Chinese companies overseas

Tencent HQ in Shenzhen, China

China’s Tencent picks Singapore as Southeast Asia HQ

Chinese social media and gaming giant Tencent today said it'll open an office in Singapore to serve as its Southeast Asia hub. "Tencent is expanding its business presence in…

Ant Financial, Ant Group, Jack Ma, Alibaba

Jack Ma’s fintech giant Ant: a brief history of its Southeast Asia empire building

Now we know that Ant Financial—or Ant Group, as we apparently must call it from now on—is ready for dual IPOs pretty soon, it’s a good time to remember that the Alibaba spinoff…

China’s iQiyi ramps up Southeast Asia expansion

After its very quiet rollout in Malaysia midway through 2019, followed by Indonesia a little while later, some might have forgotten that Chinese streamer iQiyi has ambitions to…

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

China’s Ant Financial ventures into Myanmar

Continuing its low-key expansion across Asia, China’s Ant Financial, maker of the Alipay mobile wallet app and a spin-off from Alibaba, has ventured into Myanmar. Myanmar’s…