Jane Zhang

Hong Kong

Jane Zhang

Reporter

Jane Zhang joined the Post in 2017, working with the video team before moving to reporting. She covers business and political stories in Hong Kong and mainland China. Previously, Jane interned at CNN and Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese.

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Coronavirus: China’s chip makers proving resilient to supply chain shocks thanks to automation and clean room environments

China’s chip makers in Wuhan are showing more resilience to the coronavirus supply chain disruptions thanks to higher levels of automation and clean rooms in the factories

15 Feb 2020 - 7:02AM

China’s chip makers in Wuhan are showing more resilience to the coronavirus supply chain disruptions thanks to higher levels of automation and clean rooms in the factories

Coronavirus: China’s chip makers proving resilient to supply chain shocks thanks to automation and clean room environments
China start-up launches blockchain-based platform to improve donation efficiency amid virus crisis

A series of scandals in China over the handling of public donations and distribution of aid has damaged people’s confidence in some charities.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:20AM

A series of scandals in China over the handling of public donations and distribution of aid has damaged people’s confidence in some charities.

China start-up launches blockchain-based platform to improve donation efficiency amid virus crisis
Alibaba posts 58pc gain in quarterly profit, warns coronavirus crisis will impact revenue growth

Alibaba’s latest quarterly earnings were boosted by its record haul from the annual Singles’ Day shopping festival held on November 11, when the e-commerce giant tallied US$38.4 billion in sales.

13 Feb 2020 - 11:03PM

Alibaba’s latest quarterly earnings were boosted by its record haul from the annual Singles’ Day shopping festival held on November 11, when the e-commerce giant tallied US$38.4 billion in sales.

Alibaba posts 58pc gain in quarterly profit, warns coronavirus crisis will impact revenue growth
Chinese cryptocurrency billionaire Justin Sun finally sits down to eat with Warren Buffett

Sun, founder of cryptocurrency platform Tron and chief executive of software company BitTorrent, is a controversial figure in China.

7 Feb 2020 - 12:20PM

Sun, founder of cryptocurrency platform Tron and chief executive of software company BitTorrent, is a controversial figure in China.

Chinese cryptocurrency billionaire Justin Sun finally sits down to eat with Warren Buffett
Chinese device brands such as Lenovo, Xiaomi to see manufacturing, sales delays due to coronavirus

Analysts say suspension of factory operations could lead to snags in manufacturing processes and even supply shortages in China.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:08PM

Analysts say suspension of factory operations could lead to snags in manufacturing processes and even supply shortages in China.

Chinese device brands such as Lenovo, Xiaomi to see manufacturing, sales delays due to coronavirus
China’s AI champion iFlyTek says 2019 revenue will exceed US$1.4 billion as it downplays impact of tech war

iFlyTek says 2019 revenue is expected to surpass 10 billion yuan (US$1.4 billion) on the back of healthy development in its core artificial intelligence business

14 Feb 2020 - 6:16PM

iFlyTek says 2019 revenue is expected to surpass 10 billion yuan (US$1.4 billion) on the back of healthy development in its core artificial intelligence business

China’s AI champion iFlyTek says 2019 revenue will exceed US$1.4 billion as it downplays impact of tech war
Life as a reporter trapped in Hubei, ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak

Authorities have locked Hubei down to combat the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, forcing people to turn to technology – new and old – to pass the time and communicate with others.

15 Feb 2020 - 1:18PM

Authorities have locked Hubei down to combat the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, forcing people to turn to technology – new and old – to pass the time and communicate with others.

Life as a reporter trapped in Hubei, ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak
Huawei’s global smartphone shipments surpassed 240 million units in 2019 as it fought off US blacklist

Huawei managed to resist the effects of US blacklist in 2019 but has said growth could slow in first half of 2020

16 Feb 2020 - 6:11PM

Huawei managed to resist the effects of US blacklist in 2019 but has said growth could slow in first half of 2020

Huawei’s global smartphone shipments surpassed 240 million units in 2019 as it fought off US blacklist
Alibaba and FAW team up to deliver next-generation smart vehicles

State-owned FAW – the joint venture partner of Volkswagen, Toyota and Mazda – has joined forces with Alibaba to help accelerate adoption of digital intelligence.

16 Feb 2020 - 9:23PM

State-owned FAW – the joint venture partner of Volkswagen, Toyota and Mazda – has joined forces with Alibaba to help accelerate adoption of digital intelligence.

