An unexpected star is disrupting China’s electric vehicle market

The US$4,200 car that’s shaking up China’s new energy vehicle market, and a newly backed Indian startup that’s helping small merchants go digital. Read more »

Following Dida’s IPO filing, Chinese ride-hailing startup Shouqi Yueche closes series C round

This round comes three years after Shouqi bagged US$105 million from Baidu and Nio Capital in its series B+ round in 2017. Read more »

The new people’s car in China: Micro EVs

Tiny electric vehicles are making waves in China’s mobility industry. The same phenomenon is set to hit Europe, the US, and potentially, Southeast Asia. Read more »

Alibaba to acquire controlling stake in China’s hypermarket chain Sun Art for $3.6b

The hypermarket chain previously received US$22.4 billion from Alibaba for a 36% stake. Read more »

Ant Group’s IPO reportedly faces delays as Chinese regulator conducts a probe

Alipay acts as the only third-party agency for retail investors looking to buy into the five Chinese mutual funds investing in the IPO. Read more »

China’s Twitch-like service Huya agrees to buy Douyu to create a new entity worth $11b

China’s tech giant Tencent will take a 67.5% stake in the combined company. Read more »

Editor’s letter: China is reaping Southeast Asia’s harvests

More Chinese firms are planting a flag in Southeast Asia. It’s bound to get complicated. Read more »

Tencent leads edtech firm Huohua Siwei’s $100m series E2 round

Huohua closed its KKR-led US$150 million series E1 round in August and received US$30 million from China’s short video platform Kuaishou in April. Read more »

Chinese tech giants are hungry for Southeast Asia’s fruits

The demand for imported fresh fruit is on the rise in China, and the country’s ecommerce players are eager to capture rich pickings in Southeast Asia. Read more »

Digital investing startups are shaking up Indonesia

The fintech startups that are helping Indonesians invest digitally and India loses Chinese investors but gain interest from other countries Read more »

Meet the 100 top-funded fintech companies in China

These companies are most likely to redefine the status quo in China’s financial system. Read more »

Oracle reportedly beats out Microsoft in bid for TikTok

ByteDance, TikTok’s parent firm, has said that US enterprise tech giant Oracle would be its “technology partner.” Read more »

China’s Tencent to set up a regional hub in Singapore

It will also recruit people for tech and business development. Read more »

50 rising startups in China

Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing? Read more »

Can China’s ‘one for all, all for one’ approach to health insurance work in SEA?

Millions in China have enrolled in a mutual aid plan to get low-cost health coverage. But could this model take root in Southeast Asia? Read more »

No lowballing as Carousell investors cash out

Big returns for Carousell’s early investors and what’s next for Syfe following the close of its series A Read more »

As Chinese funding dries up in India, local tech startups are looking elsewhere

India’s new foreign investment policy forces both local startups and Chinese investors to adapt amid an uncertain moment. Read more »

Sequoia-backed fitness app Fiture bags $65m in series A money from Tencent

BAI claims that it is the largest series A round in fitness tech startup globally. Read more »