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Zheping Huang

zheping.huang@scmp.com

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12 Jul 2019 | 3:56 PM

US tech firms cosy up to China despite trade turmoil

In a packed ballroom in Beijing’s national convention centre, the executive from a major technology company laid out ambitious plans for the future of artificial intelligence in China. He explained how customised semiconductors would help power everything from autonomous cars to voice-activated industrial machines.

27 Jun 2019 | 6:06 PM

Tencent leads China’s effort to slap age ratings on games

China’s biggest game developers including Tencent Holdings Ltd have stepped up efforts to build a system to rate games for different ages, as the government tightens its control over a US$38bil (RM157.40bil) industry it accuses of fomenting teenage addiction.

17 Jun 2019 | 3:30 PM

This cult videogame is facing down copycats in China

In 'The Legend Of Mir', warriors and sorcerers battle creatures from an ancient universe. Now, WeMade Co’s long-time videogame hit is at the centre of a string of legal battles that could serve as a rallying cry for foreign companies harbouring grievances against Chinese rivals.

31 May 2019 | 3:09 PM

'TikTok' owner Bytedance plans first foray into consumer gadgets

Bytedance Ltd, owner of popular video app 'TikTok', is making its first foray into consumer hardware by developing educational gadgets.

'TikTok' video-sharing app and its Chinese version have been installed more than a billion times as of April. — Bloomberg
3 May 2019 | 7:00 PM

How 5G will unlock the industrial Internet, driving mobile connectivity

The stakes are high for industries around the world, as global spending on the Internet of things is forecast to exceed US$1tril (RM4.1tril) in 2022.

When 5G mobile services start to roll out worldwide from next year, smart cities such as Hangzhou are expected to get smarter. — SCMP
9 Apr 2019 | 6:21 PM

China, home to the world’s biggest cryptocurrency mining farms, now wants to ban them completely


Bitcoin, the world’s most traded cryptocurrency, is now at around US$5,200, its highest level in four months

2 Apr 2019 | 5:00 PM

China’s gaming freeze in 2018 hits small-time developers hard

Regulatory freeze on new games compounded difficulties at Xiamen-based Feiyu, which saw revenue drop 37%.

Regulatory freeze on new games compounded difficulties at Xiamen-based Feiyu, which saw revenue drop 37%. — SCMP
11 Mar 2019 | 1:13 PM

China’s game streaming site Panda TV confirms it will end service amid cash crisis

Panda TV still ranked as China’s No. 3 game streaming network in terms of active users at the end last year. Platform was founded in 2015 by Wang Sicong, son of Chinese tycoon Wang Jianlin.

Ranked as China’s No. 3 game streaming network in terms of active users at the end last year, Panda TV is ending its service. — Reuters
5 Mar 2019 | 4:16 PM

Data leak exposes 364 million Chinese social media profiles tracked by police surveillance programme, security researcher says

Records include sensitive information like private chats, file transfers, real names, and ID numbers.

Gevers said the surveillance network tracks about 364 million online profiles on a daily basis and retrieves sensitive information including their private chats, file transfers, real names, and ID numbers. — Reuters
28 Feb 2019 | 12:09 PM

Jobless man in China found to have hacked public phone booth for years, accessing free movies and games


The phone booth’s owner, China Telecom, is looking into the situation