Jane Zhang

Hong Kong

Jane Zhang

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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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US squeeze on China’s apps, digital infrastructure could upend global internet, analysts say

The US government’s ‘Clean Network’ programme threatens to further disrupt China’s technology industry, as it aims to restrict the international expansion of Chinese apps, cloud services and undersea cable networks.

6 Aug 2020 - 10:27PM

The US government’s ‘Clean Network’ programme threatens to further disrupt China’s technology industry, as it aims to restrict the international expansion of Chinese apps, cloud services and undersea cable networks.

US squeeze on China’s apps, digital infrastructure could upend global internet, analysts say
China unveils major tax incentive policy to encourage innovation in domestic semiconductor industry

Beijing rolls out tax incentives for domestic chip makers producing devices at 28 nanometre or less in the latest effort to boost a sector critical for the tech economy

5 Aug 2020 - 10:43PM

Beijing rolls out tax incentives for domestic chip makers producing devices at 28 nanometre or less in the latest effort to boost a sector critical for the tech economy

China unveils major tax incentive policy to encourage innovation in domestic semiconductor industry
China is home to four of the world’s five largest unicorns, led by Alibaba’s Ant Group

Alibaba’s Ant Group, TikTok owner ByteDance, ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing and fintech firm Lufax topped the rankings of the world’s 586 known unicorns – start-ups valued at more than US$1 billion – as of March.

4 Aug 2020 - 11:46PM

Alibaba’s Ant Group, TikTok owner ByteDance, ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing and fintech firm Lufax topped the rankings of the world’s 586 known unicorns – start-ups valued at more than US$1 billion – as of March.

China is home to four of the world’s five largest unicorns, led by Alibaba’s Ant Group
Chinese retailer Suning.com partners with short video platform Douyin on social e-commerce

Suning.com joins the ranks of online Chinese retailers adopting live streaming to sell products, announcing a partnership with ByteDance’s short video platform Douyin

31 Jul 2020 - 11:46AM

Suning.com joins the ranks of online Chinese retailers adopting live streaming to sell products, announcing a partnership with ByteDance’s short video platform Douyin

Chinese retailer Suning.com partners with short video platform Douyin on social e-commerce
Apple’s China iPhone sales surge amid price cuts and gradual consumer recovery

The iPhone’s strong showing in China during the past three months augurs well for Apple, which will report its latest quarterly financial results on July 30.

29 Jul 2020 - 11:00PM

The iPhone’s strong showing in China during the past three months augurs well for Apple, which will report its latest quarterly financial results on July 30.

Apple’s China iPhone sales surge amid price cuts and gradual consumer recovery
Alibaba payments arm Ant launches new technology brand to help speed up digital transformation of traditional industries

Alipay operator Ant Group announces new commercial blockchain product that builds on its five years of R&D into the distributed database technology

23 Jul 2020 - 10:46PM

Alipay operator Ant Group announces new commercial blockchain product that builds on its five years of R&D into the distributed database technology

Alibaba payments arm Ant launches new technology brand to help speed up digital transformation of traditional industries
Chinese logistics firm BEST bets on Southeast Asia for growth despite disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic

Chinese logistics provider BEST will expand in Southeast Asia with the launch of express delivery services in Malaysia, Cambodia and Singapore

22 Jul 2020 - 1:07PM

Chinese logistics provider BEST will expand in Southeast Asia with the launch of express delivery services in Malaysia, Cambodia and Singapore

Chinese logistics firm BEST bets on Southeast Asia for growth despite disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic
India smartphone shipments shrink by nearly 50 per cent in second quarter, Chinese vendors still top in market

Smartphone shipments in India fell by almost 50 per cent, with Chinese companies continuing to lead the market, according to research firm Canalys.

20 Jul 2020 - 1:51PM

Smartphone shipments in India fell by almost 50 per cent, with Chinese companies continuing to lead the market, according to research firm Canalys.

India smartphone shipments shrink by nearly 50 per cent in second quarter, Chinese vendors still top in market
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau mega bridge now has 5G, opening door to immersive sight-seeing tours

The 5G network will enable the development of applications, such as immersive sightseeing tours, and autonomous driving tests on the bridge.

16 Jul 2020 - 10:07PM

The 5G network will enable the development of applications, such as immersive sightseeing tours, and autonomous driving tests on the bridge.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau mega bridge now has 5G, opening door to immersive sight-seeing tours
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing expands to smaller cities in Australia as part of global push

Starting August Didi Express will be available in 20 new Australian cities and towns including Canberra and Adelaide, reaching 3 million more people

14 Jul 2020 - 6:15PM

Starting August Didi Express will be available in 20 new Australian cities and towns including Canberra and Adelaide, reaching 3 million more people

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing expands to smaller cities in Australia as part of global push
Chinese self-driving start-up WeRide to test fully driverless cars in Guangzhou

WeRide’s permit for road tests of fully driverless cars on the open road takes it one step closer to the realisation of fully driverless mobility services.

