What’s Next for China’s Economy?

Voice of America

China’s economy shrunk from April to June compared to the first three months of the year.


US Judge Halts Ban on Wechat Downloads

Deutsche Welle

A federal judge delayed the Trump administration's ban hours before it was due to take effect, citing concerns over free speech. Owned by Chinese tech giant TenCent, WeChat has around 19 million active daily users in the United States.


Taiwan to Ban Local Distribution of Chinese Streaming Services

Abby Huang

Taiwan is planning to ban Chinese streaming services from partnering with local distributors starting on September 3.


Reddit Users Hit Back at US$150m Tencent Investment With Censorship Memes

Oiwan Lam

Reddit users are voicing their opposition to Chinese-style censorship with memes.


Is Your Phone Spying on You? Inside Chinese Camera Backdoors

Global Voices

Chinese internet giant Tencent was quick to defend a 'feature' in which a smartphone camera self-activates when messaging apps are opened, leaving the country's mobile users worried.


Forget Belt and Road, China's Economic Future Is All About Silicon Valley

AsiaGlobal Online

China's growth depends on new technologies not redirecting industrial overcapacity to western deserts.


China's 'New Retail' Breathes New Life into Physical Stores

The Conversation

China is streets ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to integrating online and offline retail.


Tencent Takes on Staff-less Retail as Competition with Alibaba Hots up

Penny Lau

Competition to lead in 'new retail' in China threatens to shape the shopping experience of the future.


China’s ‘King of Games’ is Popular, But Not Good

Sun Jing

By prioritizing profit over social responsibility, Tencent may have created the most widely-played video game ever.


How China's Biggest Video Game Became the Target of the Chinese Communist Party

Oiwan Lam

Chinese Communist Party media and commentators have objections to the game that go beyond its supposedly addictive nature. They are concerned about the game's storyline, which they say 'subverts Chinese history,' writes Oiwan Lam.

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