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Propaganda 2.0: Chinese Communist Party's message gets tech upgrade

05 Mar 2019

BEIJING In a bright red office in south Beijing, some of China's most studious Communist Party members are gathered around their smartphones. | Video

JD.com shares jump on upbeat sales performance

28 Feb 2019

BEIJING JD.com Inc, China's second largest e-commerce firm, reported a 22.4 percent jump in quarterly sales on Thursday, beating estimates on the back of robust retail sales and sending its U.S.-listed shares up 13.8 percent in pre-market trade.

Chinese search giant Baidu beats on ad sales but streaming costs surge

22 Feb 2019

BEIJING Chinese search engine operator Baidu Inc beat market estimates for fourth-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday, as its core online marketing business stayed resilient and revenue surged in its Netflix-like streaming service iQiyi.

Alibaba is the force behind hit Chinese Communist Party app - sources

19 Feb 2019

BEIJING A Chinese government propaganda app that recently became a huge hit was developed by Alibaba, two people at the company told Reuters, at a time when the nation's tech firms are under global scrutiny over their ties to Beijing. | Video

China surveillance firm tracking millions in Xinjiang - researcher

17 Feb 2019

BEIJING A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert.

Alibaba stock rallies on handsome profit beat, optimistic commentary

31 Jan 2019

SHANGHAI E-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd reported quarterly profit far above market expectations and played down worries of Chinese economic slowdown and U.S. tariff effects, sending its shares up 6 percent. | Video

China's Bytedance staff say bonuses clipped by slowdown, competition

31 Jan 2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Beijing Bytedance Technology Co, which owns short-video platform Tik Tok, has cut back holiday bonus payments ahead of the Chinese New Year, according to employees, amid a wider slowdown that has taken a bite out of the country's tech firms.

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