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      China’s digital giants engage in ‘red envelope’ wars

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    1. January 27, 2016

      Smart Africa: Tencent in bid to loosen Facebook’s grip

      One of China’s largest internet companies is intensifying its efforts to crack the African market with a bid to disrupt...

    2. January 19, 2016

      China: When big data meets big brother

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    3. January 19, 2016

      Chinese online group Meituan Dianping raises $3.3bn

      China’s largest food delivery and group buying company announced on Tuesday it has raised more than $3.3bn in one of...

    4. January 8, 2016

      Legendary: let battle commence

      In mid-2016, US movie studio Legendary will release Warcraft , a fantasy film in which orcs and humans form allegiances...

    5. January 6, 2016

      Evergrande: curiouser and curiouser

      Inexplicable success is as unnerving as failure. At least it should be. Evergrande Real Estate Group was the best...

    6. December 21, 2015

      Take-private deals for homesick Chinese

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    7. December 3, 2015

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    8. November 30, 2015

      Alibaba hampers web rival’s fundraising

      Alibaba is selling its $1bn of preferred shares in Meituan-Dianping, the online booking and discounts platform, at a...

    9. November 23, 2015

      Alibaba to sell $1bn stake in O2O group Meituan-Dianping

      Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba is in talks to sell a stake in Meituan-Dianping — the online booking and discounts...

    10. November 19, 2015

      Tencent targets $1bn fundraising for online affiliate Webank

      Tencent, one of China’s largest internet companies, is looking to beef up its new banking affiliate by helping it raise...

    11. November 17, 2015

      Baidu in Citic Bank tie-up despite doubts over online bank model

      Chinese internet search group Baidu will partner with Citic Bank to launch an online bank, local media reported, even...

    12. November 13, 2015

      MSCI to add Alibaba and Baidu to its China benchmarks

      Chinese consumer and tech stocks including Alibaba and Baidu will be more heavily represented in benchmark MSCI indices...

    13. October 26, 2015

      China middle class investors look abroad through online apps

      Investing abroad has long been out of reach for most Chinese, but a handful of internet apps aim to make it a...

    14. October 8, 2015

      Chinese online groups agree merger in deal worth up to $20bn

      Two of China’s biggest online companies have agreed to combine in what would be the country’s largest private market...

    15. September 23, 2015

      Uber’s China unit seeks up to $2.5bn

      Uber is looking to raise as much as $2.5bn for its China unit, doubling the amount the company has already raised for...

    16. September 13, 2015

      Airbnb confident of China welcome

      Airbnb’s chief executive has played down the risks of interference by the Chinese government as the apartment-sharing...

    17. September 9, 2015

      Alibaba braced for sales hit as China slows

      Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has lowered its sales estimates for the third quarter, in the latest sign that flagging...

    18. August 30, 2015

      China P2P lender banks on social media usage

      If you spend a lot of time chatting on social networks or playing computer games, you might be helping your credit...

    19. August 26, 2015

      Uber: Chinese traffic jam

      Is investing in Uber — the ride-sharing app, which has had two of its managers arrested, drivers’ cars torched and...

    20. August 24, 2015

      Start-up trumps Facebook in connecting EM customers to internet

      A start-up is quietly challenging Facebook’s efforts to connect emerging market consumers to the internet, signing up...

    21. August 18, 2015

      China’s Tencent invests $50m in ‘WeChat of the west’

      Tencent has invested $50m in Kik, the teen-focused chat app which aspires to be the ‘WeChat of the west’, valuing the...

    22. August 13, 2015

      Calm returns as China seeks to ease anxiety

      Thursday 21:00 BST. Calmer conditions prevailed in the markets after the People’s Bank of China sought to soothe some...

    23. August 4, 2015

      China will need to rely on intermediaries to succeed in Hollywood

      Last week Relativity Media, a Hollywood film studio, filed for bankruptcy protection. But even before its fall from...

    24. August 3, 2015

      China central bank defends online payment rules amid criticism

      China’s central bank has moved to defend draft rules that would force online payment processors to channel large...

    25. July 19, 2015

      China tightens grip on internet financing platforms

      Chinese regulators are tightening their grip on internet financing, after the recent stock market crash raised worries...

    26. July 10, 2015

      Former Tencent employees detained in graft probe

      Chinese authorities have detained half a dozen former Tencent employees after an internal investigation by the internet...

    27. July 9, 2015

      China: reform can’t wait

      Thursday’s “rebound” in Chinese shares means nothing. Prohibiting selling, forcing buying, and halting half of the...

    28. July 8, 2015

      Brokerages battered by China market rout

      China’s biggest brokers rushed to reassure investors of their financial strength as stock markets — and their own...

    29. June 30, 2015

      Alibaba counts its chickens in move into offline sales

      Chinese fans of fried chicken will soon have a new way to pay for their food fix after Alibaba’s payments unit Alipay...

    30. June 28, 2015

      Naspers looks beyond Tencent success

      It took Koos Bekker one bet on a little-known Chinese internet company 14 years ago to help transform Naspers from an...

    31. June 26, 2015

      ZestFinance joins JD.com in China venture

      ZestFinance, a supplier of underwriting tools to payday lenders across the US, is making a push into China, aiming to...

    32. June 25, 2015

      South Korean game makers go mobile

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    33. June 24, 2015

      The upstarts that challenge the power in Beijing

      There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the...

    34. June 11, 2015

      Uber nears 1m trips every day in China

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    35. June 10, 2015

      Global reach calls for lawyers with wide skills set

      In-house lawyers in Asia-Pacific companies are taking on new roles to help businesses expand and invest overseas, while...

    36. June 8, 2015

      Dalian Wanda turns to crowdfunding to fund new shopping malls

      Dalian Wanda Group, China’s largest commercial developer by sales, is turning to the country’s web-savvy masses to help...

    37. June 1, 2015

      China taxi-hailing app Didi Kuaidi launches carpooling service

      Didi Kuaidi, China’s most popular taxi-hailing app, is launching a carpooling service that will direct passenger demand...

    38. May 27, 2015

      Asian chat app Line concedes ‘challenges’ in broadening appeal

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