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Baidu top exec behind firm’s AI drive to step down

Lu is the latest in a series of high-profile AI experts to leave the company in the past year, amid fierce global competition for talent in the field.


JD.com picks 33% stake in insurer Allianz’s China unit for $85m

The investment will make JD.com the second largest shareholder in Allianz China, said the insurance firm in a filing.


Meituan Dianping to acquire bike-sharing giant Mobike for $2.7b

The deal will intensify the rivalry of their common backer Tencent Holdings with Alibaba Group.


Meituan-Dianping to buy large stake in Chinese bike-sharing major Mobike

The deal was brokered by Pony Ma, chief executive of Tencent Holdings, a backer of both companies.


Alibaba to fully acquire $9.5b food delivery app Ele.me

The acquisition enlarges Alibaba’s food delivery empire, which includes delivery platform Koubei, as it competes with Meituan-Dianping.


Chinese bike-sharing firm Ofo raises $866m in Alibaba-led round

Ofo claims it’s the largest investment garnered in a single round by a bike-sharing startup.


China: Pharma startup XtalPi raises $15m led by Sequoia, joined by Google, Tencent

XtalPi uses AI, cloud computing and quantum physics to improve drug design processes.


Google leads $120m round in Chinese e-sports firm Chushou

The investment is Google’s second-ever in a Chinese startup.


Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing raises $4b in new funding round

The round values the firm at close to $50 billion and was joined by existing backer SoftBank.


China’s Tencent, JD.com invest $863m in online retailer Vipshop

The deal comes as Tencent pushes into retail, leveraging its relationship with JD.com and popular app WeChat.