Alibaba and FAW team up to deliver next-generation smart vehicles
Finance, gaming and part time jobs top list of online scams in China, with live streaming a lucrative new hunting ground, says report

Financial fraud saw the highest number of cases last year, with terms such as ‘digital currency’, ‘bitcoin’, and ‘mining’ used by scammers to lure victims

16 Feb 2020 - 9:52PM

Financial fraud saw the highest number of cases last year, with terms such as ‘digital currency’, ‘bitcoin’, and ‘mining’ used by scammers to lure victims

Finance, gaming and part time jobs top list of online scams in China, with live streaming a lucrative new hunting ground, says report
Chinese chauffeur-driven ride-hailing platform Caocao launches trial service in Paris as rivalry heats up at home

Amid intense rivalry in the domestic market, Chinese ride hailing firms expand overseas with the latest being a chauffeur-driven service in Paris backed by carmaker Geely

16 Feb 2020 - 7:22PM

Amid intense rivalry in the domestic market, Chinese ride hailing firms expand overseas with the latest being a chauffeur-driven service in Paris backed by carmaker Geely

Chinese chauffeur-driven ride-hailing platform Caocao launches trial service in Paris as rivalry heats up at home
Chinese mobile users now spend over 6 hours every day online – that’s almost 2 full days a week

As China hits saturation in the growth of its mobile internet population, the time users are spending on their devices continues to climb – driven by smart devices, digitisation in the offline retail industry and live streaming.

16 Feb 2020 - 7:10PM

As China hits saturation in the growth of its mobile internet population, the time users are spending on their devices continues to climb – driven by smart devices, digitisation in the offline retail industry and live streaming.

Chinese mobile users now spend over 6 hours every day online – that’s almost 2 full days a week
China’s Ant Financial joins Razer, Grab in contest for Singapore digital banking licence

Chinese fintech major Ant Financial follows Razer and Grab in applying for digital banking licences in Singapore, with winner announced mid-2020

16 Feb 2020 - 7:12PM

Chinese fintech major Ant Financial follows Razer and Grab in applying for digital banking licences in Singapore, with winner announced mid-2020

China’s Ant Financial joins Razer, Grab in contest for Singapore digital banking licence
China’s AI champions are already powering a mind-boggling array of processes and this will rise in 2020

China’s artificial intelligence champions said they will remain focused on original innovation in 2020 in their new year messages.

16 Feb 2020 - 7:04PM

China’s artificial intelligence champions said they will remain focused on original innovation in 2020 in their new year messages.

China’s AI champions are already powering a mind-boggling array of processes and this will rise in 2020
China’s tech companies have had a rough 2019 but will the US be the long-term loser amid ongoing stand-off?

After relying on foreign software and imported chips for decades, Beijing wants to create a road to self-sufficiency, even if this means a certain amount of ‘reinventing the wheel’.

20 Dec 2019 - 8:53AM

After relying on foreign software and imported chips for decades, Beijing wants to create a road to self-sufficiency, even if this means a certain amount of ‘reinventing the wheel’.

China’s tech companies have had a rough 2019 but will the US be the long-term loser amid ongoing stand-off?
China dreams of becoming an AI utopia, pushing beyond surveillance and into education and health care

China has had success with private sector AI, but when it comes to social issues such as education, health care and agriculture, there is still some way to go to reach its goals.

19 Dec 2019 - 4:11AM

China has had success with private sector AI, but when it comes to social issues such as education, health care and agriculture, there is still some way to go to reach its goals.

China dreams of becoming an AI utopia, pushing beyond surveillance and into education and health care
Liu Chuanzhi, ‘godfather’ of Chinese PC industry, retires as chairman of Legend Holdings

Liu Chuanzhi, 75, founder of Lenovo Group, announced his retirement as chairman of Legend Holdings, the parent company of the world’s largest PC vendor

18 Dec 2019 - 11:01PM

Liu Chuanzhi, 75, founder of Lenovo Group, announced his retirement as chairman of Legend Holdings, the parent company of the world’s largest PC vendor

Liu Chuanzhi, ‘godfather’ of Chinese PC industry, retires as chairman of Legend Holdings
After 15 year career with tech giants like IBM and Alibaba, this gifted farm boy is bringing AI back home

Former Alibaba Cloud vice-president and IBM researcher is applying mathematics and AI to solve problems faced by old school Chinese industries like agriculture, manufacturing

17 Dec 2019 - 6:45AM

Former Alibaba Cloud vice-president and IBM researcher is applying mathematics and AI to solve problems faced by old school Chinese industries like agriculture, manufacturing

After 15 year career with tech giants like IBM and Alibaba, this gifted farm boy is bringing AI back home
We tried out a self-driving robotaxi in China – it was a very ‘considerate’ ride

As AI firms race to put autonomous taxis on the streets of China, the Post‘s Jane Zhang took a test ride using WeRide’s RoboTaxi service.

