The Great Hongbao Race
Internet companies are competing to gamify the new year “lucky money” tradition
Viral Week Ep. 182
Viral Week is our weekly round-up of the weekend’s trending memes, humor, rumor, gossip, and everything else Chinese netizens are chatting about. It’s the perfect start to the week.
Taking a chance on Swedes
Does the motherland know? Despite diplomatic spat, more Chinese travelers are choosing Sweden
Tech Thursday Episode 47
AI submarine, Facebook subsidiary vanished, WeChat records in court, Alipay tracks vaccines, and sewage gets tested for drugs
Everything but the Game
Despite not actually playing in the 2018 World Cup, China has found plenty of ways to participate—and make money
Tech Thursday Episode 26
Beijing’s self-driving car zone, Mobike’s shared cars, news app hiring Party editors, and Alipay’s year in numbers
Fears of data dystopia as China heads for cashless society
As another annual”Cashless Day” concludes, not everyone is enthused with mobile payment
The TWOC Guide to Alipay
It’s become much easier for foreigners to use Alipay, but what can it be used for?