Tag: China

  • China Bans Influencers From Talking About Law and Medicine Without ‘Qualifications’

    China Bans Influencers From Talking About Law and Medicine Without ‘Qualifications’

    A livestreamer sells products at a JD outsourcing livestream company in Beijing, China on November 9, 2021.Photo: Jade Gao / AFP (Getty Images) The Chinese government issued a long list of new guidelines for internet livestreamers and so-called influencers this week, according to a new report from the South China Morning Post and rules posted […]

  • TikTok Leak Alleges User Data Isn’t Private: ‘Everything Is Seen in China’

    TikTok Leak Alleges User Data Isn’t Private: ‘Everything Is Seen in China’

    Photo: Kevin Frayer (Getty Images) TikTok’s user data drama is back On Friday Chinese-owned TikTok announced it completed the migration of its American user data to Oracle-owned U.S.-based servers, ostensibly bringing to close a years-long national security debate between the company and the U.S. government. We say “ostensibly” because the announcement came within hours of […]

  • Airbnb Pulling Out of China Thanks to Stiff Competition From Super-Apps

    Airbnb Pulling Out of China Thanks to Stiff Competition From Super-Apps

    Photo: Imaginechina (AP) Airbnb will cease business operations in China according to a new report from Reuters and several other news outlets. The company will officially shut down in the country starting July 30, though Chinese customers will still be able to use the service to rent rooms overseas. “We have made the difficult decision […]

  • Plane Crash in China May Have Been Intentional

    Plane Crash in China May Have Been Intentional

    Search party members went through the scene of the crash but found no signs of survivors. Photo: Miyuki Yoshioka (AP) Initial investigations into the China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed into a mountain suggests that someone intentionally caused the plane to plummet. A report by the Wall Street Journal cites “people familiar with U.S. officials’ […]