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China Roundup: Tencent’s new US gaming studio and WeChat’s new paywall

China Roundup: Tencent’s new US gaming studio and WeChat’s new paywall

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The spotlight this week is
China Roundup: TikTok receives most government requests from India and US

China Roundup: TikTok receives most government requests from India and US

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, TikTok, currently

China Roundup: GitHub’s China ambitions and WeWork rival’s big hopes

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, we are looking at
A binge-drinking farmer is giving Twitter a taste of China’s “village bro” internet culture

A binge-drinking farmer is giving Twitter a taste of China’s “village bro” internet culture

Internet users living in China's countryside like to record themselves performing feats of physical or digestive strength.
China’s ride-hailing passengers are spotting a new detail in driver profiles: Party membership

China’s ride-hailing passengers are spotting a new detail in driver profiles: Party membership

The passenger will see a red background, accompanied a Party emblem, in the Party member driver's profile photo.
China’s tech giants are helping the Communist Party’s newspaper fine-tune its online voice

China’s tech giants are helping the Communist Party’s newspaper fine-tune its online voice

Tech giants will help the Party's official paper develop a short video sharing app and an "AI editorial team."

How Zhihu has become one of China’s biggest hubs for experts

Zhihu may not be as well known outside of China as WeChat or ByteDance’s Douyin, but over the past eight years, it has cultivated a reputation for being one of the country’s most trustworthy social
Here are your four apps to understand China’s grassroots consumers

Here are your four apps to understand China’s grassroots consumers

These rising super apps, focused on entertainment, shopping, and healthcare, target users who feel overlooked by China's biggest tech platforms.

China’s largest Q&A platform, Zhihu, raises $434 million from investors including Kuaishou, Baidu and Tencent

Zhihu, the largest question and answer platform in China, has raised a $434 million Series F. This is not only the company’s biggest round since it launched in 2011, but also one of the largest

Report: Chinese spend nearly 5 hours on entertainment apps daily

Like the rest of the world, China is getting more glued to smartphones that can perform an endless list of tasks, from talking to workmates, shopping for groceries, all the way to getting a dose of
Farewell to Concubines: China Tightens Restrictions on Short-Form Videos

Farewell to Concubines: China Tightens Restrictions on Short-Form Videos

Bad news for some of China’s 600 million users of short-form video platforms: No more content depicting foot fetishes, spoofs of the national anthem or sympathy for extramarital affairs, according to
From Peppa Pig to giant babies, these memes took over China’s internet in 2018

From Peppa Pig to giant babies, these memes took over China’s internet in 2018

This year, Chinese people went collectively mad over a TV show that told the tale of a lowly maid’s ascent to a position of power…
China’s obsession with short videos has its internet giants worried

China’s obsession with short videos has its internet giants worried

Take a subway ride in China and expect to see a lot of commuters’ eyes glued to TikTok videos on their phones. Video clips like TikTok’s are now consuming nearly nine percent of Chinese people’s time
Tencent is launching its own version of Snap Spectacles

Tencent is launching its own version of Snap Spectacles

Some were surprised to see Snap release a second version of its “face-camera” Spectacles gadget, since the original version failed to convert hype into sales. But those lackluster sales — which
China’s next internet giants are getting big by serving the country’s poor

China’s next internet giants are getting big by serving the country’s poor

This is a big year for Chinese tech IPOs. Smartphone maker Xiaomi just completed one of the largest listings ever on Hong Kong’s stock exchange,…
Xiaomi founder Lei Jun’s tech empire goes way beyond smartphones

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun’s tech empire goes way beyond smartphones

India’s top mobile browser. Hong Kong’s Uber for logistics. China’s second-largest bike-sharing service. Those are just some of the companies backed by Chinese entrepreneur Lei…

As Chinese censorship intensifies, gays are back while teenage mothers and tattoos are out

Following the passage of a new cybersecurity law and the removal of term limits from Chinese president Xi Jinping, China’s government is conducting a comprehensive crackdown on online discussions and
China’s web censors have a new target: vulgar jokes

China’s web censors have a new target: vulgar jokes

On China’s tightly controlled internet, politics has long been a no-go area, with censors watching for even the slightest criticism of the ruling elite. Now…