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4 12, 2020

Brazilian soy farmers try Huawei’s 5G technology as decision on Chinese telecoms giant looms

By | 2020-12-04T01:29:54+00:00 December 4th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Brazilian soy farmers try Huawei’s 5G technology as decision on Chinese telecoms giant looms

The Brazilian farm state of Goias rolled out a pilot project on Thursday to increase productivity and take fast action against disease using fifth-generation technology and equipment provided by China’s Huawei Technologies Co.The roll-out of the agricu...

3 12, 2020

Chinese cities target facial recognition to curb abuse of personal data

By | 2020-12-03T09:30:10+00:00 December 3rd, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Chinese cities target facial recognition to curb abuse of personal data

Several Chinese cities have moved to tighten regulations on the use of facial recognition personal data in line with stricter laws being introduced by the central government to limit the abuse of personal data collection.Tianjin, one of China’s four mu...

3 12, 2020

Genshin Impact wins best game accolade from Apple and Google, extending China’s winning streak

By | 2020-12-03T04:02:34+00:00 December 3rd, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Genshin Impact wins best game accolade from Apple and Google, extending China’s winning streak

The anime role-playing action game Genshin Impact has won the best game award for 2020 from both Google Play and Apple’s App Store, extending the winning streak of Chinese-developed games for a third consecutive year.Genshin Impact’s success follows on...

2 12, 2020

Alibaba logistics arm Cainiao to speed up Covid-19 vaccine shipments with China’s first cold chain air freight service

By | 2020-12-02T11:30:17+00:00 December 2nd, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Alibaba logistics arm Cainiao to speed up Covid-19 vaccine shipments with China’s first cold chain air freight service

Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the logistics arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, has announced that it is launching China’s first regular cross-border medical cold chain route, which will be able to transport Covid-19 vaccines.The ...

2 12, 2020

Xiaomi raises US$4 billion selling bonds and more shares, in Hong Kong’s biggest top-up fundraising to replenish its financial war chest

By | 2020-12-02T03:26:36+00:00 December 2nd, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Xiaomi raises US$4 billion selling bonds and more shares, in Hong Kong’s biggest top-up fundraising to replenish its financial war chest

China’s second-biggest mobile phone maker Xiaomi raised nearly US$4 billion overnight in a combined sale of shares and convertible bonds in the biggest top-up funding placement in Hong Kong to replenish its financial war chest, according to documents f...

1 12, 2020

Apple hires venture capitalist, who led early investments in TikTok precursor Musical.ly, for App Store role

By | 2020-12-01T05:58:53+00:00 December 1st, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Apple hires venture capitalist, who led early investments in TikTok precursor Musical.ly, for App Store role

Apple has hired Josh Elman, a former venture capitalist at Greylock Partners who led early investments in TikTok precursor Musical.ly, to work on the App Store.Elman’s role will focus on app discovery for customers, he said in a statement on Monday.He ...

30 11, 2020

Two years on, Huawei still fighting for survival as CFO extradition case ongoing

By | 2020-11-30T22:30:10+00:00 November 30th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Two years on, Huawei still fighting for survival as CFO extradition case ongoing

On December 1, 2018 Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies’ CFO and daughter to founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested at Vancouver airport as she changed planes en route to Mexico. Infuriating Beijing, which retaliated by arresting two Canadian nationals, the ...

30 11, 2020

Bilibili, Weibo remove Ma Baoguo videos amid state media criticism of tai chi ‘master’

By | 2020-11-30T21:00:13+00:00 November 30th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Bilibili, Weibo remove Ma Baoguo videos amid state media criticism of tai chi ‘master’

Streaming-media platform Bilibili and microblogging site Weibo have removed user-generated videos of a 69-year-old tai chi master, Ma Baoguo, who state media accused of “poisoning” China’s values.The two popular internet platforms said over the weekend...

30 11, 2020

5G: China will account for nearly 80 per cent of global subscriptions by end-2020, Ericsson says

By | 2020-11-30T09:15:08+00:00 November 30th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on 5G: China will account for nearly 80 per cent of global subscriptions by end-2020, Ericsson says

China will account for nearly 80 per cent – or 175 million – of a projected 220 million global 5G subscriptions by the end of the year, according to a new report by Swedish telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson.“We have increased our estimate for...

27 11, 2020

Inside China Tech: Rivalry in smartphones and AI patents

By | 2020-11-27T22:00:18+00:00 November 27th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Inside China Tech: Rivalry in smartphones and AI patents

This week’s round up of our top stories includes comments by Huawei’s founder about the recent sale of its Honor budget brand, China claiming to overtake the US in artificial intelligence patents, and indications that Microsoft’s Xbox Series X will be ...