So, what’s up in China? 🇨🇳 Issue 55, covering 7 – 13 December.

  1. China has removed 105 apps including TripAdvisor from app stores in the country (Nikkei Asia)
  2. China’s consumer prices drop for the first time since 2009 (CNBC)
  3. Starting from the next year e-commerce platforms in China can be held legally responsible for food safety issues related to products purchased on their platforms (SCMP)
  4. Alibaba’s Cainiao launches $76m open tender for global logistics partnerships (Tech in Asia)
  5. Baidu holds the most AI-related patents and has filed the most AI-related patent applications of any company or organisation in China (
  6. Suning’s stocks tumble to six-year low after founder pledges all of the group’s shares to Alibaba’s Taobao (China Internet Watch)
  7. JD Health’s long-expected public offering raised US$ 3.5 billion in net proceeds, making it the largest debut on the Hong Kong stock market this year (pandaily)
  8. Chinese e-commerce platform Hema Fresh launches cross-border shopping (TechNode)

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