Coco Feng

Beijing

Coco Feng

Reporter, Tech

Coco Feng is a Beijing-based technology reporter at the Post. Previously, she worked for the BBC and Caixin Global in the capital city, covering health care, consumers and entertainment.

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China to allow driverless car tests on highways, putting it in the same lane as US, Germany and UK

MIIT says it is allowing driverless testing on highways because there is strong demand and the technology is improving.

14 Jan 2021 - 5:14PM

MIIT says it is allowing driverless testing on highways because there is strong demand and the technology is improving.

China to allow driverless car tests on highways, putting it in the same lane as US, Germany and UK
ByteDance’s Douyin ‘won’t be the last’ to be punished in China’s Big Tech crackdown, state media says

A fine on short video app Douyin for spreading ‘obscene, pornographic and vulgar information’ is a signal to China’s internet companies that tighter regulations are coming, state news agency Xinhua says.

9 Jan 2021 - 12:31AM

A fine on short video app Douyin for spreading ‘obscene, pornographic and vulgar information’ is a signal to China’s internet companies that tighter regulations are coming, state news agency Xinhua says.

ByteDance’s Douyin ‘won’t be the last’ to be punished in China’s Big Tech crackdown, state media says
TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin fined for vulgar content as Beijing continues cyberspace crackdown

Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, was fined the maximum penalty for spreading ‘obscene, pornographic and vulgar information’ in the latest crackdown on cyberspace.

8 Jan 2021 - 3:33PM

Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, was fined the maximum penalty for spreading ‘obscene, pornographic and vulgar information’ in the latest crackdown on cyberspace.

TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin fined for vulgar content as Beijing continues cyberspace crackdown
China Telecom launches quantum encrypted phone calls on smartphones in a new pilot programme

With a special SIM card and app, some China Telecom smartphone users in Anhui province can make phone calls protected by quantum encryption, which could tip people off to potential eavesdroppers.

7 Jan 2021 - 9:50AM

With a special SIM card and app, some China Telecom smartphone users in Anhui province can make phone calls protected by quantum encryption, which could tip people off to potential eavesdroppers.

China Telecom launches quantum encrypted phone calls on smartphones in a new pilot programme
Pinduoduo founder now China’s second-richest person as antitrust probe looms over bigger rivals

Colin Huang has overtaken Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Tencent’s Pony Ma to become China’s second-richest person with a net worth of US$63.1 billion.

31 Dec 2020 - 3:44PM

Colin Huang has overtaken Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Tencent’s Pony Ma to become China’s second-richest person with a net worth of US$63.1 billion.

Pinduoduo founder now China’s second-richest person as antitrust probe looms over bigger rivals
Kuaishou to extend working hours ahead of IPO as it struggles to make profit

All Kuaishou employees will be required to work an extra day every two weeks ahead of its IPO, according to people familiar with the matter.

30 Dec 2020 - 10:57PM

All Kuaishou employees will be required to work an extra day every two weeks ahead of its IPO, according to people familiar with the matter.

Kuaishou to extend working hours ahead of IPO as it struggles to make profit
Zhejiang province approves China’s first local law focusing on the digital economy

China’s eastern Zhejiang province has introduced regulations focused on the development of the digital economy, the first such regional law in the country.

29 Dec 2020 - 10:58PM

China’s eastern Zhejiang province has introduced regulations focused on the development of the digital economy, the first such regional law in the country.

Zhejiang province approves China’s first local law focusing on the digital economy
Alibaba antitrust probe: home province vows to bring platform economy into ‘new stage’

The Zhejiang Communist Party pledged on Monday to bring progress to the platform economy, answering a call from Beijing to tame capital expansion after launching recent investigations into Alibaba and Ant Group.

29 Dec 2020 - 9:52AM

The Zhejiang Communist Party pledged on Monday to bring progress to the platform economy, answering a call from Beijing to tame capital expansion after launching recent investigations into Alibaba and Ant Group.

Alibaba antitrust probe: home province vows to bring platform economy into ‘new stage’
The rise and fall of Mobike and Ofo, China’s bike-sharing twin stars

Mobike officially halted operations of the mobile app and WeChat mini programme under its own brand last week, fully merging under its parent company Meituan.

27 Dec 2020 - 10:02PM

Mobike officially halted operations of the mobile app and WeChat mini programme under its own brand last week, fully merging under its parent company Meituan.

The rise and fall of Mobike and Ofo, China’s bike-sharing twin stars
Mountain park in Wuhan gets hi-tech upgrade with self-driving buses, vending vans and cleaning vehicles

A new project from Chinese technology and auto companies brings autonomous self-driving buses, vending machines and cleaning vehicles to Wuhan’s Longlingshan Ecological Park starting on January 1.

