Che Pan

Beijing

Che Pan

Reporter, Technology

Che Pan joined the Post as a technology reporter in 2020, based in Beijing. Before this, he worked as a China economy reporter at Caixin Global, with a particular focus on the macro-economy, trade and real estate. He has a master degree in Financial Regulation and Risk Management.

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Debt-ridden Tsinghua Unigroup meets creditors to update them on latest restructuring moves

Tsinghua Unigroup and its subsidiaries met creditors in a virtual meeting to update them on latest moves in restructuring process.

Tsinghua Unigroup and its subsidiaries met creditors in a virtual meeting to update them on latest moves in restructuring process.

Debt-ridden Tsinghua Unigroup meets creditors to update them on latest restructuring moves
20 Oct 2021 - 2:18AM
Alibaba launches own chip for its servers, cloud computing platform in ‘new breakthrough’ for e-commerce giant

The new Yitian 710 chip, which was designed by Alibaba based on British semiconductor firm Arm’s architecture, will not be made commercially available.

The new Yitian 710 chip, which was designed by Alibaba based on British semiconductor firm Arm’s architecture, will not be made commercially available.

Alibaba launches own chip for its servers, cloud computing platform in ‘new breakthrough’ for e-commerce giant
19 Oct 2021 - 11:21PM
China’s semiconductor industry faces a growing talent shortage as Beijing aims for global dominance in chip manufacture

The pool of qualified engineers and scientists is too small to support the industry as China strives for global supremacy and self-sufficiency in chip design and manufacture, say industry figures.

The pool of qualified engineers and scientists is too small to support the industry as China strives for global supremacy and self-sufficiency in chip design and manufacture, say industry figures.

China’s semiconductor industry faces a growing talent shortage as Beijing aims for global dominance in chip manufacture
19 Oct 2021 - 2:35AM
Alibaba said to be launching a server chip based on Arms technology this week

The e-commerce giant, which runs its own semiconductor design unit called PingTouGe, is reportedly unveiling a new chip soon.

The e-commerce giant, which runs its own semiconductor design unit called PingTouGe, is reportedly unveiling a new chip soon.

Alibaba said to be launching a server chip based on Arms technology this week
18 Oct 2021 - 10:49PM
TSMC’s Japan fab to begin construction in 2022, as firm says overall chip capacity could remain tight for rest of year

TSMC’s planned new specialty technology fab in Japan is being widely watched as it comes at a time when the global semiconductor industry is realigning.

TSMC’s planned new specialty technology fab in Japan is being widely watched as it comes at a time when the global semiconductor industry is realigning.

TSMC’s Japan fab to begin construction in 2022, as firm says overall chip capacity could remain tight for rest of year
15 Oct 2021 - 4:52AM
Small semiconductor firms say China’s power crunch adding to problems from low capacity and trade war with US

Small and medium-sized semiconductor companies are having to freeze production over lack of power, exacerbating problems from low capacity and a trade war.

Small and medium-sized semiconductor companies are having to freeze production over lack of power, exacerbating problems from low capacity and a trade war.

Small semiconductor firms say China’s power crunch adding to problems from low capacity and trade war with US
12 Oct 2021 - 10:48PM
Meng Wanzhou has weathered the storm and returned home but have the clouds lifted for Huawei?

Meng’s release has lifted spirits at the company but analysts question whether it signals a real shift in Huawei’s fortunes amid simmering US-China tech tensions.

Meng’s release has lifted spirits at the company but analysts question whether it signals a real shift in Huawei’s fortunes amid simmering US-China tech tensions.

Meng Wanzhou has weathered the storm and returned home but have the clouds lifted for Huawei?
1 Oct 2021 - 8:00PM
Xiaomi censorship allegations may cloud its global ambitions, other Chinese smartphone vendors’ expansion plans

Germany has started investigating Xiaomi’s smartphones, following Lithuania’s findings about the censorship capabilities of the firm’s devices.

Germany has started investigating Xiaomi’s smartphones, following Lithuania’s findings about the censorship capabilities of the firm’s devices.

Xiaomi censorship allegations may cloud its global ambitions, other Chinese smartphone vendors’ expansion plans
1 Oct 2021 - 4:32PM
Ericsson’s China chief remains hopeful on prospects in the country despite rising geopolitical tensions over 5G

Zhao said China’s application of 5G in industries remains at preliminary stage, with most traction for 5G traffic emanating from short-video platforms.

Zhao said China’s application of 5G in industries remains at preliminary stage, with most traction for 5G traffic emanating from short-video platforms.

Ericsson’s China chief remains hopeful on prospects in the country despite rising geopolitical tensions over 5G
29 Sep 2021 - 12:52AM
Huawei says US sanctions cause US$30 billion annual loss in its smartphone business

Huawei's rotating chairman said the company has learnt to live with US restrictions after Washington threatened additional sanctions on Chinese telecoms firms.

