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    The billionaire who very nearly bankrupted a Chinese tech giant

The billionaire who very nearly bankrupted a Chinese tech giant

Jia Yueting debuted Faraday Future’s FF91 at this year’s CES. Photo credit: Jia Yueting’s Weibo. Thirteen years ago, Chinese entrepreneur Jia Yueting founded what is today known as LeEco –

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    VC funding roars back in 2017, but vital gaps hurt startups: CB Insights data

VC funding roars back in 2017, but vital gaps hurt startups: CB Insights data

Photo credit: gmast3r / 123RF. On the face of it, VC funding has roared back in Asia this year after a lull in 2016. As of May 5, VC-backed Asian

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    Brief: URWork raises $58m to go beyond China, take on WeWork

Brief: URWork raises $58m to go beyond China, take on WeWork

Photo credit: Mindaugas Danys (CC BY 2.0) The news: Chinese shared workspace operator URWork has raised about US$58 million in a funding round which closed yesterday, according to Bloomberg. The company

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China flags down free-for-all bike-sharing craze with new rules

  China flags down free-for-all bike-sharing craze with new rules

Bike-sharing companies let users find and rent nearby bikes via their smartphone. Photo credit: Mobike. China’s free-for-all bike-sharing craze is

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A Chinese fintech unicorn’s secret to tech success? Legos.

  A Chinese fintech unicorn’s secret to tech success? Legos.

Photo credit: Pixabay. A few years ago, China’s P2P lending industry was on fire, and not in a good way.

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For the first time, Chinese smartphones dominate India

  For the first time, Chinese smartphones dominate India

China’s Oppo is going after mid-market buyers in India trading up from flip phones or budget smartphones. Photo credit: Oppo.

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Brief: Tencent reports best quarter ever, thanks to mobile games

  Brief: Tencent reports best quarter ever, thanks to mobile games

Photo credit: Tech in Asia. The news: Tencent has posted record quarterly sales and profit figures for the three months

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Weibo now has more users than Twitter

  Weibo now has more users than Twitter

China’s Weibo, launched three years after Twitter, is still on the rise. It’s now up to 340 million active users

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China’s answer to WeWork launches in Singapore

  China’s answer to WeWork launches in Singapore

One of China’s largest shared workspace operators is set to launch in Singapore. Photo credit: Jodimichelle. URWork, one of China’s

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