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WeChat 04 Feb 2014 | 5:38 PM

WeChat launches online 'red envelope' app for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is upon us and Tencent's social media platform WeChat has found a way to turn traditional seasonal practices digital.

TECH 31 Jan 2016 | 11:00 PM

Appy new year

Usher in prosperity with apps and accessories made specially for the Chinese New Year.

TECH 16 Feb 2016 | 5:03 AM

Online ‘red envelopes’ rocket for Chinese New Year

Billions of online money transfers have taken place in China as the ancient Lunar New Year tradition of handing out red envelopes of cash met the Internet age.

TECH 31 Jan 2016 | 11:30 PM

Monkeying around with tech

We trawl the Net to look for tech-related products with a Chinese New Year slant.

TECH 01 Feb 2018 | 6:02 AM

Nokia 8 price drops by RM311 for Chinese New Year

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year, Nokia Mobile drops the price of its flagship Nokia 8 model by RM311, down to RM1,988.

TECH 27 Jan 2017 | 7:06 AM

Chinese Lunar New Year ticket snatching apps raise hackles

As China gears up for Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions of people head home, popular software charging extra to improve the odds of getting coveted rail tickets has been criticised.

TECH 24 Feb 2015 | 5:13 PM

China’s Web giants do battle over ‘hong bao’ for New Year

The Chinese tradition of giving gifts of money in red envelopes at Lunar New Year has turned into big business for Web giants Alibaba and Tencent, which now both offer electronic hong bao.

TECH 06 Feb 2017 | 2:13 AM

WeChat users send 46 billion digital red packets over Lunar New Year

Users of WeChat sent around 46 billion electronic red packets digital versions of traditional envelopes stuffed with cash - via the Chinese mobile social platform over the Lunar New Year period.

TECH 12 Feb 2019 | 4:16 AM

China’s ‘red packets’ go digital over Lunar New Year

More than 820 million electronic “red packets” were sent over China’s Lunar New Year holiday, leading social media platform WeChat said, as the centuries-old practice of exchanging monetary gifts increasingly goes digital.

TECH 27 Jan 2017 | 1:41 AM

China girlfriend rental app gets leg up from Lunar New Year demand

As millions in China head home to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday with their families, 24-year-old Luoluo is busy answering messages on a mobile app from desperate men looking to hire an instant girlfriend.