Cate Cadell

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18 Apr 2019 | 2:11 PM

Amazon, facing entrenched rivals, says to shut China online store Inc said it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the US e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world's most populous nation.

Amazon will wind down support for domestic-selling merchants in China in the next 90 days and review the impact on its fulfilment centers in the country, some of which it may close, one of the people said. — Reuters
5 Mar 2019 | 7:30 PM

Propaganda 2.0: Chinese Communist Party’s message gets tech upgrade

In a bright red office in south Beijing, some of China's most studious Communist Party members are gathered around their smartphones.

5 Mar 2019 | 1:49 PM

Propaganda 2.0 - Chinese Communist Party's message gets tech upgrade

BEIJING (Reuters) - In a bright red office in south Beijing, some of China's most studious Communist Party members are gathered around their smartphones.

18 Feb 2019 | 7:19 PM

Alibaba is the force behind hit Chinese Communist Party app: sources

A Chinese government propaganda app that recently became a huge hit was developed by Alibaba, two people at the company said, at a time when the nation's tech firms are under global scrutiny over their ties to Beijing.

17 Feb 2019 | 7:53 PM

China surveillance firm tracking millions in Xinjiang - researcher

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged by a Dutch internet expert.

1 Feb 2019 | 11:00 AM

China's Bytedance staff say bonuses clipped by slowdown, competition

Beijing Bytedance Technology Co, which owns short-video platform 'Tik Tok', has cut back holiday bonus payments ahead of the Chinese New Year, according to employees.

A letter by Bytedance founder, circulated via social media, urged employees not to be disappointed by smaller payouts ahead of challenges in 2019. — Reuters
29 Jan 2019 | 9:00 AM

Bing outage in China was technical error, not censors' block

Search engine Bing's outage in China last week was a technical error, rather than an intentional censorship block, a source familiar with the matter said, although Chinese authorities and Microsoft have not commented on the topic.

Bing has long been the only major overseas search engine accessible in China, which blocked access to Alphabet’s Google search platform starting in 2010. — Reuters
23 Jan 2019 | 2:30 PM

At Alibaba’s futuristic hotel, robots deliver towels and mix cocktails

Gliding silently through Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's futuristic "FlyZoo" hotel, black disc-shaped robots about a metre in height deliver food and drop off fresh towels.

3 Jan 2019 | 8:00 PM

Paying the price: China shoppers, stung by slowdown, take bite out of Apple

Shanghai student Xu Yechuyi wanted to buy a new iPhone last year but couldn't afford one at Apple Inc's flagship store, so she opted for a used, three-year-old iPhone 6S at less than a third of the sticker price.

28 Nov 2018 | 1:00 PM

‘Out of control’: Chinese authorities slam ride-hailing giant Didi over safety

Chinese authorities announced a broad crackdown on China's ride-hailing industry on Nov 28, targeting market-leader Didi Chuxing with fines following the deaths of two passengers in separate incidents earlier this year.

The ministry also said Didi must continue to suspend its car pool service, saying it poses a serious safety hazard. — Reuters