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’s growing market for NFTs, metaverse could foster new money-laundering schemes, central bank official warns

That has prompted plans to establish a new regulatory framework for NFTs and the metaverse to operate in mainland China.

That has prompted plans to establish a new regulatory framework for NFTs and the metaverse to operate in mainland China.

China’s growing market for NFTs, metaverse could foster new money-laundering schemes, central bank official warns
2 hours ago
Douyin, China’s TikTok, tests short drama subscriptions, trailing Tencent and Kauishou in paid content race

ByteDance is testing paid dramas on Douyin, allowing users to pay for individual episodes that are a few minutes long or for the whole show, trailing similar moves from rivals Kuaishou and Tencent this year.

ByteDance is testing paid dramas on Douyin, allowing users to pay for individual episodes that are a few minutes long or for the whole show, trailing similar moves from rivals Kuaishou and Tencent this year.

Douyin, China’s TikTok, tests short drama subscriptions, trailing Tencent and Kauishou in paid content race
30 Nov 2021 - 5:00PM
US-China tech war: school in eastern Anhui province offers country’s first PhD programme in quantum technology as global race to lead this field heats up

The University of Science and Technology of China’s new programme reflects the government’s focus to increase the number of quantum tech researchers in the country.

The University of Science and Technology of China’s new programme reflects the government’s focus to increase the number of quantum tech researchers in the country.

US-China tech war: school in eastern Anhui province offers country’s first PhD programme in quantum technology as global race to lead this field heats up
30 Nov 2021 - 1:34PM
ByteDance said to launch new wave of education job cuts, as employment prospects dim in China’s tech sector

The latest wave of lay-offs mainly affects ByteDance’s K-9 education businesses, including flagship brand Guagualong

The latest wave of lay-offs mainly affects ByteDance’s K-9 education businesses, including flagship brand Guagualong

ByteDance said to launch new wave of education job cuts, as employment prospects dim in China’s tech sector
30 Nov 2021 - 12:48PM
Chinese state media renews warning against NFT ‘zero-sum game’, flagging ‘fraud’ risks as digital collectibles gain recognition

The latest state-media warning on NFTs comes amid its increasing popularity, with a growing list of Chinese firms openly embracing these so-called digital collectibles.

The latest state-media warning on NFTs comes amid its increasing popularity, with a growing list of Chinese firms openly embracing these so-called digital collectibles.

Chinese state media renews warning against NFT ‘zero-sum game’, flagging ‘fraud’ risks as digital collectibles gain recognition
30 Nov 2021 - 12:11PM
UN agency pushes global AI ethics norm that bans use of the technology for social scoring, mass surveillance purposes

The UN agency’s recommendations come more than a month after China introduced its own set of ethical guidelines governing artificial intelligence.

The UN agency’s recommendations come more than a month after China introduced its own set of ethical guidelines governing artificial intelligence.

UN agency pushes global AI ethics norm that bans use of the technology for social scoring, mass surveillance purposes
30 Nov 2021 - 12:11PM
Huawei, banned from the US, teases consumers with Black Friday 100 per cent discount offer

Huawei’s Twitter post teases consumers about a ‘100 per cent discount’ on phones it sells in the US, where it is banned from doing business.

Huawei’s Twitter post teases consumers about a ‘100 per cent discount’ on phones it sells in the US, where it is banned from doing business.

Huawei, banned from the US, teases consumers with Black Friday 100 per cent discount offer
24 Nov 2021 - 8:00PM
Beijing’s campaign to ‘discipline’ celebrities expands to what they can do on social media

China’s cyberspace watchdog has extended its crackdown on the entertainment sector with new regulations restricting what celebrities, their agents and even fans can post on social media.

China’s cyberspace watchdog has extended its crackdown on the entertainment sector with new regulations restricting what celebrities, their agents and even fans can post on social media.

Beijing’s campaign to ‘discipline’ celebrities expands to what they can do on social media
23 Nov 2021 - 6:00PM
ByteDance eyes e-commerce expansion with app that makes it easier for sellers to manage TikTok stores

TikTok owner ByteDance is expanding its e-commerce business at home and abroad, with the latest effort being an app for merchants selling on the short video platform.

TikTok owner ByteDance is expanding its e-commerce business at home and abroad, with the latest effort being an app for merchants selling on the short video platform.

ByteDance eyes e-commerce expansion with app that makes it easier for sellers to manage TikTok stores
22 Nov 2021 - 10:12PM
Beijing promotes ideal of clean, civilised internet as it seeks increased international cooperation in cyberspace

President Xi Jinping exhorted the Communist Party, government bodies, online platforms and netizens to ensure the civilised development of the internet.

President Xi Jinping exhorted the Communist Party, government bodies, online platforms and netizens to ensure the civilised development of the internet.

Beijing promotes ideal of clean, civilised internet as it seeks increased international cooperation in cyberspace
20 Nov 2021 - 12:23AM
China’s top science and technology advisory commission emerges from the dark as Beijing charts future economic course

Xinhua news report confirms influence of body for first time, as Beijing focuses on future tech and science development.

