China

Q&A: Veteran VC Ron Cao on why he thinks China’s market is ‘just getting started’

September 25, 2017 0

Ron Cao, founder and managing director of Sky9 Capital. Previously at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Photo credit: Sky9 Capital. There are few investors in China as

Sex dolls are taboo, but what the Chinese get on demand can still make your eyes pop

September 21, 2017 0

Photo credit: Leiphone. When it comes to sharing and on-demand services, there seems to be no limit to what goes around in the Chinese ethosphere.

Baidu sets up $1.5b fund as it races toward autonomous cars

September 21, 2017 0

Photo credit: Baidu. Chinese tech giant Baidu has set up a US$1.5 billion fund to invest in autonomous driving technology created by startups, it said

Opinion: iPhone X will sell like hotcakes in China

September 19, 2017 0

Apple’s newest and most expensive iPhone, the iPhone X, isn’t even available for pre-order yet. But I’m going to make a not-so-bold prediction: the iPhone

Tech billionaires launch internship program to incubate Singapore’s finest in China

September 19, 2017 0

Lujiazui district, Shanghai. Photo credit: iakov / 123RF Stock Photo. Yesterday saw the official launch of the Singapore Valley Awards – a new internship scheme

Softbank buys into Chinese online insurer ahead of $11b IPO

September 18, 2017 0

Masayoshi Son at SoftBank World 2016. Photo credit: SoftBank. Online insurer ZhongAn, one of China’s leading fintech services, today got a big vote of confidence

Remember that sex doll sharing startup? It just got shut down

September 18, 2017 0

Photo credit: Leiphone. Just days after a Chinese startup launched a “girlfriend sharing” service involving sex dolls, the app has been shut down by authorities.

Chinese unicorn’s Musical.ly clone targets Indonesia’s teens

September 15, 2017 0

Photo credit: ByteDance, modified by Tech in Asia. Becoming a star has never been easier for teens in the digital age. Create viral music videos,

China’s Southeast Asia obsession continues as JD expands to Thailand

September 15, 2017 0

One of JD’s self-driving delivery bots. Photo credit: JD. China’s growing interest in Southeast Asia’s tech scene continued today as JD, arch-rival to Alibaba, revealed

WeChat is quietly developing its own AR platform

September 15, 2017 0

Photo credit: Tech in Asia. China’s most popular messaging app WeChat is quietly developing its own framework for augmented reality (AR). Made with smartphones in

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