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Past articles by Echo:

China’s battle with the Wuhan coronavirus is shackled by a toxic relationship with information

It's harder to combat a public health epidemic in a system where people feel constantly tricked and puzzled by the discrepancies in the information they can get. → Read More

WeChat is setting a blueprint for the world’s social networks

For many people in China, WeChat is the internet. → Read More

Tesla has produced its first made-in-China Model 3s —

Currently in trial production, Tesla aims to be making 1,000 of them a week in China by the end of the year. → Read More

Tesla’s Chinese rival NIO desperately needs a recharge

NIO's shivering in the winter of China's EV market. → Read More

Why China isn’t as skillful at disinformation as Russia

When it comes to overseas propaganda, China's efforts are far more primitive than Russia's sophisticated operations. → Read More

Nobody wants a used electric vehicle in China, unless it’s a Tesla

"Except for a Tesla, we won't take any other pure battery car." → Read More

China’s electric vehicle sales are now declining by double digits

It's the second straight monthly sales decline in 2019. → Read More

Chinese users are trolling Apple for not having a 5G phone

China's iPhone fans used to stay up for Apple's product launches. Not this time. → Read More

China’s humorously lamenting the price of pork through TikTok videos

The world's largest pork consumer can't afford to eat pork. → Read More

Chinese companies are rolling out fake meat mooncakes this Mid-Autumn Festival

There's now a pea-based alternative to Shanghai's beloved pork-filled mooncake. → Read More

In China’s “iPhone City,” overtime is used for both punishment and reward

Workers who don't refer enough other workers at peak times—usually after Apple's product launches—don't get to do the overtime hours they need to get by. → Read More

China’s Hong Kong narrative is confusing its own people

Weibo "puts what it wants you to see... and closes your eyes to what it doesn’t want you to see." → Read More

China is leaning on ride-hailing to boost sales of electric vehicles

China's electrifying its ride-sharing to boost sales and use of electric cars—but the burdens of making the switch are falling on drivers. → Read More

China sows disinformation on Hong Kong using porn accounts on Twitter

The accounts were purchased because of their large follower count, and then used to spam Twitter with information about the Hong Kong protests. → Read More

Jack Ma and Elon Musk are pretty worried about a looming population collapse

The need for people to have more babies was among the few things that the two tech icons agreed on in a half-hour public conversation. → Read More

Travis Kalanick could launch another cash war between startups in China

The Uber co-founder tried to make it in China, but lost to ride-hailing rival Didi Chuxing. → Read More

Here are the crazy scenes from Costco’s opening day in China

American warehouse shopping giant Costco got an enthusiastic welcome from zealous Chinese shoppers. → Read More

In Obama’s “American Factory,” Chinese viewers glimpse their own labor problems

"The so-called Chinese speed comes at a cost—how much does it cost in human rights and freedom to get that?" one Chinese viewer asked. → Read More

China is betting on slow but steady to win the self-driving car race

Beijing won't tolerate a fatal incident like Uber's crash in Arizona. So it's asking companies to test within strict boundaries. → Read More

What it’s like riding in an advanced self-driving car in China

China wants to lead in self-driving—and companies at home are getting their self-driving taxis ready as soon as possible. → Read More