold chain exporting China’s COVID vaccines

Alibaba and Ethiopian Airlines to launch cold chain exporting China’s COVID vaccines China has pledged that it would be sharing its COVID-19 vaccines with other countries, especially those with which it has close ties. While the country is not ready to deploy its vaccines internationally, it is gearing up the infrastructure for […]

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AutoX becomes China’s first to remove safety drivers from robotaxis

AutoX becomes China’s first to remove safety drivers from robotaxis Residents of Shenzhen will see truly driverless cars on the road starting Thursday. AutoX, a four-year-old startup backed by Alibaba, MediaTek and Shanghai Motors, is deploying a fleet of 25 unmanned vehicles in downtown Shenzhen, marking the first time any autonomous driving […]

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China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander successfully lands on the Moon

China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander successfully lands on the Moon Chinese state news agencies are reporting a successful landing of the Chang’e-5 lunar robotic lander, which will seek to return lunar rock samples back to Earth. The launch took off on November 23, and attained lunar orbit on November 28. It launched the […]

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China’s tech firms rush to deliver solutions for grocery shopping

China’s tech firms rush to deliver solutions for grocery shopping Nearly all of China’s largest internet firms have established a presence in online grocery. Just this week, news arrived that Alibaba co-led the $196 million C3 funding round of Nice Tuan, the two-year-old grocery group-buying firm’s fourth round year to date. People […]

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UK shrinks timetable for telcos to stop installing 5G kit from Huawei

UK shrinks timetable for telcos to stop installing 5G kit from Huawei The UK government has squeezed the timetable for domestic telcos to stop installing 5G kit from Chinese suppliers, per the BBC, which reports that the deadline for installation of kit from so-called ‘high risk’ vendors is now September. It had […]

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The Trump administration will add SMIC, China’s largest chipmaker, to its defense blacklist: report

The Trump administration will add SMIC, China’s largest chipmaker, to its defense blacklist: report SMIC, one of largest chip makers in the world, is among several companies that the Department of Defense plans to designate as being owned or controlled by the Chinese military, reports Reuters. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump […]

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TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s epic rise and stumble TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually […]

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