Nio partners with Baidu for in-car voice services

Baidu announced on Thursday that its smart voice business has reached a partnership deal with Nio. The Chinese tech giant will enable the electric vehicle maker to improve the in-car voice assistant experience based on its DuerOS voice-enabled technology. ...

Things to know about the new black hole photo

The phrase “black hole” was coined because black holes suck all light in, leaving nothing optical to observe. Yet humans have managed to take photos of these mystic supermassive space objects lightyears away. As we appreciate the first photo of ...

Didi said cybersecurity review completion a “prerequisite” for new listing

On Wednesday, China’s ride-hailing giant Didi urged US investors to vote yes on delisting its shares from New York. Didi said it can’t pursue a new listing as it faces a cybersecurity review launched last July by Chinese regulators, ...

Valued at $50M, Body404 wants to bring Chinese indie brands to the West

Over the past few years, Shein has taken over online fast fashion by exporting affordable wear from China to customers around the globe. Its success has attracted a wave of imitators, but a startup called Body404 believes China isn’t ...

AliExpress Russia cuts 40% of employees amid sanctions risk: report

AliExpress Russia, the main plank in Alibaba’s strategy for expanding its e-commerce reach into the Russian market, has laid off 40% of its employees as the Russia-Ukraine war and accompanying sanctions continue to weigh on their operations, Russian media ...

China's Mars rover finds water evidence on the Red Planet: study

Chinese scientists have found new evidence that there was water on Mars in the past and there are hydrated minerals on the Red Planet, which can be potentially exploited during future crewed Mars missions. The study published on Thursday ...

Black hole at the Milky Way's center photographed for 1st time

Astronomers presented an image of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way for the first time on Thursday.

Xiaomi to open new fully automated smart factory in 2023

Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, stated on Wednesday that the company’s second smart factory will begin production in late 2023. A Xiaomi representative told TechNode that the firm began building the new automated factory in Beijing’s suburban Changping district ...

Bilibili introduces new rules to combat rise of hateful speech

Chinese video platform Bilibili announced on Wednesday that it is implementing new rules (in Chinese) to combat the rise of hateful speech and inappropriate content on the platform. Why it matters: This is another self-cleaning act from China’s video ...

Didi’s UK arm reportedly laying off workers

Didi has let go of half of its 40 employees in the UK and shelved its expansion plans for overseas markets until at least 2025, The Guardian reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The news marks the ...

China to boom a $3.28-trillion bioeconomy by 2025 for better biosafety

China unveils the country’s first five year plan on bioeconomy, May 10, 2022. /CFP China unveiled the country’s first five-year bioeconomy plan on Tuesday, aiming to create a 22-trillion-yuan ($3.28-trillion) economy by the end of 2025, with focuses on ...

Dingdong Maicai among 11 Chinese companies newly added to SEC’s US delisting list

On Monday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission added a further 11 Chinese companies to its provisional list of delisting, including ride-hailing giant Didi and online grocery delivery platform Dingdong Maicai. Other Chinese tech firms added to the list ...

Synergies raises $12M to give factory managers an AI analytics assistant

There’s no lack of startups around the world trying to make industrial activities more efficient with artificial intelligence. Some invent robots to assist or replace manual labor, while others use machine learning to help businesses discover insights. Synergies Intelligent ...

China's telescope array in Antarctica starts search for Earth-like planets

A small Chinese telescope array mounted in Antarctica has started operation to observe exoplanets or Earth-like planets, according to a news release by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Wednesday. The facility, consisting of four optical telescopes and ...

Nio teams up with Tencent News to launch news radio channel

Chinese EV maker Nio announced a partnership with Tencent News on May 7 to launch a news radio channel for Nio Radio, the exclusive in-car radio service for Nio users. The radio channel will run all day, the announcement ...

Li Auto Q2 revenue forecasts below estimates due to Covid lockdowns

Li Auto forecasts second-quarter revenue of up to RMB 7.04 billion ($1.11 billion) on Tuesday, far below the average analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg of RMB 11 billion. China’s ongoing Covid outbreaks and related lockdown measures have weighed heavily ...

Bosch remains committed to Chinese market despite lockdowns, company’s China president says

Despite being hit by China’s latest wave of Covid-19 cases and struggling to ramp up production amid the country’s related lockdowns, Bosch continues to view China as a hugely important market and remains committed to the country in the long ...

Tesla supplier halts operations at Shanghai plant after new Covid cases emerge

Aptiv, a US auto parts maker whose customers include Tesla and General Motors, has suspended shipments of some parts to clients after new Covid cases were confirmed among workers at its Shanghai plant, Reuters reported on Monday, citing people ...