Xinhua news report confirms influence of body for first time, as Beijing focuses on future tech and science development.

China’s top science and technology advisory commission emerges from the dark as Beijing charts future economic course
20 Nov 2021 - 8:32AM
Beijing to discuss efforts to clean, control the internet at ‘cyberspace civilisation’ conference

The event comes amid Beijing’s prolonged crackdown on the internet sector and the Big Tech companies behind its rapid development.

The event comes amid Beijing’s prolonged crackdown on the internet sector and the Big Tech companies behind its rapid development.

Beijing to discuss efforts to clean, control the internet at ‘cyberspace civilisation’ conference
17 Nov 2021 - 9:21PM
Chinese cryptocurrency media outlets suspend websites as Beijing shows zero tolerance on virtual assets

Two popular Chinese cryptocurrency news outlets have become inaccessible, as Beijing continues its crackdown on the trading and mining of virtual assets.

Two popular Chinese cryptocurrency news outlets have become inaccessible, as Beijing continues its crackdown on the trading and mining of virtual assets.

Chinese cryptocurrency media outlets suspend websites as Beijing shows zero tolerance on virtual assets
17 Nov 2021 - 5:26PM
TikTok owner ByteDance to post 60 per cent revenue growth in 2021, media report says

TikTok parent ByteDance is expected to post a 60 per cent rise in gross revenues this year on the back of strong advertising sales from its domestic apps Douyin and Jinri Toutiao.

TikTok parent ByteDance is expected to post a 60 per cent rise in gross revenues this year on the back of strong advertising sales from its domestic apps Douyin and Jinri Toutiao.

TikTok owner ByteDance to post 60 per cent revenue growth in 2021, media report says
16 Nov 2021 - 12:15PM
China’s VPN providers face harsher punishment for scaling the Great Firewall under new data regulation

A new regulation drafted by the Cyberspace Administration of China marks the country’s strictest attempt so far to clamp down on the provision of tools for accessing censored overseas websites.

A new regulation drafted by the Cyberspace Administration of China marks the country’s strictest attempt so far to clamp down on the provision of tools for accessing censored overseas websites.

China’s VPN providers face harsher punishment for scaling the Great Firewall under new data regulation
15 Nov 2021 - 10:43PM
Hiring among internet giants falls amid China’s tech crackdown, but remains robust in semiconductors

New jobs for fresh graduates at Big Tech companies have declined amid Beijing’s industry crackdown, but hiring remains robust in the strategically important semiconductor industry.

New jobs for fresh graduates at Big Tech companies have declined amid Beijing’s industry crackdown, but hiring remains robust in the strategically important semiconductor industry.

Hiring among internet giants falls amid China’s tech crackdown, but remains robust in semiconductors
11 Nov 2021 - 11:34PM
Book of social media quotes from TikTok owner Zhang Yiming becomes a must-read amid tech billionaire’s silence

Zhang would post up to 10 times a day on Weibo in the early 2010s, talking about everything from his wife, his back pain, job postings, to book and film reviews.

Zhang would post up to 10 times a day on Weibo in the early 2010s, talking about everything from his wife, his back pain, job postings, to book and film reviews.

Book of social media quotes from TikTok owner Zhang Yiming becomes a must-read amid tech billionaire’s silence
10 Nov 2021 - 7:00AM
China reiterates ban on online and offline advertising for off-campus tutoring as it keeps up pressure on industry

SAMR has already uncovered 1,570 illegal advertising cases, and fines totalling a combined 30.6 million yuan have been issued.

SAMR has already uncovered 1,570 illegal advertising cases, and fines totalling a combined 30.6 million yuan have been issued.

China reiterates ban on online and offline advertising for off-campus tutoring as it keeps up pressure on industry
9 Nov 2021 - 7:59PM
China’s private tutoring guru closes 1,500 of New Oriental schools amid Beijing crackdown

Yu Minhong, founder of New Oriental, announced that the company will start selling farm produce after closing its after-school tutoring business.

Yu Minhong, founder of New Oriental, announced that the company will start selling farm produce after closing its after-school tutoring business.

China’s private tutoring guru closes 1,500 of New Oriental schools amid Beijing crackdown
8 Nov 2021 - 8:49PM
TikTok owner ByteDance bids farewell to ‘boundless’ expansion as Beijing tightens grip on Big Tech

ByteDance’s major reorganisation is a natural transition for the maturing business, as it weathers a tightening regulatory environment, said analysts.

ByteDance’s major reorganisation is a natural transition for the maturing business, as it weathers a tightening regulatory environment, said analysts.

TikTok owner ByteDance bids farewell to ‘boundless’ expansion as Beijing tightens grip on Big Tech
5 Nov 2021 - 10:54PM
Fake work attendance app for Alibaba’s office tool DingTalk lands developer in prison for five-and-a-half years

Beijing Deniu Technology CEO Zhang Chaojie was convicted of ‘sabotaging computer systems’ for apps that spoofed Wi-Fi and location data, which he argued ‘isn’t very serious’.

