Yingzhi Yang

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14 Sep 2018 | 6:00 PM

Life after midnight in China without Didi: unlicensed taxis, police and pedal power

Across China, millions of people who use Didi to hail taxis, book private-car rides or arrange for shared trips have found themselves having to adjust their late-night routines because of the suspension.

As part of its safety upgrade, Didi is said to be considering sending automatic reminders and alerts when a driver deviates from a route. — SCMP
13 Sep 2018 | 3:00 PM

Blockchain data accepted as evidence in legal complaint filed by Chinese app maker

Hit Chinese short video app Douyin, operated by Beijing-based Bytedance, has used the newly-established Beijing Internet Court to file a copyright infringement law suit against Baidu’s Huopai Video platform.

China’s Supreme People’s Court ruled that Internet courts would recognise blockchain data as one form of digital evidence. — SCMP
12 Sep 2018 | 2:30 PM

More than 90% of Chinese teens access the Internet through mobile phones, says report

Although some teens use the Internet for education, the most popular websites and apps are music streaming sites and QQ.

The report also found that almost one third of school children said they even use their mobile phones during classes and while doing homework. — SCMP
7 Aug 2018 | 2:30 PM

People’s Daily welcomes Google back to China but stipulates it must observe local laws

The commentary states that Google’s decision to exit the Chinese market was a “huge blunder”, which resulted in the company missing “golden chances”

Google is working on a filtered search engine in China eight years after its previous departure from the country. — SCMP
17 Jul 2018 | 4:21 PM

Tik Tok hits 500 million global monthly active users as China social media video craze continues

Tik Tok, Douyin’s overseas version, was the most downloaded non-game app in the Apple app store globally in the first quarter of 2018

The craze for short videos shows no signs of abating in China if Tik Tok's continued popularity is anything to go by. — SCMP
14 Jun 2018 | 12:02 PM

The world’s most downloaded app Tik Tok to enhance users’ privacy, messaging controls

Short video app operator Tik Tok, known as Douyin in China, looks to improve its privacy settings – adding account deletion, private messaging and parental control functions – for all its domestic and overseas users by next month.

Tik Tok’s enhanced features will allow users to set their videos on private, so only approved followers can see the content. — SCMP
30 May 2018 | 4:59 PM

Your Chinese takeaway is ready to be delivered by drone, one of China’s leading online food delivery platforms, has been given the green light by authorities to operate in the country’s initial delivery routes for drones.

Under the rules drawn up for this programme in Shanghai, drones will transport meals to and from two fixed locations within each route. — South China Morning Post