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China’s tech news

  • On Bloomberg: Inside Xinjiang – A 10-Day Tour of China’s Most Repressed State   //   read it here
  • ‘It is telling how much US companies are willing to put at stake (in China) despite the risk of losing the crucial knowledge that has built their businesses.’   //   read it here
  • China: Artificial intelligence system reportedly in use to catch unhygienic chefs in action   //   read it here
  • China: An intro to WiFi Master Key, 5th largest app by monthly user activity in 2018   //   read it here
  • An intro to China’s startups working with AI and facial recognition in agriculture   //   read it here
  • China: Cyberspace Administration has scrubbed the web of more than 7 million items since January 3 2019   //   read it here
  • Video surveillance in China is tipped to be a $20BN industry by 2022   //   read it here
  • China: Xiaomi electronics giant confirms it’s working on a flexible smartphone   //   read it here
  • China: Beijing Prison Administration unveils digital payment system allowing family members to send money to inmates via mobile phones   //   read it here
  • China: Alibaba launches A100 program with sights set on cornering China’s enterprise transformation space   //   read it here
  • China: SenseTime and Sun Yat-Sen University researchers create a neural network that can train itself   //   read it here
  • What Singles Day can tell us about how retail is changing in China   //   read it here
  • China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4BN citizens. For some, social credit will bring privileges — for others, punishment.   //   read it here
  • The Belt and Road Initiative – what’s in it for China?   //   read it here
  • China: SenseTime AI startup reportedly preps for US$2BN fundraise   //   read it here
  • China: Redpoint Ventures preps to raise $300M for 2nd seed, early and growth stage China fund   //   read it here
  • China: A brief video round-up of WeChat statistics from 2018   //   read it here
  • China: Maoyan movie ticketing app preps for US$350M fundraise in Hong Kong IPO   //   read it here
  • China: Meituan-Dianping claims more than 2M domestic hotel room nights booked on the last day of 2018   //   read it here
  • China: Horizon Robotics AI chip startup set to raise $600M   //   read it here
  • US set to ban sale of tech to Chinese firms committing intellectual property theft and trade violations under proposed law   //   read it here
  • China’s ZhongAn Insurance partners Grab for SE Asia digital insurance marketplace   //   read it here
  • ‘Beijing does not talk about ‘Made in China 2025′ anymore, but things haven’t changed much on the ground’   //   read it here
  • China: A review of the Royole FlexPai, world’s first foldable smartphone   //   read it here
  • Five key trends in the Chinese Communist Party’s global propaganda campaign   //   read it here
  • An intro to how China’s web giants are driving Latin America’s mobile tech boom   //   read it here
  • China: Blockchain platforms will have to censor content, give authorities access to data and allow them to check user identity   //   read it here
  • China: Internet censorship agency to commence regulation of blockchain-driven firms from February   //   read it here
  • China: Government intensifying crackdown on P2P lending industry could see up to 70% of firms shut down   //   read it here
  • US Senators introduce bipartisan bill to fight state-sponsored tech theft and defend critical supply chains   //   read it here
  • China: Enflame cloud-based deep learning chips for AI training platforms secures $50M pre-A, in part from Tencent   //   read it here
  • China Banking Association self-regulatory body to launch blockchain-based platform for trade finance   //   read it here
  • China’s Binance Launchpad to support BitTorrent and blockchain projects in 2019   //   read it here
  • China: Didi Chuxing ride-hail app to roll out financial services and insurance options for users   //   read it here
  • China: 10 schools in Guizhou Province now use microchipped ‘smart uniforms’ to track student locations   //   read it here
  • China: Yuanfudao online tutoring platform raises $300M at $3BN valuation from Tencent internet giant and others   //   read it here
  • KBANK China aiming to invest $250M into Chinese startups over 5 years to leverage technology around digital banking   //   read it here
  • China: Hellobike bike-share startup reportedly raises $580M   //   read it here
  • China: A brief intro to the Chunhui Cup innovation and entrepreneurship competition for overseas Chinese students and graduates   //   read it here
  • Hong Kong: A look at the recent Jumpstarter event, an initiative of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund   //   read it here
  • Quietly and steadily, China’s app factory has been conquering India…   //   read it here
  • India: Xiaomi launches ShareSave, a platform for buying products from China   //   read it here
  • Japan’s Mizuho Bank partners China’s state-run Zhongguancun tech fund to discover startups   //   read it here
  • The internet, but not as we know it: life online in China, Cuba, India and Russia   //   read it here
  • Japan: China’s SenseTime AI startup unveils self-driving center outside Tokyo   //   read it here

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