AccorHotels announces the opening of Grand Mercure Qingdao Nanshan Resort, an upscale hotel with 508 guest rooms and suites. This is the second property under the Grand Mercure brand to debut in Qingdao following the opening of Grand Mercure Qingdao Airport, and the 14th hotel to join the brand’s network in Greater China. “Grand Mercure… Read More


According to Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House, “A lot of people, including business leaders, think the future belongs to China.” In the domain name industry, at present, this observation holds true. For example, the leading registrar for new gTLDs is west.cn with nearly 20% of the available market. That’s a full 10 percentage… Read More


MGF Asia, the world’s premium mobile games event, is returning to Hong Kong on April 12th-13th at the 5* Mira Hotel. MGF is the most senior event in mobile games, with 55% of 450+ attendees at MGF Asia 2015 Founder or C-level. Industry heavyweights from across Asia and the world will gather at this illustrious… Read More


International interest in India’s smart cities mission, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is rising – as evidenced by the offer of German assistance by Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to India recently. The Indian government is steadfast in its commitment towards smart cities, and has introduced programs such as Make in India, Digital… Read More


Famous Four Media, the world’s leading domain name management company for new-style domain names, is expanding its operations into the Asian geography by opening a Wholly Foreign Owned Entity in China for the purpose of applying for Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) accreditation. Famous Four Media is one of the few domain management… Read More


AccorHotels (CAC 40 – AC.FR) and Huazhu Hotels Group (also known as China Lodging Group – Nasdaq: HTHT) are pleased to have sealed their extensive, long-term alliance, initially announced to the market on 14th December 2014. Under the arrangement, AccorHotels takes a 10.8% stake in Huazhu and a seat at the Chinese group’s board of… Read More