China Tech Talk 44: Short video and China’s hottest app

John and Matt talk about Douyin, the breakout short video app of 2017, how it stacks up against Kuaishou (aka Kwai)—China’s “low” humor video app—and some predictions for short video apps in 2018. Links China Tech Talk 08: How Chinese internet celebrities are taking over e-commerce Behind the success of Kuaishou, the biggest social video […]

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With D-Alliance, Didi plans to overturn car ownership and manufacturing worldwide with D-Alliance

Didi Chuxing is launching a program to alter the very nature of car ownership and shake up the automobile manufacturing supply chain in China—and beyond. The company masterminded a shift to “car operation” announcing the move at a glitzy event in Beijing attended by auto industry top brass. “In the future, software, hardware, and user […]

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China unveils monument to South China Sea island building – Reuters

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China unveils monument to South China Sea island building
BEIJING (Reuters) – China has unveiled a monument to mark its construction work in the disputed South China Sea, which has included reclaiming land for artificial islands, the Chinese military's official newspaper said on Tuesday. China's building work
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