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Haunted House Sold for 4.35 Millions In China

Haunted House Sold for 4.35 Millions In China

When the Nanjing villa was put up for auction, its reserve price was set at 4.35 million yuan ($676,000)

Oct 18, 2018
Benjamin Roberts
Shanghai Opens More Public Roads for Self-Driving Car Tests

Shanghai Opens More Public Roads for Self-Driving Car Tests

Shanghai is planning to build more test roads for smart connected vehicles as it looks to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving cars.

Oct 16, 2018
James Boynton
Alibaba Gets to Test Autopilot Cars in Hangzhou Streets

Alibaba Gets to Test Autopilot Cars in Hangzhou Streets

China's internet giant Alibaba Group Holding has stepped up its smart vehicles game by obtaining a license to test unmanned cars in the roads of its hometown.

Sep 27, 2018
Emmi Laine
Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips

A fish and chip shop in Yorkshire has made a Mandarin menu after being overrun by Chinese tourists in the wake of the Premier’s visit. 

Sep 20, 2018
Benjamin Roberts
Chinese Hotel Sells Out Tea Eggs for USD423 Each

Chinese Hotel Sells Out Tea Eggs for USD423 Each

A Chinese resort in eastern Jiangsu province has sold out a limited edition of tea-infused boiled eggs for over USD400 each.

Sep 20, 2018
Emmi Laine
Beijing Broadens Foreigners’ Access to A Share Market

Beijing Broadens Foreigners’ Access to A Share Market

China’s securities regulator is planning to allow more foreigners to open mainland share accounts starting next month.

Aug 31, 2018
James Boynton
Chinese Cheats Play Plane Ticket Tricks as Trump Trashes Turkish Lira

Chinese Cheats Play Plane Ticket Tricks as Trump Trashes Turkish Lira

If one bought a ticket on the international website of Ctrip.Com International, paid in Turkish lira, then went to China Southern Airlines app to…

Aug 31, 2018
Benedict Armour
New High Speed Rail Link Will Slash Beijing Hong Kong Travel Times by Nearly Two Thirds

New High Speed Rail Link Will Slash Beijing Hong Kong Travel Times by Nearly Two Thirds

The Hong Kong section of a high-speed rail link connecting it with the Chinese mainland is set to open to passengers in September

Aug 29, 2018
James Boynton
ZTE Rises Like a Phoenix

ZTE Rises Like a Phoenix

ZTE has successfully completed tests of indoor 3.5 gigahertz and core fifth-generation wireless network technology in China’s third-phase national testing of the communications matrix on July 20

Aug 17, 2018
Benedict Armour
Facebook to Set Up Innovation Hub in Zhejiang to Help Chinese Firms Go Abroad

Facebook to Set Up Innovation Hub in Zhejiang to Help Chinese Firms Go Abroad

US social media behemoth Facebook will establish an innovation center in China to first serve Chinese firms who are eyeing overseas markets.

Aug 10, 2018
Emmi Laine
Ofo’s Supplier Switches Off Locks Over Unpaid Bill

Ofo’s Supplier Switches Off Locks Over Unpaid Bill

Troubles at Chinese bikesharer OfO continued this week as a supplier of wireless locks on its bicycles switched off its services over an unpaid bill.

Aug 10, 2018
William Clegg
Google Unveils Its First WeChat Mini App as It Continues Return to China

Google Unveils Its First WeChat Mini App as It Continues Return to China

Google has its first WeChat mini app, Guess My Sketch, as it looks to work its way back into an economy where many of its core products are banned.

Jul 31, 2018
James Boynton

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