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Talking Smart

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

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Losing Face

Facial recognition technology surges in China, but privacy protections fail to catch up

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Seeing Red

Xiaohongshu is a social e-commerce app worth billions—but can it monetize its trend-setting reputation?

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Capital Convenience

Beijing wants one convenience store for every 1,000 residents—and AI-driven technology is here to help

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Board to Death

Tabletop gamers gather weekly in bars to strategize—and “slay” each other

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Battle Grounds

Viral coffee chain has designs on Starbucks in Chinese market

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Killer App

How an indie social network conquered China’s entertainment market

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Who’s the Smartisan now?

Tech start-ups “revolutionary” product launch fails to impress

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Silicon Saga

How a Beijing electronics market became the cradle of China’s tech revolution

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Appy Feet

The seniors’ dance market is a potential gold mine for tech entrepreneurs—but pensioners won’t easily part with their pennies

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