Uber’s Biggest Rival In China Claims It Handles 3 Million Rides Per Day

traffic in china Uber surprised China watchers this month when it was revealed that the company is processing one million rides per day in the country. That impressive number, which leaked out via a letter to investors, is now dwarfed by arch rival Didi Kuaidi’s claim that it is seeing three times as much demand in the country. Read More

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ArtsBeat: Memo to Blue Note: What to Expect From Jazz in Beijing

With the news that Blue Note Jazz Club will open an outpost in China, we talked to Nathaniel Gao, a Chinese-American saxophonist who is an integral part of the Beijing jazz scene.







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Blue Note Jazz Club Plans Expansion to China

The chain of clubs, already in Japan, sees opportunity in Beijing and will open a club in Hawaii as well.







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Alibaba And Subsidiary Ant Financial Plow Almost $1B Into A New Online-To-Offline Joint Venture

Alibaba NYSE Flags 2 Online-to-offline (O2O) commerce and providing ultra-speedy local deliveries are two of Alibaba’s main growth targets. Now the e-commerce giant is significantly increasing its commitment to both verticals. Alibaba and subsidiary Ant Financial announced today that they will each put RMB 3 billion (about $483.3 million) into a joint venture called Koubei. Read More

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Alibaba’s Logistics Arm Launches Distribution Centers For Fresh Groceries In Three Major Chinese Cities

fridge groceries Alibaba’s logistics arm is opening refrigerated distribution centers for fresh groceries in three major Chinese cities. Located in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, the warehouses will not only allow Alibaba to meet growing demand for grocery deliveries, but also help it better compete against rivals like JD.com, which has invested heavily in its own logistics system. Read More

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Uber Is Raising $1B To Crack China, Soon To Be Its Largest Market Worldwide

china Uber may be on the wrong end of a 95 percent-plus marketshare that its chief rival Didi Kuaidi enjoys in China, but the country is on track to overtake the U.S. and become the U.S. firm’s largest market before the end of 2015. That’s according to communications leaked to the Financial Times (pay wall). Read More

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大家好! Join TechCrunch In Shanghai Next Week

Shanghai Next week is a big one for TechCrunch around the world. We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary—and holding our TechCrunch Shanghai international event with TechNode, our China partner. Read More

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Chinese Travel Platform Qunar Raises $500M, Turns Down Ctrip Acquisition Offer

biztraveler Qunar, one of China’s largest online travel booking platforms, plans to expand its mobile business with a new $500 million investment led by Silver Lake. Read More

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