Iris Deng

Hong Kong

Iris Deng

Reporter, Technology

Iris is a Hong Kong-based technology reporter at the Post.

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More Chinese apps removed from India’s app store, including Baidu search, amid ongoing border dispute backlash

Several Chinese-developed apps have been quietly removed from the Indian Apple and Google Play stores in recent days.

5 Aug 2020 - 9:50PM

Several Chinese-developed apps have been quietly removed from the Indian Apple and Google Play stores in recent days.

More Chinese apps removed from India’s app store, including Baidu search, amid ongoing border dispute backlash
Beijing internet court rules against Tencent, ByteDance in user data infringement cases

A Beijing court has ruled against social media and gaming giant Tencent and TikTok owner ByteDance for misuse of user data amid rising concerns in China over data privacy

3 Aug 2020 - 5:19PM

A Beijing court has ruled against social media and gaming giant Tencent and TikTok owner ByteDance for misuse of user data amid rising concerns in China over data privacy

Beijing internet court rules against Tencent, ByteDance in user data infringement cases
China’s 5G subscriber numbers to get a correction as carriers ordered to ‘clean up’ sales practices

The government’s crackdown comes at a time when China and the US are battling for global dominance in cutting-edge technologies, such as 5G networks

31 Jul 2020 - 10:41PM

The government’s crackdown comes at a time when China and the US are battling for global dominance in cutting-edge technologies, such as 5G networks

China’s 5G subscriber numbers to get a correction as carriers ordered to ‘clean up’ sales practices
Tencent’s US$2.1 billion buyout of online search service Sogou could supercharge WeChat, analysts say

Internet giant Tencent’s latest deal has the potential to shake up a market long dominated by Baidu and fend off competition from TikTok owner ByteDance.

28 Jul 2020 - 11:35PM

Internet giant Tencent’s latest deal has the potential to shake up a market long dominated by Baidu and fend off competition from TikTok owner ByteDance.

Tencent’s US$2.1 billion buyout of online search service Sogou could supercharge WeChat, analysts say
Tencent offers to take Chinese search engine Sogou private as US-China relations worsen

Tencent, Sogou’s biggest shareholder, offers to pay US$9 a share for US-listed search engine operator as relations remain strained between Washington and Beijing.

28 Jul 2020 - 5:14PM

Tencent, Sogou’s biggest shareholder, offers to pay US$9 a share for US-listed search engine operator as relations remain strained between Washington and Beijing.

Tencent offers to take Chinese search engine Sogou private as US-China relations worsen
WeChat’s short video feature Channels has drawn 200 million users in six months, but can it take on Douyin?

WeChat’s new short video feature, Channels, enters a market currently dominated by TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin and Tencent-backed Kuaishou.

28 Jul 2020 - 6:15AM

WeChat’s new short video feature, Channels, enters a market currently dominated by TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin and Tencent-backed Kuaishou.

WeChat’s short video feature Channels has drawn 200 million users in six months, but can it take on Douyin?
Tencent’s WeChat cuts off service in India amid the country’s ban on Chinese apps

The stakes are high for Tencent to comply with the ban because at least 10 of the company’s apps have been blacklisted in India, including QQ Mail, QQ Music and short-video platform Kwai.

27 Jul 2020 - 11:55PM

The stakes are high for Tencent to comply with the ban because at least 10 of the company’s apps have been blacklisted in India, including QQ Mail, QQ Music and short-video platform Kwai.

Tencent’s WeChat cuts off service in India amid the country’s ban on Chinese apps
China in renewed crackdown on app developers for overzealous collection of private data

The latest move continues Beijing’s sustained crackdown on commercial breaches of personal privacy in the world’s largest internet market.

17 Jul 2020 - 7:06PM

The latest move continues Beijing’s sustained crackdown on commercial breaches of personal privacy in the world’s largest internet market.

China in renewed crackdown on app developers for overzealous collection of private data
Online services market expansion to continue amid Covid-19 crisis, industry executives say

A range of online services – from videoconferencing, remote learning and delivery to cybersecurity and video games – is expected to become more deeply entrenched in people’s everyday lives.

15 Jul 2020 - 6:57AM

A range of online services – from videoconferencing, remote learning and delivery to cybersecurity and video games – is expected to become more deeply entrenched in people’s everyday lives.

Online services market expansion to continue amid Covid-19 crisis, industry executives say
China’s patent filings back on track amid Covid-19 disruptions

Telecommunications giant Huawei was awarded the most number of patents in the first half of this year, followed by smartphone rival Oppo and display maker BOE.

10 Jul 2020 - 6:30PM

Telecommunications giant Huawei was awarded the most number of patents in the first half of this year, followed by smartphone rival Oppo and display maker BOE.

