Tesla probes car self-ignition case in Shanghai

BY CHINA DAILY US auto giant Tesla said on April 22 that no one was hurt in a vehicle self-ignition accident at an underground garage in Shanghai and it has sent a team to the scene. According to the Xinmin Evening News, the self-ignition of a white Tesla sedan took place at about 8 pm on April 21 at a community garage in Shanghai’s Xuhui … Continue reading Tesla probes car self-ignition case in Shanghai

Lawsuit against JD’s Liu may tarnish firm

BY CHINA DAILY The new lawsuit against Richard Liu Qiangdong, the billionaire founder and CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant JD, and his company filed by a University of Minnesota student might further shake investors’ confidence, and tarnish the image and reputation of the company, amid tougher competition from rivals such as Alibaba and Pinduoduo. The Chinese student from University of Minnesota, who claimed she was … Continue reading Lawsuit against JD’s Liu may tarnish firm

Defective airbags, substandard parts … recent problems found with Benz vehicles in China

BY SILVI WRITER A total of 308 imported Mercedes-Benz vehicles were found to have substandard exhaust emission control parts in China, the country official news agency Xinhua reported on Apr 8, a day before a women in Xi’an asked a local dealer for refund after she claimed her new car’s engine was defective on the day she bought it. In the Xinhua story, China’s General … Continue reading Defective airbags, substandard parts … recent problems found with Benz vehicles in China

Benz is in trouble in China after brouhaha

BY CHINA DAILY The market regulatory authority in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, has urged a local Mercedes-Benz dealer to give a customer a refund after she claimed the new car’s engine was defective on the day she bought it. The woman, who had signed a contract with the dealer Xi’an Lizhixing Co on Feb 25 to buy an imported Mercedes-Benz CLS300 vehicle through installment payments, claimed … Continue reading Benz is in trouble in China after brouhaha

Abusive work schedules in tech industry under fire

BY CHINA DAILY Activists are calling for more supervision over labor exploitation in an online crusade spearheaded by software developers against the so-called 996 work schedule, which is widely practiced in China’s tech industry. The rules-which require employees to work from 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week without overtime pay-came under fire after a programmer created 996.ICU, a page on code-sharing platform … Continue reading Abusive work schedules in tech industry under fire

China’s Top 10 most innovative companies

BY SILVI WRITER Chinese tech platform Meituan-Dianping was named world’s most innovative company in 2019 by the US-based Fast Company, the world’s leading business media brand. Other listed Chinese companies range from internet giant to electric automaker. Let’s take a look at the top 10 most innovative companies in China. 10 GJS Robot GJS Robot is a robotics and AI startup based in Shenzhen, China, … Continue reading China’s Top 10 most innovative companies

Evergrande’s Xu the world’s richest real estate developer

BY CHINA DAILY Evergrande Group’s chairman Xu Jiayin (许家印), 60, has become the world’s richest real estate tycoon with a wealth of $37 billion, the Hurun report announced on Wednesday. Among the top 10 real estate billionaires, seven are Chinese — including Xu Jiayin, Li Ka-shing, Lee Shau Kee, Yang Huiyan, Wang Jianlin and his family, Henry Cheng Kar-shun and his family, and Joseph Lau Luen … Continue reading Evergrande’s Xu the world’s richest real estate developer