China

China's LeEco to Invest $1.8 Billion in Electric Car Factory
Electric Cars

China's LeEco to Invest $1.8 Billion in Electric Car Factory

Non-automakers and start-ups have rushed to begin making electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles as China's central government liberalizes the industry to promote a switch to electricity as an ultimate replacement for petrol to fuel cars.
Watch 1,000 Robots Dance in Unison -- and Set a World Record
Robots

Watch 1,000 Robots Dance in Unison -- and Set a World Record

These bots have moves you've never seen.
Rose Leadem
China's Car-Swallowing Bus Is Apparently for Real
Far Out Tech

China's Car-Swallowing Bus Is Apparently for Real

The futuristic city bus has made its real-world debut.
Jason Fell
China's Robotics Rush Shows How Its Debt Can Get Out of Control
Robots

China's Robotics Rush Shows How Its Debt Can Get Out of Control

Down a side street bracketed by massage parlors and cheap hotels in this city on the banks of the Yangtze River, a humanoid food service robot trundles around the corner of a table in a cafe, red eyes flashing in tune with synthesized classical music.
How Uber's Big Loss in China Is Really a Big Win
Uber

How Uber's Big Loss in China Is Really a Big Win

Uber won't dominate the Chinese market but it keeps a significant share in the biggest ride-hailing app in the world's largest market.
Ryan McMunn
Didi's Dominance Over Uber in China Offers a Roadmap for Ride-Hailing Rivals
Uber

Didi's Dominance Over Uber in China Offers a Roadmap for Ride-Hailing Rivals

The two companies on Monday confirmed the sale of Uber China to its bigger rival, ending a two-year, money-losing effort to break into one of the world's toughest markets.
After Bruising China Battle, Uber Cedes to Rival Didi
Uber

After Bruising China Battle, Uber Cedes to Rival Didi

China last week issued guidelines that establish a long-awaited framework for the booming ride-hailing industry and remove uncertainty for firms such as Didi and Uber.
Apple to Open First Apple Store in Taiwan
Apple Stores

Apple to Open First Apple Store in Taiwan

The Apple Store is the envy of many in the retail world, with the highest sales per square foot in the industry.
Behind China's Push for Robotics -- and a 2020 Deadline
Robots

Behind China's Push for Robotics -- and a 2020 Deadline

China's push to modernize its manufacturing with robotics is partly a response to labor shortages and fast-rising wages.
China Bans Autonomous Car Testing (for Now)
Self-Driving Cars

China Bans Autonomous Car Testing (for Now)

China wants car makers to stop testing until new regulations are in place.
Netflix to Continue to Look at an Entry Into China
Netflix

Netflix to Continue to Look at an Entry Into China

The streaming site is trying to counter slowing growth in the U.S. with its move in January to launch in more than 130 new markets worldwide.
McDonald's Could Fetch Up to $3 Billion for China and Hong Kong Stores
McDonald's

McDonald's Could Fetch Up to $3 Billion for China and Hong Kong Stores

The U.S. fast food company had announced in March it was reorganizing its Asian operations by bringing in partners who would own the restaurants within a franchise business.
Wal-Mart Rips Up China Online Strategy, Starts Again With Stake in Alibaba Rival
Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Rips Up China Online Strategy, Starts Again With Stake in Alibaba Rival

The deal will see the U.S. grocery giant swap its Yihaodian platform for a 5 percent stake in JD.com Inc., worth about $1.5 billion by the firm's latest market value.
The Upper Middle Class Has Gotten Richer -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

The Upper Middle Class Has Gotten Richer -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Taco Bell is giving away free Doritos Locos tacos today as promised during the NBA Finals.
Lindsay Friedman
China is a communist nation of close to 1.4 billion people where there has been explosive new growth and business opportunities alongside regimented government control over its media and the civil liberties of its citizens.