Newsletter: Chinese Travel Platform Mafengwo Accused of Arranging Fake Reviews

Due to fake review allegations the Chinese travel experience sharing platform Mafengwo has been under the spotlight lately. 

It has been reported that among Mafengwo’s 21 million reviews on restaurants, hotels, and travel destinations, over 18 million pieces were plagiarized from its rival websites or even completely faked.

The 11.11 festival, also known as the “Single’s Day” in China, is coming to town. As it is the 10th anniversary of Alibaba‘s global shopping festival, this year’s mega-event will be the largest ever in terms of reach and scale.

iPhone has a massive user base in China, however the latest iPhone Xs seems to be less popular than the previous ones. Does this depend on the price or is there something else?

More details below:

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In Ep. 26 of TechBuzz China, co-hosts Ying-Ying Lu and Rui Ma discuss Koubei, rounding up the second installment of a two-part deep-dive into the local services space in China.