Iris Deng

Iris Deng is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter at the Post. Prior to joining the Post in 2018, she worked for China Daily in Hong Kong after graduating from the Hong Kong Baptist University with a master's in communication.
Iris Deng
Iris Deng is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter at the Post. Prior to joining the Post in 2018, she worked for China Daily in Hong Kong after graduating from the Hong Kong Baptist University with a master's in communication.

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Huawei will use its own phone chips amid report UK design firm ARM has cut business ties, says analyst

ARM is the latest partner reported to be cutting ties with Huawei following the Trump administration’s move to add Chinese firm to a US trade blacklist.

23 May 2019 - 11:37PM

ARM is the latest partner reported to be cutting ties with Huawei following the Trump administration’s move to add Chinese firm to a US trade blacklist.

Huawei will use its own phone chips amid report UK design firm ARM has cut business ties, says analyst
Within WeChat, worries about challengers and life after Allen Zhang

Can WeChat maintain its leadership in China’s social media industry and fend off aggressive upstarts? Those are among the questions that executives at the Tencent-owned app are asking themselves, as revealed by a business case study done by London Business School.

17 May 2019 - 8:49PM

Can WeChat maintain its leadership in China’s social media industry and fend off aggressive upstarts? Those are among the questions that executives at the Tencent-owned app are asking themselves, as revealed by a business case study done by London Business School.

Within WeChat, worries about challengers and life after  Allen Zhang
Huawei’s chip unit says it prepared years ago for doomsday scenario of US tech ban

The US placed Huawei and its affiliates on a trade blacklist, a precursor to denying sales of American technology that brought the smaller Chinese telecommunications gear maker ZTE to the brink of collapse

17 May 2019 - 11:29PM

The US placed Huawei and its affiliates on a trade blacklist, a precursor to denying sales of American technology that brought the smaller Chinese telecommunications gear maker ZTE to the brink of collapse

Huawei’s chip unit says it prepared years ago for doomsday scenario of US tech ban
Tencent posts better-than-expected US$3.9 billion first-quarter profit as fintech services grow

Revenue rose 16 per cent to 85.5 billion yuan, missing analysts’ estimates.

15 May 2019 - 10:59PM

Revenue rose 16 per cent to 85.5 billion yuan, missing analysts’ estimates.

Tencent posts better-than-expected US$3.9 billion first-quarter profit as fintech services grow
Trade war is putting Chinese tourists off US, with many opting for ‘more welcoming’ nations

One of the biggest recent beneficiaries of the Chinese tourism boom has been Croatia, the filming location for fantasy TV show Game of Thrones.

17 May 2019 - 5:31PM

One of the biggest recent beneficiaries of the Chinese tourism boom has been Croatia, the filming location for fantasy TV show Game of Thrones.

Trade war is putting Chinese tourists off US, with many opting for ‘more welcoming’ nations
Tencent’s WeChat blocks learning apps from incentivising users to spam, saying it breaks rules

The move could weigh heavily on so-called “social +” apps that leverage WeChat, China’s biggest social network, to grow their own user base.

14 May 2019 - 10:45PM

The move could weigh heavily on so-called “social +” apps that leverage WeChat, China’s biggest social network, to grow their own user base.

Tencent’s WeChat blocks learning apps from incentivising users to spam, saying it breaks rules
Chinese social apps Momo, Tantan and DingTalk suspend user posts amid government crackdown

Momo, Tantan and DingTalk implement one-month ban on users posting social updates after they are ordered by authorities to clean up ‘illegal content’

13 May 2019 - 10:47PM

Momo, Tantan and DingTalk implement one-month ban on users posting social updates after they are ordered by authorities to clean up ‘illegal content’

Chinese social apps Momo, Tantan and DingTalk suspend user posts amid government crackdown
Tencent launches new game to cash in on PUBG popularity that pays homage to PLA air force

New game will allow Tencent to cash in on the large user base for the battle royale title after long delays to the approvals process to monetise mobile version of game.

15 May 2019 - 3:45PM

New game will allow Tencent to cash in on the large user base for the battle royale title after long delays to the approvals process to monetise mobile version of game.

Tencent launches new game to cash in on PUBG popularity that pays homage to PLA air force
Investors rush to grab a slice of Chinese plastic surgery app So-Young on Nasdaq debut

China is one of the fastest-growing medical aesthetic services markets in the world, ranked second in terms of market size in 2017 behind the US.

3 May 2019 - 10:24PM

China is one of the fastest-growing medical aesthetic services markets in the world, ranked second in terms of market size in 2017 behind the US.

