Later this year we will launch the official Chinese-language version of TechCrunch (.CN, in case you’re wondering) which will carry translations of posts from the U.S. site. This fall, we will do a small event in Beijing, and next year we will bring a full-on Disrupt back to China. And there’s more to come.
From TechNode’s announcement:
As the partner, TechNode will manage TechCrunch’s official Chinese site (.cn), and TechNode & TechCrunch will be working together to bring TechCrunch events, including TechCrunch city event later this year and TechCrunch’s Flagship event Disrupt to Asia in 2014! And there are much more in our plan!
Arrington’s outfit has been accused of failing to disclose when it covers startups and businesses which it has a stake in (see Google Ventures partner MG Siegler’s recent panning of competitor Apple). Of course, compared to the notoriously corrupt Chinese tech/lifestyle media TechCrunch is a shining light of journalistic ethics.
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