China Tech Investor 48: The coronavirus ripple effect, with Marcus Ryder

Marcus Ryder comes on to try to get a grip on the many ways that the outbreak is shaking up our assumptions.


WeChat Pay offers financial aid for hospitalized merchants

Eligible WeChat Pay merchants can receive $143 per day in financial aid for up to 30 days without obligation to repay the funds.

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South Asian hackers target China in midst of coronavirus panic: Qihoo

The hackers allegedly used novel coronavirus-themed emails as bait to launch the attack on organizations 'on the frontline' of fighting the epidemic.

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E-commerce firms cracking down on sellers of fake protective masks

Chinese e-commerce companies are stepping up efforts to monitor the quality of protective products sold on their platforms, particularly face masks.

China tech stocks bounce back after virus outbreak losses

Tech stocks are down following an epidemic. Luckin Coffee's stock has suffered the most, as mask manufacturers' share prices rise.

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Ant Financial offers SMEs free access to virtual office app

The novel coronavirus outbreak has created an unexpected opportunity for enterprise service providers like Ant Financial, Tencent, and Bytedance.

Hema to hire idle restaurant staff as delivery demand surges

Alibaba's grocery unit Hema is hiring employees from 30 restaurant chains to meet rising delivery demand as residents remain indoors amid the outbreak.

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US-China tech war may ‘de-Americanize’ global supply chains: report

US export restrictions on major Chinese tech companies will force global semiconductor suppliers to reconfigure supply chains by sourcing more non-US parts.