Last week's hottest news and trends from Chinese social media and digital space.

India bans 59 Chinese apps
印度禁止59个中国应用

Major Chinese apps have been removed from Android and Apple app stores in India, including TikTok, WeChat, Kuaishou, and Baidu Maps. Notably, seven out of the top 20 most-downloaded apps in India in 2020 are on the list. Find out what’s it all about.
中国常用的应用程序已从印度的Android和Apple应用商店中下架,其中包括抖音,微信,快手和百度地图。 值得一提的是,印度2020年下载量最大的20个应用程序中有7个在下架列表中。点击查看全部内容。

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https://kr-asia.com/india-just-banned-59-chinese-apps-including-some-of-countrys-most-popular

Apple deletes 3,300 games from Chinese App Store
苹果从中国的Apple store中删除了3300个游戏

More than 3,000 unlicensed games have been removed from Apple’s China App Store, as Apple adapts to China’s strict gaming regulations, requiring game developers worldwide to gain approval from Chinese regulators before being published in the Chinese store.
中国要求全球的游戏开发商需要获得中国监管机构的批准后才能在中国的应用商店发布游戏。因此,苹果严格遵守相关规定, 在中国的Apple Store中下架了超过3000个未获得许可的游戏。

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https://technode.com/2020/07/03/apple-purges-3300-games-from-china-app-store-in-2-days/

The word “Whitening” is vanishing from Chinese skincare products
 “美白”一词正在中国护肤品中消失

Skin whitening products are immensely popular in China, reaching a whopping 440 billion RMB sales in 2019. White skin has been the ideal for a long time, but now brands like L’Oréal and Unilever are removing words like “whitening” and “lightening” from all their skincare products.
 美白产品在中国非常受欢迎,其2019年的销售额达到了4,400亿元人民币。长期以来,变白一直是大家所渴望的,但如今欧莱雅和联合利华等品牌正在将“美白”和“亮白”等词从他们所有的护肤产品中摘掉。

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https://jingdaily.com/how-will-loreal-fair-in-chinas-beauty-market-with-its-latest-move/

Alibaba ranks Nr 1 in Blockchain patents
阿里巴巴在区块链专利中排名第一

Right now, Alibaba leads the Blockchain patent race globally. Alibaba holds 212 out of 3,924 blockchain-related patents in the world. US tech giant IBM comes second with 136 patents.
目前,阿里巴巴在全球区块链专利竞赛中一马当先。 它在全球3,924项与区块链相关的专利中拥有212项。 美国科技巨头IBM以136项专利位居第二。

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https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/china-alibaba--alipay-top-global-blockchain-patents-ranking

Pinduoduo founder steps down as CEO
拼多多创始人辞去首席执行官一职

The founder of China’s high-flying online shopping platform, Pinduoduo, is stepping down as the chief executive and remain as its chairman. He will still have full control with a majority of the voting power. Pinduoduo’s market value has risen to above $100bn in recent weeks.
中国高速发展的在线购物平台拼多多(Pinduoduo)的创始人即将卸任首席执行官,并继续担任董事长。 他仍将拥有多数投票权的完全控制权。 最近几周,拼多多的市值已升至1000亿美元以上。

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https://www.ft.com/content/005881cc-5e98-463a-ad17-f6746b60c396