Reading List: Samsung and Alibaba, Xiaomi Takes Off, and Mine(crafte)rs in China

Posted by Olivia Zhang on 20 May 2016

Each Friday, the ChinaCache blog will bring to you a selection of tech news links that we think may be of interest to you.

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Samsung has gained the revered partnership of Alipay, a Chinese payment platform that can be best described as PayPal on steroids. Samsung Pay users will be able to link their Alipay accounts and use it to check out at retail stores. Apple Pay, get on it. 

Chinese gamers will soon be able to play the wildly popular game Minecraft. A five-year deal will bring the game to the Chinese market and will most likely include culturally-influenced takes on certain aspects of the game. 
 
Xiaomi is branching out of its mobile phone cocoon to take part in the drone market. The prototype is expected to be revealed sometime next week. This begs the question: Xiaomi how you get so fly?
 
 
This has been your reading list of the week. Tune in next week for more!