11 Dec 2020 - 5:00PM

A new project from Chinese technology and auto companies brings autonomous self-driving buses, vending machines and cleaning vehicles to Wuhan’s Longlingshan Ecological Park starting on January 1.

Mountain park in Wuhan gets hi-tech upgrade with self-driving buses, vending vans and cleaning vehicles
How China’s online microlenders reached a tipping point in world’s biggest mobile internet market

Much of the country’s microlending industry has grown on the back of China’s massive mobile phone user base.

11 Dec 2020 - 9:49AM

Much of the country’s microlending industry has grown on the back of China’s massive mobile phone user base.

How China’s online microlenders reached a tipping point in world’s biggest mobile internet market
ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming tries Genshin Impact but wonders if his employees spend too much time on it

In a screenshot widely shared online, Zhang Yiming asks if his workers are spending too much time discussing Genshin Impact during working hours as the company seeks to expand in gaming.

11 Dec 2020 - 7:00AM

In a screenshot widely shared online, Zhang Yiming asks if his workers are spending too much time discussing Genshin Impact during working hours as the company seeks to expand in gaming.

ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming tries Genshin Impact but wonders if his employees spend too much time on it
Master of weather? China in drive to advance rain-making tech

The country’s weather modification efforts would support emergency response plans to deal with events such as drought and hailstorms.

10 Dec 2020 - 7:00PM

The country’s weather modification efforts would support emergency response plans to deal with events such as drought and hailstorms.

Master of weather? China in drive to advance rain-making tech
Xiaomi, JD.com-backed firm on track to become China’s second personal credit ratings agency

A company backed by Xiaomi, JD.com’s fintech unit and AI unicorn Megvii is set to become China’s second personal credit ratings agency.

9 Dec 2020 - 4:42PM

A company backed by Xiaomi, JD.com’s fintech unit and AI unicorn Megvii is set to become China’s second personal credit ratings agency.

Xiaomi, JD.com-backed firm on track to become China’s second personal credit ratings agency
Chinese regulators remove TripAdvisor, 104 other apps from online stores for ‘illegal’ content

The Cyberspace Administration of China’s latest crackdown on apps is part of Beijing’s ongoing efforts to clean up domestic internet content.

8 Dec 2020 - 5:15PM

The Cyberspace Administration of China’s latest crackdown on apps is part of Beijing’s ongoing efforts to clean up domestic internet content.

Chinese regulators remove TripAdvisor, 104 other apps from online stores for ‘illegal’ content
China’s FAST is world’s only giant, single-dish radio telescope after Arecibo collapse

China’s FAST, which became fully operational in January this year, is expected to open to foreign scientists in 2021.

3 Dec 2020 - 7:30PM

China’s FAST, which became fully operational in January this year, is expected to open to foreign scientists in 2021.

China’s FAST is world’s only giant, single-dish radio telescope after Arecibo collapse
How AI and big data helped China’s tech giants dominate consumer finance

The aim is to build a much more accurate picture of a user’s credit profile by using a range of online data as opposed to traditional credit scoring.

27 Nov 2020 - 10:22AM

The aim is to build a much more accurate picture of a user’s credit profile by using a range of online data as opposed to traditional credit scoring.

How AI and big data helped China’s tech giants dominate consumer finance
Chinese Tesla rival Xpeng will add lidar to their self-driving vehicles in 2021

Xpeng will start equipping its electric vehicles with lidar in 2021 after Tesla CEO Elon Musk called the technology expensive and unnecessary for self-driving cars.

20 Nov 2020 - 11:14PM

Xpeng will start equipping its electric vehicles with lidar in 2021 after Tesla CEO Elon Musk called the technology expensive and unnecessary for self-driving cars.

Chinese Tesla rival Xpeng will add lidar to their self-driving vehicles in 2021
ByteDance launches dedicated cloud documents app for Feishu as TikTok continues to face headwinds abroad

ByteDance’s Feishu office suite, the Chinese version of Lark, is getting a dedicated cloud documents app as the company’s short video app TikTok continues to face hurdles overseas.

19 Nov 2020 - 4:32PM

ByteDance’s Feishu office suite, the Chinese version of Lark, is getting a dedicated cloud documents app as the company’s short video app TikTok continues to face hurdles overseas.

ByteDance launches dedicated cloud documents app for Feishu as TikTok continues to face headwinds abroad
Tencent’s cloud tech helps blockchain firm manage digital records to get people travelling again amid Covid-19

Blockchain company ShareRing will use Tencent cloud services for digital identification and travel documents to help tourism-reliant countries in Southeast Asia open their borders again.

17 Nov 2020 - 7:00PM

Blockchain company ShareRing will use Tencent cloud services for digital identification and travel documents to help tourism-reliant countries in Southeast Asia open their borders again.

