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Vivo smartphone is held by hand to display its app features.
Vivo Xplay 6 Matte Black variant launched in China

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is releasing a new color variant on its Xplay 6 handset. The Xplay 5 successor, launched in November 2016, will offer a Matte Black color, adding up to the initial Gold and Rose Gold colors.

Tencent is teaming up with 58.com to help the firm develop its used-goods trade platform, Zhuanzhuan.
Internet Giant Tencent Leads Fundraising Round for Chinese Video Streaming App Kuaishou

Internet giant Tencent has recently made an investment to video service app, Kuaishou. With this, the firm has joined rivals Alibaba and Baidu in banking on this kind of apps to earn revenue from online ads.

Snapdeal Executive Kunal Bahl
Snapdeal Sale Possible as Negotiations for Funds in China Fail

Indian online retailer Snapdeal may be forced to sell the company after it failed to seek investments to strengthen its finances and continue to be competitive, according to sources.

Shenzhou-11's Return to Earth
First in Science: China Successfully Grows 'Space Mangoes'

China has successfully bred the world’s first “space mangoes,” an experiment that was part of the Shenzhou-11 mission last year, an article on shanghaiist.com said.

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Sony Mobile Communications Inc.'s Xperia booth is seen at the Tokyo Game Show 2016 on September 16, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Game Show 2016 is held from September 15 to Septem.
Sony Xperia L1 specs, release: Sony launches Xperia L1 smartphone; Device comes with smart features, Android Nougat

After receiving its latest certification in Russia, Sony officially announced its entry-level smartphone Xperia L1. The said smartphone boasts a large display on a near edge-to-edge screen and an efficient mobile chipset, along with smart software features.

Launching of Malaysia's Digital Free Trade Zone
Alibaba’s eFulfillment Hub in KLIA Aeropolis, the First in the World Outside China: Malaysian PM

The eFulfillment hub that Alibaba plans to establish at the KLIA Aeropolis would be the first in the world outside China, in line with Malaysia’s roadmap for transformation into a digital economy, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said during the launch of the Digital Free-Trade Zone (DGTZ) on March 22 in Kuala Lumpur.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang chats with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a welcoming ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People on March 20, 2017 in Beijing, China.
China’s Beverage Giant Sees Win-Win in Sino-Israeli Business Ties

The CEO of China’s largest beverage producer said Israel’s tech industry will find a huge market and funding in China in exchange for cutting-edge technology.

Online Ticket Purchase in China
Alibaba Bolsters Presence in Chinese Digital Ticketing Market with Damai Acquisition

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has strengthened its presence in the Chinese digital ticketing market with its latest acquisition of Beijing-based ticketing platform, Damai.cn.

U.S. visa denial
Chinese Official Unable to Attend Planetary Conference Due to Denied Visa

Despite being a key official in China’s lunar and Mars exploration program, Guobin Yu was reportedly denied a visa by the United States to attend a planetary conference last week March 19, according to a report by Space News.

Huawei is investing in New Zealand R&D to build labs and a cloud data center that will focus on maximizing the Internet of Things.
Chinese Telecommunications Powerhouse Huawei to Invest in New Zealand R&D

Huawei is planning to invest more intensely in research and development in New Zealand. The firm eyes to establish innovation labs and a cloud data center in the country.

Alibaba Cloud Computing Unit
Alibaba Cloud Computing Unit: Why Investors Should Invest in AliCloud Stocks

Alibaba may be popularly known for its online retail platform but more than just the Chinese Amazon, the e-commerce giant is also engaged in other businesses such as logistics, cloud computing, financial services and digital entertainment, which are all influential in their own sectors.

Apple still lags behind local brands in terms of market share in China.
Apple in China: Two New Research and Development Centers to Be Opened Later This Year

Apple is planning to open two new additional research and development centers in China this year. The hubs will be located in Shanghai and Suzhou.

UCAS and NTU Singapore’s research agreement will cover a timespan of five years.
Asian Universities Come Together for Research Collaboration on Human Biology

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological Institute (NTU) has teamed up with Japan’s RIKEN and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) to advance studies and research in human biology, AsianScientist.com reported.

If Ant Financial is successful in acquiring MoneyGram, the company will be able to bypass all the legal and regulatory work required in establishing Ma’s global payments business.
E-commerce Giant Alibaba Drawn Into MoneyGram Bidding War

Keen on building a global payments empire, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma might be drawn into joining a bidding war for money transfer company MoneyGram, according to an article by Yahoo Finance.

IBM has teamed up with Dalian Wanda Group to intensify its foray into China's cloud computing sector.
IBM-Wanda Deal Brings US Firm's Cloud Computing Services to China

IBM is bringing more of its cloud computing services to China. Then U.S. technology provider has recently teamed up with Dalian Wanda Group for this endeavor.

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