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Pork-Loving China May Be Poised for Alt-Meat Surge as Pig Supplies...

China is addicted to pork. Last year, the nation, home to half the world’s pigs, produced more than 50 million tons of...

U.S. Cities and States, Facing Avalanche of Recyclables, Look at VC-Backed...

That empty plastic bottle you threw in the recycling bin used to be in for a trip to another hemisphere. That changed...

Jack Ma Not Going Quietly After Leaving Alibaba Leadership

Jack Ma’s last day as Alibaba’s top executive was on Tuesday, but he’s hardly going quietly into the night. Nor is Ma...

Instagram, Whatsapp May Be Big Fake News Threats in 2020 Election,...

The spread of fake news on U.S.-based social networks like Instagram and WhatsApp will be a bigger threat to the U.S. electoral...

Deepfake Apps in Seconds — More Privacy Concerns From Video Rage

Not long ago, digitally replacing a face in a video was possible only in a movie studio. Now, thanks to a wildly...

China’s Facial ID Leader Megvii Files for IPO Amid Hong Kong...

A big player in China’s plan to dominate artificial intelligence filed to go public in Hong Kong against the backdrop of violent...

Climate Change Efforts May Suffer as U.S.-China Trade War Escalates

The fight against climate change may be collateral damage in the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.

China Censorship Crushes Small Developers; Some Smell Opportunity

Chinese government meddling on the Web, including censorship on the mammoth WeChat social network, is boosting anxiety among game developers and smaller...

S. Korea’s Riiid Snags $18 Million: Asian Edutech’s AI Boom

South Korean edutech startup Riiid said it has secured $18 million in Series C funding, tapping into Asian countries’ demand for robotic tutors that...

Cailu Raises $10M to Attack Fake News Problem, Shape Future Media

Singapore’s GBCI Ventures led a $10 million investment in Cailu, a Chinese news platform that seeks to use Blockchain and token payments...

Alipay to Boost Facial-Recognition Payment with Beauty Filter

Paying for groceries in a growing number of stores in China requires neither cash, credit cards, or phone. Just a face to...

China Yanking Podcast Apps May Chill Investment

China’s two top podcast-sharing Apps -- Himalaya FM and Lizhi FM -- were yanked from some Android markets amid Hong Kong protests,...

Despite China’s Support, Hydrogen Vehicles Lag Electric Rivals

Hydrogen-powered vehicles, despite being wildly hyped by China’s government, are at an early stage and may not be widely available decades. And...

Chinese Gut Bacteria Developer Xbiome Has Raised $10 Million for Clinical...

Xbiome, which calls itself China’s first AI-based company that specializes in the development of gut microbiome, has raised a total of about...

US-China Trade War Risks Creating ESG Black Hole

The escalating tariff war between the world’s two largest economies isn’t just hurting Chinese investment in the U.S. It may lead China...

DNA Robots May Soon Help Fight Breast Cancer in Humans

Scientists are seen close to delivering on a years-long promise -- molecule-scale nanorobots that destroy breast cancer proteins at their most basic,...

The Father of China’s Electric Car Says Hydrogen-Fueled Cars Are the...

Just as electric vehicles go mainstream, the man known as the father of China’s electric car movement, Wan Gang, says that hydrogen-fueled...

China Moves to Ban Crypto Mining Farms

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. China is yet again trying to curb the rapid growth of...

BlackRock Zeroes In on China

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. The burgeoning offerings of the world’s second-largest economy, China, are irresistible...

Blackstone Leads Robust Foreign Investment in Chinese Real Estate Market

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Blackstone Group is spearheading an investment upswing in Chinese commercial real...

China’s Hellobike Seeks Up to $1B in New Push for Capital

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. A few years after Chinese startups turned dockless bike-sharing into a...

Qutoutiao Lands $117M Loan From Alibaba

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Qutoutiao Inc., a Chinese mobile content aggregator, landed a $117 million loan,...

Tencent Leads $297 Million Series B Funding for Online Chinese Grocer...

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. Chinese online grocery chain Yipien Fresh raised $297 million (RMB 2...
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