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Chinese private equity firm to run $400mn seed fund on AngelList investment platform

China Science & Merchants Investment Management Group, the third-largest private equity firm in

Tencent CEO sells off $400mn in company stock

Tencent CEO Pony Ma appears to have sold off 23 million shares of the company's stock through four

Data centers are the digital engine rooms of China's new economy

Hard-working hardware

Xi promises access, IP protection in meetings with US tech execs

Chinese President Xi Jinping told American and Chinese business leaders at a roundtable in Seattle

Microsoft to make Baidu default search engine for Edge browser in China

Microsoft has signed a deal with Baidu to make the search engine the default option and home page f

Cisco to partner with mainland server maker to ensure access, sources say

Networking-equipment giant Cisco Systems plans to announce a partnership with Chinese server maker

Warner Bros launches joint venture to develop Chinese-language films

Warner Brothers and China Media Capital are launching a joint venture, Flagship Entertainment Group

Dozens of apps including WeChat, Didi Kuaidi infected with malware

More than three-dozen apps - including many of the most popular in China, such as Tencent's WeChat

China, US in talks to swear off cyberspace first strikes, sources say

China and the United States are currently negotiating a cyberspace arms control accord that could c

Ride sharing apps Lyft, Didi Kuaidi form alliance to battle Uber

Chinese ride-sharing app Didi Kuaidi and San Francisco startup Lyft have announced they have formed

Beijing seeks compliance pledge from foreign tech firms

Chinese officials distributed a document earlier this summer to some American tech firms asking the

In-depth: Chinese e-commerce's rush into online finance could put countless users' data at risk

Big data, big brothers

Tencent plans $1.57bn investment in cloud services

Tencent Holdings has announced it will invest RMB10 billion (US$1.57 billion) over the next five ye

Alibaba affiliate buys control of Cathay Financial insurance subsidiary

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) affiliate Ant Financial will invest RMB1.2 billion (US$188 millio

China-made Monster Hunt sets national box-office record

Mainland-made movie Monster Hunt has become China's highest-grossing movie ever with a take of RMB2

Securities regulator fines five China brokerages

The China Securities Regulatory Commission levied fines totaling RMB240 million (US$37.68 million)

US Justice Department drops charges against Chinese-American professor

The United States Justice Department has dropped all charges against Xi Xiaoxing, chairman of Templ

Victory far from certain as Google seeks return to mainland China

Google faces serious challenges - and not all of them from regulators - as CEO Sundar Pichai seeks

China's box office revenue already tops 2014 total at $4.7bn

China's box-office take this year has already passed RMB30 billion (US$4.71 billion) to overtake th

Yahoo pulls plan for spinoff of $23bn in Alibaba shares

Yahoo has withdrawn a request to the Internal Revenue Service of the US to spin off around US$23 bi

Suning signs deal to open 40 electronics stores at Dalian Wanda locations

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties and electronics retailer Suning Commerce Group have signed a coo

Op-ed: China's elderly pose new challenges for e-commerce and e-learning

Grey new world

Authorities detain president, vice-president of People's Daily online arm

Prosecutors have detained the president and vice president of the online arm of the party mouthpiec

Beijing spackles cracks in Great Firewall ahead of military parade

Beijing is cracking down on tools used to circumvent its Great Firewall internet filtration system,

Q&A: Twitter's Peter Greenberger on the social network's new China advertising drive

Word of mouth

Lenovo to lay off 10% of non-manufacturing workforce after net profit plummets

Mainland China electronics firm Lenovo Group (90992.HKG) will lay off 3,200 employees after seeing

Alibaba launches $4bn buy-back after shares fall more than 5%

New York-listed shares in e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) fell 5.06% on W

Tencent shares up as WeChat users rise to 600 million

Shares in online services conglomerate Tencent (0700.HKG) closed up 0.44% after the firm posted a 2

Hong Kong police raid Uber office, arrest five drivers in crackdown

Three Hong Kong employees of the ride-sharing app Uber have been released on bail after a raid on t

Alibaba buys 20% stake in mainland electronics retailer Suning

Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba (BABA.NYSE) has announced it will pay RMB28.3 billion (US$4

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