Coco Feng

Beijing

Coco Feng

Technology reporter based in Beijing, mainly covering apps, artificial intelligence and life science.

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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TikTok’s Chinese owner mulls overhaul of app’s corporate structure amid overseas backlash

ByteDance is mulling an overhaul of the corporate structure of its TikTok business as it seeks to distance the short video app from China amid a political backlash overseas

10 Jul 2020 - 12:56PM

ByteDance is mulling an overhaul of the corporate structure of its TikTok business as it seeks to distance the short video app from China amid a political backlash overseas

TikTok’s Chinese owner mulls overhaul of app’s corporate structure amid overseas backlash
China calls for joint development in AI to reduce risk of technology gap between rich and poor countries

Chinese government officials and some of the country’s top business leaders call for stronger global collaboration at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai.

9 Jul 2020 - 7:18PM

Chinese government officials and some of the country’s top business leaders call for stronger global collaboration at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai.

China calls for joint development in AI to reduce risk of technology gap between rich and poor countries
Founder of Chinese gay dating app Blued optimistic about overseas expansion after US listing

BlueCity, best-known for its dating app Blued, made history as the world’s first gay social network to become a publicly-traded company on Wednesday.

9 Jul 2020 - 10:34PM

BlueCity, best-known for its dating app Blued, made history as the world’s first gay social network to become a publicly-traded company on Wednesday.

Founder of Chinese gay dating app Blued optimistic about overseas expansion after US listing
How technology is helping clean up the environment – in the skies and under the seas

Developed by a Shenzhen cleantech start-up, an air quality device can be attached to drones or ground vehicles to detect sources of pollution 60 times faster than humans

10 Jul 2020 - 10:21AM

Developed by a Shenzhen cleantech start-up, an air quality device can be attached to drones or ground vehicles to detect sources of pollution 60 times faster than humans

How technology is helping clean up the environment – in the skies and under the seas
Reshoring and decoupling: how far can it go for the US and China given the global interconnections of tech supply chains?

Amid worsening US-China relations, international companies are looking to reshore manufacturing out of China, redefining global supply chains, especially in hi-tech

2 Jul 2020 - 8:00PM

Amid worsening US-China relations, international companies are looking to reshore manufacturing out of China, redefining global supply chains, especially in hi-tech

Reshoring and decoupling: how far can it go for the US and China given the global interconnections of tech supply chains?
Online literature: the next battleground for Chinese social media giants ByteDance and Tencent?

TikTok owner ByteDance has acquired a stake in Beijing Dingtian Culture Entertainment, which runs multiple online reading platforms competing with Tencent-backed market leader China Literature.

2 Jul 2020 - 6:00AM

TikTok owner ByteDance has acquired a stake in Beijing Dingtian Culture Entertainment, which runs multiple online reading platforms competing with Tencent-backed market leader China Literature.

Online literature: the next battleground for Chinese social media giants ByteDance and Tencent?
Deadly border clash prompts renewed calls in India to boycott Chinese tech

China’s technology companies must brace for the economic fallout from the border conflict, as online protests in India target a range of Chinese-made goods from apps to smartphones.

23 Jun 2020 - 12:02PM

China’s technology companies must brace for the economic fallout from the border conflict, as online protests in India target a range of Chinese-made goods from apps to smartphones.

Deadly border clash prompts renewed calls in India to boycott Chinese tech
Chinese AI researchers based overseas sweep top awards at leading computer vision conference CVPR

At leading computer vision gathering Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Chinese researchers were behind both papers recognised as the best appearing at the event.

18 Jun 2020 - 5:27PM

At leading computer vision gathering Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Chinese researchers were behind both papers recognised as the best appearing at the event.

Chinese AI researchers based overseas sweep top awards at leading computer vision conference CVPR
Increased security in quantum communication achieved by Chinese, Oxford scientists

This new research could help accelerate China’s efforts to develop hacking-resistant communications networks, while burnishing the country’s credentials as a quantum technology powerhouse.

16 Jun 2020 - 12:12PM

This new research could help accelerate China’s efforts to develop hacking-resistant communications networks, while burnishing the country’s credentials as a quantum technology powerhouse.

Increased security in quantum communication achieved by Chinese, Oxford scientists
ByteDance secures land in rival Tencent’s hometown of Shenzhen for new regional headquarters

TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance plans to build a new regional headquarters building in Shenzhen, hometown of rival Tencent

15 Jun 2020 - 12:04PM

TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance plans to build a new regional headquarters building in Shenzhen, hometown of rival Tencent

ByteDance secures land in rival Tencent’s hometown of Shenzhen for new regional headquarters
TikTok owner ByteDance kills news aggregator app TopBuzz

The move to shut down TopBuzz shows how ByteDance has struggled to crack the overseas news app market as well as replicate the broad success of TikTok.

