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    Alibaba, JD tackle China’s fake goods problem with blockchain

Alibaba, JD tackle China’s fake goods problem with blockchain

Chinese ecommerce companies are tracking products from steak to liquor with blockchain technology. Photo credit: Benjamin Faust / Unsplash. China has long suffered from an epidemic of fake products, from

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    With $900m IPO, lending company Qudian leads pack of Chinese fintech firms aiming to go public

With $900m IPO, lending company Qudian leads pack of Chinese fintech firms aiming to go public

Photo credit: danielvfung / 123RF. Chinese consumer lending company Qudian raised a whopping US$900 million in its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange – the largest

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    Chinese ecommerce giants tackle the country’s fake goods problem with blockchain

Chinese ecommerce giants tackle the country’s fake goods problem with blockchain

Chinese ecommerce companies are tracking products from steak to liquor with blockchain technology. Photo credit: Benjamin Faust / Unsplash. China has long suffered from an epidemic of fake products, from

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Alibaba goes in on $40m boost for DNA-testing startup Prenetics

  Alibaba goes in on $40m boost for DNA-testing startup Prenetics

Photo credit: luchschen / 123RF. Alibaba, China’s US$460 billion online shopping giant, has invested in one of Asia’s top genetic

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Outside of China, WeChat is a fish out of water

  Outside of China, WeChat is a fish out of water

About a month ago, I was in New York visiting a tech-savvy friend. The living definition of “early adopter,” his

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Brief: Beijing in talks to take direct control of tech giants with 1% stake

  Brief: Beijing in talks to take direct control of tech giants with 1% stake

Photo credit: wu yi / Unsplash. The news (extracted from the Wall Street Journal): Chinese regulators want more direct control of

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Ex-Googler gets funding to build another global smash in China

  Ex-Googler gets funding to build another global smash in China

Wang Xiaoyu. Photo credit: Castbox. From Xiaomi to Musical.ly, Chinese tech companies are riding a global wave of hipness and

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Alibaba to invest $15b in tech, set up research labs around the world

  Alibaba to invest $15b in tech, set up research labs around the world

Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Photo credit: Alibaba. Jack Ma is well-known for his worldly ambitions. In 20 years, the tech

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Last-mile logistics startup Lalamove bags $100m series C, rolls into 100 Asian cities

  Last-mile logistics startup Lalamove bags $100m series C, rolls into 100 Asian cities

Man with a van: Lalamove has expanded from Hong Kong to several Southeast Asian cities. Manila is the latest launch.

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