Beijing Deniu Technology CEO Zhang Chaojie was convicted of ‘sabotaging computer systems’ for apps that spoofed Wi-Fi and location data, which he argued ‘isn’t very serious’.

Fake work attendance app for Alibaba’s office tool DingTalk lands developer in prison for five-and-a-half years
4 Nov 2021 - 9:55PM
ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming quits company board, but remains powerful behind the scenes, sources say

Zhang Yiming, 38, is said to have ceded his board seat to Liang Rubo, his successor as CEO of ByteDance.

Zhang Yiming, 38, is said to have ceded his board seat to Liang Rubo, his successor as CEO of ByteDance.

ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming quits company board, but remains powerful behind the scenes, sources say
3 Nov 2021 - 10:47PM
Tesla founder Elon Musk posts ancient Chinese poem, with Twitter users guessing at meanings from crypto to the UN

The richest person in the world posted a 1,800-year-old poem called The Quatrain of Seven Steps on Twitter without any clear reference.

The richest person in the world posted a 1,800-year-old poem called The Quatrain of Seven Steps on Twitter without any clear reference.

Tesla founder Elon Musk posts ancient Chinese poem, with Twitter users guessing at meanings from crypto to the UN
2 Nov 2021 - 10:28PM
ByteDance carves out TikTok as world’s most valuable technology unicorn finds way to satisfy US-China regulatory demands

The separation helps ByteDance and TikTok satisfy the regulatory demands of China and the United States over data privacy, storage and usage, when both governments are trying to exert oversight over the phenomenally successful video-focused social media platform.

The separation helps ByteDance and TikTok satisfy the regulatory demands of China and the United States over data privacy, storage and usage, when both governments are trying to exert oversight over the phenomenally successful video-focused social media platform.

ByteDance carves out TikTok as world’s most valuable technology unicorn finds way to satisfy US-China regulatory demands
2 Nov 2021 - 10:49PM
China in ‘culture export’ push as it seeks to expand soft power overseas with global media platforms

One purpose of the policy framework is to encourage exports of ‘films, television episodes and video games’.

One purpose of the policy framework is to encourage exports of ‘films, television episodes and video games’.

China in ‘culture export’ push as it seeks to expand soft power overseas with global media platforms
29 Oct 2021 - 9:00PM
How Li Ziqi, China’s hottest online celebrity, fell out with her agent and burned tech giant ByteDance in the process

TikTok owner ByteDance becomes a casualty in a widely watched legal case involving one of China’s top online stars and her agency.

TikTok owner ByteDance becomes a casualty in a widely watched legal case involving one of China’s top online stars and her agency.

How Li Ziqi, China’s hottest online celebrity, fell out with her agent and burned tech giant ByteDance in the process
29 Oct 2021 - 10:24AM
Alibaba, Tencent rebrand NFT offerings as ‘digital collectibles’ amid Beijing’s scrutiny of new virtual asset market

The two companies’ rebranding moves followed state media’s recent warning of a potentially ‘huge bubble’ in the new digital asset market.

The two companies’ rebranding moves followed state media’s recent warning of a potentially ‘huge bubble’ in the new digital asset market.

Alibaba, Tencent rebrand NFT offerings as ‘digital collectibles’ amid Beijing’s scrutiny of new virtual asset market
25 Nov 2021 - 11:52AM
China puts cryptocurrency mining on industrial blacklist in final step to eliminate the activity

The National Development and Reform Commission has added cryptocurrency mining to a list of industries that China wants to abolish.

The National Development and Reform Commission has added cryptocurrency mining to a list of industries that China wants to abolish.

China puts cryptocurrency mining on industrial blacklist in final step to eliminate the activity
22 Oct 2021 - 10:39PM
ByteDance IPO likely delayed to late 2022 and beyond amid regulatory uncertainties in China, sources say

The Chinese owner of TikTok faces road blocks in its plan to go public as Beijing revises its data regulatory framework, sources told the South China Morning Post.

The Chinese owner of TikTok faces road blocks in its plan to go public as Beijing revises its data regulatory framework, sources told the South China Morning Post.

ByteDance IPO likely delayed to late 2022 and beyond amid regulatory uncertainties in China, sources say
21 Oct 2021 - 10:52PM
China’s antitrust agency looks to boost headcount as Beijing amends Anti-Monopoly Law to target internet platforms

The antitrust bureau of the State Administration for Market Regulation posted online that it is looking for 18 new hires as Beijing’s anti-monopoly drive continues unabated.

The antitrust bureau of the State Administration for Market Regulation posted online that it is looking for 18 new hires as Beijing’s anti-monopoly drive continues unabated.

China’s antitrust agency looks to boost headcount as Beijing amends Anti-Monopoly Law to target internet platforms
20 Oct 2021 - 10:52PM