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2 03, 2021

Property developer New World backs data centre venture focused on emerging economies in Asia-Pacific

By | 2021-03-02T23:00:24+00:00 March 2nd, 2021|Technology|Comments Off on Property developer New World backs data centre venture focused on emerging economies in Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong property giant New World Development has formed a joint venture that will establish a pan-Asian network of data centres in emerging markets, helping close the infrastructure gap with the West and connect a fast-growing population of digital c...

2 03, 2021

‘Two sessions’ 2021: can China create ecosystem for tech talent to innovate?

By | 2021-03-02T22:00:07+00:00 March 2nd, 2021|Technology|Comments Off on ‘Two sessions’ 2021: can China create ecosystem for tech talent to innovate?

China’s political elite will gather in Beijing this week for the year’s biggest legislative set piece facing a number of major political challenges, including the aftermath of the coronavirus and the ongoing rivalry with the United States. In this late...

1 03, 2021

From WeChat to Clubhouse: Xiaomi turns messaging app into social audio platform after shutting it down

By | 2021-03-01T23:00:18+00:00 March 1st, 2021|Technology|Comments Off on From WeChat to Clubhouse: Xiaomi turns messaging app into social audio platform after shutting it down

Smartphone giant Xiaomi has revived its defunct instant messaging app MiTalk as a social audio chat platform for professionals, a move that comes weeks after Clubhouse was banned in China.The app was relaunched just eight days after the company shut do...

1 03, 2021

TikTok sister app Douyin removes thousands of accounts for flaunting wealth

By | 2021-03-01T13:00:08+00:00 March 1st, 2021|Technology|Comments Off on TikTok sister app Douyin removes thousands of accounts for flaunting wealth

ByteDance has punished thousands of accounts on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, for flaunting wealth in short videos.The Beijing-based company said it had removed more than 2,800 such videos and punished nearly 4,000 accounts since the start of ...

28 02, 2021

How China’s internet giants have failed the country’s youth

By | 2021-02-28T00:30:13+00:00 February 28th, 2021|Technology|Comments Off on How China’s internet giants have failed the country’s youth

2020 was not an easy year for Chinese tech companies: many came under scrutiny and received queries from market investors and government officials. Yet these internet giants’ difficulties hardly matched those faced by some of their employees. The trag...

27 02, 2021

Inside China Tech: Huawei at MWC Shanghai, Bytedance’s global moves, and dim future for a ‘Clubhouse’ of China

By | 2021-02-27T08:00:14+00:00 February 27th, 2021|Technology|Comments Off on Inside China Tech: Huawei at MWC Shanghai, Bytedance’s global moves, and dim future for a ‘Clubhouse’ of China

Huawei at Mobile World Congress ShanghaiMWC Shanghai, the regional edition of the world’s biggest mobile industry trade show, kicked off on Tuesday amid the ongoing US-China tech war, providing a major showcase for the latest innovation from the likes ...

27 02, 2021

ByteDance looks to hire 13,000 in effort to supercharge its ed-tech business, Dali

By | 2021-02-27T06:01:39+00:00 February 27th, 2021|Technology|Comments Off on ByteDance looks to hire 13,000 in effort to supercharge its ed-tech business, Dali

ByteDance, the Beijing-based owner of Tiktok, plans to supercharge its online education unit with a hiring spree to recruit some 13,000 employees as the company seeks to diversify its revenue streams.Of the total new employees, ByteDance said it will h...

27 02, 2021

Big Tech set for starring role at Beijing’s ‘two sessions’ political gala amid regulatory heat and US tech war

By | 2021-02-27T02:00:17+00:00 February 27th, 2021|Technology|Comments Off on Big Tech set for starring role at Beijing’s ‘two sessions’ political gala amid regulatory heat and US tech war

Tech entrepreneurs at China’s biggest annual political gala next week will be under pressure on two fronts as Beijing pushes its national strategy of technology independence while ratcheting up regulatory scrutiny of their business operations.This year...

25 02, 2021

5G global standards won’t split despite scrutiny of Chinese telecoms gear makers, GSMA official says

By | 2021-02-25T13:30:12+00:00 February 25th, 2021|Technology|Comments Off on 5G global standards won’t split despite scrutiny of Chinese telecoms gear makers, GSMA official says

A geographic split of global 5G standards is not likely to happen, despite the ongoing trade and tech dispute between Washington and Beijing, according to a senior official of telecommunications trade body GSM Association.The participation of Chinese c...

25 02, 2021

Video streamer Bilibili doubles advertising revenue with new forms of content, but user growth could strain its relationship with anime, comics and games fans

By | 2021-02-25T10:45:03+00:00 February 25th, 2021|Technology|Comments Off on Video streamer Bilibili doubles advertising revenue with new forms of content, but user growth could strain its relationship with anime, comics and games fans

Years of aggressive moves by Bilibili to transform into a more mainstream video-streaming platform with diversified revenue streams are paying off, with advertising revenues more than doubling in the fourth quarter of 2020, which could be welcome news ...