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Scalpers make a killing as new safety law leaves China’s 300 million eScooter riders 200 million helmets short
The country is facing a shortfall of 200 million cheap helmets as a new law requires eScooter riders to don protective headgear. Most companies making low-priced helmets have a daily capacity of under 2,000 units, and it will be some time before they can meet the nationwide surge in demand.
China should include computer programming in its basic education curriculum to support its ambitions of becoming a tech powerhouse, Ding Lei proposes. The tech CEO is making the proposal for the Two Sessions, an annual meeting of China’s two main political bodies.
Baidu chief calls for coordinated Chinese government approach for personal data collected during pandemic
Central and provincial governments have pushed to gather and analyse more data to contain the spread of the coronavirus during the pandemic. To reduce the risks of data leakage and abuse, Baidu chief executive Robin Li proposes that government bodies standardise the management of such data.
The directive from the Supreme People’s Court comes amid the growing number of disputes over money spent by minors on these platforms. It adds more teeth to the recent anti-addiction guidelines for minors issued by the State Administration of Press and Publications last year.
Uber eyes headquarters move to Hong Kong – provided city first changes regulations to legalise service, source says
‘Industries like Uber are beneficial to Hong Kong’s economic growth, but the existing regulations are outdated’, tech sector figure argues. But amid strong pushback from taxi industry, government has so far remained firm in cracking down on the illicit ride-hailing service.
Tencent is hiring for at least five game-related positions in California, requiring candidates to have experience creating blockbuster games. Its recent hires include industry veterans Ken-Ichiro Imaizumi and Scott Warner, known for their work on games like Metal Gear Solid and Halo 4.
Tech platforms celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day with discount HPV vaccinations, fatter digital red packets
May 20 is a day of love spawned by the Internet – the numerals 520 first gained popularity as online slang for “I love you” in China. While traditional gestures of affection such as flowers are still popular, more quirky offerings are also being promoted as part of the occasion this year.
After a short-lived stint as TikTok chief, Musical.ly co-founder Alex Zhu is returning to his ‘primary passion’
India is the biggest growth driver for TikTok followed by China, with 611 million and 196.6 million total downloads, respectively. Mayer, who will report directly to Zhang Yiming, will also serve as the chief operating officer of ByteDance.
Chinese state media blasts local officials for misuse of livestreaming sales intended to help poor farmers
Some officials sold products at a loss or even made up fake orders that were cancelled after the show, according to Xinhua. China’s live-streaming market was worth 433.8bil yuan in 2019 and is expected to double in size this year, according to iiMedia Research.
Family’s long quest to find their boy ends with tearful reunion that brings to close one of the country’s most notorious missing child cases. Mao Yin went missing in the northwestern city of Xian in 1988 but his parents never gave up their quest to find him.