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Startup News Weekly Digest - February 29th 2016

This week has been quite a week in Asia!

China’s government is taking the electric car market really, really seriously.

China’s State Council announced plans to support the industry which includes promote research and engineering breakthroughs in the field, promote EV charging infrastructure buildoit, raise proportion of public transit and logistics vehicles powered by electric and raise quality of electric vehicles in the market! It should be a good news for foreign electric vehicle companies like Tesla, but there are also a lot of companies in China getting in on the EV action as well.

Also view: LeEco partner with British automaker Aston Martin

China will get 5G in 2020

Talking about China, do you know that China’s 4G market is expecting to have 500 million 4G user by the end of this year? But according to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), 5G will be commercially available in China in 2020!

See the full article here

SuperCharger is the #1 FinTech accelerator in Hong Kong

Back to Hong Kong, what is worth mentioning is that the recently launched accelerator SuperCharger, backed by Standard Chartered, has announced the 8 startups which included that are going to join their 12-week program.

SpacesGenie has signed an MOU and is going to be a Media Partner of Pop Up Market Indonesia 2016!

Pop Up Market Id began to host Pop Up Events with themes back at 2012, and the theme for this year will be Santa Few, the capital city of New Mexico. It will last for 4 days with a press conference, fashion show, talk show, F&B market and more!

Global launch of emoji reactions

And ending this news round up with something that concerns everyone using Facebook! Facebook has just launched the Emoji “Reactions”! You can now do more than just ¨liking¨ a post! You now have “Like”,”Love”, “Haha”, “Wow”, “Sad” and “Angry”.

So far the Love emoji has been the most popular one!

Start testing the new emojis by showing us some LOVE on our Facebook page! Also go check out toolbox, which will definitely makes you want to give us a big WOW!

Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem Toolbox

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