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    With UK launch, China’s Mobike makes first foray outside Asia

With UK launch, China’s Mobike makes first foray outside Asia

Photo credit: Mobike. Mobike is set to launch in Manchester, UK, marking its first expansion outside of Asia, the startup said today. It’s a significant milestone for the Chinese company,

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    Will Japan get swept up in China’s bike-sharing craze?

Will Japan get swept up in China’s bike-sharing craze?

Photo credit: Mobike. “You wouldn’t be here unless you were thinking about entering Japan market, right?” The question from the moderator was a gentle nudge for Chris Martin, head of

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    Opinion: Bike-sharing startups are just glorified rental businesses

Opinion: Bike-sharing startups are just glorified rental businesses

On your bike: Hu Weiwei, Mobike co-founder and president. Photo credit: Mobike. Driven by a persistent belief that consumers are willing to share necessities instead of purchasing them, China’s startups

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Alibaba takes another step into India, acquires movie ticketing company

  Alibaba takes another step into India, acquires movie ticketing company

A scene from Indian blockbuster movie Baahubali. Photo credit: MeenCurry. Chinese giant Alibaba has taken another step into India with

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Musk, Zuckerberg, Cook rail against Trump pullout of Paris climate accord

  Musk, Zuckerberg, Cook rail against Trump pullout of Paris climate accord

Illustration by Matahari Indonesia US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris accord – a global climate

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In China, live streaming is thrashing gaming and TV combined

  In China, live streaming is thrashing gaming and TV combined

China’s cheery live streamers – broadcasting dancing, singing, comedy, game play, and lots more – are taking over the web.

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Brief: VNG, Vietnam’s answer to Tencent, eyeing US IPO

  Brief: VNG, Vietnam’s answer to Tencent, eyeing US IPO

The news: Vietnam-based internet company VNG Corp has signed a preliminary deal with US stock exchange Nasdaq to explore an

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China just got its first education unicorn

  China just got its first education unicorn

A classroom in Xingtai city, Hebei province, China. Photo credit: dewater / 123RF. China purportedly surpassed the US last year

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Opinion: WeChat is eating the Chinese internet, and that’s not a good thing

  Opinion: WeChat is eating the Chinese internet, and that’s not a good thing

If you want to understand how WeChat is changing the Chinese internet, I have a recommendation for you: Katamari Damacy.

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