Tech, Media & Telecom

Beijing plans 'Internet Plus' infrastructure program

China will upgrade and expand its existing infrastructure, from optic fiber networks to satellite c

New national security law's call for more control unsettles tech multinationals

A newly enacted national security law announced by Beijing this week has unsettled multinational te

Amazon plans entry into China's online business loans industry plans to launch a business loan program for small sales enterprises in eight new countri

Alibaba-Tencent-backed taxi app raises $1.5bn in five days

The Alibaba and Tencent-backed car-booking app business Didi Kuaidi have managed to drum up US$1.5

Alibaba-affiliated online bank launches without ability to open user accounts

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) affiliate Ant Financial Services Group began operations of its on

US SEC freezes Chinese trader's assets following fishy Qihoo trades

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has frozen the assets of Luo Hanjian, the chief executive

Alibaba hosting service gives contradictory causes for Hong Kong crash

A Hong Kong data center run by Alibaba Group Holding's (BABA.NYSE) Aliyun cloud computing branch we

Alibaba stumbles in US but advances at home with booking services investment

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) has announced it will sell its US-based online shopping site to N

Chinese fund manager may invest up to $1bn in Uber

Hillhouse Capital Group is leading a round of investment in Uber that could go as high as US$1 bill

Funding round said to value Alibaba's Ant Financial at over $40bn

Alibaba Group Holding finance affiliate Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group has

85% of Australian goods to enter China tariff-free under new trade pact

Australia and China have signed a free trade pact allowing 85% of Australian goods to enter the lat

UnionPay buys stake in major Hong Kong ATM operator JETCO

Mainland China's sole clearing services firm UnionPay has purchased 3% of Joint Electronic Teller S

UnionPay preps for expansion in Central Asia

State-backed payment service firm UnionPay is preparing to install thousands of point-of-sales mach

Alibaba-backed online bank hits snag in client registration

The launch this month of Alibaba-backed online bank MYbank - run by Ant Financial Services Group -

Online privacy tools likely compromised by Chinese hackers

Attacks likely originating in China indicate that two online privacy tools - Great Firewall-hopping

Alibaba affiliate gets permission to open online private bank

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) affiliate Ant Financial Group has received permission to establis

US officials say China-sponsored hackers breached federal personnel office

US officials have accused hackers employed by the Chinese government of breaching the computer syst

Focus Media secures $7.4bn backdoor listing in Shenzhen

Shanghai-based Focus Media has reached a deal enabling it to do a backdoor listing on the Shenzhen

Alibaba plans investment in China Business Network, sources say

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) plans to invest more than RMB1 billion (US$161 million) in financ

State-owned nuclear power firms announce merger

Government-owned State Nuclear Power Technology and China Power Investment Corp have announced they

Alipay service interruption prompts questions about backup system

The sudden breakdown of Alibaba's (BABA.NYSE) Alipay online payment system for 2 1/2 hours this wee

Q&A: Outlier's Ash Henson on developing a new kind of Chinese dictionary

Language startups

HP sells stake in networking equipment unit to Tsinghua University

Hewlett-Packard has sold its 51% stake in its Chinese networking equipment division, H3C, to Beijin

Beijing plans $180 billion in upgrades for China's high-speed networks

Beijing plans on spending more than US$180 billion on boosting China's Internet speeds over the nex

China Mobile tells Guangzhou users to register with real names or lose service

China Mobile has informed subscribers in Guangzhou that the firm will cut off calling and texting s

Shanghai exchange plans new board for start-up companies

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is planning to establish a new board to host innovative start-up compan

Two Chinese professors charged with economic espionage in the US

Six Chinese citizens have been charged with stealing mobile phone technology from two firms in the ties up with Shanghai Pharmaceuticals in online healthcare push

E-commerce behemoth has joined forces with local drugmaker Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding

Uber may never dominate in China—but it doesn't need to

Transport appocalypse

State telecom firms to cut mobile data prices in China by 20-35%

China's state-owned wireless carriers have announced cuts to their mobile data prices and plans to


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