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 vows greater support for start-ups, small firms as Big Tech firms continue to reel from year-long crackdown

Beijing has pledged support for small and medium-sized companies in its pursuit of hi-tech innovation, including tax cuts.

Beijing has pledged support for small and medium-sized companies in its pursuit of hi-tech innovation, including tax cuts.

24 Jan 2022 - 1:32PM
Beijing lectures Alibaba, Tencent, other Big Tech firms on gig workers’ rights despite progress from last year

Four government agencies met with 11 internet platforms to tell them to do more to help gig workers like food delivery personnel and ride-hailing drivers.

Four government agencies met with 11 internet platforms to tell them to do more to help gig workers like food delivery personnel and ride-hailing drivers.

22 Jan 2022 - 1:36PM
TikTok owner ByteDance said to post slower revenue growth in 2021 amid China’s tech crackdown

The slowdown comes amid Beijing’s regulatory scrutiny of Big Tech, which has set back the company’s business expansion plans.

The slowdown comes amid Beijing’s regulatory scrutiny of Big Tech, which has set back the company’s business expansion plans.

21 Jan 2022 - 6:00PM
Warner Music backs NFT project that aims to mint virtual superstars in the metaverse

Singapore-based Ownft World said its new NFTs will effectively live like real celebrities that grow in value by earning income rather than being traded.

Singapore-based Ownft World said its new NFTs will effectively live like real celebrities that grow in value by earning income rather than being traded.

21 Jan 2022 - 3:30PM
China’s internet watchdog says it has not issued a policy requiring vetting of investment deals at Big Tech firms

China’s cyberspace watchdog said it has not issued a policy to vet investment deals by internet firms, although sources say internal discussions are under way on how to enhance its supervision of the sector.

China’s cyberspace watchdog said it has not issued a policy to vet investment deals by internet firms, although sources say internal discussions are under way on how to enhance its supervision of the sector.

21 Jan 2022 - 8:02PM
China’s digital currency: e-CNY wallet nearly doubles user base in two months to 261 million ahead of Winter Olympics

The e-CNY app had been used in transactions totalling US$13.8 billion by the end of December amid the central bank’s push for adoption of the digital yuan.

The e-CNY app had been used in transactions totalling US$13.8 billion by the end of December amid the central bank’s push for adoption of the digital yuan.

19 Jan 2022 - 8:00PM
TikTok owner ByteDance dissolves strategic investment unit amid Beijing’s Big Tech scrutiny

ByteDance says employees from the unit will be reassigned to other departments after a business review, while sources say some people will be laid off.

ByteDance says employees from the unit will be reassigned to other departments after a business review, while sources say some people will be laid off.

20 Jan 2022 - 1:28PM
China technology funding hits record high on boom in semiconductors, health care amid tech war, Covid-19

Investments in ‘new economy’ firms grew 6.6 per cent to US$296 billion in 2021, with chips and health care benefiting, while internet and video game funding levels fell amid Beijing’s regulatory crackdowns.

Investments in ‘new economy’ firms grew 6.6 per cent to US$296 billion in 2021, with chips and health care benefiting, while internet and video game funding levels fell amid Beijing’s regulatory crackdowns.

17 Jan 2022 - 8:55PM
China to create own NFT industry based on state-backed blockchain infrastructure, main developer says

China’s state-backed Blockchain Services Network plans to roll out infrastructure to support the deployment of non-fungible tokens that are not linked to cryptocurrencies.

China’s state-backed Blockchain Services Network plans to roll out infrastructure to support the deployment of non-fungible tokens that are not linked to cryptocurrencies.

13 Jan 2022 - 10:09PM
World’s largest iPhone factory maintains production schedule amid latest Covid-19 outbreak in central China

The latest Covid-19 outbreak in central China marks another local crisis in which Apple supplier Foxconn’s operations in the city of Zhengzhou emerged largely unscathed.

The latest Covid-19 outbreak in central China marks another local crisis in which Apple supplier Foxconn’s operations in the city of Zhengzhou emerged largely unscathed.

