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COVID-19 Spurs Foreign Companies to Accelerate China Investment Ambitions

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic may be having the unexpected effect of spurring foreign companies to accelerate their plans to expand...

China’s Blockchain Services Network The Biggest Event in Computing Since the Cloud: Rich Turrin

Shanghai-based fintech veteran Rich Turrin says that the launch of the world’s biggest blockchain ecosystem by China promises to unleash a wave...

Is China’s National Security Law the Nail in the Coffin for Hong Kong as Global Financial Hub?

China's recent mooting of a national security law in response to more than a year of intense civil unrest in Hong Kong...

COVID-19 Exposes Soft Underbelly of China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Andre Wheeler

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a number of key weaknesses in Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) according to a leading...

China’s Central Bank Digital Currency Won’t Be Blockchain-based or Rival to Alipay: Rich Turrin

Shanghai-based fintech veteran Rich Turrin says that despite the widespread association between distributed ledger technology and cryptocurrencies, China’s hotly awaited digital renminbi...

China’s New Digital Currency Will Foster Hi-tech Internationalisation of the Renminbi: Rich Turrin

Shanghai-based fintech veteran Rich Turrin says that the launch of China’s new central bank digital currency (CBDC) will serve to greatly expedite...

Fintech Played Critical Role in China’s Containment of COVID-19: Rich Turrin

Shanghai-based fintech veteran Rich Turrin says that the widespread adoption of digital payments in China has played an instrumental role in the...

Chinese Expats Drive Overseas Expansion of Alipay and WeChat Pay in the West: Interview with Luke Deer

Overseas Chinese communities have emerged as key offshore growth areas for the digital payments services of tech giants Alipay and WeChat. 

How Alipay and WeChat Pay Revolutionised Chinese Payments, Paved the Way for Central Bank Digital Currency – Interview with Rich Turrin

Rich Turrin is the author of the best-selling “Innovation Lab Excellence” and soon to be published “China’s Digital Currency Revolution." He previously...

Libra and PBOC Digital Currency Show Difference in Chinese and US Approaches to Fintech – Interview with Nicholas Krapels

Part Two of a Two Part Interview with Nicholas Krapels, Blockchain Lead at Konstellation In...

China Can Still Roil Global Bitcoin Market Despite Domestic Trade Ban: Interview with Nicholas Krapels

Part One of a Two Part Interview with Nicholas Krapels, Blockchain Lead at Konstellation

“Foreigners Misunderstand China’s P2P Lending Industry”

Opinion piece by Dee Hung The rocketing growth of China’s P2P lending business has attracted...

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Anhui Province Undertakes Trial Scheme for SME Emergency Loans to Enteprises Affected by COVID-19 and Flooding

The inland Chinese province of Anhui has announced the start of a trial scheme for the provision of emergency loans to local...

ByteDance Establishes Artificial Intelligence Subsidiary in Fujian Province

ByteDance, the company behind social media giant TikTok, has just established a tech subsidiary in Fujian province whose business scope includes artificial...

Alibaba Unveils Plan for Greater Digitisation of Cross-border Trade

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has unveiled an ambitious new plans to support the use of e-commerce by small businesses.

Lending to Private Enterprise Increases 5.4 Trillion Yuan During Jan – Sep Period: CBIRC

The latest data from the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) points to a sizeable increase in lending to private enterprises...