Seeking growth, Xiaomi launches $520 5G smartphone

By Wei Sheng

Sep 24, 20192 min read Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi, at the Xiaomi 9 Pro launch in Beijing on Sept. 24, 2019. (Image credit: TechNode/Wei Sheng) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled the country’s cheapest 5G-compatible smartphone on T…

Beijing, Shanghai lead in global fintech ranking: survey

By Nicole Jao

Sep 20, 20191 min read A border bridge connecting Hong Kong and Shenzhen. (Image credit: Bigstock/Askarim)Beijing and Shanghai top the list of cities ranked best for fostering a fintech industry in a study of global financial centers, while four of …

Baidu CEO Robin Li doused in water during speech

By Wei Sheng

Jul 3, 20191 min read (Image credit: Weibo)A man poured a bottle of water over Baidu’s chief executive Robin Li at the opening of the company’s annual developers’ conference on Wednesday.
During his speech at the Baidu Create AI Developer Conference…