Youku’s proposed merger with Tudou will create one of the largest website operators in China, but synergies are limited and profitability is likely to remain elusive.
A controversial ruling that all microblog users must re-register their accounts under their real names has stimulated vigorous debate among bloggers, academics and industry figures.
Low-end market positioning and mounting competition are likely to limit earnings potential for the dating website.
Social media has caught on rapidly among China’s urban middle class, but profits remain elusive – so far – for leading companies.
Tencent's recently-launched social network site is proving a strong contender to Renren, though it is yet to prove a major revenue driver.
A batch of little-known but overseas-listed mobile phone service companies are exploiting the surge in demand for 3G users, which now number 61.9m.
The US wedding media company plans to tap the huge potential of China's wedding industry through the launch of its website in November.
Renminbi Compass, a new research service launched by the FT, aims to act as a navigational guide through the expanding universe of renminbi asset classes. With the Chinese currency gaining ever-wider acceptance around the world and Beijing taking steps to open its capital account, we are broadening our research coverage to include not only equity funds but also all other important renminbi asset classes, such as chengtou bonds, dim sum bonds, real estate, trust products, underground banking, art, antiques and several others.