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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China’s Baidu finishes building ‘world’s largest’ test ground for autonomous vehicle, smart driving systems

Baidu says it finished the construction of the world’s largest site to test both autonomous driving and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.

28 May 2020 - 5:48AM

Baidu says it finished the construction of the world’s largest site to test both autonomous driving and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.

China’s Baidu finishes building ‘world’s largest’ test ground for autonomous vehicle, smart driving systems
China’s 5G buildout on track after being slowed by Covid-19 outbreak, minister says

5G network buildout is seen as an economic priority but requires heavy investment.

26 May 2020 - 12:27PM

5G network buildout is seen as an economic priority but requires heavy investment.

China’s 5G buildout on track after being slowed by Covid-19 outbreak, minister says
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi eyes growth in overseas markets as coronavirus lockdown measures ease

Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor, is seeing increased importance from international markets and expects strong recovery in second and third quarters

21 May 2020 - 12:14PM

Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor, is seeing increased importance from international markets and expects strong recovery in second and third quarters

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi eyes growth in overseas markets as coronavirus lockdown measures ease
Lenovo set to benefit from increased demand for PCs and IT infrastructure in post-pandemic world

China’s PC giant Lenovo set to benefit as companies around the world beef up IT spending to meet a surge in demand for teleworking amid Covid-19 pandemic

20 May 2020 - 3:57PM

China’s PC giant Lenovo set to benefit as companies around the world beef up IT spending to meet a surge in demand for teleworking amid Covid-19 pandemic

Lenovo set to benefit from increased demand for PCs and IT infrastructure in post-pandemic world
China pushes nationwide buildout of new ‘big data’ centres to speed up digital transformation of industries

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has called on local authorities in 23 provinces, five autonomous regions and four municipalities to support the establishment of new ‘industrial big data’ centres, which would bolster the digital transformation of various industries.

15 May 2020 - 9:16PM

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has called on local authorities in 23 provinces, five autonomous regions and four municipalities to support the establishment of new ‘industrial big data’ centres, which would bolster the digital transformation of various industries.

China pushes nationwide buildout of new ‘big data’ centres to speed up digital transformation of industries
Chinese internet giant Baidu invests US$70.5 million in live streaming amid coronavirus-led boom

Baidu says it will promote live-streaming services more actively – competing with established players like Douyin and Kuaishou – and hopes to cultivate 1,000 live-streaming stars.

14 May 2020 - 7:01AM

Baidu says it will promote live-streaming services more actively – competing with established players like Douyin and Kuaishou – and hopes to cultivate 1,000 live-streaming stars.

Chinese internet giant Baidu invests US$70.5 million in live streaming amid coronavirus-led boom
Huawei signs up 18 carmakers to drive 5G adoption in China with connected vehicle initiative

The world’s largest telecommunications equipment supplier has formed a ‘5G automotive ecosystem’ for connected cars that includes leading state-owned carmakers FAW Group Corp, SAIC Motor Corp, Dongfeng Motor Corp and Chang’an Automobile (Group) Co.

11 May 2020 - 10:13PM

The world’s largest telecommunications equipment supplier has formed a ‘5G automotive ecosystem’ for connected cars that includes leading state-owned carmakers FAW Group Corp, SAIC Motor Corp, Dongfeng Motor Corp and Chang’an Automobile (Group) Co.

Huawei signs up 18 carmakers to drive 5G adoption in China with connected vehicle initiative
US mobile technology company InterDigital signs patent license agreement with China’s Huawei

US mobile tech firm InterDigital has signed a global non-exclusive patent license agreement with Huawei Technologies covering 3G, 4G and 5G products

29 Apr 2020 - 12:24PM

US mobile tech firm InterDigital has signed a global non-exclusive patent license agreement with Huawei Technologies covering 3G, 4G and 5G products

US mobile technology company InterDigital signs patent license agreement with China’s Huawei
How China’s delivery services platforms are evolving, from smart lockers to ‘semi-finished’ meals

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a boom in online food deliveries but China’s platform operators have had to evolve and innovate to deal with the health crisis.

24 Apr 2020 - 10:41AM

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a boom in online food deliveries but China’s platform operators have had to evolve and innovate to deal with the health crisis.