10 Jul 2020 - 12:46PM

WeRide’s permit for road tests of fully driverless cars on the open road takes it one step closer to the realisation of fully driverless mobility services.

Chinese self-driving start-up WeRide to test fully driverless cars in Guangzhou
Alibaba Cloud expands global reach via two new international partnerships

The data backbone of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is expanding its global footprint via partnerships with data centre firm Equinix and WAN company Aryaka

8 Jul 2020 - 11:34PM

The data backbone of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is expanding its global footprint via partnerships with data centre firm Equinix and WAN company Aryaka

Alibaba Cloud expands global reach via two new international partnerships
How apartments, trucks and even rocket launches are now being sold via live streaming in China

Live streaming in China has evolved from gaming, sports and teen culture to become a promotional tool embraced by traditional sectors such as banking and heavy equipment

4 Jul 2020 - 6:46AM

Live streaming in China has evolved from gaming, sports and teen culture to become a promotional tool embraced by traditional sectors such as banking and heavy equipment

How apartments, trucks and even rocket launches are now being sold via live streaming in China
Improved hygiene, contactless deliveries and mobile payments surge will be lasting legacy of Covid-19, says Gojek co-CEO

Gojek says Covid-19 has forced ride-hailing and food delivery platforms to adapt to changing demand, accelerating digital consumption and mobile payments trends

3 Jul 2020 - 7:24AM

Gojek says Covid-19 has forced ride-hailing and food delivery platforms to adapt to changing demand, accelerating digital consumption and mobile payments trends

Improved hygiene, contactless deliveries and mobile payments surge will be lasting legacy of Covid-19, says Gojek co-CEO
Online mutual aid platforms are plugging a health care gap in China for those on lower incomes

China’s online mutual aid platforms are disrupting old school insurance companies by leveraging big data and internet finance technologies to offer low cost medical coverage

27 Jun 2020 - 11:20AM

China’s online mutual aid platforms are disrupting old school insurance companies by leveraging big data and internet finance technologies to offer low cost medical coverage

Online mutual aid platforms are plugging a health care gap in China for those on lower incomes
Alibaba’s Southeast Asian subsidiary Lazada appoints Li Chun as new chief executive, succeeding Poignant

Li has previously served as both president and chief executive of Lazada Indonesia; Poignant will become special assistant to Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang

26 Jun 2020 - 11:03PM

Li has previously served as both president and chief executive of Lazada Indonesia; Poignant will become special assistant to Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang

Alibaba’s Southeast Asian subsidiary Lazada appoints Li Chun as new chief executive, succeeding Poignant
Kuaishou to invest 3 billion yuan in Chengdu to build live-streaming e-commerce headquarters

Live-streaming e-commerce is trending in China as a growing number of traditional merchants move sales online in the wake of Covid-19.

26 Jun 2020 - 7:26AM

Live-streaming e-commerce is trending in China as a growing number of traditional merchants move sales online in the wake of Covid-19.

Kuaishou to invest 3 billion yuan in Chengdu to build live-streaming e-commerce headquarters
SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son steps down from Alibaba’s board, weeks after Jack Ma quit Japanese firm’s board

Alibaba, in which SoftBank invested early on and is now worth roughly US$600 billion, remains the crown jewel of the Japanese company’s portfolio.

25 Jun 2020 - 10:45PM

Alibaba, in which SoftBank invested early on and is now worth roughly US$600 billion, remains the crown jewel of the Japanese company’s portfolio.

SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son steps down from Alibaba’s board, weeks after Jack Ma quit Japanese firm’s board
Formula 1 announces new racing performance data backed by Amazon’s cloud service for 2020 season

F1 chief engineer says the intent is to engage fans and enhance sustainability of the sport.

23 Jun 2020 - 3:00PM

F1 chief engineer says the intent is to engage fans and enhance sustainability of the sport.

Formula 1 announces new racing performance data backed by Amazon’s cloud service for 2020 season
Alibaba ratchets up cross-border e-commerce initiatives in Yiwu, home to the world’s largest wholesale market

At the eastern Chinese city, home to the world’s largest wholesale market for small commodities, Alibaba is pursuing new programmes to help more small firms take part in cross-border trade.

22 Jun 2020 - 10:42PM

At the eastern Chinese city, home to the world’s largest wholesale market for small commodities, Alibaba is pursuing new programmes to help more small firms take part in cross-border trade.

Alibaba ratchets up cross-border e-commerce initiatives in Yiwu, home to the world’s largest wholesale market
Chinese e-commerce booms during mid-year festival, indicating consumer power still strong amid Covid-19

The country’s big online shopping festivals now serve as a barometer of broad consumer sentiment and retail health.

18 Jun 2020 - 9:01PM

The country’s big online shopping festivals now serve as a barometer of broad consumer sentiment and retail health.

