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WeChat Users Have An Obsession With Technology

May 12, 16 WeChat Users Have An Obsession With Technology

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WeChat public accounts, China’s most influential social media channel for enterprises, are overwhelmingly dominated by tech, a study by social marketing startup Robin8  has found. Robin 8 released the results of the study at CES on Thursday, which crawled through over half a million WeChat public accounts across one month. Each...

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Alibaba mobile MAUs grew to 410M, up 42% in Q1 2016

May 06, 16 Alibaba mobile MAUs grew to 410M, up 42% in Q1 2016

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Alibaba surpassed RMB 3 trillion in annual GMV in March 2016; and, its revenue for the year was over RMB 100 billion, up by 39% YoY according to the announced financial results. Alibaba Business Highlights for Q1 2016 Alibaba revenue was RMB 24,184 million (US$3,751 million), an increase of 39% year-over-year; China retail...

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The Chinese Government Eyes 1% Stake In Tencent, Baidu, NetEase

May 04, 16 The Chinese Government Eyes 1% Stake In Tencent, Baidu, NetEase

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The Chinese government might soon own a 1% stake in major tech companies such as Tencent Holdings Ltd., Baidu Inc., and NetEase Inc., according to anonymous sources who spoke tWall Street Journal . The 1% stake is part of a proposal around content distribution and censorship, which is still being discussed internally. According to...

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Saying of the Week: Love the Place That Hates You

Apr 23, 16 Saying of the Week: Love the Place That Hates You

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Chī dìgōu yóu de mìng, cāo Zhōngnánhǎi de xīn 吃地沟油的命,操中南海的心。

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Lessons from Stephen Hawking’s 1 Mn Weibo Fans in 5 Hrs

Apr 16, 16 Lessons from Stephen Hawking’s 1 Mn Weibo Fans in 5 Hrs

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Stephen Hawking published his first post on his verified Weibo account on the morning of 12 April 2016 recalling his deep friendship with China and hoping to share more about his life and work. Right after publishing the first post, Mr. Hawking’s fans on Weibo is growing exponentially and exceeded 780 thousand in 3 hours. That...

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Minitrue: Don’t Hype Video of Toddler Battling Chengguan

Apr 16, 16 Minitrue: Don’t Hype Video of Toddler Battling Chengguan

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The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. “Child Grasps Steel Pipe to Resist Chengguan” video, pictures, and news reports must all be removed from main news sections. News that...

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