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2017年07月04日 10:32

INTERNET: Tencent Limits Gamers, Joins With TCL

INTERNET: Tencent Limits Gamers, Joins With TCL

Bottom line: Tencent's roll-out of time playing limits for teenager gamers for a popular new title looks aimed at preventing a regulatory intervention, while its new TCL tie-up could presage a spin-off of its video business.

Tencent limits teenage gamers

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2017年06月30日 10:02

VIDEO: Xunlei Founder Resigns as CEO, Sale Coming?

VIDEO: Xunlei Founder Resigns as CEO, Sale Coming?

Bottom line: The resignation of Xunlei's founder as CEO, even as he retains his chairman's title, could indicate a sale is coming soon, with the most likely buyer as Xiaomi.

Big shifts happening in Xunlei boardroom

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2017年06月28日 10:19

E-COMMERCE: Beating Highlights Brutal Competition for Couriers

E-COMMERCE: Beating Highlights Brutal Competition for Couriers

Bottom line: A major altercation between a customer and deliveryman from STO Express underscores the intense competition in the sector, which puts huge pressure on couriers and companies in general.

STO delivers controversy

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2017年06月27日 10:20

IPOs: Logistics Provider Beats Fintechs to NY IPO Gate

IPOs: Logistics Provider Beats Fintechs to NY IPO Gate

Bottom line: Best Inc.'s IPO is likely to price and debut weakly due to its loss-making status and concerns about China's economy, which could also weigh on an upcoming flurry of fintech offerings in Hong Kong and New York.

Best Inc loads up logistics IPO

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2017年06月26日 10:18

INTERNET: JD on the Rise, as Baidu and Weibo Stumble

INTERNET: JD on the Rise, as Baidu and Weibo Stumble

Bottom line: JD.com is likely to pass Baidu this week and become China's third most valuable internet company, while Weibo's stock is likely to enter a period of correction while it awaits an official live broadcasting license.

JD on cusp of overtaking Baidu

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2017年06月20日 10:20

NEW ENERGY: Tesla EV Plan Lands in Shanghai — Again

NEW ENERGY: Tesla EV Plan Lands in Shanghai — Again

Bottom line: Tesla is likely to announce a new $9 billion electric car joint venture in Shanghai within the next two months, which could begin production as the industry starts to gain traction in the next 1-2 years.

Tesla on cusp of electric car JV

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2017年06月19日 09:49

漫谈在华经商:本地交易人填补商业沟壑,但也有出岔子的时候

漫谈在华经商:本地交易人填补商业沟壑,但也有出岔子的时候
  
中介帮老外在华找伙伴,但要注意
 
  对很多人而言,中国可能是泱泱中央帝国,但对来华投资或者设立企业或办事处的西方人来说,当他们在一个语言、文化和其他方面存在看不见的障碍的时候,他们一定不想被陷在中间。
  这样的商业沟壑为第三方代理人创造出一个蓬勃发展的业务。从出售融资服务到帮助确定直接投资机会或合资机会,他们为外国人创造了舒适的利基商业机会。在西方,这些代理人可能会被称之为交易人,但与我们通常认为的并购专家或者投行人员有所不同。
  把这些......
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2017年06月14日 10:06

CONSUMER: Hon Hai, Hisense in Battle for Sharp Brand

CONSUMER: Hon Hai, Hisense in Battle for Sharp Brand

Bottom line: A spat between Hisense and Sharp over the former's use of the latter's brand name spotlights the dangers of relying on such licensing agreements for Chinese companies going abroad.

Sharp sues Hisense over brand agreement

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2017年06月13日 10:03

E-COMMERCE: Alibaba’s Tmall Steps Into Southeast Asia

E-COMMERCE: Alibaba’s Tmall Steps Into Southeast Asia

Bottom line: Alibaba's launch of its popular Tmall into several markets with large Chinese populations shows it is still looking for a strong overseas formula, underscoring its dependence on China for the foreseeable future.

Tmall marches into Singapore

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2017年06月12日 10:30

CHIPS: Chinese Buyer Makes Last-Ditch Effort at Lattice

CHIPS: Chinese Buyer Makes Last-Ditch Effort at Lattice

Bottom line: Lattice Semiconductor's sale to a Chinese buyer stands a 50-50 chance of getting national security clearance, benefiting from warming ties between the US and China and lack of defense-related technologies involved.

