TRAVEL

How Hangzhou Helped Jack Ma Build a Digital Empire

Hangzhou has birthed some of China's biggest tech companies

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TECHNOLOGY

Talking Smart

AI voice assistants promise to revolutionize human-machine interaction, but their performance falls short of expectations

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Scream Streams

Why China’s thrill-seeking livestreamers broadcast from ‘haunted’ locations

NEWS

Charity Inc.

Covid-19 highlights the growth and challenges of China’s burgeoning corporate giving culture

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 194

#IAmLes banned, a court forgets to proofread, an ex crashes a wedding, and Jack Ma defends overwork—it’s Viral Week

EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY

Tech Thursday: Silicon Rush

With a rising tech sector and poor job prospects in their own fields, humanities grads are looking to join internet companies

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NEWS

QR Woes

The limits to mobile payment systems

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ENVIRONMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Gaming the System

Alipay’s environmentally conscious “Ant Forest” allows young Chinese to combine mobile payment with fighting pollution

TECHNOLOGY

Tech Thursday: War of Tycoons

There’s little love lost between Jack Ma and Richard Liu, but the drama of the last two weeks have cast the rivalry in different lights

NEWS

China-Africa Forum Reactions

Netizens comment on the third Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which wrapped up last weekend in Beijing

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