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Zheping Huang

zheping.huang@scmp.com

Recent and archived articles by Zheping Huang

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

14 Feb 2019 | 3:00 PM

China’s most popular app is a propaganda tool teaching Xi Jinping Thought

Released by China’s Communist Party, the app is helping cadres learn more about its political doctrine.

The Xuexi Qiangguo app is now the most downloaded item on Apple’s App Store in China. — SCMP
11 Feb 2019 | 2:33 PM

Real-life bracelet from Honour of Kings video game for Valentine’s? Tencent and Chow Sang Sang think so


World’s top-grossing mobile title announced partnership with Hong Kong jewellery retailer Chow Sang Sang
More than 100 million women play the game, according to estimate

4 Feb 2019 | 12:00 PM

China's diehard crypto fans lash out at scams, lament losses as price plunge bites

Bitcoin is down 80% from its peak and over 900 digital tokens have become worthless.

China has a booming cryptocurrency space, with start-ups involved in everything from wallet apps to blockchain protocols. — SCMP
15 Jan 2019 | 3:03 PM

Chinese food-delivery giant Meituan prepares gaming foray despite government concerns about youth addiction

Meituan co-founder Wang Huiwen said in a WeChat posting that he’s ‘just giving it a try, don’t overthink about it’.

Meituan is making its foray into China's videogame industry. — SCMP
10 Jan 2019 | 3:30 PM

Videogame about throwing people off the roof is a hit in China thanks to 'Tik Tok'

The English-only title is now the top free game in China’s iOS App Store, after players share videos on Douyin.

In 'Party.io', players control a play dough-like figure to grab each other and throw them off the arena, which range from floating houses to hot air balloons to a birthday cake. — SCMP