TSMC to raise chip production price by 6% next year

Taiwan-based semiconductor foundry TSMC informed its clients on Tuesday that it will raise production prices by 6% from January 2023, Taiwan media UDN reports. TSMC refused to comment on the issue, but clients of TSMC confirmed to UDN that ...

Lilith’s new title Dislyte tops download charts

Chinese gaming giant Lilith’s new title, Dislyte, quickly topped app store downloads in a few regions a day after its launch. Dislyte is a role-playing game with a mythological setting and eye-catching art design. The title topped the download ...

Online housing firm Beike starts a new round of layoffs: report

Chinese online housing firm Ke Holdings, also known as Beike, is starting a new round of layoffs, Chinese media outlet the Paper reported on Tuesday. The job cuts will affect the company’s research and development, operations, and mid- and ...

China's 1st large emergency rescue vessel completes maiden sea trial

China’s first large emergency response and rescue vessel completed its maiden sea trial in waters off the coast of Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, east China, May 10, 2022. /China Media Group China’s first large emergency response and rescue vessel ...

Space telescope in home stretch of tests, early pics impress

This combination of images provided by NASA shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, seen by the retired Spitzer Space Telescope (L) and the new James Webb Space Telescope, May 9, ...

Daily Crunch: Peloton CEO to shareholders: ‘Turnarounds are hard work’

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PT, subscribe here. It is Tuesday the 10th of May, and the end of an era as Apple officially retires ...

Musk talks Tesla demand, EV startups, and scooters in expansive interview

Elon Musk weighed in on Tesla, SpaceX and his multitude of other companies — including that social media business he’s trying to purchase — during a wide-reaching 80-minute interview Tuesday that covered demand for EVs, the need for raw ...

NASA's InSight lander detects largest quake on Mars

This concept picture depicts NASA’s InSight lander after it has deployed its instruments on the Martian surface. /NASA NASA’s InSight Mars lander has detected the largest quake ever observed on another planet, NASA said on Monday. An estimated magnitude-5.0 ...

ZTE releases new smartphone with under-display camera

Chinese smartphone maker ZTE announced the launch of Axon 40 Ultra on Monday, the third generation of a smartphone that features an under-display camera. Why it matters: ZTE has adapted an under-display camera design, rather than traditional options like ...

Tesla’s April sales drop 95% in China amid Covid-19 lockdowns

Tesla sold just 1,512 cars via wholesale channels in China in April, decreasing by over 95% month-on-month, and representing a decline of 24,333 units from a year earlier, according to figures published by China Passenger Car Association on Tuesday. ...

Kuaishou sets up e-commerce divisions for local services and property sales

Kuaishou’s e-commerce unit has set up two new business centers targeting the online sales of local services and properties, Chinese media outlet Jiemian reported on Monday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The report says that the heads ...

China’s internet users are paying close attention to the crypto crash

While China has banned cryptocurrency trading, its people remain interested in the ups and downs of the crypto market, not least because many of them have found workarounds and continue to buy and sell all sorts of tokens. Bitcoin’s ...

China's first Mars rover named 'Zhurong'

Rendering of the Mars rover Zhurong. /CMG China’s first Mars rover has been named “Zhurong.” The name “Zhurong,” which means the god of fire in Chinese mythology, was revealed on Saturday at the opening ceremony of the Space Day ...

Tianzhou-4 cargo ship docks with China's space station

China’s Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft successfully docked on Tuesday with the nation’s orbiting space station. Tianzhou-4 is the third cargo resupply mission to the space station’s Tianhe core module. It will prepare the space station for the arrival of its ...

China successfully launches Tianzhou-4 cargo ship to its space station

China successfully launched Tianzhou-4 on Tuesday, a cargo spacecraft carrying supplies to its under-construction space station. The Long March-7 Y5 rocket topped with the cargo ship blasted off early Tuesday from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China’s ...

Rocket carrying China's Tianzhou-4 cargo craft blasts off

A Long March-7 Y5 rocket carrying China’s Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft has blasted off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China’s coastal Hainan Province. The launch mission will prepare China’s space station for the arrival of its next ...

China to launch Tianzhou-4 cargo ship around 2 a.m. Tuesday: CMSA

China’s Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft will be launched at around 2 a.m. Beijing Time on Tuesday, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA). Propellant injection has been finished for the Long March-7 Y5 rocket carrying Tianzhou-4, CMSA said.

