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China Roundup: WeChat’s new focus on monetization

China Roundup: WeChat’s new focus on monetization Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. At the beginning of each year, a large crowd of developers, content creators and digitally-savvy […]

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AutoX and Fiat Chrysler are teaming up on a robotaxi for China

AutoX and Fiat Chrysler are teaming up on a robotaxi for China Autonomous vehicle startup AutoX, which is backed by Alibaba, said Tuesday that it is partnering with Fiat Chrysler partnership to roll out a fleet of robotaxis for China and other countries in Asia. A fleet of Chrysler Pacifica is going […]

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Douyin, TikTok app in China, hits 400 million daily active users

Douyin, TikTok app in China, hits 400 million daily active users China’s TikTok, which has taken the world by storm, is working its magic in its home nation, too. The Chinese version of TikTok, called Douyin, has amassed 400 million daily active users, parent company ByteDance revealed in its annual report this […]

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China Roundup: Ant Financial’s new boss and Tencent’s army of new apps

China Roundup: Ant Financial’s new boss and Tencent’s army of new apps Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, we are looking at what Ant Financial’s executive […]

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Meet Dongtu, the Giphy of China

Meet Dongtu, the Giphy of China With its own universe of homegrown social networks, e-commerce platforms and search engines, the Chinese internet is a world apart from its counterpart in the U.S. But in some areas, the two countries are surprisingly similar. That’s particularly true of people’s love for GIFs . Some feelings […]

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China Roundup: TikTok stumbles in the US and Huawei shipments continue to surge

China Roundup: TikTok stumbles in the US and Huawei shipments continue to surge Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. It’s been a very busy last week of October […]

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China Roundup: Xi’s power on bitcoin, the rise of Alibaba’s new rival

China Roundup: Xi’s power on bitcoin, the rise of Alibaba’s new rival Welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of the latest events that happened at major Chinese tech companies and what they mean to tech founders and executives around the world. Alibaba’s nemesis Alibaba’s new rival is shaking up China’s […]

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China Roundup: Tencent’s NBA test, TikTok parent deepens education push

China Roundup: Tencent’s NBA test, TikTok parent deepens education push Welcome to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of events that happened at major Chinese tech companies and what they mean to tech founders and executives around the world. The talk about U.S.-China relationships over the past two weeks has centered heavily on […]

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How Zhihu’s become one of China’s biggest hubs for experts

How Zhihu’s become one of China’s biggest hubs for experts Zhihu may not be as well known outside of China as WeChat or ByteDance’s Douyin, but over the past eight years, it has cultivated a reputation for being one of the country’s most trustworthy social media platforms. Originally launched as a question-and-answer […]

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WeChat restricts controversial video face-swapping app Zao, citing “security risks”

WeChat restricts controversial video face-swapping app Zao, citing “security risks” Zao went viral in China this weekend for its realistic face-swapping videos, but after controversy about its policies, WeChat restricted access to the app on its messaging platform. Developed by a unit of Momo, one of China’s most popular dating apps, Zao […]

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