ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
China tech

Chinese mini-apps hold big appeal for businesses hit by virus

Alibaba and Tencent tap corporate demand as economic slowdown weighs on consumers

Fun and games: one operator of claw-crane arcades in Beijing has enjoyed growth online as part of China's "mini-app" boom (Nikkei Montage/Source photo by Getty Images and AFP/Jiji)

HONG KONG -- The coronavirus outbreak has kept many Chinese at home, but that is not a problem for Mo Jiaxuan, who owns a string of game arcades. Every day, roughly 1,000 people flock to try their luck on Mo's claw crane machines -- and as infections spread the numbers grew.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more