13 Dec 2019 - 4:08PM

As AI firms race to put autonomous taxis on the streets of China, the Post‘s Jane Zhang took a test ride using WeRide’s RoboTaxi service.

We tried out a self-driving robotaxi in China – it was a very ‘considerate’ ride
China’s self-driving RoboTaxi hits the road

Companies developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology are racing to put autonomous taxis on the streets of China. One of the competitors in the potentially lucrative self-driving cab business is the WeRide RoboTaxi service based in the southern city of Guangzhou.

8 Dec 2019 - 10:28AM

Companies developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology are racing to put autonomous taxis on the streets of China. One of the competitors in the potentially lucrative self-driving cab business is the WeRide RoboTaxi service based in the southern city of Guangzhou.

China’s self-driving RoboTaxi hits the road
Second-place China to overtake the US in global AI race in five to 10 years on current growth, report says

China and the US are vying for dominance in AI technology, which is expected to transform multiple industries from finance to transport.

16 Dec 2019 - 10:15AM

China and the US are vying for dominance in AI technology, which is expected to transform multiple industries from finance to transport.

Second-place China to overtake the US in global AI race in five to 10 years on current growth, report says
China narrows gap with US in scientific research activity amid trade war

Led by think tank the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the world’s largest research organisation, China leads the UK, Germany and France in national research initiatives.

27 Nov 2019 - 11:50PM

Led by think tank the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the world’s largest research organisation, China leads the UK, Germany and France in national research initiatives.

China narrows gap with US in scientific research activity amid trade war
Amazon to open pop-up store on Chinese e-commerce platform Pinduoduo until end of the year

After closing its own Chinese domestic marketplace in July, Amazon will be opening a pop-up store on Pinduoduo, a Chinese e-commerce platform.

25 Nov 2019 - 10:59PM

After closing its own Chinese domestic marketplace in July, Amazon will be opening a pop-up store on Pinduoduo, a Chinese e-commerce platform.

Amazon to open pop-up store on Chinese e-commerce platform Pinduoduo until end of the year
Behind the Great Firewall, the Chinese version of TikTok is worlds apart in terms of political content

Short video app TikTok could loom large in the US 2020 election, with hashtags related to presidential candidates trending on the platform. But on Douyin, the original Chinese version of TikTok, political content from users is virtually non-existent while government agencies upload thousands of videos.

23 Nov 2019 - 8:32AM

Short video app TikTok could loom large in the US 2020 election, with hashtags related to presidential candidates trending on the platform. But on Douyin, the original Chinese version of TikTok, political content from users is virtually non-existent while government agencies upload thousands of videos.

Behind the Great Firewall, the Chinese version of TikTok is worlds apart in terms of political content
How Alibaba powered billions of transactions on Singles' Day with ‘zero downtime’

The record spending on Alibaba’s e-commerce marketplaces on November 11 this year was supported by cloud infrastructure and artificial intelligence technology, according to Alibaba Cloud.

20 Nov 2019 - 1:09PM

The record spending on Alibaba’s e-commerce marketplaces on November 11 this year was supported by cloud infrastructure and artificial intelligence technology, according to Alibaba Cloud.

How Alibaba powered billions of transactions on Singles' Day with ‘zero downtime’
How Baidu built an encyclopedia with 16 times more Chinese entries than Wikipedia

Baidu Baike was launched in 2006 and now has more than 16 million entries written by more than 6.9 million users as of October 2019. 

20 Nov 2019 - 4:16PM

Baidu Baike was launched in 2006 and now has more than 16 million entries written by more than 6.9 million users as of October 2019. 

How Baidu built an encyclopedia with 16 times more Chinese entries than Wikipedia
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
Alibaba invests an additional US$3.3 billion in its logistics arm Cainiao, raising stake to 63 pct

Cainiao also offers solutions to Alibaba’s international e-commerce business, including Tmall Global, AliExpress and Lazada.

8 Nov 2019 - 6:18PM

Cainiao also offers solutions to Alibaba’s international e-commerce business, including Tmall Global, AliExpress and Lazada.

Alibaba invests an additional US$3.3 billion in its logistics arm Cainiao, raising stake to 63 pct
We tested a 5G handset in Wuzhen and the speed lived up to the hype – now it’s a wait for wider coverage

Using the 5G network, we downloaded a 45-minute TV show from Chinese video platform Bilibili and it took less than 10 seconds.

29 Oct 2019 - 7:00AM

Using the 5G network, we downloaded a 45-minute TV show from Chinese video platform Bilibili and it took less than 10 seconds.

We tested a 5G handset in Wuzhen and the speed lived up to the hype – now it’s a wait for wider coverage