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Startup Digest

China Tech

February 12, 2017

Weekly news and insights about startups and innovations happening in China.

China Tech Startup Digest is curated by:
Xu Tao

Xu Tao - Senior writer of CBNweekly

Contact Xu Tao at xu.tao@startupdigestmail.com

Edith Yeung

Edith Yeung - Partner at 500 Mobile Collective Fund

Contact Edith Yeung at edith.yeung@startupdigestmail.com

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Shifting Chinese tech sector gives reason for optimism

Henny Sender - FT

While most investors are increasingly bearish about China’s macro prospects, many are relatively optimistic about the country when it comes to technology. In areas ranging from robotics and artificial intelligence to medical devices and fintech, China is making the transition from imitator to innovator. 

WeChat users in China can now gift friends a Starbucks coffee via chat

Jon Russell - TechCrunch

Beyond the benefit for Starbucks, which has bucked the trend of U.S. businesses failing in China and has plans to double its presence over the next five years, the partnership is a major coup for WeChat which keeps it competitive with key rival Alibaba.

Why Does Walmart Keep Upping Its Stake In Chinese E-Commerce Player JD.Com?

Jay Somaney - Forbes

Within a period of seven months, Walmart has increased its stake in the No. 2 online retailer in China from the original 5.9% to the current 12.1%.

With Hugo Barra’s return to the Valley, how far can Xiaomi go on the global stage?

Rhea Liu

This is a review piece on Xiaomi's globalization efforts and its achievement so far. At the time of its leadership transition, it's interesting to look at how Xiaomi struggles on its way to success.

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