Huawei's rotating chairman said the company has learnt to live with US restrictions after Washington threatened additional sanctions on Chinese telecoms firms.

Huawei says US sanctions cause US$30 billion annual loss in its smartphone business
6 Oct 2021 - 5:33PM
China’s Didi Chuxing investigation closes in on 60-day mark with no conclusion in sight

China’s investigation into ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is closing in on the 60-day mark with no resolution in sight.

China’s investigation into ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is closing in on the 60-day mark with no resolution in sight.

China’s Didi Chuxing investigation closes in on 60-day mark with no conclusion in sight
23 Sep 2021 - 10:41PM
Chip shortage will drag on ‘for some time’, Chinese ministry warns, as country looks to boost semiconductor support

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said the chip crunch remains ‘quite serious’ despite China’s efforts to help carmakers and others get the components they need.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said the chip crunch remains ‘quite serious’ despite China’s efforts to help carmakers and others get the components they need.

Chip shortage will drag on ‘for some time’, Chinese ministry warns, as country looks to boost semiconductor support
14 Sep 2021 - 4:34AM
Ericsson to close major research centre in Nanjing amid shrinking 5G market share in China

The Swedish telecoms giant confirms it will divest its product research and development activities in Nanjing, as foreign players face headwinds in the Chinese market.

The Swedish telecoms giant confirms it will divest its product research and development activities in Nanjing, as foreign players face headwinds in the Chinese market.

Ericsson to close major research centre in Nanjing amid shrinking 5G market share in China
9 Sep 2021 - 10:54PM
Didi challengers rush to get ahead in ride-hailing market as industry leader remains snarled in regulatory traffic

Beijing’s decision to punish Didi by kicking its app from app stores and a ban on new clients has opened a window of opportunity for others, analysts say.

Beijing’s decision to punish Didi by kicking its app from app stores and a ban on new clients has opened a window of opportunity for others, analysts say.

Didi challengers rush to get ahead in ride-hailing market as industry leader remains snarled in regulatory traffic
8 Sep 2021 - 9:45PM
China phone makers could be squeezed by TSMC and Samsung chip price hikes amid weak consumer demand

China is the world’s largest semiconductor importer, buying in two thirds of its chip consumption needs.

China is the world’s largest semiconductor importer, buying in two thirds of its chip consumption needs.

China phone makers could be squeezed by TSMC and Samsung chip price hikes amid weak consumer demand
3 Sep 2021 - 10:21PM
China’s top chip maker SMIC to build a US$9 billion factory in Shanghai amid Beijing’s push for tech self-sufficiency

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation is building a chip fabrication plant in Shanghai’s free-trade zone, joining other planned fabs, amid Beijing’s push to advance the semiconductor industry.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation is building a chip fabrication plant in Shanghai’s free-trade zone, joining other planned fabs, amid Beijing’s push to advance the semiconductor industry.

China’s top chip maker SMIC to build a US$9 billion factory in Shanghai amid Beijing’s push for tech self-sufficiency
3 Sep 2021 - 6:11PM
US says Chinese private equity fund’s acquisition of South Korean chip maker poses a ‘national security risk’

The review of Wise Road Capital’s US$1.4 billion acquisition of Magnachip Semiconductor will be referred to US President Joe Biden for final decision.

The review of Wise Road Capital’s US$1.4 billion acquisition of Magnachip Semiconductor will be referred to US President Joe Biden for final decision.

US says Chinese private equity fund’s acquisition of South Korean chip maker poses a ‘national security risk’
2 Sep 2021 - 7:57AM
Xiaomi posts 64 pc rise in revenue as it snaps up DeepMotion to fast track its autonomous driving plans

Xiaomi’s profit lifted by gains in smartphone market share and sales of internet services, as it buys DeepMotion to fast track EV plans.

Xiaomi’s profit lifted by gains in smartphone market share and sales of internet services, as it buys DeepMotion to fast track EV plans.

Xiaomi posts 64 pc rise in revenue as it snaps up DeepMotion to fast track its autonomous driving plans
25 Aug 2021 - 10:46PM
China’s top cybersecurity officials seek to calm investor concerns that new regulation could put chill on overseas IPOs

Officials from Beijing’s top cybersecurity agencies said a regulation on the murky term ‘critical information infrastructure’ does not target foreign businesses or IPOs.

Officials from Beijing’s top cybersecurity agencies said a regulation on the murky term ‘critical information infrastructure’ does not target foreign businesses or IPOs.

China’s top cybersecurity officials seek to calm investor concerns that new regulation could put chill on overseas IPOs
25 Aug 2021 - 11:04PM
SoftBank invests in Chinese-founded fintech start-up OPay after Masayoshi Son puts pause on China deals

OPay, founded by Chinese billionaire entrepreneur Zhou Yahui, is one of many China-backed companies capitalising on Africa’s growing demand for financial services.

OPay, founded by Chinese billionaire entrepreneur Zhou Yahui, is one of many China-backed companies capitalising on Africa’s growing demand for financial services.

