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September 2018

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  • China’s Import-Export Bank set to offer $328M loan to Nigeria aimed at ICT sector growth   //   read it here
  • China: Miotech AI startup pulls investment insights from financial data   //   read it here
  • China: Liulishuo AI-powered English language learning app preps for $100M US IPO   //   read it here
  • Microsoft establishes Asia AI research center in Shanghai   //   read it here
  • China: Liulishuo AI-driven language learning app sets sights on IPO in $100M-$300M range   //   read it here
  • China: Supreme People’s Court recognizes blockchain-derived evidence as legally binding   //   read it here
  • China: Baidu search giant launches subsidiary to research blockchain applications with $7.3M funding   //   read it here
  • China: Laidian power-bank sharing startup partners blockchain solution for online and offline applications   //   read it here
  • China: Zhongshan city now using blockchain-based system to track convicts on parole   //   read it here
  • China: Crypto crackdown continues with WeChat blocking mining and price prediction accounts   //   read it here
  • China’s cybersecurity market expected to hit $15BN value by 2022   //   read it here
  • China: Online hotel bookings hit 91M monthly active users in Q2 2018   //   read it here
  • China: Miss Fresh e-commerce food startup lands $450M   //   read it here
  • China: Maoyan Weying movie ticketing app aims for $1BN HK IPO   //   read it here
  • China: TianTianXueNong secures ‘tens of millions of RMB’ for agricultural education in lower-tier cities   //   read it here
  • China: An intro to Shanghai’s use of ‘entrepreneurship visas’ to lure foreign talent   //   read it here
  • China: An overview of Shanghai’s Yangpu district – 19 innovation parks, 21 scientific parks, 1200 entrepreneurs   //   read it here
  • China: MotionEco startup turns ‘gutter oil’ into green fuel to tackle problem of reuse by eateries   //   read it here
  • An overview of how China’s banks are turning to tech companies for help   //   read it here
  • China: Alipay and UnionPay partner for cardless and barcode payments   //   read it here
  • China: Cocos-BCX game developer backed for $40M with blockchain-based approach   //   read it here
  • China: Regulators to limit number of new online games and total titles as state targets ‘gaming addiction’   //   read it here
  • Google’s China search engine to link every user search to their phone number   //   read it here
  • China’s Xiaomi awaiting regulatory approval to launch Mi Pay in India   //   read it here
  • China’s largest insurer to adopt blockchain via partnership with Singapore’s VeChain   //   read it here
  • The world of the future likely to have two separate internets – one heavily censored, the other warts-and-all   //   read it here
  • China: Alibaba Cloud partners myDevices for cloud-based ‘IoT in a box’, focusing on retail, healthcare and hospitality   //   read it here
  • China: Banma, Alibaba’s IoT and internet-connected car startup, raises $233M, valuing at $1BN   //   read it here
  • China: Vivo smartphone maker launches IoT move with smart home Jovi IoT platform   //   read it here
  • China: Viomi internet-connected home appliance maker preps for $200M NASDAQ IPO   //   read it here
  • China: Beijing Internet Court unveiled, powered by facial and speech recognition technology   //   read it here
  • China: An intro to Yidu Cloud, making sense of the medical records of 1.3BN people   //   read it here
  • China: Jianke online healthcare platform lands $130M with underserved regional focus   //   read it here
  • China: An intro to BingoBox, 24-hour cashier-free convenience store chain   //   read it here
  • China’s iQiyi online video giant takes stake in Vin Diesel’s forthcoming xXx4 movie production   //   read it here
  • An interview with GoGoVan’s founder on the challenges of expanding into mainland China   //   read it here
  • China: Haidilao hotpot firm sets sights on $963M Hong Kong IPO   //   read it here
  • China: Chongqing city to establish $7.3BN semiconductor industry focused fund   //   read it here
  • China: Huawei Pay pilots electronic IDs in government-focused integration move   //   read it here
  • China: A look at Meituan Dianping – 340M users ordering groceries, paying bills, renting bikes and booking hotels – and aiming for $52BN valuation   //   read it here
  • China: GSR Ventures raises $400M fund to focus on early-stage tech startups   //   read it here
  • China: 3 trends to consider regarding WeChat mini-apps   //   read it here
  • Japan’s SoftBank Ventures Korea arm launches $300M fund focused on China’s early stage tech startups   //   read it here
  • China: RUSH! bike ride-hailing app wins Startup Weekend Macao Women Edition   //   read it here

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