12 Jan 2022 - 9:00PM
China’s digital yuan: e-CNY wallet tops download charts in Apple and Xiaomi app stores ahead of Lunar New Year

The e-CNY wallet was the most downloaded app after launching last week, but the roll-out remains limited and the app could face challenges when discounts are no longer offered.

The e-CNY wallet was the most downloaded app after launching last week, but the roll-out remains limited and the app could face challenges when discounts are no longer offered.

10 Jan 2022 - 7:49PM
Alibaba’s auto driving lab chief Wang Gang leaves to start his own business

Wang is just the latest scientist to leave a Chinese Big Tech firm, with many choosing to return to academia.

Wang is just the latest scientist to leave a Chinese Big Tech firm, with many choosing to return to academia.

8 Jan 2022 - 11:00AM
China woos new digital yuan users in major push ahead of Lunar New Year, Winter Olympics

A new policy plan by China’s State Council encourages the wider adoption of e-CNY, as consumer tech companies open their platforms to the sovereign digital currency.

A new policy plan by China’s State Council encourages the wider adoption of e-CNY, as consumer tech companies open their platforms to the sovereign digital currency.

7 Jan 2022 - 8:30PM
Chinese video site Bilibili follows Alibaba and Tencent in issuing NFTs as ‘digital collectibles’

Bilibili has invited users to enter a lucky draw for a collection of NFT-based cartoon pigeons, in the latest effort by a Chinese tech company to issue digital collectibles that comply with regulatory guidelines.

Bilibili has invited users to enter a lucky draw for a collection of NFT-based cartoon pigeons, in the latest effort by a Chinese tech company to issue digital collectibles that comply with regulatory guidelines.

7 Jan 2022 - 1:00PM
China’s internet watchdog posts revised app rules to tighten cybersecurity provisions even further

It requires that app providers carry out a rigorous security assessment before launching ‘new technologies, new applications and new functions’.

It requires that app providers carry out a rigorous security assessment before launching ‘new technologies, new applications and new functions’.

5 Jan 2022 - 8:30PM
Amazon Kindle closes flagship store on Alibaba’s Tmall, raising questions about the e-book reader’s future in China

The popular e-book reader is still available from third-party merchants, but some are questioning Kindle’s future in China after Amazon closed its local marketplace in 2019.

The popular e-book reader is still available from third-party merchants, but some are questioning Kindle’s future in China after Amazon closed its local marketplace in 2019.

4 Jan 2022 - 9:00PM
China digital currency: e-CNY wallet lands in app stores ahead of Winter Olympics 2022

Users with a digital yuan wallet can register to use the app in select cities, such as Shanghai and Xian.

Users with a digital yuan wallet can register to use the app in select cities, such as Shanghai and Xian.

4 Jan 2022 - 7:00PM
China tech crackdown: Beijing no longer among top 10 world cities with best-paid programmers

The Chinese capital city falls out of the 10 top-paying cities for programmers after ranking 10th in 2020.

The Chinese capital city falls out of the 10 top-paying cities for programmers after ranking 10th in 2020.

31 Dec 2021 - 3:03PM
Didi Global revenue falls, losses climb in third quarter as tech giant prepares to deslist in US amid security probe

Didi announced a US$4.77 billion loss in the third quarter, showing signs of trouble amid an ongoing cybersecurity probe and plans to delist in New York in favour of Hong Kong.

Didi announced a US$4.77 billion loss in the third quarter, showing signs of trouble amid an ongoing cybersecurity probe and plans to delist in New York in favour of Hong Kong.

30 Dec 2021 - 1:00PM
Didi bars employees from selling shares until Hong Kong listing, internal memo shows

The ride-hailing giant is telling current employees and those who left within 180 days to hold onto their stock until its new listing completes, as it prepares to delist in New York.

The ride-hailing giant is telling current employees and those who left within 180 days to hold onto their stock until its new listing completes, as it prepares to delist in New York.

28 Dec 2021 - 5:30PM
China’s cryptocurrency investors keep the faith even as exchanges Binance and Huobi sever ties with mainland users

Chinese investors in bitcoin and other digital tokens say they are continuing to trade their virtual currencies overseas as Binance and Huobi end support for purchases in yuan.

