For Chinese startup Seengene, the future is grounded in mixed reality · TechNode

6 min read Seengene tests its MR platform at its offices in Beijing. (Image credit: Eduardo Baptista) In an unassuming two-story building at Beijing’s Jingxi Cultural and Creative Park, Chinese mixed reality startup Seengene is working hard to gain ground on Microsoft, Sony, and other international conglomerates that are located in the nearby Zhongguancun Technology… Continue reading For Chinese startup Seengene, the future is grounded in mixed reality · TechNode

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As patenting grows, an era of big IP lawsuits is coming for Chinese startups · TechNode

4 min read (Image credit: Bigstock/BCFC) Bull Group (Gongniu Dianqi), one of China’s biggest household electronics firms, was well on its way to an IPO last week, when it was hit by a patent suit (Chinese link) for RMB 1 billion (about $149 million). In China, it was a novelty—the tech world here isn’t used… Continue reading As patenting grows, an era of big IP lawsuits is coming for Chinese startups · TechNode

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Tesla decides to keep some China stores, passes bill to consumers · TechNode

2 min read A customer tries out a Model 3 at a showroom in Shanghai. (Image credit: Yu Dingzhang/TechNode) When Tesla announced last month that it was planning to close “many” of its retail outlets around the world in favor of online sales, some industry watchers in China were left scratching their heads. After all,… Continue reading Tesla decides to keep some China stores, passes bill to consumers · TechNode

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Why JD is tripping up in new retail race · TechNode

4 min read Entrance to a JD unmanned convenience store. (Image credit: Michael Norris) JD, China’s largest retailer and second largest e-commerce company, had a tough 2018. Its stock plunged about 50% on concerns about slow economic growth, rising competition, shrinking profits, and a rape allegation against founder and CEO Richard Liu. Adding insult to injury,… Continue reading Why JD is tripping up in new retail race · TechNode

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Capacity glut rules force EV maker Nio to yield to Tesla on Shanghai factory plans · TechNode

3 min read (Image credit: Nio) China’s top economic planning agency has blocked homegrown electric vehicle maker Nio from building its own manufacturing facility in Shanghai, as enforcement of new rules aimed at curbing overcapacity in the auto sector kick in. The decision not to allow Nio to follow through on previously announced plans to… Continue reading Capacity glut rules force EV maker Nio to yield to Tesla on Shanghai factory plans · TechNode

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Despite gains, gender inequality still a bug for China’s tech world · TechNode

5 min read Jill Tang hosts an event by Ladies Who Tech, a China-based organization that aims to build lasting connections among women in STEM. (Image credit: Ladies Who Tech) Depending on who you ask, women both are and aren’t making big strides in China’s tech world. On the one hand, for years official outlets… Continue reading Despite gains, gender inequality still a bug for China’s tech world · TechNode

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Chinese AI companies brace for winter as technology and market face bottleneck · TechNode

6 min read Yuan Peijiang, founder of Chinese AI startup SensingTech (Image credit: China Money Network) This article by Nina Xiang originally appeared on China Money Network, the best data intelligence platform tracking China’s tech and venture capital markets (access requires subscription). Entering 2019, the buzzword in the artificial intelligence industry has taken a decidedly… Continue reading Chinese AI companies brace for winter as technology and market face bottleneck · TechNode

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Xiaomi CEO says its phones will get ‘more expensive’ · TechNode

1 min read If you can’t see the YouTube player above, try watching here.  Xiaomi co-founder and CEO, Lei Jun, warns that Xiaomi phones could get more expensive in future releases as the company attempts to leave behind its reputation for producing cheap hardware. The company’s flagship Mi 9 phone, launched Feb. 20 in Beijing,… Continue reading Xiaomi CEO says its phones will get ‘more expensive’ · TechNode

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How China tends its bonsai cyberspace · TechNode

4 min read Miniature penzai trees at Suzhou’s Humble Administrator’s Garden. (Image credit: Bigstock/AntIvan) Some like to think of the Chinese internet as a garden. The former deputy head of the Chinese government’s propaganda department and ex-internet czar Lu Wei, was prone to metaphor. In a 2013 speech addressed to the 13th Chinese Online Media… Continue reading How China tends its bonsai cyberspace · TechNode

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Beijing promises to let Hong Kong tap mainland data and research funding · TechNode

5 min read A border bridge connecting Hong Kong Shenzhen. (Image credit: Bigstock/Askarim) The Greater Bay megacity cluster at Guangdong’s Pearl River Delta is exciting. The newly published regional Development Plan doesn’t change the fundamentals: it announces no significant reforms, opens no borders, offers no billions to cross-border business. But it signals new openings on… Continue reading Beijing promises to let Hong Kong tap mainland data and research funding · TechNode

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