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The secretive Chinese upstart 'making fast fashion look slow'
Every night before bed, Anushka Sachan whips out her phone to log into an app.
China cuts amount of time minors can spend playing online video games
Under-18s will be allowed to play online games for one hour on Fridays, weekends and holidays
China plans to ban US IPOs for data-heavy tech firms
China’s stock regulator plans to propose new rules that could thwart internet companies’ plans to list in the U.S.
The party’s over: China clamps down on its tech billionaires
The startling rise to wealth of the nation’s entrepreneurs has been an affront to Beijing’s political philosophy and increasingly, a threat to the communist party
China passes one of the world’s strictest data-privacy laws
China has approved a sweeping privacy law that will curb data collection by technology companies, but that policy analysts say is unlikely to limit the state’s widespread use of surveillance.
Will Beijing’s Big Tech crackdown kill the golden goose?
Investors ranging from venture capitalists to secondary market investors are all trying to second-guess what is coming next from Chinese regulators.
Stocks hit records ahead of Tesla earnings
Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Tesla all report this week
Chinese City Using Facial Recognition Tech To Fight Coronavirus
This is the first publicly reported instance of facial recognition being used to track a person's movements and health status as they enter and exit residential areas, supermarkets, transport hubs and other public places in China.
Chinese antitrust regulator blocks Tencent's $5.3 bln video games merger
China's market regulator on Saturday said it would block Tencent Holdings Ltd's (0700.HK) plan to merge the country's top two videogame streaming sites, Huya (HUYA.N) and DouYu , on antitrust grounds.
Hong Kong Startup Pickupp Raises $15 Million From Billionaires And Conglomerates For Asia Expansion
New investors include Drive Catalyst, the corporate venture arm of Taiwan conglomerate Far Eastern Group, and Hong Kong-based Jardine Matheson Group.
The Amazon sellers who sold up and became millionaires
Becoming a millionaire was never part of the plan. Michele Venton had left London for Bournemouth, keen to escape corporate life - and decided to try selling dresses online.
Why is China cracking down on tech groups like Didi?
China's Communist Party leaders are uneasy with the growing influence of big technology firms. Is Didi the latest target?
‘What if we’re the ants in this network of civilisations?’ asks UFO expert, as he says we should prepare for imminent ET contact
One of the founders of a new group formed last month, the International Coalition of Extraterrestrial Research, explains its mission to RT.com – and why he’s convinced aliens frequently visit Earth.
Bitcoin ticks back up to $34,000 after a dizzying 48 hours
Bitcoin returned above the $30,000 mark on Wednesday, highlighting the extreme volatility that has plagued cryptocurrencies in recent months.
How China Lost Patience with Its Loudest Billionaire
The sudden cancellation of Ant Group’s IPO shocked investors, but Beijing's slapdown of Jack Ma was years in the making. And Alibaba and Ant aren't the only tech firms under scrutiny by Chinese regulators.
US Withdrawing Trump Executive Orders To Ban TikTok, WeChat
A separate US national security review of TikTok remains ongoing, a White House official said.
'Dare to Lead the World': Huawei CEO Calls on Staff to Focus on Software Amid US Sanctions
The Chinese tech giant was placed on an export blacklist by former US President Donald Trump in 2019 and was denied access to essential US-origin technology, limiting its ability to design its own chips and procure components from outsid...
Tencent profits soar even as China tech crackdown worries linger
Tencent is pulling in more money and plans on investing more in games and videos, even as Beijing expands its scrutiny of the tech sector.
Big Asia merger creates $18 billion ride-hailing and e-commerce group
Gojek and Tokopedia - two of Indonesia's biggest startups - have agreed to merge to create the largest tech group in the country and one of the biggest ride-hailing and e-commerce companies in southeast Asia.
Alibaba posts first operating loss as a public company following $2.8 billion antitrust fine
Alibaba posted its first operating loss as a public company in its fiscal fourth quarter as a massive antitrust fine it received last month weighed on its earnings, while revenue beat expectations.
TikTok Hires Thousands to Challenge E-Commerce King Alibaba
Zhang Yiming built ByteDance Ltd. into the world’s most valuable private company via a string of blockbuster apps like TikTok that challenged Facebook and other incumbents on their own turf. His latest target: Alibaba.
The age of cyber warfare is a threat to us all
In his recent State of the Nation address, Vladimir Putin said that if challenged by another state, Russia’s response would be swift, harsh and ‘asymmetrical’. An unusual word, but anyone who has been paying attention to the developments...
The world is 'on the verge of the abyss’, says UN
The UN Secretary-General António Guterres gives a stark warning as the climate crisis looks set to worsen.
China fines Alibaba record $2.75 billion for anti-monopoly violations
China slapped a record 18 billion yuan ($2.75 billion) fine on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Saturday, after an anti-monopoly probe found the e-commerce giant had abused its dominant market position for several years.
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