Investors rush to grab a slice of Chinese plastic surgery app So-Young on Nasdaq debut
Xiaomi says it shipped 27.5 million smartphones in first quarter, in move aimed at clarifying industry research

Xiaomi’s disclosure on smartphone shipments comes amid investor concern about headwinds for handset makers, including saturated markets and slowing economies.

3 May 2019 - 10:31PM

Xiaomi’s disclosure on smartphone shipments comes amid investor concern about headwinds for handset makers, including saturated markets and slowing economies.

Xiaomi says it shipped 27.5 million smartphones in first quarter, in move aimed at clarifying industry research
Huawei said to introduce world’s first 5G TV amid increased security scrutiny of its products

The Chinese telecoms gear maker’s 5G TV will have an ultra-high-definition 8K display and allow for fast download of data-heavy content, such as virtual reality programmes.

2 May 2019 - 10:27PM

The Chinese telecoms gear maker’s 5G TV will have an ultra-high-definition 8K display and allow for fast download of data-heavy content, such as virtual reality programmes.

Huawei said to introduce world’s first 5G TV amid increased security scrutiny of its products
Huawei’s global smartphone shipments jump 50 per cent in first quarter, surpassing Apple, according to IDC

Huawei took over the second spot from Apple for the first time in terms of global market share in the second quarter of 2018.

2 May 2019 - 10:27PM

Huawei took over the second spot from Apple for the first time in terms of global market share in the second quarter of 2018.

Huawei’s global smartphone shipments jump 50 per cent in first quarter, surpassing Apple, according to IDC
Facebook outlines steps towards building a privacy-focused platform, in nod to China’s WeChat

Facebook rolls out redesign that puts more emphasis on private networking amid greater public scrutiny of data and information sharing.

1 May 2019 - 5:32PM

Facebook rolls out redesign that puts more emphasis on private networking amid greater public scrutiny of data and information sharing.

Facebook outlines steps towards building a privacy-focused platform, in nod to China’s WeChat
China’s Tinder removed from app stores amid government crackdown on cyberspace

Tantan, owned by Beijing-based Momo, was suspended from multiple app stores in the country.

29 Apr 2019 - 8:43PM

Tantan, owned by Beijing-based Momo, was suspended from multiple app stores in the country.

China’s Tinder removed from app stores amid government crackdown on cyberspace
Pinduoduo founder calls for openness in e-commerce as battle with Alibaba and JD.com escalates

Forced exclusivity where merchants and customers have to pick sides will hurt industry in the long run, says Pinduoduo founder.

25 Apr 2019 - 10:57PM

Forced exclusivity where merchants and customers have to pick sides will hurt industry in the long run, says Pinduoduo founder.

Pinduoduo founder calls for openness in e-commerce as battle with Alibaba and JD.com escalates
Tencent eyes silver generation with investment in video app for dancing grannies

Social media giant Tencent eyes the silver generation with investment in Tangdou, a social app for dancing senior citizens.

24 Apr 2019 - 2:05PM

Social media giant Tencent eyes the silver generation with investment in Tangdou, a social app for dancing senior citizens.

Tencent eyes silver generation with investment in video app for dancing grannies
China’s national library to archive 200 billion Weibo posts in project to preserve country’s digital heritage

More than 210 million news stories published on Sina.com, together with 200 billion public posts on Weibo, will be archived under a non-profit project by the national library

22 Apr 2019 - 11:23PM

More than 210 million news stories published on Sina.com, together with 200 billion public posts on Weibo, will be archived under a non-profit project by the national library

China’s national library to archive 200 billion Weibo posts in project to preserve country’s digital heritage
Tencent wins approval to distribute Nintendo Switch video game in China

Nintendo has also submitted an application to the Chinese government to sell its Switch console on the mainland.

19 Apr 2019 - 12:52PM

Nintendo has also submitted an application to the Chinese government to sell its Switch console on the mainland.

Tencent wins approval to distribute Nintendo Switch video game in China
China kills nine messaging apps for peddling pornography as internet crackdown gathers pace

To clean up its cyberspace, China’s internet authorities have shut down thousands of apps and millions of social media accounts

18 Apr 2019 - 3:40PM

To clean up its cyberspace, China’s internet authorities have shut down thousands of apps and millions of social media accounts

China kills nine messaging apps for peddling pornography as internet crackdown gathers pace
Huawei security concerns are further eroding trust in Chinese brands, survey says

Despite US efforts to get its telecoms equipment banned, Huawei has landed more than 30 commercial 5G network contracts.

9 Apr 2019 - 6:00AM

Despite US efforts to get its telecoms equipment banned, Huawei has landed more than 30 commercial 5G network contracts.

