What went wrong with the “Little Yellow Bike”?

BY CHINA DAILY   Ofo Inc, one of China’s largest bike-sharing platforms, is reportedly struggling financially amid rumors of bankruptcy or being forced to sell. Dai Wei, founder and CEO of Ofo, said in an internal letter on Wednesday: “As winter comes, the storm will hit soon”, calling on employees to remain loyal to the company. Dai sought to rally the company with organizational restructuring … Continue reading What went wrong with the “Little Yellow Bike”?

D&G stores “almost empty” in cities in China

BY GLOBAL TIMES   Chinese consumers’ backlash against Italy-based fashion house Dolce & Gabbana (D&G) has intensified, with some of its Beijing stores had no shoppers, and there’s no apparent end in sight to the controversy sparked by videos deemed by some to be offensive. Three D&G stores in Beijing the Global Times visited on Wednesday morning were almost deserted, compared with neighbors such as … Continue reading D&G stores “almost empty” in cities in China

Was gene-edited twin experiment illegal? China has vowed to find out

BY SCMP   China’s science authorities vowed on Tuesday to get to the bottom of whether biologist He Jiankui (贺建奎) bypassed regulations to create what he says are the world’s first genetically edited children. The commitment came a day after He announced in a YouTube video that healthy twin sisters were born in China earlier this month from embryos he and a team of researchers … Continue reading Was gene-edited twin experiment illegal? China has vowed to find out

Gene editing experiment generates controversy

BY CHINA DAILY   A Chinese scientist’s attempt to produce the world’s first gene-edited babies who are immune to HIV has sparked heated controversy among those in academia and the public. In an online video posted on Monday, He Jiankui (贺建奎), a biological researcher, announced that a pair of twin baby girls, Lulu and Nana, were born healthy a few weeks ago through in-vitro fertilization … Continue reading Gene editing experiment generates controversy

China’s female tourists outnumber male in seeking overseas DIY travel: report

BY XINHUA   Chinese women are showing a stronger interest in traveling overseas without using a travel agent compared to their male peers as the outbound tourism market burgeons in China, a newly-released travel report found. Female made up about 46 percent of total independent overseas tourists, or a DIY fashion, in 2016, while the number climbed to 58 percent in the first three quarters … Continue reading China’s female tourists outnumber male in seeking overseas DIY travel: report

Will EU, Japan follow US lead in waging tech cold war against China?

BY GLOBAL TIMES   The US government is trying to persuade wireless and internet providers in allied countries, including Germany, Italy and Japan to avoid telecommunication equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. One of the US’ concerns, according to the report, is that the use of Chinese telecom equipment would pose cybersecurity risks to US military bases in these … Continue reading Will EU, Japan follow US lead in waging tech cold war against China?

Huawei “may become” No.1 smartphone worldwide in 2020

By SILVI WRITER and CHINA DAILY   Huawei may become the world’s largest smartphone supplier in 2020, despite of falling shipments globally. The Shenzhen-based brand remained the world’s second-largest smartphone supplier for the second consecutive quarter, with the global market share of 14 percent in the third-quarter of this year, consultancy Counterpoint Research said on Friday. Samsung and Apple took first and third positions with … Continue reading Huawei “may become” No.1 smartphone worldwide in 2020