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She’s studying Hindi in China with an eye to the future of tech

March 28, 2017 0

Tian Siwei in the campus of Peking University where she opted to learn Hindi. Photo credit: Tech in Asia. The tree-lined streets were peaceful and

Oculus Rift has a new rival in China

March 28, 2017 0

Huang Chaiming, 29-year-old founder of Hypereal. Photo credit: Hypereal Though China’s VR market hit an estimated US$300 million last year, very few of its startups

Alibaba to use blockchain to fight China’s fake food

March 25, 2017 0

A fake egg found on sale in China in 2012. Photo credit: China Daily. China has a fake food problem. Counterfeit soy sauce, rice, and

Alibaba’s favorite ‘warehouse robot’ maker gets funding

March 23, 2017 0

Photo credit: Geek+. China has been the world’s number one buyer of industrial robots since 2013, and last year surpassed Japan’s total of operating robots.

Xiaomi makes 1 phone every second in India

March 23, 2017 0

Over 90 percent of the workforce at Xiaomi’s manufacturing plants in India are women. Photo credit: Xiaomi. Xiaomi from China. We’ve gotten used to hearing

Mobike begins global expansion as it rolls into Singapore

March 23, 2017 0

Photo credit: Mobike. China’s Mobike today rolled into Singapore, marking the startup’s first expansion out of its home nation. The bicycle-rental app, after weeks of

AI whiz Andrew Ng quits Baidu

March 23, 2017 0

Andrew Ng giving a presentation at Stanford in February 2017. Screengrab from Stanford video. Andrew Ng, chief scientist at Chinese search giant Baidu, today announced

China’s bike-sharing craze gets electric

March 23, 2017 0

Smartphone-nation: a college student rents a electric scooter from Chinese startup Zeebike. Photo credit: Zeebike. A ride down one of Shanghai’s streets reveals a surprising

Chinese AI startup partners with Xiaomi on a verbal agreement, and regrets it

March 23, 2017 0

Li Zhifei, Mobvoi CEO. Photo credit: Mobvoi. China is often referred to as the Wild West. That’s especially true for foreign companies that enter with

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