How China’s delivery services platforms are evolving, from smart lockers to ‘semi-finished’ meals
Xiaomi says sales of its new 5G Mi 10 phones have exceeded 1 million in mainland China

Xiaomi’s announcement on 5G shipments comes at a time when vendors such as Huawei, Oppo and Vivo are expected to take a hit in the first half of 2020

22 Apr 2020 - 8:45PM

Xiaomi’s announcement on 5G shipments comes at a time when vendors such as Huawei, Oppo and Vivo are expected to take a hit in the first half of 2020

Xiaomi says sales of its new 5G Mi 10 phones have exceeded 1 million in mainland China
New cybersecurity threats emerging amid coronavirus pandemic, researchers warn

The rise of remote working, e-learning and online health consultations are opening up new fronts in the battle over cybersecurity, according to a report by a Chinese government cybersecurity agency.

21 Apr 2020 - 6:45PM

The rise of remote working, e-learning and online health consultations are opening up new fronts in the battle over cybersecurity, according to a report by a Chinese government cybersecurity agency.

New cybersecurity threats emerging amid coronavirus pandemic, researchers warn
PC makers caught off guard as shipments unable to meet user demand amid coronavirus disruption

Global computer shipments declined 8 per cent year on year to 53.7 million units in the first quarter due to supply constraints amid the coronavirus

13 Apr 2020 - 9:57PM

Global computer shipments declined 8 per cent year on year to 53.7 million units in the first quarter due to supply constraints amid the coronavirus

PC makers caught off guard as shipments unable to meet user demand amid coronavirus disruption
China’s telcos join forces to introduce 5G-based messaging service but analysts see uphill battle to unseat WeChat

China’s three biggest telecoms carriers planning a 5G-based messaging service but analysts see a hard road ahead in convincing consumers to shift allegiance

9 Apr 2020 - 10:56PM

China’s three biggest telecoms carriers planning a 5G-based messaging service but analysts see a hard road ahead in convincing consumers to shift allegiance

China’s telcos join forces to introduce 5G-based messaging service but analysts see uphill battle to unseat WeChat
Spain’s military uses DJI agricultural drones to spray disinfectant in fight against Covid-19

Chinese drone maker DJI’s devices, which have come under mounting suspicions from US officials amid the US-China tech war, have been used in China and several other countries to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

1 Apr 2020 - 11:05PM

Chinese drone maker DJI’s devices, which have come under mounting suspicions from US officials amid the US-China tech war, have been used in China and several other countries to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Spain’s military uses DJI agricultural drones to spray disinfectant in fight against Covid-19
Xiaomi sees short-term sales hit from coronavirus, but expects smartphone demand to pick up

The world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor, which posted better-than-expected 2019 earnings, expects handset sales to recover because the devices are vital for communications amid disruptions caused by the pandemic.

1 Apr 2020 - 4:54AM

The world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor, which posted better-than-expected 2019 earnings, expects handset sales to recover because the devices are vital for communications amid disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Xiaomi sees short-term sales hit from coronavirus, but expects smartphone demand to pick up
Pinduoduo raises US$1.1 billion in private placement to fund new services such as live-streaming

Shanghai-based e-commerce company Pinduoduo’s latest round of fundraising comes at a time of global market volatility due to fears and disruptions linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

31 Mar 2020 - 6:00PM

Shanghai-based e-commerce company Pinduoduo’s latest round of fundraising comes at a time of global market volatility due to fears and disruptions linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pinduoduo raises US$1.1 billion in private placement to fund new services such as live-streaming
China’s economy was hit hard by the pandemic. Its 5G ambitions could be crucial to its recovery

President Xi Jinping has put 5G networks and data centres at the top of China’s plans to spend on ‘new infrastructure’, hoping to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

9 Apr 2020 - 5:39PM

President Xi Jinping has put 5G networks and data centres at the top of China’s plans to spend on ‘new infrastructure’, hoping to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

China’s economy was hit hard by the pandemic. Its 5G ambitions could be crucial to its recovery
UK university study identifies Chinese drone maker XAG as best fit for disinfection operations to fight coronavirus spread

Research done for UK police by experts at local agricultural university aimed to identify drones best-suited for disinfectant spraying in communities hit by the coronavirus

27 Mar 2020 - 6:07PM

Research done for UK police by experts at local agricultural university aimed to identify drones best-suited for disinfectant spraying in communities hit by the coronavirus

UK university study identifies Chinese drone maker XAG as best fit for disinfection operations to fight coronavirus spread
Almost 72 per cent of Chinese SMEs have resumed work amid push to digitise businesses, ministry says

