Why the world’s first smart highway will most likely be in China

China’s fast-paced growth has resulted in it being one of the most extremely flexible nations in terms of technological integration into existing infrastructure. With its relatively newer institutions and organizations, China can easily adapt existing infrastructure around current and potentially future technologies. Because of the rise of automated vehicles and their specific criteria, many have … https://tcrn.ch/31QTz84

Google moves into Shenzhen in latest China expansion

A month after announcing plans to open its first AI lab in China, Google is expanding again through a move into Shenzhen. The U.S. tech giant has opened an office in the Chinese city, which borders Hong Kong and known for being a global hardware hub, according to an internal email obtained by TechCrunch. This isn’t a fully-blown Google campus, instead the company has taken … http://tcrn.ch/2DoRV4n

Accelerating fintech in China

Saturday night on a Shenzhen street corner, a young guitarist dressed in Johnny Cash black strums away, singing melodies. His open guitar case has a laminated QR reader, propped up, welcoming digital tips from passersby. China’s expeditious adoption of fintech is generating profits not only for startups, but also the companies investing in them. Sitting in the headquarters … http://tcrn.ch/2gIWeKm

China’s ICO ban makes more sense in light of its history with fintech

China’s decision to freeze fundraising through initial coin offerings continues to roil markets, but the regulatory decision may not be as controversial as the response from the bitcoin community would lead observers to believe. On Monday, the People’s Bank of China announced that it was implementing a freeze on fundraising through ICO’s on Chinese exchanges. (Here is … http://tcrn.ch/2wqqbnO

Chinese social fitness app Keep reaches 100 million users

If you have a few young, big-city Chinese friends on social media, it’s hard to miss their triumphant workout photos on your news feed these days. One of these photos probably comes from Keep, which announces today it has reached 100 million registered users and claims it’s the first Chinese fitness app to achieve this milestone. Launched in February 2015, Keep is like a … http://bit.ly/2uYcXTv