Yingzhi Yang,

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12 Nov 2018 | 12:00 PM

Digital economy and AI key to China’s post-Internet future

Tencent will allocate US$140mil (RM 585mil) to establish an award for young researchers in fundamental science and cutting-edge core technologies.

The World Internet Conference, the brainchild of disgraced former Internet tsar Lu Wei, has been held annually since 2014 in the picturesque canal town of Wuzhen in northern Zhejiang province. — SCMP
8 Nov 2018 | 7:30 PM

US tops world in Internet development, with China in second place

China has become a big country in terms of Internet development but development still imbalanced, Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies says.

While the US leads the world in innovation, industry development and security, it took eighth place in Internet governance. — SCMP
8 Nov 2018 | 7:41 AM

JD billionaire founder Richard Liu a no-show at high-profile events in China as US rape accusation hangs

Liu was arrested and released by Minneapolis police in August on suspicion of rape founder did not attend World Internet Conference in Wuzhen and other industry events since arrest

6 Nov 2018 | 10:00 AM

TikTok video platform vaults ahead of major US social media apps in number of downloads in October

TikTok boosted its user base from 100 million viewers to 130 million after the merger with lip-synching app in August.

The Bytedance platform has seen faster growth in the US than the rest of the world, with downloads in the quarter ended October 31 up 25% in the US compared with a 20% rise globally. — SCMP
1 Oct 2018 | 2:30 PM

Meet Hellobike, the scrappy latecomer to China’s bike sharing market

While big players like Ofo and Mobike focused on first-tier cities and some second-tier ones, Hellobike saw an untapped opportunity in third-tier cities and went for it

Hellobike currently operates in 300 cities across China with more than 20 million rides booked every day. – SCMP
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