Chinese authorities have been pushing for SMEs to make use of technologies such as remote working and smart manufacturing platforms to resume work quickly after disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

26 Mar 2020 - 3:10PM

Chinese authorities have been pushing for SMEs to make use of technologies such as remote working and smart manufacturing platforms to resume work quickly after disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Almost 72 per cent of Chinese SMEs have resumed work amid push to digitise businesses, ministry says
Life and work will never be the same in China as the country attempts a post-virus tech restart

As life gradually returns to normal in China after the deadly coronavirus outbreak, many are asking if the pandemic will permanently change how people work and live

27 Mar 2020 - 2:40PM

As life gradually returns to normal in China after the deadly coronavirus outbreak, many are asking if the pandemic will permanently change how people work and live

Life and work will never be the same in China as the country attempts a post-virus tech restart
China maintains leading position in 5G networks despite effects of coronavirus, industry body says

Massive investment, along with consumer and corporate interest are driving 5G in China

19 Mar 2020 - 3:42PM

Massive investment, along with consumer and corporate interest are driving 5G in China

China maintains leading position in 5G networks despite effects of coronavirus, industry body says
IBM to integrate AI debating technology into its Q&A computer system Watson

The most important technology behind Project Debater is NLP, a branch of advanced AI aimed at enabling communications between man and machine using human language.

13 Mar 2020 - 8:52AM

The most important technology behind Project Debater is NLP, a branch of advanced AI aimed at enabling communications between man and machine using human language.

IBM to integrate AI debating technology into its Q&A computer system Watson
E-commerce firm Pinduoduo pushes more resources to support merchants as coronavirus fallout hurts sales

Shanghai-based Pinduoduo plans to direct more resources to support frontline relief efforts, stabilise prices of essential goods, and help its merchants and business partners amid the coronavirus fallout.

11 Mar 2020 - 9:46PM

Shanghai-based Pinduoduo plans to direct more resources to support frontline relief efforts, stabilise prices of essential goods, and help its merchants and business partners amid the coronavirus fallout.

E-commerce firm Pinduoduo pushes more resources to support merchants as coronavirus fallout hurts sales
Foxconn taps respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan to advise on coronavirus as its iPhone factories ramp up production

Foxconn said respiratory disease scientist Zhong Nanshan will provide unpaid advice on the coronavirus health crisis, as the iPhone maker struggles to resume production in China.

26 Feb 2020 - 8:49PM

Foxconn said respiratory disease scientist Zhong Nanshan will provide unpaid advice on the coronavirus health crisis, as the iPhone maker struggles to resume production in China.

Foxconn taps respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan to advise on coronavirus as its iPhone factories ramp up production
Foxconn reportedly dangles US$1,000 bonus for new workers as it resumes production

The Taiwanese electronics maker is said to be offering new hires at its Zhengzhou plant incentives equal to several months of their basic pay.

25 Feb 2020 - 6:15AM

The Taiwanese electronics maker is said to be offering new hires at its Zhengzhou plant incentives equal to several months of their basic pay.

Foxconn reportedly dangles US$1,000 bonus for new workers as it resumes production
Tech VC funding in China gets squeezed amid coronavirus epidemic

The situation has added further apprehension in China’s venture capital market, which has been hit by a cooling technology sector, policy headwinds and political uncertainty caused by the prolonged trade war.

27 Mar 2020 - 12:23PM

The situation has added further apprehension in China’s venture capital market, which has been hit by a cooling technology sector, policy headwinds and political uncertainty caused by the prolonged trade war.

Tech VC funding in China gets squeezed amid coronavirus epidemic
Lenovo to boost production overseas as coronavirus crisis slows down China manufacturing

Lenovo, the world’s largest personal computer supplier, reported a better-than-expected 11 per cent increase in net profit to US$258 million in the December quarter.

20 Feb 2020 - 9:43PM

Lenovo, the world’s largest personal computer supplier, reported a better-than-expected 11 per cent increase in net profit to US$258 million in the December quarter.

Lenovo to boost production overseas as coronavirus crisis slows down China manufacturing
Chinese buy more groceries online and snap up second-hand laptops amid coronavirus

Amid the outbreak, there has been a strong move from offline to online activity in China, including health check-ups, education and shopping.

19 Feb 2020 - 1:42PM

Amid the outbreak, there has been a strong move from offline to online activity in China, including health check-ups, education and shopping.

Chinese buy more groceries online and snap up second-hand laptops amid coronavirus