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Future of Fintech

China’s fintech industry is evolving at a dizzying pace. The problem? Regulation hasn’t been able to keep up.

by Sean Williams | May. 26 2021

The Uprising of China Fintech

A new wave of dynamic internet finance companies is taking on China’s lumbering state-run banks.

by Liu Sha | Apr. 8 2018

Will China Be the First Country to Phase Out Cash?

Today, many young Chinese believe they could be the first to stop using cash.

by Liu Sha | Oct. 11 2017

The WeChat Economy, From Messaging to Payments and More

WeChat is not just a messaging app. With nearly a billion active users, it is used to make voice calls.

by Matthew Fulco | Aug. 28 2017

Online Banking in China: The People’s Banking

The upsurge in mobile transaction services used through smartphones is at the heart of a sudden expansion of the online.

by Tom Nunlist | Jul. 4 2016

How Alibaba Pulled Off Its Singles Day Shopping Fest

This year Alibaba broke all records on Singles Day with sales of $14.3 billion. Singles Day, or China’s.

by Li Hui | Nov. 18 2015

Can Alibaba’s Ant Financial Disrupt China’s Financial Industry?

In a short space of time Alibaba’s Ant Financial has created—and scaled—a diverse set of financial products.

by Major Tian | Aug. 5 2015

Mobile Wallets in China: Click to Pay

Mobile wallets are taking off in China but it is too early to say what they mean for the use.

by Li Hui | Jul. 30 2015

Alibaba, Tencent and Walled Gardens: History Repeats Itself

In a bid to prevent users from venturing out of their proprietary environment, Alibaba and Tencent are aggressively adopting a.

by Brian Viard | May. 19 2015

Who’ll Win? Visa and MasterCard Versus UnionPay

Long kept at arm’s length, will foreign bank card companies finally get a fair crack at the China market.

by Chris Russell (Additional reporting by Milo Zhang) | Mar. 31 2015

Alibaba and the Rest: The Davids Vs. Goliath

With its huge scale and steps toward global dominance, can anyone rival Alibaba's might in China's e-commerce.

by Sarah O'Meara | Feb. 4 2015

When your Bank Interest is a Basketful of Vegetables

CKGSB professor Brian Viard on why Chinese banks are resorting to paying bank interest through Mercedes Benz cars, iPhones and.

by Brian Viard | Jan. 13 2015

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