TECHNOLOGY

The Great Hongbao Race

Internet companies are competing to gamify the new year “lucky money” tradition

NEWS

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.

LIFE

Taking a chance on Swedes

Does the motherland know? Despite diplomatic spat, more Chinese travelers are choosing Sweden

TECHNOLOGY

Tech Thursday Episode 47

AI submarine, Facebook subsidiary vanished, WeChat records in court, Alipay tracks vaccines, and sewage gets tested for drugs

TECHNOLOGY

The Price of Mobile Wallets

An inability to recall payments leaves some WeChat and Alipay users high and dry

SPORTS

Everything but the Game

Despite not actually playing in the 2018 World Cup, China has found plenty of ways to participate—and make money

TECHNOLOGY

Credit Crunch

China’s “cashless society” will be developed from existing credit schemes—but how reliable are they?

TECHNOLOGY

Open Sesame

From shopping online to renting bikes, Chinese citizens are contributing to the fabric of their own supervision

TECHNOLOGY

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

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Fears of data dystopia as China heads for cashless society

As another annual”Cashless Day” concludes, not everyone is enthused with mobile payment

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