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Alibaba’s latest recruitment drive opens up new positions in the company and at its major units like Ant Group, Cainiao and Alibaba Health. Hi-tech jobs on offer include those in the fields of computer engineering, data science, blockchain and security engineering.
Forbes China names Alibaba founder Jack Ma country’s most generous entrepreneur in 2020, as tech giants top charity list
Jack Ma donated nearly US$500mil in 2020, a year that ended with his companies Alibaba and Ant Group facing mounting regulatory pressure from Beijing. Tencent founder Pony Ma and ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming also made the top five, with China’s tech industry becoming the most charitable for the year.
The rush of donations comes as China’s tech companies are under scrutiny for putting profit ahead of social responsibility. Video clips of muddy water washing away cars and people on the streets of Zhengzhou, a city of 10 million, went viral on Chinese social media on Wednesday.
People have donated over 2mil yuan (US$262,000) to support the family after the incident went public. The e-bike industry is alarmed as spontaneous explosions while riding are extremely rare.
The 145 named apps have until July 26 to take corrective measures or face punishment, the Ministry of Information Technology (MIIT) said on Monday. The MIIT has named and shamed over 1,300 apps since 2019 for illegally collecting user information, requesting excessive permissions or misleading customers.
Chinese mission to the EU says ‘certain country in the West’ has abused its technological advantages for years, without naming US. Five of Beijing’s diplomatic missions denounce allegations of state involvement in Microsoft Exchange hack as political conspiracy.
China travel blogger’s social media deleted, police investigate after ‘disrespectful’ pictures at veteran soldier’s cemetery
The pictures attracted widespread criticism after another blogger denounced them on Weibo. Soldiers buried at the cemetery include some who died in clashes during last year’s border dispute between China and India.
Video posted online shows three members of the public ignoring social distancing rules to take photos with squad. Japanese capital braces for fifth wave of coronavirus cases in countdown to start of Games on Friday.
Beijing’s decision to block Tencent’s Douyu-Huya merger deal marks end of freewheeling Internet era in China
Decision to reject the Douyu-Huya merger, which would have created a video game streaming behemoth worth more than US$10bil, sets a precedent. Analysts say blocked merger may force Tencent to sell off its stake in one of the two streaming companies, given ongoing antitrust regulation risks.
China drafts three-year plan to boost its cybersecurity industry amid increasing concerns for data safety
MIIT’s strategy to develop the cybersecurity industry estimates the sector may be worth more than US$38.6bil by 2023. Cyber threats have risen during last year but China is also boosting cybersecurity for national security reasons, experts say.