Chinese investors in bitcoin and other digital tokens say they are continuing to trade their virtual currencies overseas as Binance and Huobi end support for purchases in yuan.

28 Dec 2021 - 2:45PM
Investors likely to cheer clarity on VIE companies as China unveils requirements on offshore IPOs

The draft rule, published online to solicit public opinion through January 23, could douse speculation that Chinese authorities would close a legal workaround employed by more than 500 companies to offshore stock listings.

The draft rule, published online to solicit public opinion through January 23, could douse speculation that Chinese authorities would close a legal workaround employed by more than 500 companies to offshore stock listings.

29 Dec 2021 - 3:49PM
China’s new VIE rule eases concerns about overseas IPOs following months of uncertainty after Didi probe

China’s securities watchdog published a new draft regulation stating companies can list overseas as variable interest entities if they meet compliance rules, easing investor concerns.

China’s securities watchdog published a new draft regulation stating companies can list overseas as variable interest entities if they meet compliance rules, easing investor concerns.

25 Dec 2021 - 9:29PM
China’s cybersecurity watchdog unveils two-month campaign to stamp out social media manipulation as part of industry crackdown

China’s cybersecurity watchdog has announced a two-month campaign to weed out social media manipulation, another facet in its broader clampdown to end so-called ‘internet chaos.’

China’s cybersecurity watchdog has announced a two-month campaign to weed out social media manipulation, another facet in its broader clampdown to end so-called ‘internet chaos.’

24 Dec 2021 - 3:09PM
China’s Xinhua jumps on NFT bandwagon with thousands of news photos to be issued as ‘digital collectibles’

State-run Xinhua’s NFT-backed package of digital collectibles consists of 110,001 copies of selected news photos, which will be available through its app on Christmas Eve.

State-run Xinhua’s NFT-backed package of digital collectibles consists of 110,001 copies of selected news photos, which will be available through its app on Christmas Eve.

22 Dec 2021 - 7:52PM
US-China tech war: ‘tech progress’ law to be amended to emphasise state’s role in innovation, add support for women

Proposed amendments offer a legal framework to boost spending on ‘frontier technologies’ like artificial intelligence and semiconductors, marking a shift from the law’s 2007 update.

Proposed amendments offer a legal framework to boost spending on ‘frontier technologies’ like artificial intelligence and semiconductors, marking a shift from the law’s 2007 update.

22 Dec 2021 - 1:00PM
China tech crackdown: in 2021, technology giants came under intense scrutiny after sleeping watchdogs awakened

Once a largely toothless watchdog, China’s anti-monopoly bureau was upgraded and let loose this year, bringing discipline to the corporate behaviour of tech giants that had been tolerated, if not encouraged, for years.

Once a largely toothless watchdog, China’s anti-monopoly bureau was upgraded and let loose this year, bringing discipline to the corporate behaviour of tech giants that had been tolerated, if not encouraged, for years.

22 Dec 2021 - 12:30PM
China tightens control of internet speech amid regulatory action against popular online communities

App operators Zhihu, Weibo and Duoban have each been disciplined by regulators for ‘illegal’ information found in their popular online platforms.

App operators Zhihu, Weibo and Duoban have each been disciplined by regulators for ‘illegal’ information found in their popular online platforms.

21 Dec 2021 - 8:45PM
China’s TikTok creates stand-alone shopping app to take on Alibaba, Pinduoduo and JD.com

ByteDance’s Douyin Box shopping app, focused on fashion trends, is expected to intensify competition in the country’s competitive e-commerce market, and follows several failed attempts at social networking.

ByteDance’s Douyin Box shopping app, focused on fashion trends, is expected to intensify competition in the country’s competitive e-commerce market, and follows several failed attempts at social networking.

17 Dec 2021 - 5:00PM
US sanctions DJI and AI firms including Megvii over alleged Xinjiang human rights abuses

The US has added eight more Chinese companies, including DJI Technology and artificial intelligence giant Megvii, to an investment blacklist for alleged involvement in the surveillance of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.

The US has added eight more Chinese companies, including DJI Technology and artificial intelligence giant Megvii, to an investment blacklist for alleged involvement in the surveillance of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.

17 Dec 2021 - 9:13PM