6 Jun 2020 - 7:26PM

The move to shut down TopBuzz shows how ByteDance has struggled to crack the overseas news app market as well as replicate the broad success of TikTok.

TikTok owner ByteDance kills news aggregator app TopBuzz
Contact tracing – the privacy vs urgency dilemma for governments in the fight against Covid-19

How China and the US have approached contact tracing differently, with competing priorities over personal privacy and the need to tackle a health emergency effectively.

4 Jun 2020 - 7:25AM

How China and the US have approached contact tracing differently, with competing priorities over personal privacy and the need to tackle a health emergency effectively.

Contact tracing – the privacy vs urgency dilemma for governments in the fight against Covid-19
Former Microsoft AI chief Harry Shum to chair board of news aggregation start-up News Break

News Break has gained popularity in the US news market over TikTok-owner ByteDance, whose Jinri Toutiao is one of the most popular news aggregators in China.

28 May 2020 - 4:30PM

News Break has gained popularity in the US news market over TikTok-owner ByteDance, whose Jinri Toutiao is one of the most popular news aggregators in China.

Former Microsoft AI chief Harry Shum to chair board of news aggregation start-up News Break
Chinese make up record proportion in WEF list of young scientists at forefront of cutting-edge technology

This year’s list comes amid the global Covid-19 pandemic when ‘the need for science to test, predict and explain how different phenomena affect human and ecological outcomes is greater than ever,’ WEF said in a statement

27 May 2020 - 7:15PM

This year’s list comes amid the global Covid-19 pandemic when ‘the need for science to test, predict and explain how different phenomena affect human and ecological outcomes is greater than ever,’ WEF said in a statement

Chinese make up record proportion in WEF list of young scientists at forefront of cutting-edge technology
China accelerates plan to build 700 state-backed labs by end of this year amid push for self sufficiency in tech

Beijing is ‘speeding up’ efforts to build 700 key state laboratories to boost fundamental research as Washington tightens access to core US technology like semiconductors.

26 May 2020 - 10:19PM

Beijing is ‘speeding up’ efforts to build 700 key state laboratories to boost fundamental research as Washington tightens access to core US technology like semiconductors.

China accelerates plan to build 700 state-backed labs by end of this year amid push for self sufficiency in tech
TikTok user spending hits US$78 million in April, leads YouTube to become world’s top-grossing non-game app

The latest revenue estimates further raise the stakes for ByteDance, the world's most valuable start-up, as it reflects expectations that TikTok will continue to pull in advertisers and user spending amid the coronavirus pandemic.

26 May 2020 - 7:17PM

The latest revenue estimates further raise the stakes for ByteDance, the world's most valuable start-up, as it reflects expectations that TikTok will continue to pull in advertisers and user spending amid the coronavirus pandemic.

TikTok user spending hits US$78 million in April, leads YouTube to become world’s top-grossing non-game app
China GDP: Beijing abandons 2020 economic growth target, Premier Li Keqiang confirms at NPC

China will not set an economic growth target for 2020 at the National People’s Congress ‘mainly due to the global coronavirus pandemic’.

25 May 2020 - 9:30AM

China will not set an economic growth target for 2020 at the National People’s Congress ‘mainly due to the global coronavirus pandemic’.

China GDP: Beijing abandons 2020 economic growth target, Premier Li Keqiang confirms at NPC
Face masks and a solemn mood as China’s ‘two sessions’ begin under coronavirus cloud

Gathering of top political advisory body opens with a minute’s silence for Chinese who have lost their lives to the disease.

21 May 2020 - 11:21PM

Gathering of top political advisory body opens with a minute’s silence for Chinese who have lost their lives to the disease.

Face masks and a solemn mood as China’s ‘two sessions’ begin under coronavirus cloud
‘Health issues’ said to force Tencent's Pony Ma to miss China’s top legislative meeting

The Tencent founder may not attend this year’s annual National People’s Congress, but he is expected to submit in absentia a range of proposals including on the industrial internet, financial technology and medical services.

18 May 2020 - 7:49PM

The Tencent founder may not attend this year’s annual National People’s Congress, but he is expected to submit in absentia a range of proposals including on the industrial internet, financial technology and medical services.

‘Health issues’ said to force Tencent's Pony Ma to miss China’s top legislative meeting
China’s once-resilient tech economy starting to crack under pressure from coronavirus economic carnage

Once immune from economic hardship, China’s internet-fuelled tech sector is starting to reduce costs and cut jobs as the impact of Covid-19 spreads beyond traditional industries.

16 May 2020 - 5:39AM

Once immune from economic hardship, China’s internet-fuelled tech sector is starting to reduce costs and cut jobs as the impact of Covid-19 spreads beyond traditional industries.