SoftBank invests in Chinese-founded fintech start-up OPay after Masayoshi Son puts pause on China deals
24 Aug 2021 - 11:02PM
Chip shortage: auto production in China facing more disruptions, with Audi reportedly halting lines

The chip shortage, which began to hit carmakers in the second half of last year, is unlikely to improve any time soon despite efforts by foundries to add capacity.

The chip shortage, which began to hit carmakers in the second half of last year, is unlikely to improve any time soon despite efforts by foundries to add capacity.

Chip shortage: auto production in China facing more disruptions, with Audi reportedly halting lines
20 Aug 2021 - 7:00PM
Baidu boss Robin Li unveils ‘robocar’, his vision for the future of autonomous driving

With zero-gravity seats, voice and facial recognition, and advanced AI capabilities, the prototype vehicle is more robot than car, says Robin Li, CEO of the Chinese tech giant.

With zero-gravity seats, voice and facial recognition, and advanced AI capabilities, the prototype vehicle is more robot than car, says Robin Li, CEO of the Chinese tech giant.

Baidu boss Robin Li unveils ‘robocar’, his vision for the future of autonomous driving
18 Aug 2021 - 9:17PM
China’s semiconductor output hits record high in July as new capacity added to meet strong demand

China’s output of integrated circuits reached a monthly record of 31.6 billion units in July on the back of strong demand for chips used in autos and consumer electronics.

China’s output of integrated circuits reached a monthly record of 31.6 billion units in July on the back of strong demand for chips used in autos and consumer electronics.

China’s semiconductor output hits record high in July as new capacity added to meet strong demand
16 Aug 2021 - 8:32PM
Alibaba working with police amid rape, sexual harassment allegations by female employee

E-commerce giant Alibaba is working with the Jinan police force, in eastern Shandong province, in their official investigation of the case.

E-commerce giant Alibaba is working with the Jinan police force, in eastern Shandong province, in their official investigation of the case.

Alibaba working with police amid rape, sexual harassment allegations by female employee
8 Aug 2021 - 11:42PM
China’s SMIC pushes ahead ‘as planned’ with new chip plants in Beijing, Shenzhen amid US trade restrictions

Semiconductor giant SMIC expects construction of its new chip fabrication plants to proceed ‘as planned’, after the firm posted strong second-quarter financial results.

Semiconductor giant SMIC expects construction of its new chip fabrication plants to proceed ‘as planned’, after the firm posted strong second-quarter financial results.

China’s SMIC pushes ahead ‘as planned’ with new chip plants in Beijing, Shenzhen amid US trade restrictions
6 Aug 2021 - 10:02PM
SMIC founder in timely comeback as his new China fab ramps up amid surging demand for chips

Richard Chang, the father of China’s foundry industry, is back with a new fab in Qingdao – a timely move given the surging demand for chips amid a global shortage.

Richard Chang, the father of China’s foundry industry, is back with a new fab in Qingdao – a timely move given the surging demand for chips amid a global shortage.

SMIC founder in timely comeback as his new China fab ramps up amid surging demand for chips
6 Aug 2021 - 10:19AM
China investigates chip hoarding as carmakers continue to struggle amid global semiconductor shortage

The State Administration for Market Regulation is investigating component distributors for hoarding car chips to drive up prices amid a global shortage that has left foundries unable to keep up with demand.

The State Administration for Market Regulation is investigating component distributors for hoarding car chips to drive up prices amid a global shortage that has left foundries unable to keep up with demand.

China investigates chip hoarding as carmakers continue to struggle amid global semiconductor shortage
8 Oct 2021 - 2:38PM
China’s semiconductor expansion raises risks of overcapacity, inefficient investment, Moody’s warns

Small Chinese semiconductor companies could be exposed to refinancing risks from large debts because of potential overcapacity in the industry, according to rating agency Moody’s.

Small Chinese semiconductor companies could be exposed to refinancing risks from large debts because of potential overcapacity in the industry, according to rating agency Moody’s.

China’s semiconductor expansion raises risks of overcapacity, inefficient investment, Moody’s warns
2 Aug 2021 - 9:00PM
Beijing summons Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance, 9 other tech firms over data security concerns

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology lectured the firms about improvements in their operations to comply with the country’s Data Security Law.

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology lectured the firms about improvements in their operations to comply with the country’s Data Security Law.

Beijing summons Alibaba, Tencent, ByteDance, 9 other tech firms over data security concerns
30 Jul 2021 - 11:19PM
Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone comes with HarmonyOS but doesn’t support 5G due to US sanctions

The P50 will not support 5G, as Huawei continues to lose relevance in the smartphone market because of Washington’s ban on the company's access to US technologies.

The P50 will not support 5G, as Huawei continues to lose relevance in the smartphone market because of Washington’s ban on the company's access to US technologies.

Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone comes with HarmonyOS but doesn’t support 5G due to US sanctions
18 Aug 2021 - 4:46PM