Ben Jiang

Beijing

Ben Jiang

Reporter, Technology

Ben is a Beijing-based technology reporter for the Post focusing on emerging start-ups. He has previously covered Chinese tech for publications including KrAsia and TechNode.

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Tencent’s China Literature ends Kindle-like e-reader service as Big Tech firms pull back on unprofitable businesses

Chinese technology giants have ended a string of service offerings this year, as they grapple with regulatory uncertainties and a worsening economy.

Chinese technology giants have ended a string of service offerings this year, as they grapple with regulatory uncertainties and a worsening economy.

28 Sep 2022 - 7:30AM
China Big Tech keen to tap rural e-commerce market as Alibaba, JD.com join farmers’ festival

Chinese internet giants are giving the country’s rural economy a lift by offering billions of yuan in discounts during the fifth annual farmers’ festival, an effort linked to President Xi Jinping’s call for ‘common prosperity’

Chinese internet giants are giving the country’s rural economy a lift by offering billions of yuan in discounts during the fifth annual farmers’ festival, an effort linked to President Xi Jinping’s call for ‘common prosperity’

26 Sep 2022 - 11:01PM
Remainder of Chinese internet firm LeTV moves out of Beijing office while disgraced founder fights US boardroom battle

Jia Yueting’s boardroom battle for Faraday Future comes after his Chinese business empire has been mired in a debt crisis for several years after rapid expansion failed.

Jia Yueting’s boardroom battle for Faraday Future comes after his Chinese business empire has been mired in a debt crisis for several years after rapid expansion failed.

24 Sep 2022 - 7:36AM
Chinese tech fund manager’s vacation rattles chip investors amid industry downturn, corruption probe

Cai Songsong, known for his heavy chip stock investments, said he is just on vacation after his absence became conspicuous amid industry troubles.

Cai Songsong, known for his heavy chip stock investments, said he is just on vacation after his absence became conspicuous amid industry troubles.

23 Sep 2022 - 3:00PM
For clues to how TikTok will make money for parent ByteDance, watch sister app Douyin’s move into e-commerce, lifestyle services

Douyin’s push into live-streaming e-commerce and local services may offer clues to how its sister app TikTok will evolve in overseas markets, and help make money for parent ByteDance.

Douyin’s push into live-streaming e-commerce and local services may offer clues to how its sister app TikTok will evolve in overseas markets, and help make money for parent ByteDance.

22 Sep 2022 - 9:30PM
Chinese tech giants give up lavish spending, cut costs in the face of economic headwinds

The second quarter has seen a spectacular retreat by China Big Tech as firms slash costs amid slower economic growth, stricter regulatory scrutiny and a tense US-China relationship.

The second quarter has seen a spectacular retreat by China Big Tech as firms slash costs amid slower economic growth, stricter regulatory scrutiny and a tense US-China relationship.

21 Sep 2022 - 8:00AM
Alibaba sets up AI labs with two prestigious Chinese universities as Washington ramps up tech restrictions

Alibaba is teaming up with Peking University and the University of Science and Technology of China to focus on frontier theories and cognitive intelligence.

Alibaba is teaming up with Peking University and the University of Science and Technology of China to focus on frontier theories and cognitive intelligence.

19 Sep 2022 - 6:30PM
China’s Tencent, ByteDance defy headwinds at home to dominate global app revenues in first half

Regulatory scrutiny and an economic slowdown have not dented the global power of Chinese tech giants Tencent and ByteDance, which were the world’s top-ranked companies by app revenue in the first half.

Regulatory scrutiny and an economic slowdown have not dented the global power of Chinese tech giants Tencent and ByteDance, which were the world’s top-ranked companies by app revenue in the first half.

13 Sep 2022 - 5:00PM
Apple’s iPhone 14 sees surging pre-orders in China as enthusiastic consumers crash e-commerce services

Buyers complained about stalled payments on Apple’s website and mini programs amid strong demand, despite complaints about a lack of innovation.

Buyers complained about stalled payments on Apple’s website and mini programs amid strong demand, despite complaints about a lack of innovation.

12 Sep 2022 - 9:00PM
China’s private Big Tech firms remain the nation’s top innovators despite Beijing’s regulatory crackdown

China’s private firms boosted R&D budgets last year despite slower growth amid a souring economy and geopolitical headwinds, according to an annual survey by an industry group.

China’s private firms boosted R&D budgets last year despite slower growth amid a souring economy and geopolitical headwinds, according to an annual survey by an industry group.

8 Sep 2022 - 9:30PM
Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com bets big on online grocery, lower-tier markets amid slowing economy

China’s e-commerce market in China is facing growing headwinds amid a souring economy and rigid Covid-19 restrictions.

China’s e-commerce market in China is facing growing headwinds amid a souring economy and rigid Covid-19 restrictions.

8 Sep 2022 - 8:00AM
India raids payment firms over alleged misconduct and breaches by Chinese apps

India’s anti-money-laundering agency searched the offices of companies including Paytm to probe the activities of Chinese online loan apps.

India’s anti-money-laundering agency searched the offices of companies including Paytm to probe the activities of Chinese online loan apps.

5 Sep 2022 - 11:58PM
Chinese comics website U17 to be folded into Bilibili by year’s end after string of losses

The U17 platform, a pioneer in online Chinese comics, is set to close by year’s end and its content will be incorporated into the manga channel of Bilibili, which bought the business last year.

The U17 platform, a pioneer in online Chinese comics, is set to close by year’s end and its content will be incorporated into the manga channel of Bilibili, which bought the business last year.

2 Sep 2022 - 8:00PM