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Jack Hu

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21 March 2014

China Recruits Tencent and Alibaba for Private Bank Pilot

China has named ten companies, including Internet giants Alibaba and Tencent, to set up five privately owned banks. The move has some fearful for state-owned traditional banking.

10 March 2014

China's Tencent to Step Up Competition With JD.com Stake

The move is widely viewed as a strategic collaboration to shore up the two parties against their common competitor Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce company.

23 February 2014

China Internet Giant Tencent's New Acquisition Follows Online2Offline Trend

China is the fastest growing consumption market in the world and online to offline commerce has become a fierce battlefield.

4 February 2014

China's Second Largest Online Retailer JD.com Files for US Stock Listing

The company, similar to Amazon.com, has filed the largest initial public offering of a Chinese Internet company in the US thus far.

31 January 2014

Old Video of Official Slapping Chinese Tennis Star Li Na Goes Viral

China's sports system is notorious for its abuse of athletes.

27 January 2014

Alarm Bells Ringing (Again) Over China's Housing Bubble

Continuously jumping home prices has raised concerns again about real estate bubble in China as the government refrains from introducing more property curbs that would hinder economic growth.

18 January 2014

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for China's Stock Market Reforms

After only two weeks of letting market forces set companies' initial public offerings, China's stock market authorities rolled back some of their reforms.

11 January 2014

Price War Kicks Off in China's Budget Smartphone Market

Smartphone maker Xiaomi's cheapest model Hongmi has sparked a buying frenzy among cash-strapped consumers.

6 January 2014

Censorship, Prosecution Drive Exodus of Opinion Leaders from China's Sina Weibo

China's crackdown on online "rumor-mongering" has led many opinion leaders to quit Sina Weibo, the country's most popular social media platform.

30 December 2013

The Return of Chairman Mao Worship in China

The celebration of Chair Mao's 120th birthday has seen a return of personality worship in China.

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