Juro Osawa Reporter
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Juro Osawa is a reporter for The Information based in Hong Kong. Previously, he was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where he wrote about China’s technology giants -- such as Alibaba, Tencent and Huawei -- as well as the country’s booming startup scene.

71 Articles
8 days ago
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ByteDance Investors Struggle to Sell Shares at Discounted $240 Billion Value Amid IPO Uncertainty

Investors in TikTok owner ByteDance are struggling to sell their shares in the secondary market, even at current aski...

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20 days ago
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As Meta and Twitter Lay Off Thousands in Bay Area, TikTok Plans to Double Staff

When Elon Musk bought Twitter and cut half its workforce earlier this month, TikTok’s in-house recruiters approached ...

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21 days ago
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Southeast Asia’s Biggest Internet Firm Has Laid Off 7,000 Workers

Sea Ltd., Southeast Asia’s largest internet company by revenue and market value, has laid off more than 7,000 employe...

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30 days ago
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Beijing Increases Control Over ByteDance Rival Kuaishou Through Equity Stake

A Chinese state-owned broadcaster recently took an equity stake in the domestic business of Kuaishou, one of the coun...

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about 1 month ago
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Sequoia Capital China Backs E-Bike Maker at $590 Million Valuation

E-bike and scooter rental businesses are struggling, but it’s boom times for companies with Chinese roots that make t...

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about 1 month ago
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Former Ant Group Executive Raising $300 Million for Asia Fintech Fund

The former head of international investing at Chinese financial technology giant Ant Group has launched a new private...

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about 2 months ago
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Jack Ma’s Investment Firm Struggles to Raise Money in China

Jack Ma, China’s most iconic entrepreneur, whose swift fall from grace with government authorities captivated the cou...

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2 months ago
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Billionaire ByteDance Founder Zhang Yiming Now Living Far From Home

As the future of the world’s most valuable startup—TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance—remains uncertain, its founder Z...

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2 months ago
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ByteDance’s VR Unit Stumbles in Early Effort to Challenge Meta

Zhang Yiming, founder of TikTok’s owner, ByteDance, has long had an ambition to follow in the footsteps of Meta Platf...

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3 months ago
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Sequoia Capital’s China Arm Employed Daughter of Politburo Member

No U.S. venture capital firm has produced more investment gains from China or navigated Beijing’s difficult political...

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3 months ago
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From Apps to Dumplings: China’s Tech Workers Switch Careers, Countries As Layoffs Mount

Early this year, Mars Zhao was full of optimism about the future. He had just landed a new job in Shanghai at Chinese...

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4 months ago
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Chinese Venture Firms Expand in Singapore as Risks Rise at Home

China’s venture capitalists made fortunes gambling on the country’s blockbuster tech successes such as Alibaba and Me...

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