Lattice still trying to sell to Chinese buyer

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2017年06月08日 10:01

FINANCE: SEC Hedges in Chicago Stock Exchange Sale Approval

FINANCE: SEC Hedges in Chicago Stock Exchange Sale Approval

Bottom line: A Chinese group's plan to buy the Chicago Stock Exchange could get vetoed by the US securities regulator over concerns about the buyer's inability to prevent the market from becoming a breeding ground for financial abuses.

SEC takes time on Chicago Stock Exchange sal......
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2017年06月06日 10:05

SMARTPHONES: Lenovo Eyeing CEO Change?

SMARTPHONES: Lenovo Eyeing CEO Change?

Bottom line: Yang Yuanqing is likely to cede his CEO title at Lenovo to recently returned executive Liu Jun soon, which could be followed by more risk taking and big changes to the company's lackluster smartphone unit.

Lenovo's Yang set to cede CEO title?

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2017年06月05日 10:01

E-COMMERCE: SF Express, Alibaba’s Cainiao Tussle Over Data

E-COMMERCE: SF Express, Alibaba’s Cainiao Tussle Over Data

Bottom line: Alibaba may have to tone down its aggressive style of data collection from its business partners following a tiff with SF Express, but its business won't face any major impact.

SF takes on Cainiao in data wars

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2017年06月01日 10:27

INTERNET: Crisis Grows for LeEco’s Coolpad, Yidao

INTERNET: Crisis Grows for LeEco’s Coolpad, Yidao

Bottom line: Ongoing crises being faced by LeEco-backed Yidao and Coolpad are likely to deepen in the month ahead, as each company gets abandoned by its major stakeholder and is forced to grapple with rapidly deteriorating business.

Coolpad releases preliminary 2016 results

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2017年05月30日 10:08

INTERNET: Alibaba Pumps Up Ele.me, Baidu Takeout in Play?

INTERNET: Alibaba Pumps Up Ele.me, Baidu Takeout in Play?

Bottom line: Alibaba could take control of Ele.me after the latter's latest fund-raising, and then make a bid for Baidu's take-out dining service, leaving just two major players in the sector as it nears a more sustainable state.

Alibaba set to swallow Ele.me?

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2017年05月26日 10:00

INTERNET: Sharing Economy Opens to Umbrellas

INTERNET: Sharing Economy Opens to Umbrellas

Bottom line: A new umbrella-sharing company reflects China's tendency to overzealously jump into new trends, in this case shared economy ventures, and is likely to fold within its first two years.

Startup sees big bucks in shared umbrellas

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2017年05月24日 10:11

INTERNET: Sohu Brings Home Changyou, LeEco Slashes Jobs

INTERNET: Sohu Brings Home Changyou, LeEco Slashes Jobs

Bottom line: Sohu could privatize and sell itself after its Changyou buyout, while LeEco's mass layoffs could presage a shuttering of all its newer operations as it reverts to its original online video business.

LeEco slashes jobs

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2017年05月22日 09:24

INTERNET: Ofo Withdraws from 14 Cities, Settles Complaint

INTERNET: Ofo Withdraws from 14 Cities, Settles Complaint

Bottom line: The departure of Ofo from 14 cities reflects growing frustration by local officials with bike sharing services, and could be followed by more expulsions until the industry consolidates to a single major player.

Ofo withdraws from 14 cities

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2017年05月18日 10:44

INTERNET: Alibaba Works on China’s Railroad

INTERNET: Alibaba Works on China’s Railroad

Bottom line: Alibaba's potential new partnership with China's rail operator could become a major new business opportunity, and could see the pair sign a strategic equity tie-up within the next year.

Alibaba ties with railway operator

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2017年05月17日 10:24

VIDEO: Toutiao and YY Subsidize, Weibo Rules

VIDEO: Toutiao and YY Subsidize, Weibo Rules

Bottom line: Stellar earnings by Weibo and new funding for services from Toutiao and YY reflect the rapid rise in live broadcasting and short videos, in the latest boom for China's internet that will end with a bust in around 2 years.

Live streaming sucks up big funds

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