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Pipelines not so profitable for PetroChina

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Will new defamation regulations hit China's massive messaging apps?

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Careless talk could cost WeChat

China market roundup: September 27

Yihaodian probing security breach

Chinese e-commerce retailer Yihaodian said it is investigating a possible security breach, potentia

Qudian IPO demonstrates appetite for fintech

Shares of online microlender Qudian Inc.

Meituan-Dianping raises $4bn in new cash

Online group-buying and restaurant-services operator Meituan-Dianping said Thursday it has raised a

Wanda's Hollywood frontman resigns

Dalian Wanda Group's frontman in Hollywood has resigned, further clouding the Chinese company's fut

Alibaba lending more money to millennials

Tech giants led by Alibaba's finance affiliate are making money off the loans consumers use to buy

Evicted online merchants protest Alibaba's decision

More than 1,000 online merchants are turning to an ancient Chinese tradition that says people throu

China aims to be AI superpower

If the development of artificial intelligence is an arms race, then China wants to become the world

Tencent to offer insurance in its apps

Competition in China's fast-growing online insurance industry is intensifying, as Tencent recently

Airbnb stops Beijing rentals ahead of Party Congress

US short-term rental service Airbnb has removed listings in Beijing as the capital prepares to host

Beijing staking direct claim in Chinese tech giants

The Chinese government is pushing some of its biggest tech companies – including Tencent, Weibo and

Alibaba launches $15bn overseas R&D campaign

China's top e-commerce firm, Alibaba, is launching a $15 billion drive to build overseas research h

Chinese tech companies deepen Party ties

China's tech sector, once reluctant to display any political affiliations, is becoming more open ab

Alibaba introduces live-crab vending machines

Alibaba just can't sate its appetite for automated retailing.

Alibaba in US college sports broadcast deal

Alibaba has signed a broadcast licensing deal with the Pac-12 Conference of US universities, markin

Washington Post clone appears in China

The masthead said Washington Post, the Chinese-language articles credited the Post's

Alibaba buys controlling stake in logistics platform for $807m

Alibaba is ploughing an additional $807m into Cainiao, taking its holding in the logistics platform

iQiyi, China's Netflix, seeks $8bn IPO

Baidu's iQiyi is targeting a US initial public offering as soon as in 2018 that could value China's

China's tech giants facing censorship fines

China's cyber watchdog has handed down maximum penalties to several of the country's top tech firms

Tencent launches US ad sales team

Tencent has launched a US-based team for local advertisers targeting outbound Chinese tourists as p

When Interests Clash

The relationship between the Communist Party and China's big tech and Internet companies has always

Tencent invests in old-school finance

Tencent is entering the traditional finance industry by investing in CICC International Capital Cor

Online lender Qudian set for New York IPO

Online consumer microlender Qudian said it plans to raise up to $750 million in a New York IPO, in

Sina hits back at activist shareholders

China forms government-backed blockchain lab

The China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a research institution unde

China's Communist Youth League opens Twitter account

The Communist Youth League of China has opened a Twitter account – CYL @ccylchina – and last week s

China building world's largest quantum facility

China is building the world's largest quantum research facility to develop a quantum computer and o

China says imported publications must be legal

Chinese importers of foreign publications must verify the products are legal, China said on Friday,


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