Huawei security concerns are further eroding trust in Chinese brands, survey says
Tencent-backed hackers who drew praise from Elon Musk once revealed flaws in Apple’s iOS

Tencent’s Keen Lab has exposed a number of flaws in the advanced driver-assistance system of Tesla.

4 Apr 2019 - 1:21AM

Tencent’s Keen Lab has exposed a number of flaws in the advanced driver-assistance system of Tesla.

Tencent-backed hackers who drew praise from Elon Musk once revealed flaws in Apple’s iOS
People need to wake up to dangers of AI, warns Google ethics adviser

De Kai warns that AI is not the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ as it is focused on replacing human thought and is therefore without precedent.

3 Apr 2019 - 3:10PM

De Kai warns that AI is not the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ as it is focused on replacing human thought and is therefore without precedent.

People need to wake up to dangers of AI, warns Google ethics adviser
This state-backed AI unicorn has helped Chinese police arrest 10,000 criminals

Cloudwalk, along with competitor AI start-ups such as SenseTime and Megvii, are helping to power the country’s massive surveillance network

28 Mar 2019 - 5:51PM

Cloudwalk, along with competitor AI start-ups such as SenseTime and Megvii, are helping to power the country’s massive surveillance network

This state-backed AI unicorn has helped Chinese police arrest 10,000 criminals
Tencent plays catch-up in cloud computing services as video gaming business slows

The internet giant capped 2018 with a quarterly profit that missed analysts’ estimates.

21 Mar 2019 - 10:50PM

The internet giant capped 2018 with a quarterly profit that missed analysts’ estimates.

Tencent plays catch-up in cloud computing services as video gaming business slows
Tencent seeks new growth in year of transition as consumer businesses mature

Tencent capped 2018 with a 39 per cent decrease in net profit for the December quarter to 14.2 billion yuan, missing analysts’ estimates. Revenue was up 5 per cent to 84.9 billion yuan.

21 Mar 2019 - 5:27PM

Tencent capped 2018 with a 39 per cent decrease in net profit for the December quarter to 14.2 billion yuan, missing analysts’ estimates. Revenue was up 5 per cent to 84.9 billion yuan.

Tencent seeks new growth in year of transition as consumer businesses mature
Tencent said to fire or demote around 10 pct of middle managers amid company-wide revamp

Tencent has pledged to promote young talent in a bid to refresh its managerial ranks and maintain dynamism within the social media-to-gaming giant.

20 Mar 2019 - 1:13AM

Tencent has pledged to promote young talent in a bid to refresh its managerial ranks and maintain dynamism within the social media-to-gaming giant.

Tencent said to fire or demote around 10 pct of middle managers amid company-wide revamp
Here’s what you need to know about Wuhan Guide Infrared – China’s biggest thermal imager

While one of Guide’s biggest clients is the Chinese army, it is now exploring wider civilian uses for its equipment.

19 Mar 2019 - 6:00AM

While one of Guide’s biggest clients is the Chinese army, it is now exploring wider civilian uses for its equipment.

Here’s what you need to know about Wuhan Guide Infrared – China’s biggest thermal imager
Meituan willing to sacrifice profitability for growth as business model shifts from subsidies to investments

Explosive growth in China’s food delivery business will slow as companies like Meituan focus on user experience and operational efficiency instead of subsidies to gain share

12 Mar 2019 - 7:00PM

Explosive growth in China’s food delivery business will slow as companies like Meituan focus on user experience and operational efficiency instead of subsidies to gain share

Meituan willing to sacrifice profitability for growth as business model shifts from subsidies to investments
Mark Zuckerberg says he should have listened to earlier advice about learning from WeChat

The future of Facebook resembles the reality of WeChat, the ubiquitous Chinese super-app with over 1 billion users developed by Tencent Holdings

11 Mar 2019 - 4:27PM

The future of Facebook resembles the reality of WeChat, the ubiquitous Chinese super-app with over 1 billion users developed by Tencent Holdings

Mark Zuckerberg says he should have listened to earlier advice about learning from WeChat
Smartisan-backed Chinese messaging app that aimed to dethrone WeChat bites the bullet

Once seen as an aggressive new player in China’s social media market, Liaotianbao faced a ‘David and Goliath’ style battle with Tencent’s WeChat

6 Mar 2019 - 10:44PM

Once seen as an aggressive new player in China’s social media market, Liaotianbao faced a ‘David and Goliath’ style battle with Tencent’s WeChat

Smartisan-backed Chinese messaging app that aimed to dethrone WeChat bites the bullet