China is promoting startup companies as the country moves away from export-led growth towards a more service-oriented economy. But the transition is not easy for most startup entrepreneurs, who are struggling despite government funding.
Belarus' autocratic leader Lukashenko wants to turn his country into a hub for the digital and cryptocurrency sectors. But despite the abundance of local brainpower, how easy is it to enforce hipster cool by decree?
The National Bureau of Statistics said that while growth has slowed, it still managed to remain relatively steady. Beijing has decided to focus on consumer spending to ride out a trade spat with the United States.
As Google looks at developing a search engine censored by Beijing, China's online authoritarianism combined with its development as a global hub for artificial intelligence innovation presents an ethical dilemma.
China's top financial officials have moved to reassure investors amid a sharp fall in Chinese stocks. In rare joint statements, they described the recent rout as "abnormal" and vowed to take steps to curb the sell-off.
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