Lulu Yilun Chen

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U.S. blacklisting threatens to derail $1 billion Chinese tech IPO

Business Oct 8, 2019

U.S. blacklisting threatens to derail $1 billion Chinese tech IPO

U.S. President Donald Trump's latest salvo against China threatens to derail a $1 billion coming-out party for a prominent startup backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., while curtailing the country's broader ambitions of leading artificial intelligence in the coming decade. The U.S. placed eight Chinese ...

China's bitcoin barons seek new life in Japan and Hong Kong

Business Oct 29, 2017

China's bitcoin barons seek new life in Japan and Hong Kong

China's largest cryptocurrency operators are proving hard to keep down. From OKCoin to Binance.com, Chinese exchanges and wallet services are seeking a second life in friendlier Asian jurisdictions as the mainland clamps down on trading and coin offerings. They're applying for licenses in Japan — ...

Line built its empire with surprising speed

Business / Corporate Feb 28, 2014

Line built its empire with surprising speed

How do you create a ¥1.5 trillion company in an industry that gives its primary product away? Line Corp. did it by getting smartphone users to pay for teddy bear icons and games with cute cookies and wicked witches. The Tokyo-based messaging application has grown to ...