China’s patent filings back on track amid Covid-19 disruptions
China’s advertising industry issues code of conduct for live streaming e-commerce

A code of conduct for China’s booming live-streaming e-commerce industry is the first step towards regulating a new marketing tool widely adopted by offline merchants

30 Jun 2020 - 9:49AM

A code of conduct for China’s booming live-streaming e-commerce industry is the first step towards regulating a new marketing tool widely adopted by offline merchants

China’s advertising industry issues code of conduct for live streaming e-commerce
Tencent snaps up assets of Malaysian streaming video service iflix in expansion drive

The acquisition will help expand the audience of Tencent’s WeTV streaming platform across Southeast Asia, which has an internet population of 360 million.

25 Jun 2020 - 7:00PM

The acquisition will help expand the audience of Tencent’s WeTV streaming platform across Southeast Asia, which has an internet population of 360 million.

Tencent snaps up assets of Malaysian streaming video service iflix in expansion drive
China penalises live-streaming sites for spreading lowbrow content in latest crackdown on cyberspace

The Cyberspace Administration of China called out 10 live-streaming platforms, including those backed by Tencent, Alibaba, Bytedance and Baidu, for spreading lowbrow content

24 Jun 2020 - 10:08AM

The Cyberspace Administration of China called out 10 live-streaming platforms, including those backed by Tencent, Alibaba, Bytedance and Baidu, for spreading lowbrow content

China penalises live-streaming sites for spreading lowbrow content in latest crackdown on cyberspace
Sexist and racist AI can result in wrongful arrests, fewer job opportunities or even death. Now, more are taking notice

A growing group of researchers worldwide are questioning how social biases, especially those related to gender and race, can be amplified through machine learning systems

23 Jun 2020 - 10:44AM

A growing group of researchers worldwide are questioning how social biases, especially those related to gender and race, can be amplified through machine learning systems

Sexist and racist AI can result in wrongful arrests, fewer job opportunities or even death. Now, more are taking notice
Tencent plans futuristic neighbourhood in Shenzhen inspired by the internet’s distributed network

Tencent’s planned 132.6-hectare Net City in Shenzhen’s Dachanwan port area is slated to start construction by the end of this year, according to architects NBBJ.

13 Jun 2020 - 7:51AM

Tencent’s planned 132.6-hectare Net City in Shenzhen’s Dachanwan port area is slated to start construction by the end of this year, according to architects NBBJ.

Tencent plans futuristic neighbourhood in Shenzhen inspired by the internet’s distributed network
How Hong Kong’s smart mobility ambitions will be boosted by 5G roll-out

Widespread 5G service coverage is expected to drive the roll-out of various smart mobility initiatives in Hong Kong, including cellular vehicle-to-everything systems that will help support the launch of autonomous driving.

11 Jun 2020 - 7:08PM

Widespread 5G service coverage is expected to drive the roll-out of various smart mobility initiatives in Hong Kong, including cellular vehicle-to-everything systems that will help support the launch of autonomous driving.

How Hong Kong’s smart mobility ambitions will be boosted by 5G roll-out
Netflix-style service iQiyi ordered to pay a subscriber US$210 for levying more fees to watch a Chinese drama series

The Beijing Internet Court ruled against iQiyi in a lawsuit over the extra fees charged by the Baidu-backed streaming video service on a paying subscriber to watch advance episodes of a popular Chinese drama series.

3 Jun 2020 - 7:43PM

The Beijing Internet Court ruled against iQiyi in a lawsuit over the extra fees charged by the Baidu-backed streaming video service on a paying subscriber to watch advance episodes of a popular Chinese drama series.

Netflix-style service iQiyi ordered to pay a subscriber US$210 for levying more fees to watch a Chinese drama series
Tencent to invest US$70 billion in new digital infrastructure, backing Beijing’s economic stimulus efforts

The five-year plan will have Tencent focus on fields that include cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and the Internet of Things, as well as the infrastructure to support them like advanced servers, supercomputers, data centres and 5G mobile networks.

26 May 2020 - 9:58PM

The five-year plan will have Tencent focus on fields that include cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and the Internet of Things, as well as the infrastructure to support them like advanced servers, supercomputers, data centres and 5G mobile networks.

Tencent to invest US$70 billion in new digital infrastructure, backing Beijing’s economic stimulus efforts
Chinese lawmaker proposes a government-led age rating system for games to regulate content

The proposals are similar to existing age verification systems implemented by the likes of Tencent and NetEase, which have been keen to demonstrate their self-policing actions

25 May 2020 - 10:01PM

The proposals are similar to existing age verification systems implemented by the likes of Tencent and NetEase, which have been keen to demonstrate their self-policing actions

Chinese lawmaker proposes a government-led age rating system for games to regulate content
Chinese state media blasts local officials for misuse of live-streaming sales intended to help poor farmers

Xinhua called out local Chinese government officials who have used live-streaming sales sessions as publicity stunts for their own benefit

19 May 2020 - 1:26PM

Xinhua called out local Chinese government officials who have used live-streaming sales sessions as publicity stunts for their own benefit

Chinese state media blasts local officials for misuse of live-streaming sales intended to help poor farmers
Long-term changes in behaviour due to coronavirus could make gaming, e-commerce boom sustainable, experts say

The gaming industry has been one of the major beneficiaries of the stay-at-home orders issued globally during the Covid-19 pandemic – but are the gains sustainable?

