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WeChat Deal With Starbucks Points to Cultural Shift at Tencent

By Juro Osawa · 1 comment

Earlier this year, Tencent’s WeChat messenger started letting users in China send one another ...

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SoftBank’s $93 Billion Vision Problem

By Shai Oster · 2 comments

Nearly two decades ago, SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son stunned his peers when he made a $20 million bet on ...

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Airbnb’s China Challenge: Difficult Guests

By Juro Osawa · 2 comments

Some Airbnb hosts in Shanghai were recently grousing about a shocking customer request on a competing ...

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How a Pizza Deliveryman Became China’s Greatest Angel Investor

By Shai Oster · 4 comments

Beijing, China—Mr. Soup, a goateed 31-year-old entrepreneur from Shanghai, launches his PowerPoint ...

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Behind the Decline at China’s Tech Giant Baidu

By Juro Osawa and Yunan Zhang · 2 comments

When Google pulled its search engine out of China seven years ago, it handed a near monopoly to Baidu, the ...

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NetEase Offers Google a Way Back to China

By Juro Osawa, Shai Oster, and Amir Efrati · 1 comment

Ever since Google left mainland China nearly seven years ago, it’s been looking for a way back in. ...

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The New Wave of Chinese Investors in Silicon Valley

By Yunan Zhang · 4 comments

Guo Wei, 29, arrives for a meeting at a Union Square coffee shop in San Francisco dressed in an unassuming ...

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The Most Powerful American at Tencent Targets Silicon Valley

By Yunan Zhang · 1 comment

Behind the doors of a converted church in Palo Alto lies the unlikely lair of one of the most influential ...

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LeEco, ‘Netflix of China,’ Comes to America with Big Promises

By Amir Efrati and Yunan Zhang · 5 comments

If you know someone working in Silicon Valley in anything from software engineering to microchips to ...

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Uber Admits Defeat in China, Can Fight Harder Elsewhere

By Amir Efrati and Yunan Zhang · 6 comments

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick got second place.

The transportation giant is to sell its operations in China to ...