Coco Feng

Coco Feng

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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US loses top spot to China in chemistry papers amid Washington’s increased scrutiny of foreign ties in basic research

For the first time, China overtakes the US as world’s biggest producer of high-quality research in chemistry

13 Dec 2019 - 9:55PM

For the first time, China overtakes the US as world’s biggest producer of high-quality research in chemistry

US loses top spot to China in chemistry papers amid Washington’s increased scrutiny of foreign ties in basic research
China the most surveilled nation? The US has the largest number of CCTV cameras per capita

China has four times as many surveillance cameras installed than the US, but is just behind America when it comes to number of CCTV cameras per capita.

9 Dec 2019 - 10:30AM

China has four times as many surveillance cameras installed than the US, but is just behind America when it comes to number of CCTV cameras per capita.

China the most surveilled nation? The US has the largest number of CCTV cameras per capita
Beijing’s hopes for AI dominance may rest on how many US-educated Chinese want to return home

China’s goal of becoming a top player in AI may be hampered by the preference of its best students to do their higher education in the US and stay on for valuable work experience

11 Dec 2019 - 9:30AM

China’s goal of becoming a top player in AI may be hampered by the preference of its best students to do their higher education in the US and stay on for valuable work experience

Beijing’s hopes for AI dominance may rest on how many US-educated Chinese want to return home
Under pressure: China’s PhD programmes exert heavy toll on students, yet many push on

PhD students in China face outsize challenges in areas such as work-life balance, career prospects and emotional support, according to a survey by British scientific journal Nature.

2 Dec 2019 - 1:17PM

PhD students in China face outsize challenges in areas such as work-life balance, career prospects and emotional support, according to a survey by British scientific journal Nature.

Under pressure: China’s PhD programmes exert heavy toll on students, yet many push on
With TikTok under US scrutiny, Chinese owner ByteDance beefs up risk analysis team abroad

The Chinese owner of viral short video app TikTok, recently under scrutiny in the US over national security concerns, is looking for professionals in Silicon Valley, Singapore and Dublin to monitor public sentiment and analyse local regulations.

28 Nov 2019 - 7:00AM

The Chinese owner of viral short video app TikTok, recently under scrutiny in the US over national security concerns, is looking for professionals in Silicon Valley, Singapore and Dublin to monitor public sentiment and analyse local regulations.

With TikTok under US scrutiny, Chinese owner ByteDance beefs up risk analysis team abroad
Shenzhen tech fair a window into how Chinese firms are reducing reliance on US, reaching out to Europe

As trade tensions escalate, Washington has curtailed China’s access to American technology, prompting some mainland companies to reach out to Europe

19 Nov 2019 - 12:57PM

As trade tensions escalate, Washington has curtailed China’s access to American technology, prompting some mainland companies to reach out to Europe

Shenzhen tech fair a window into how Chinese firms are reducing reliance on US, reaching out to Europe
This AI bot finds suicidal messages on China’s Weibo, helping volunteer psychologists save lives

Artificial intelligence bot that scans Weibo posts written by suicidal people has helped a team of volunteer psychologists prevent 1,000 deaths in China

18 Nov 2019 - 2:15PM

Artificial intelligence bot that scans Weibo posts written by suicidal people has helped a team of volunteer psychologists prevent 1,000 deaths in China

This AI bot finds suicidal messages on China’s Weibo, helping volunteer psychologists save lives
Explainer | What Xi Jinping’s blockchain advocacy means for China – and the world

Xi Jinping’s backing of blockchain created a lot of excitement in the cryptocurrency world, including renewed talk of China launching its own digital currency

15 Nov 2019 - 1:44PM

Xi Jinping’s backing of blockchain created a lot of excitement in the cryptocurrency world, including renewed talk of China launching its own digital currency

What Xi Jinping’s blockchain advocacy means for China – and the world
China’s record Singles’ Day offers glimpse of future shopping trends as buyers embrace live streaming

At this year’s Double 11 Alibaba event, more than half of merchants saw growth from live streaming and over one million orders were placed through smart speakers

13 Nov 2019 - 11:56AM

At this year’s Double 11 Alibaba event, more than half of merchants saw growth from live streaming and over one million orders were placed through smart speakers

China’s record Singles’ Day offers glimpse of future shopping trends as buyers embrace live streaming
How a Chinese-backed news app minnow is beating ByteDance’s efforts in more mature US news market

News Break was the most downloaded Android news app in the US from January to September, and ranked second on Apple’s App Store.