Tencent’s cloud tech helps blockchain firm manage digital records to get people travelling again amid Covid-19
Agricultural drone maker XAG raises US$182 million in funding round led by Baidu, SoftBank

XAG gets an influx of new cash from Baidu, SoftBank and others as competition in the agricultural drone market remains heated thanks to competition from DJI.

16 Nov 2020 - 11:26PM

XAG gets an influx of new cash from Baidu, SoftBank and others as competition in the agricultural drone market remains heated thanks to competition from DJI.

Agricultural drone maker XAG raises US$182 million in funding round led by Baidu, SoftBank
TikTok says it has filed a legal challenge against Trump’s August 14 divestment order to defend rights

TikTok said it has worked with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to address national security concerns.

11 Nov 2020 - 11:35PM

TikTok said it has worked with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to address national security concerns.

TikTok says it has filed a legal challenge against Trump’s August 14 divestment order to defend rights
China’s AI unicorns overcame US tech ban but face bigger challenge: reducing reliance on government surveillance business

When China’s AI unicorns were sanctioned by the US it looked like a major threat to their business but the bigger challenge has been reducing reliance on surveillance systems.

9 Nov 2020 - 8:55AM

When China’s AI unicorns were sanctioned by the US it looked like a major threat to their business but the bigger challenge has been reducing reliance on surveillance systems.

China’s AI unicorns overcame US tech ban but face bigger challenge: reducing reliance on government surveillance business
China’s semiconductors: Latest US export controls may hinder ambitions to catch up

Tighter US restrictions do not target China specifically but could further hamper the country’s efforts to catch up in semiconductor manufacturing

6 Nov 2020 - 11:28PM

Tighter US restrictions do not target China specifically but could further hamper the country’s efforts to catch up in semiconductor manufacturing

China’s semiconductors: Latest US export controls may hinder ambitions to catch up
TikTok owner ByteDance on hiring spree in China amid US troubles; aims to recruit 10,000 by year-end

Beijing-headquartered ByteDance plans to bring in 10,000 more employees based in China by the end of the year, which is expected to hit founder Zhang Yiming’s target of nearly doubling the start-up’s global headcount to 100,000 by the end of the year.

5 Nov 2020 - 12:08PM

Beijing-headquartered ByteDance plans to bring in 10,000 more employees based in China by the end of the year, which is expected to hit founder Zhang Yiming’s target of nearly doubling the start-up’s global headcount to 100,000 by the end of the year.

TikTok owner ByteDance on hiring spree in China amid US troubles; aims to recruit 10,000 by year-end
China’s UnionPay partners with Korean payment firm for new virtual card

The prepaid virtual card will allow users to make payments at more than 30 million UnionPay merchants globally

4 Nov 2020 - 9:29PM

The prepaid virtual card will allow users to make payments at more than 30 million UnionPay merchants globally

China’s UnionPay partners with Korean payment firm for new virtual card
TikTok owner ByteDance relaunches online health care apps amid restructuring

The TikTok owner faces stiff competition in China’s online heath care market, as it goes up against larger rivals such as Baidu Health, Alibaba Health, Tencent-backed WeDoctor and JD Health.

4 Nov 2020 - 2:08AM

The TikTok owner faces stiff competition in China’s online heath care market, as it goes up against larger rivals such as Baidu Health, Alibaba Health, Tencent-backed WeDoctor and JD Health.

TikTok owner ByteDance relaunches online health care apps amid restructuring
TikTok owner ByteDance consolidates education products under new Dali brand

Dali, which translates to ‘great strength’ in Chinese, will take over all of ByteDance’s education business, as the tech unicorn diversifies its operations.

30 Oct 2020 - 5:54AM

Dali, which translates to ‘great strength’ in Chinese, will take over all of ByteDance’s education business, as the tech unicorn diversifies its operations.

TikTok owner ByteDance consolidates education products under new Dali brand
China’s digital currency will not compete with mobile payment apps WeChat and Alipay, says programme head

China’s digital yuan will not compete with private apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay, but it may have to contend with counterfeit digital wallets.

27 Oct 2020 - 12:47PM

China’s digital yuan will not compete with private apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay, but it may have to contend with counterfeit digital wallets.

China’s digital currency will not compete with mobile payment apps WeChat and Alipay, says programme head
Blockchain allowed 17 million people to travel between Guangdong, Macau amid coronavirus pandemic

Macau and China’s southern Guangdong province have a mutually recognised health code system powered by blockchain that allows both sides to validate the health status of travellers without directly exchanging personal data.

22 Oct 2020 - 5:00PM

Macau and China’s southern Guangdong province have a mutually recognised health code system powered by blockchain that allows both sides to validate the health status of travellers without directly exchanging personal data.

Blockchain allowed 17 million people to travel between Guangdong, Macau amid coronavirus pandemic