China’s once-resilient tech economy starting to crack under pressure from coronavirus economic carnage
Air pollution returns to parts of China as Covid-19 lockdowns end and people return to work

Air monitors call for action around the world to halt rising pollution as people get back to work as Covid-19 lockdowns are lifted.

7 May 2020 - 4:04PM

Air monitors call for action around the world to halt rising pollution as people get back to work as Covid-19 lockdowns are lifted.

Air pollution returns to parts of China as Covid-19 lockdowns end and people return to work
For these female scientists who grew up in China and found fame in the US, gender equality needs more work

Society needs to pay more attention to female scientists and create a better environment for them to pursue their careers.

2 May 2020 - 6:24AM

Society needs to pay more attention to female scientists and create a better environment for them to pursue their careers.

For these female scientists who grew up in China and found fame in the US, gender equality needs more work
TikTok-owner ByteDance eyes expansion in online education with help of AI dragon ‘tutor’

ByteDance is best known for short video apps TikTok and Douyin, but its founder Zhang Yiming says online education is a major strategic business direction for the company going forward.

1 May 2020 - 6:45AM

ByteDance is best known for short video apps TikTok and Douyin, but its founder Zhang Yiming says online education is a major strategic business direction for the company going forward.

TikTok-owner ByteDance eyes expansion in online education with help of AI dragon ‘tutor’
China’s TikTok, Douyin, tests social networking feature as it competes with Tencent’s WeChat

Tencent-owned WeChat is still the most popular social networking app in China, but ByteDance has been trying to expand into the area, and beta Douyin feature ‘Connection’ is its latest attempt.

28 Apr 2020 - 6:54AM

Tencent-owned WeChat is still the most popular social networking app in China, but ByteDance has been trying to expand into the area, and beta Douyin feature ‘Connection’ is its latest attempt.

China’s TikTok, Douyin, tests social networking feature as it competes with Tencent’s WeChat
US telcos resigned to Huawei rip-and-replace law but want clarity on Washington’s reimbursement programme

The rural carrier market was one of Huawei’s few successes in the US but a new law, driven by Washington’s national security concerns, means telcos will have to rip out Huawei gear or lose government subsidies.

12 May 2020 - 11:56AM

The rural carrier market was one of Huawei’s few successes in the US but a new law, driven by Washington’s national security concerns, means telcos will have to rip out Huawei gear or lose government subsidies.

US telcos resigned to Huawei rip-and-replace law but want clarity on Washington’s reimbursement programme
Facebook maps Covid-19 symptoms in the US, with plans to expand the effort globally

Facebook has joined Carnegie Mellon University to launch a coronavirus symptom tracking map in the US, with plans to expand the effort globally

21 Apr 2020 - 2:04PM

Facebook has joined Carnegie Mellon University to launch a coronavirus symptom tracking map in the US, with plans to expand the effort globally

Facebook maps Covid-19 symptoms in the US, with plans to expand the effort globally
TikTok to ban users under 16 from private messaging, allow parents to control screen time

TikTok will be disabling direct messaging for users under the age of 16 as part of new global measures to protect teenagers, after running afoul of regulators in countries like the US and India.

17 Apr 2020 - 6:10PM

TikTok will be disabling direct messaging for users under the age of 16 as part of new global measures to protect teenagers, after running afoul of regulators in countries like the US and India.

TikTok to ban users under 16 from private messaging, allow parents to control screen time
Will the increased use of robots in everyday life continue even after Covid-19 is under control?

Chinese robotics companies have seen a surge in demand since the coronavirus outbreak but some believe robot tech is not mature enough for widespread use.

23 Apr 2020 - 6:13PM

Chinese robotics companies have seen a surge in demand since the coronavirus outbreak but some believe robot tech is not mature enough for widespread use.

Will the increased use of robots in everyday life continue even after Covid-19 is under control?
Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com teams up with US firm Blue Yonder on AI supply chain transformation

The partnership between Blue Yonder and JD Logistics will use artificial intelligence and machine learning in supply chain solutions to help Chinese merchants improve their efficiency and reduce resource wastage, the companies say.

16 Apr 2020 - 6:15PM

The partnership between Blue Yonder and JD Logistics will use artificial intelligence and machine learning in supply chain solutions to help Chinese merchants improve their efficiency and reduce resource wastage, the companies say.

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com teams up with US firm Blue Yonder on AI supply chain transformation
Germany turns to fitness-tracking app to help monitor coronavirus infections nationwide

The app, which works with a range of wearable devices from the likes of Apple, Fitbit and Garmin, uses algorithms to identify various symptoms in user data that are linked, among other things, to a coronavirus infection.

8 Apr 2020 - 8:53PM

The app, which works with a range of wearable devices from the likes of Apple, Fitbit and Garmin, uses algorithms to identify various symptoms in user data that are linked, among other things, to a coronavirus infection.

Germany turns to fitness-tracking app to help monitor coronavirus infections nationwide