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SoftBank, Sequoia China back this ERP startup enabling China’s online exporters

Thanks to cross-border e-commerce platforms, China continues to be a major exporter of consumer goods for the world in the online shopping age. It’s not just marketplaces like Amazon and […]




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Baidu to operate fully driverless commercial robotaxi in Wuhan and Chongqing

Chinese internet giant Baidu has secured permits to offer a fully driverless commercial robotaxi service, with no human driver present, in Chongqing and Wuhan via the company’s autonomous ride-hailing unit, […]




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China’s Jaka Robotics fueled by Saudi Arabia’s Prosperity7 in global push

Jaka Robotics, a Chinese startup that makes collaborative robots, has just pulled in a hefty Series D funding round of over $150 million from a lineup of heavyweight investors to […]




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Daily Crunch: Cartona will use $12M Series A to expand its Egypt-based, B2B e-commerce platform

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Happy new week! Christine went on a […]




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Baidu reveals the next-gen robotaxi that will be deployed throughout China

Baidu, the Chinese search engine giant that has plowed money into AI and autonomous vehicle technology, unveiled Wednesday a new all-electric robotaxi that it plans to deploy at scale across […]




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China’s $1B fine on Didi could end the mobility giant’s troubled year

Didi, the Chinese ride hailing behemoth that has undergone a year of regulatory overhaul, faces a fine of over 8 billion yuan ($1.28 billion) from the country’s authorities, The Wall […]




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China’s tech giants promise speculation-free NFTs

The future of non-fungible tokens is getting more clarity in China as the country’s tech giants come together to formulate standards for the nascent industry. The China Cultural Industry Association, […]




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Baidu, Pony.AI win first driverless robotaxi permits in China

Chinese internet giant Baidu and autonomous vehicle company Pony.ai have received permits to provide driverless ride-hailing services to the public on open roads in Beijing, according to both companies. To […]




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China’s Zhiyi Tech raises $100M to help fashion brands predict bestsellers

In China, live streaming promotion is emerging as a popular way for brands and influencers to reach consumers, challenging the traditional e-commerce model where users browse static pictures, read reviews, […]




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AR glasses maker Nreal nabs $200M funding in 12 months

China’s augmented reality startup Nreal is on a roll. The company, which hopes to bring AR to the masses by making bright-color, lightweight smart glasses, has just received $60 million in […]