19 May 2020 - 9:00AM

The gaming industry has been one of the major beneficiaries of the stay-at-home orders issued globally during the Covid-19 pandemic – but are the gains sustainable?

Long-term changes in behaviour due to coronavirus could make gaming, e-commerce boom sustainable, experts say
‘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
Covid-19 has been a ‘roller-coaster ride’ for Asia’s food delivery business, says Foodpanda Asia CEO

The coronavirus pandemic has been ‘challenging’ for Foodpanda, which competes with the likes of Deliveroo, Grab and Go-jek in the Southeast Asian food delivery market, its Asia-Pacific chief executive Jakob Angele says.

15 May 2020 - 6:29AM

The coronavirus pandemic has been ‘challenging’ for Foodpanda, which competes with the likes of Deliveroo, Grab and Go-jek in the Southeast Asian food delivery market, its Asia-Pacific chief executive Jakob Angele says.

Covid-19 has been a ‘roller-coaster ride’ for Asia’s food delivery business, says Foodpanda Asia CEO
Live-streaming shopping a new black spot in e-commerce, China’s consumer rights watchdog says

The China Consumers Association reported an escalation of complaints from shoppers, who were enticed by live-streamed campaigns, about product quality, fake deliveries and lack of after-sales service during the country’s Labour Day holiday.

14 May 2020 - 11:11PM

The China Consumers Association reported an escalation of complaints from shoppers, who were enticed by live-streamed campaigns, about product quality, fake deliveries and lack of after-sales service during the country’s Labour Day holiday.

Live-streaming shopping a new black spot in e-commerce, China’s consumer rights watchdog says
Tencent posts better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on strong gaming growth

Internet giant Tencent, which runs the world’s biggest video games business and China’s largest social media operation, reported a 6 per cent increase in net profit to US$4.1 billion in the March quarter.

13 May 2020 - 10:45PM

Internet giant Tencent, which runs the world’s biggest video games business and China’s largest social media operation, reported a 6 per cent increase in net profit to US$4.1 billion in the March quarter.

Tencent posts better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on strong gaming growth
Tencent bolsters overseas presence in smart retail with investment in Australian payments firm Afterpay

Chinese internet giant Tencent purchased a 5 per cent stake in Australia-listed Afterpay as part of an overseas push into the smart retail market

4 May 2020 - 12:09PM

Chinese internet giant Tencent purchased a 5 per cent stake in Australia-listed Afterpay as part of an overseas push into the smart retail market

Tencent bolsters overseas presence in smart retail with investment in Australian payments firm Afterpay
Fall of Alibaba’s rising star shows impact of stronger governance and succession planning mechanisms

Alibaba investigation found that Jiang Fan’s actions had not resulted in a conflict of interest but triggered public debate which damaged company’s reputation.

30 Apr 2020 - 6:36AM

Alibaba investigation found that Jiang Fan’s actions had not resulted in a conflict of interest but triggered public debate which damaged company’s reputation.

Fall of Alibaba’s rising star shows impact of stronger governance and succession planning mechanisms
Tencent’s investment arm gets a new website as influential unit readies for more deals in 2020

Besides gaming and social media, Tencent’s investments now cover artificial intelligence, consumer retail, education, financial technology and more.

28 Apr 2020 - 6:07PM

Besides gaming and social media, Tencent’s investments now cover artificial intelligence, consumer retail, education, financial technology and more.

Tencent’s investment arm gets a new website as influential unit readies for more deals in 2020
Chinese readers are spending more time with e-books – regardless of the coronavirus pandemic

Chinese digital reading platforms signed up 100 million new users in February, the height of the coronavirus outbreak in China, according to a new industry whitepaper

25 Apr 2020 - 6:54AM

Chinese digital reading platforms signed up 100 million new users in February, the height of the coronavirus outbreak in China, according to a new industry whitepaper

Chinese readers are spending more time with e-books – regardless of the coronavirus pandemic
Record tourist numbers since Covid-19 expected for China’s Labour Day, boosting hopes for domestic tourism recovery

A total of 4,000 attraction sites will be open for tourists during the May break, a record number since the pandemic.

22 Apr 2020 - 8:45PM

A total of 4,000 attraction sites will be open for tourists during the May break, a record number since the pandemic.

Record tourist numbers since Covid-19 expected for China’s Labour Day, boosting hopes for domestic tourism recovery