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Alipay: China's biggest payment app faces new curbs

China has reportedly ordered Ant Group, the owner of the world's biggest payment platform Alipay, to create a separate app for its flourishing microloan business. The Financial Times (FT) on Mond...

Epic Games appeals ruling in lawsuit alleging Apple monopoly

Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge's decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition. The maker of the ...

Xi muffles Chinese consumer boom

President Xi Jinping is muffling China’s consumer boom. Policies targeting spending excesses are hammering listed companies from e-commerce giant Alibaba (9988.HK) to liquor specialist Kweichow ...

'Party is over' in China, time for Taiwan: YouTuber SerpentZA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A popular South African YouTuber with over 540,000 followers on Aug. 27 uploaded a video in which he asserted that China is no longer a land of opportunity for young expat...

Man stabs neighbor for complaining about loud video game play

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man attacked his neighbor with a knife on Wednesday morning (Sept. 1) after she complained that he was making too much noise when he was playing a video game. At 9 a....

US lawmakers to hold hearing on risks posed by Beijing's crackdown on Chinese companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. House of Representatives panel will stage a hearing on Wednesday (Sept. 22) to investigate new risks related to Chinese companies listed on U.S. markets, the commit...

Asia's gaming stocks plunge after China tightens rules for young video gamers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shares of a number of leading video game industry companies fell on Tuesday (Aug. 30) after China announced new rules forbidding minors from playing more than three hours ...

China cracks down on 'chaotic' celebrity fan culture after scandals

China cracked down on what it described as a "chaotic" celebrity fan culture on Friday, barring platforms from publishing popularity lists and regulating the sale of fan merchandise after a ...

Crypto Exchange Bybit Signs New Esports Deals With Scandinavian Powerhouses Astralis and Alliance

Nordic outfits Astralis and Alliance new additions to Bybit's expanding esports familyBybit announced three landmark esports deals in a weekTop gaming athletes to compete in crypto trading event of t...

Hollywood's China romance withers faster

HONG KONG, Aug 23 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Hollywood's China fantasy is waking up to ugly political realities. Films like Disney's (DIS.N) "Black Widow" have been conspicuously abse...

Plymouth shooting: Police release details on gunman, seek motive in killings

British police on Friday released information about the gunman behind a fatal shooting incident in the southwestern English town of Plymouth last night. Authorities say the shooter was a 22-year-old ...

Chinese state media tone down criticism of video game industry

Chinese state media tempered their criticism of the video game industry on Wednesday, a day after a strongly worded article drove down shares in Tencent Holdings (0700.HK) , while still stressing conc...

Mobile Esports Takes Off Across Southeast Asia

Tencent, Newzoo white paper highlights new business models, career opportunitiesPHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA / MANILA, PHILIPPINES / HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 29 July 2021 - Esports is taking off ac...

316 people are shot every day in America. Here are 5 stories

They panic if a balloon pops. They hold dying family members. They push their wounded bodies to heal and scroll longingly through photos and videos of their lost loved ones. Behind the statistics and ...

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a...