30 Oct 2019 - 7:00AM

News Break was the most downloaded Android news app in the US from January to September, and ranked second on Apple’s App Store.

How a Chinese-backed news app minnow is beating ByteDance’s efforts in more mature US news market
If TikTok is the new US bogeyman, what does this mean for ByteDance’s overseas expansion plans?

TikTok is arguably the first social media app from China to garner a strong presence globally but is now being dragged into the US trade and tech war.

28 Oct 2019 - 11:19AM

TikTok is arguably the first social media app from China to garner a strong presence globally but is now being dragged into the US trade and tech war.

If TikTok is the new US bogeyman, what does this mean for ByteDance’s overseas expansion plans?
NetEase e-learning unit slashes New York IPO target to avoid fate of rival Chinese online education platforms

China’s online education sector has expanded rapidly in recent years but providers are having a hard time making money

23 Oct 2019 - 5:53AM

China’s online education sector has expanded rapidly in recent years but providers are having a hard time making money

NetEase e-learning unit slashes New York IPO target to avoid fate of rival Chinese online education platforms
Megvii CEO says US ban will hit its supply of servers and could disturb IPO but it is ‘ready for the fight’

Megvii CEO says it has been preparing for possible supply shortages since May after signs that it could be next in Washington’s firing line after Huawei

14 Oct 2019 - 11:03PM

Megvii CEO says it has been preparing for possible supply shortages since May after signs that it could be next in Washington’s firing line after Huawei

Megvii CEO says US ban will hit its supply of servers and could disturb IPO but it is ‘ready for the fight’
ByteDance-owned TikTok denies censorship of users’ content amid call for US review of app over security concerns

TikTok, which has a version for mainland China called Douyin, said it adheres to US laws, and that all its US data are stored in the country.

10 Oct 2019 - 10:25PM

TikTok, which has a version for mainland China called Douyin, said it adheres to US laws, and that all its US data are stored in the country.

ByteDance-owned TikTok denies censorship of users’ content amid call for US review of app over security concerns
Q&A: What's a ‘communiversity’? Meet founder of Guokr.com, bringing science education to everyday mainland China
From nanosats and drones to virtual reality gaming: top 5 trends in ‘frontier technology’ industries
As Chinese ditch package tours for DIY trips, online travel website Qyer sets up first foreign branch in North Thailand's 'cultural capital'
China’s Alibaba tells employees not to lose faith as Black Monday drags shares below IPO price, costs Jack Ma US$545 million
PetroChina launches store on Alibaba’s Tmall as China’s energy giants follow Premier Li’s ‘internet-plus’ policy
China’s Alibaba thinks outside the box, and inside the minibus, as Uber tie-up gives online shoppers ‘mobile dressing rooms’
China's Alibaba teams up with state-owned arms maker to develop positioning services as Beijing shuns GPS
Taiwan’s HTC to axe 15 per cent of workforce as gap widens with Chinese rivals Xiaomi, Huawei in smartphone war
China’s Alibaba mulls US$10 million investment in Sina Sports ahead of news site’s potential listing in Hong Kong
China’s leading animation company Alpha shells out US$140m to buy No 1 online comic book site
Weaker yuan could be great for Chinese smartphone brands like ZTE even as it hurts Apple
Top 5 smartphone apps for runners and joggers
Car-hailing app Didi Kuaidi sees itself as crucial digital step in reform of China's transport system
How Line is using cute stickers and local knowledge in messaging app turf war with WhatsApp, WeChat
Chinese internet giant Tencent readies online stock trading platform after market crash as rival Alibaba makes similar move
Tencent fuels US$85 million funding round in Renrenche as used-car market speeds up