Top 5 Chinese tech firms have lost nearly half of combined market cap in 2 years

Chinese tech watchers and venture capitalists are growing increasingly concerned over the long-term market appeal of Chinese tech companies. Industry leaders are sharing and quoting a Chinese financial infographic comparing the changing market capitalization of Apple and top Chinese firms ...

China completes 1st private kilometer-level liquid reusable rocket launch

Deep Blue Aerospace completes China’s first test of kilometer-level VTVL for reusable Nebula-M1 liquid rocket, May 6, 2022. /Deep Blue Aerospace China’s commercial aerospace company, Deep Blue Aerospace (DBA), completed the country’s first-ever test of kilometer-level vertical takeoff and ...

World's largest clean energy corridor outputs 3 trillion kWh power

A view of Baihetan Hydropower Station on the Yangtze River which runs through southwest China’s Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. /CFP The cumulative power generation of six hydropower stations on the main stream of China’s Yangtze River has exceeded three ...

Tesla vehicles roll off production line in Shanghai factory, local official says

Tesla has resumed production at its Shanghai factory, reporting an output of over 10,000 vehicles over a 12-day period until April 30, Wu Qiang, a deputy district mayor of Shanghai’s Pudong New Area, said on Saturday at a news ...

ByteDance releases dedicated livestreaming device aimed at professional users

TikTok owner ByteDance has released an all-in-one video and audio streaming device and corresponding app for professional livestreamers, priced at RMB 15,800 ($2,351), Chinese media outlet 36Kr reported on Monday. The device, named Lingjing and resembling a smartphone with ...


BYD factory in Changsha under investigation for emission problems

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Boring complete for super-long tunnel cluster on China-Myanmar railway

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China launches first bipolar GNSS-R ocean survey payload

World's fastest rotor for pumped storage hydropower plant in operation

China's first 'fine wind forecast system' used to transport rocket

Nio wins approval for secondary listing in Singapore

Chinese smartphone maker Honor to push overseas sales: report

Chinese internet users buy fake covers after social media forcefully reveal their locations

Japanese manufacturers face difficulties in resuming operations in Shanghai: survey

CATL net income shrank 23.6% amid rising material costs

Genshin Impact said long-awaited Nintendo Switch launch still in development

Rocket with Tianzhou-4 cargo ship transported to launch site

Xpeng ends unlimited free charging for new customers

Online housing firm Beike prepares for dual-primary listing in Hong Kong

China sets world record in long-distance quantum states transmission

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance returns to Earth with midnight splashdown

World's largest heavy lift vessel debuts, carries Chinese vaccines to Africa

UK pushes tough tech rules under new digital watchdog

Chang'e-5 lunar soil shows potential to generate oxygen and fuel

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World's 2nd largest hydropower plant helps offset CO2 emissions

Four-astronaut team departs International Space Station on flight back to Earth

China’s EV darling Nio turns to Hong Kong and Singapore amid US delisting risk

China’s tech giants are having FOMO on NFTs

Daily Crunch: European startup studio eFounders unveils its next-generation CRM tool

Binance gets regulatory nod in France, paving the way for Europe push

Starbucks to launch NFTs this year, offering access to ‘unique experiences and benefits’

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech’s sales shot up 37 times in 2021

India freezes Xiaomi’s local assets due to a suspected foreign exchange violation

Baidu adjusts leadership to prioritize AI and cloud business

JD, Pinduoduo among 80 Chinese companies added to US delisting list

Tesla confirms major expansion of its Shanghai factory

Shanghai adds 342 companies to second whitelist of firms allowed to resume production

Nio, Xpeng, Li Auto see dismal April deliveries as coronavirus lockdowns disrupt production

China’s gaming giant NetEase opens first US studio in Austin

Hikvision shares plummet after report that the Biden administration is considering more sanctions

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Chinese fuel cell maker eyeing SPAC deal for $1B US listing

Apple hit with EU antitrust charge over payment technology

After ultracharged growth, battery maker EcoFlow comes for the glampers

Arm China regain control of China entity, dismissing Allen Wu

Baidu, granted driverless taxi permits in Beijing

Huawei releases new foldable phone Mate Xs 2

Chinese startup PopuMusic releases a new digital piano

NetEase Cloud Music accuses Tencent of unfair competition

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China’s logistics robot maker VisionNav raises $76M at $500M valuation

Huawei reportedly lowers EV sales goal over supply chain woes

China’s ‘Uber for Trucks’ postpones Hong Kong listing amid regulatory probe: report

Meituan halts community group buying service in Beijing

China holds 6th annual event in Nanjing to promote space science

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