Posts Tagged ‘Law & Policy’

Tencent May Have Just Defeated Baidu At Its Own Game In China

Baidu is a poorly-executed search engine. But with both government regulations handcuffing its development and lack of competition in China, …


Alipay’s Travel Tax Refund Service Arrives In Ten European Countries

Chinese Internet payment platform Alipay will launch a travel value-added tax refund service in ten countries in Europe to allow …


Tencent’s Silicon Valley Data Center Opens While Foreign Firms Lack China Access

Tencent’s Silicon Valley data center, which is the company’s first data center in the U.S., has commenced operations. Tencent will …


Huawei’s Data Center And Innovation Labs Bring Investment To New Zealand

New Zealand’s government revealed that Chinese telecom device maker Huawei will invest NZD400 million, which is about CNY1.938 billion, in …


U.S. Government Penalty Impacts ZTE’s Results For 2016

2016 was not a great year for Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE. The company says it had total losses of CNY767 …


Alibaba Reaches “Happy” Strategic Deal With Denmark

On the heels of Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma’s overtures to American President Trump and to the Australian government with a …


Skytech, Ant Financial Sign Cooperation Framework Agreement

Chinese software, integrated system, and technical services provider Skytech announced that the group has signed a cooperation framework agreement with …


U.S. Government Extends ZTE’s Temporary Export License

The United States Department of Commerce has reportedly agreed to extend ZTE’s temporary export license to March 29, 2017, allowing …


Nothing Artificial About Baidu’s AI Approval In China

The China National Development and Reform Commission has granted Baidu regulatory approval to launch an artificial intelligence research center. The …


Ride Sharing Services Are Driving Meituan-Dianping In China

Combining group buying with restaurant deals and ride sharing is now on Meituan-Dianping’s menu. The merged company Meituan-Dianping has morphed …