Caixin reports that the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has approved a vaccine for Ebola, the contagious virus that killed more than 10,000 people in an outbreak in West Africa in 2014 and 2015. The vaccine was developed by the Bioengineering Institute of the Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences and private drugmaker Tianjin CanSino Biotechnology. Caixin says the vaccine is freeze-dried, “which makes it particularly stable during transport.”
In late 2016, Russia approved the first vaccine against Ebola. Global pharma giants Merck, Johnson & Johnson, and GlaxoSmithKline are also developing Ebola vaccines.
Taiwan investigates Singapore gaming company for Tencent link
Sea, a Singapore-based online games and ecommerce business, has raised $1 billion in advance of a New York listing. The Financial Times reports (paywall) that the company is now under investigation in Taiwan over allegations that it did not disclose its links to China — Tencent has a 39.8 percent stake in Sea. About a third of Sea’s revenues are from Taiwan.
China box office poised to hit $8.3B in 2017 / Deadline
China breaking all solar power records, aiming for 50GW in 2017 / Electrek
Baidu signs strategic partnership agreements to accelerate autonomous driving / TechNode
Chinese tech giant Baidu plans to roll out driverless buses next year / Quartz
Automaker Changan poised to jump-start China’s EV market / Caixin
Chinese-French satellite being finalized in Beijing for 2018 liftoff / China Daily
Alipay hitches ride into New York, Las Vegas / Caixin
Chinese stock markets
Hong Kong’s China stock link sees 70% surge in new accounts / Bloomberg
China biotech’s ‘coming out party’ masks long road ahead / Reuters
China biotech promise struggles to keep foreign innovators / Bloomberg