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The China Desk

  1. China is facing the same kind of protectionism that has shielded it from competition

    Over the past few years, TikTok creator ByteDance has reportedly invested over $1 billion in the Indian market. Last week, India blocked 59 apps developed by Chinese firms -- and TikTok was one of them.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the China desk

  2. Amazon’s next big rival will be a livestreaming video app

    There’s an entire world of unboxing videos on YouTube. Give a kid a tablet and they’ll sit glued to the screen for hours, staring in fascination at close-ups of hands cracking open toy eggs and pulling apart bits of goop. This strange ‘poopsie slime surprise kits unboxing’ has over 12 million views.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the China desk

  3. In six years, Kai-Fu Lee says China has gone from mere copy cats to potential global AI domination. What changed?

    How demographics, access to capital, tech behemoths, and all that data could finally propel China ahead of the Valley.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the China desk

  4. Alibaba: We're a data company (But don't compare us to Amazon!)

    Retail is for suckers. A data-driven platform that caters to those same suckers is where you really want to be.

    By Kevin Kelleher , written on

    From the China desk

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  6. It’s not the Indian government Ola and Flipkart need to be asking for favors: It’s the Indian consumers

    Everything the two top Indian companies got wrong last week about China, protectionism, and startups.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

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  8. Didi has long been the largest ridesharing company in the world. Now it’s also the second largest ecommerce platform in China

    Didi does eight times as many rides per day as all of North America. Meanwhile, Uber is bleeding out billions trying to make a dent.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the China desk

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