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

Donald Trump stops transactions on WeChat and TikTok
特朗普停止在微信和TikTok上的交易 

US President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders last week which will stop transactions by any person or company in the US with the owners of WeChat and TikTok. Whether this will mean a total ban of WeChat or TikTok apps remains unclear.
美国总统唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)上周签署了两项行政命令,这将停止美国任何个人或公司与微信和TikTok的所有交易。这是否意味着完全禁止微信或TikTok还尚未可知。

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https://technode.com/2020/08/07/techwar-trump-to-end-transactions-with-tencent-and-bytedance-in-45-days/

WeChat launches online future for brick-and-mortar merchants
微信为实体商家启动“在线未来”项目

WeChat takes another step into retail with the new WeChat Pay feature for brick-and-mortar merchants. The new mini-program Shangjia Xiaochengxu allows merchants to easily open online stores, thus taking on Meituan and Ele.me.
微信通过面向实体商户的新微信支付功能,向零售迈出了又一步。 新的小程序“商家小程序”让商户可以轻松地开设在线商店,这在美团和饿了么上运用广泛。

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https://kr-asia.com/wechat-pay-launches-feature-for-brick-and-mortar-merchants-takes-on-meituan-and-ele-me

Deep-dive into China’s elderly online
深入研究中国的在线老年人

China’s over-60 market is likely to double in size from 240 million in 2017 to 486 million by 2050. ChinaSkinny has gathered insights into what China’s elderly are doing online, and how they differ from other internet users. Happy reading!
中国60岁以上的市场规模可能会翻一番:从2017年的2.4亿增长到2050年的4.86亿。ChinaSkinny收集了有关中国老年人在网上浏览什么以及他们与其他网络用户群体的区别。 祝您阅读愉快!

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https://www.chinaskinny.com/blog/china-elderly-online-infographic/

The new hit show ‘Nothing But Thirty’ thrives in the “She Era”
新的热播剧“三十而已”在“她时代”中蓬勃发展

The new popular TV-Show ‘Nothing But Thirty’ or 三十而立 is riding on the wave of female protagonists and Ta Shidai, or “her era”, that explores what it’s like to be a woman in China today. These shows mostly center around a strong female lead and/or the main cast that is primarily female.
最近流行的电视剧《三十而已》(Nothing But Thirty),跟随着女性浪潮和“她时代”的风潮,探讨当今中国女人的生活。 这些节目大多聚焦在有能力的女性领导和/或女演员身上。

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https://www.whatsonweibo.com/chinas-new-hit-drama-nothing-but-thirty-thrives-in-the-she-era/

Tencent plans to merge the giant gaming platforms Douyu and Huya
腾讯计划合并大型游戏平台斗鱼和虎牙

Tencent, one of the biggest players in the gaming industry, is planning to consolidate Huya and Douyu, the two biggest gaming-focused live-streaming platforms in China, which would mean the combined entity will take up to 80% of the market. Gaming keeps becoming one of Tencent’s most important businesses.
腾讯是游戏行业最大的参与者之一,它计划合并中国最大的两个以游戏为中心的直播平台虎牙和斗鱼,这意味着合并后的平台将占据80%的市场。 游戏一直是腾讯最重要的业务之一。

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https://pandaily.com/tencent-to-merge-douyu-and-huya-to-compete-with-bilibili-and-kuaishou/