Sep 10 – Chinaccelerator Daily Digest: Five Headlines you need to know 

1. Turning their backs on factories, China’s small-town youths make a living on the internet. China’s platform economy has spawned nearly 200 million deliverymen, ride-hailing drivers, livestreamers and other digital gig workers. Pandaily

2. Tencent applies for 2 ‘metaverse’ trademarks, which could be referring to its Timi gaming studio and Honor of Kings, Tencent’s hit mobile game. Tianyancha, in Chinese

3. Didi challengers rush to grab market share from the industry leader as it goes under cybersecurity investigation. Some small ones, with 3 or 4M users, may see their user base increase by 10%. SCMP

4. Hangzhou, home to tech giant Alibaba, tops EIU chart of Chinese cities with most economic growth potential in the next few years. Reuters

5. OPPO invests in and becomes a shareholder of Adaps Photonics, a 3D sensor chip manufacturer. Pandaily

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