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      Tencent: pony up

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    1. May 3, 2016

      Tencent’s WeChat uses its muscle to appeal to business users

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      Tencent backs down in mobile payments war with Alibaba

      Chinese online gaming and social networking group Tencent has pulled back from a high-stakes battle with ecommerce...

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      Alibaba’s healthcare subsidiary has announced a new joint venture focused on online health insurance operations in...

    6. April 21, 2016

      China internet finance crackdown targets fly-by-night operators

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      Line looks to challenge global chat app rivals

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      Overloaded China users battle ‘WeChat fatigue’

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    11. March 29, 2016

      Snapchat update targets rivals’ territory

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    12. March 23, 2016

      Facebook and the high cost of a Beijing ‘like’

      In the first line of The Social Network, the actor playing Mark Zuckerberg tells his incredulous date that there are...

    13. March 17, 2016

      Tencent’s WeChat dominates China’s lucrative messaging app market

      The room was sombre as Pony Ma, Tencent chairman, addressed the assembled group of engineers. It was sometime in 2010,...

    14. March 17, 2016

      Tencent beats forecasts on back of gaming and mobile advertising

      Chinese internet group Tencent beat analyst forecasts for fourth-quarter revenues, thanks to a jump in revenues in...

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    16. March 2, 2016

      Jack Ma’s Ant Financial in talks to buy Caixin stake

      Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba, is poised to expand his media holdings, with his...

    17. February 28, 2016

      India’s tech start-ups eye Chinese saviours

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    18. February 7, 2016

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

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    19. February 2, 2016

      Chinese lending: undercover

      China has been catching up with the West in financial technology. Sadly, not all such progress is good. This week,...

    20. 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...

    21. January 19, 2016

      China: When big data meets big brother

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    22. 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...

    23. January 8, 2016

      Legendary: let battle commence

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      Evergrande: curiouser and curiouser

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    26. December 3, 2015

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    27. November 30, 2015

      Alibaba hampers web rival’s fundraising

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    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. November 13, 2015

      MSCI to add Alibaba and Baidu to its China benchmarks

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    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. September 9, 2015

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    37. August 30, 2015

      China P2P lender banks on social media usage

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    38. August 26, 2015

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