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How Tencent is Trying to Fill China’s US$805 B Insurance Gap Using Social Media

Over the past years, China’s Internet giant Tencent has been expanding its strategic positioning in the insurance industry. The Chinese firm’s latest move has been to lead Xiaobang Guihua’s RMB 200 million (US$28.4 million) Series B equity funding round in

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Banks in China Are Increasingly Partnering with BigTechs

2019 has been undeniably the year of Chinese commercial banks/tech companies collaborations. Incumbents have been actively pursuing partnerships with tech firms to drive fintech adoption as part of their digital strategies. Meanwhile, Chinese Internet giants have begun shifting their focus

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China’s New Cryptocurrency to be Tested in Shenzhen

China’s State Council and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China have released a detailed plan for wide-ranging reforms to be implemented in Shenzhen. The new guideline, released last week, outlines Beijing’s plan to turn Shenzhen into “one

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How Will Driverless Cars of The Future Be Insured?

Self-driving cars have been touted that as the future of transportation by many, including the likes of Elon Musk who claimed that Tesla will roll out “truly self-driving cars” by 2020, which in case you have noticed, is only a

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Soon You Might Not Need An Internet Connection to Make Payments Using WeChat

In July, Tencent’s super-app WeChat ran a trial that enabled passengers of two Spring Airlines flights between Shanghai and Chengdu to make offline payments while flying, reports Abacus. Passengers could sign up for the trial service, called WeChat on the

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Once Notorious for Copying, China’s Tech Giants Are Now Being Copied by the West

As China emerges as a tech powerhouse, successful concepts from Chinese tech giants are being studied and replicated by Asian and Western counterparts, according to a new report by South China Morning and its tech-focused news site Abacus. In the

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When It Comes to Payments, Its Risky to Use Your Face

In China, platforms and services like Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay have brought facial recognition payments to online and brick-and-mortar retail stores. But as biometrics and facial recognition technologies become mainstream, experts and regulators are concerned about the privacy

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Shenzhen Eyes to Turn Qianhai an Epicenter for Fintech and Blockchain

The Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone or the Qianhai Special Economic Zone, is an experimental commercial development in Shenzhen set up to encourage foreign investment in modern industries. It is emerging as one of China’s biggest centers

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A Deeper Look into The Greater Bay Area, China’s Answer to Silicon Valley

The Fintech Association of Hong Kong has released a new report exploring the Greater Bay Area (GBA)’s cities, policies, and fintech landscape. The report, gives an overview of the GBA’s demographics, fintech companies, projects and goals, including policy and regulatory

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How is China’s Smallest Province Hainan Attracting Fintech Giants Like Tencent

Since president Xi Jinping announced a plan to gradually turn Hainan into a pilot free trade zone by 2020 and transform the location into a free trade port by the year 2025, Internet giants and fintech firms are flocking in.

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