Chinese e-commerce booms during mid-year festival, indicating consumer power still strong amid Covid-19
Social commerce taking larger share of China’s online retail sales as coronavirus pandemic accelerates ‘shoppertainment’

Nearly one-third of Chinese have become social buyers despite weaker consumption sentiment and slower economic growth as ‘shoppertainment’ trend grows

12 Jun 2020 - 9:15PM

Nearly one-third of Chinese have become social buyers despite weaker consumption sentiment and slower economic growth as ‘shoppertainment’ trend grows

Social commerce taking larger share of China’s online retail sales as coronavirus pandemic accelerates ‘shoppertainment’
Smartphone giant Xiaomi enters China’s online mutual aid industry with new health care platform

Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor, has launched a crowdfunding health care platform in a market where the number of online mutual aid users are expected to reach 450 million by 2025.

10 Jun 2020 - 10:39PM

Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone vendor, has launched a crowdfunding health care platform in a market where the number of online mutual aid users are expected to reach 450 million by 2025.

Smartphone giant Xiaomi enters China’s online mutual aid industry with new health care platform
Alibaba Cloud to hire 5,000 people after global cloud spending hits record high in first quarter

Alibaba Cloud plans to recruit 5,000 IT professionals worldwide in its current financial year after global cloud spending grew 34 per cent in first quarter amid surging demand

9 Jun 2020 - 8:17PM

Alibaba Cloud plans to recruit 5,000 IT professionals worldwide in its current financial year after global cloud spending grew 34 per cent in first quarter amid surging demand

Alibaba Cloud to hire 5,000 people after global cloud spending hits record high in first quarter
Chinese tech firms pledge more help for street stalls, small vendors after premier’s comments

Tech platforms like WeChat and JD.com announce new initiatives to help street stalls and small businesses after Premier Li Keqiang says the Chinese government will provide more support for smaller retailers as they are the “fire” of China’s economy.

5 Jun 2020 - 2:50PM

Tech platforms like WeChat and JD.com announce new initiatives to help street stalls and small businesses after Premier Li Keqiang says the Chinese government will provide more support for smaller retailers as they are the “fire” of China’s economy.

Chinese tech firms pledge more help for street stalls, small vendors after premier’s comments
Alibaba’s Taobao Live reaches sales of US$280 million in opening 90 minutes of China’s midyear shopping festival

Chinese e-commerce platforms have doubled down on live streaming after it became an important sales channel for traditional merchants during the coronavirus lockdowns

1 Jun 2020 - 10:58PM

Chinese e-commerce platforms have doubled down on live streaming after it became an important sales channel for traditional merchants during the coronavirus lockdowns

Alibaba’s Taobao Live reaches sales of US$280 million in opening 90 minutes of China’s midyear shopping festival
Alibaba pushes China’s social commerce model to the world, with influencer campaign on cross-border platform AliExpress

AliExpress, the cross-border retail platform of Alibaba, aims to build an army of influencers numbering more than 1 million in three years, ratcheting up efforts by the Chinese e-commerce giant to serve 2 billion consumers worldwide by the next decade.

29 May 2020 - 12:32PM

AliExpress, the cross-border retail platform of Alibaba, aims to build an army of influencers numbering more than 1 million in three years, ratcheting up efforts by the Chinese e-commerce giant to serve 2 billion consumers worldwide by the next decade.

Alibaba pushes China’s social commerce model to the world, with influencer campaign on cross-border platform AliExpress
JD.com joins video platform Kuaishou in live streaming sales deal in time for China’s midyear shopping festival

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com joins short video platform Kuaishou in live streaming sales partnership as a growing number of traditional merchants look online for sales

27 May 2020 - 7:52PM

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com joins short video platform Kuaishou in live streaming sales partnership as a growing number of traditional merchants look online for sales

JD.com joins video platform Kuaishou in live streaming sales deal in time for China’s midyear shopping festival
Food delivery giant Meituan Dianping posts quarterly revenue decline amid Covid-19 disruptions

China’s largest food delivery services provider, which posted a wider net loss in the March quarter, warned that factors including ongoing pandemic precautions and decline in offline consumption would continue to affect its business performance.

25 May 2020 - 10:58PM

China’s largest food delivery services provider, which posted a wider net loss in the March quarter, warned that factors including ongoing pandemic precautions and decline in offline consumption would continue to affect its business performance.

Food delivery giant Meituan Dianping posts quarterly revenue decline amid Covid-19 disruptions
Chinese tech firms denounce latest additions to US trade blacklist as speculation mounts that Beijing will retaliate

The latest sanctions up the ante in a growing tech war between the world’s two-largest economies, which are jostling for supremacy in new technologies.

25 May 2020 - 6:19AM

The latest sanctions up the ante in a growing tech war between the world’s two-largest economies, which are jostling for supremacy in new technologies.

Chinese tech firms denounce latest additions to US trade blacklist as speculation mounts that Beijing will retaliate