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    Jack Ma says no Ant Financial IPO anytime soon

Jack Ma says no Ant Financial IPO anytime soon

Alibaba founder, chairman, and former CEO Jack Ma. Photo by Asia Society. Jack Ma has put a halt to years of rumors about an imminent IPO for Alibaba’s payments arm,

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    In China, mobile payments are creating a thriving industry of micro services

In China, mobile payments are creating a thriving industry of micro services

Paying for Starbucks using WeChat in China. Photo credit: Tencent. China may be known as the copycat nation, but the country is a genius at creating new business models, from

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    China’s cutthroat bike-sharing industry sees its first merger

China’s cutthroat bike-sharing industry sees its first merger

Photo credit: walkingsky / 123RF. More than a year after the inception of China’s bike rental craze, consolidation is finally coming. Yesterday, two Chinese bike-sharing startups announced their merger –

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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

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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

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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

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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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How fintech startups are using big data to solve China’s huge credit gap

  How fintech startups are using big data to solve China’s huge credit gap

Photo credit: estherpoon / 123RF. It was almost Angel Zhang’s 22nd birthday. She wanted to do something special, spend a

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

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

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

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