Jane Zhang

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.
Jane Zhang
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.

Latest from Jane Zhang

Privacy vs social good: AI must balance responsibilities, China governance expert says

China is keen to harness AI to boost its economy and is applying it in on a huge scale in areas such as surveillance and facial recognition – but it could also kill millions of jobs.

20 Aug 2019 - 2:24PM

China is keen to harness AI to boost its economy and is applying it in on a huge scale in areas such as surveillance and facial recognition – but it could also kill millions of jobs.

Privacy vs social good: AI must balance responsibilities, China governance expert says
China dedicates a mountain highway to test self-driving cars

While Chinese self-driving vehicle players are still playing catch-up to their US peers in public road testing, China may provide a competitive advantage should it put its weight behind open-road testing given the country’s vast infrastructure construction.

19 Aug 2019 - 10:53PM

While Chinese self-driving vehicle players are still playing catch-up to their US peers in public road testing, China may provide a competitive advantage should it put its weight behind open-road testing given the country’s vast infrastructure construction.

China dedicates a mountain highway to test self-driving cars
Chinese self-driving start-up WeRide forms robotaxi venture as country strives to catch US peers

To date Guangzhou-based WeRide has focused on research and development of Level 4 autonomous driving technologies, betting on China’s push for a driverless future

13 Aug 2019 - 6:00AM

To date Guangzhou-based WeRide has focused on research and development of Level 4 autonomous driving technologies, betting on China’s push for a driverless future

Chinese self-driving start-up WeRide forms robotaxi venture as country strives to catch US peers
How an ex-Huawei employer fed up with shopping in Africa built continent's biggest e-commerce platform Kilimall

With China’s e-commerce market dominated by Alibaba and JD.com, Africa is home to relatively young consumer market with huge potential.

11 Aug 2019 - 11:13AM

With China’s e-commerce market dominated by Alibaba and JD.com, Africa is home to relatively young consumer market with huge potential.

How an ex-Huawei employer fed up with shopping in Africa built continent's biggest e-commerce platform Kilimall
Why China’s next crop of ‘techpreneurs’ are skipping home and eyeing a fresh gold rush in new markets

China’s tech entrepreneurs are finding that affordable innovation appeals in developing markets, and many Chinese companies are finding new avenues of growth.

10 Aug 2019 - 12:10PM

China’s tech entrepreneurs are finding that affordable innovation appeals in developing markets, and many Chinese companies are finding new avenues of growth.

Why China’s next crop of ‘techpreneurs’ are skipping home and eyeing a fresh gold rush in new markets
Chinese chip maker Loongson Technology to invest US$2.1 billion in a new smart industry park in Zhejiang as China pushes for tech self-reliance

Loongson is one of the few companies in China that can independently design central processing units. It was established in 2010 as a joint venture between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Beijing government with the goal of commercialising the research and development of CAS-developed chips.

8 Aug 2019 - 11:04PM

Loongson is one of the few companies in China that can independently design central processing units. It was established in 2010 as a joint venture between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Beijing government with the goal of commercialising the research and development of CAS-developed chips.

Chinese chip maker Loongson Technology to invest US$2.1 billion in a new smart industry park in Zhejiang as China pushes for tech self-reliance
Singapore-based parenting start-up backed by Chinese investors bets on African demand for pregnancy advice

Its latest round of fundraising was led by China’s Fosun, a family-focused multinational company, and joined by e-commerce operator JD.com.

8 Aug 2019 - 4:58PM

Its latest round of fundraising was led by China’s Fosun, a family-focused multinational company, and joined by e-commerce operator JD.com.

Singapore-based parenting start-up backed by Chinese investors bets on African demand for pregnancy advice
China’s smartphone shipments beat expectations but decline continues amid trade tensions

Huawei led domestic shipments with a 27 per cent year-on-year increase to 36.3 million units last quarter, helping it gain a 37 per cent market share.

7 Aug 2019 - 10:58PM

Huawei led domestic shipments with a 27 per cent year-on-year increase to 36.3 million units last quarter, helping it gain a 37 per cent market share.

China’s smartphone shipments beat expectations but decline continues amid trade tensions
Huawei pushes ahead with US$1.4 billion R&D centre in Shanghai in spite of US trade restrictions

Huawei is pushing ahead to invest in research and development despite facing US trade restrictions

7 Aug 2019 - 11:11AM

Huawei is pushing ahead to invest in research and development despite facing US trade restrictions

Huawei pushes ahead with US$1.4 billion R&D centre in Shanghai in spite of US trade restrictions
China’s Kuaishou, TikTok close gap with YouTube among highest-grossing video apps

The two popular Chinese short video platforms plan to increase user growth by expanding into longer formats.

6 Aug 2019 - 6:34PM

The two popular Chinese short video platforms plan to increase user growth by expanding into longer formats.

China’s Kuaishou, TikTok close gap with YouTube among highest-grossing video apps
Chinese researchers develop hybrid chip design that holds promise for ‘thinking machines’

Efforts are now underway to incubate start-ups that would focus on developing applications based on the Chinese researchers’ work on the Tianjic chip design.

2 Aug 2019 - 6:00AM

Efforts are now underway to incubate start-ups that would focus on developing applications based on the Chinese researchers’ work on the Tianjic chip design.

Chinese researchers develop hybrid chip design that holds promise for ‘thinking machines’
5G to stimulate US$500 billion in China tech growth over next five years, government researcher projects

That development is expected to rev up digitisation across traditional industries, which would yield more than US$1.5 trillion in growth over the same period.

1 Aug 2019 - 10:19PM

That development is expected to rev up digitisation across traditional industries, which would yield more than US$1.5 trillion in growth over the same period.

5G to stimulate US$500 billion in China tech growth over next five years, government researcher projects
China’s short video apps are expanding into longer formats, betting that people want their 15 minutes of social media fame

Can Chinese video-sharing platforms Kuaishou and Douyin copy their successful short-video model to create a long-form video craze in China?

25 Jul 2019 - 2:50PM

Can Chinese video-sharing platforms Kuaishou and Douyin copy their successful short-video model to create a long-form video craze in China?

China’s short video apps are expanding into longer formats, betting that people want their 15 minutes of social media fame
ByteDance spurs TikTok’s global expansion by snapping up music tech from AI start-up Jukedeck

The initiative raises the potential for TikTok to make AI-powered music composition widely accessible to a vast mainstream audience around the world.

24 Jul 2019 - 5:46PM

The initiative raises the potential for TikTok to make AI-powered music composition widely accessible to a vast mainstream audience around the world.

ByteDance spurs TikTok’s global expansion by snapping up music tech from AI start-up Jukedeck
Chinese cryptocurrency billionaire Justin Sun postpones lunch with Warren Buffett because of kidney stones

Suns’s TRON Foundation said on its Twitter account that relevant parties had “agreed to reschedule [lunch] at a later date”

23 Jul 2019 - 10:33PM

Suns’s TRON Foundation said on its Twitter account that relevant parties had “agreed to reschedule [lunch] at a later date”

Chinese cryptocurrency billionaire Justin Sun postpones lunch with Warren Buffett because of kidney stones
After conquering short-video market, Kuaishou guns for China’s gamers with promise of ‘support’

The Tencent-backed start-up plans support to about one million video game broadcasters on its Twitch-like game live-streaming platform, which has about 35 million daily active users.

18 Jul 2019 - 7:34AM

The Tencent-backed start-up plans support to about one million video game broadcasters on its Twitch-like game live-streaming platform, which has about 35 million daily active users.

After conquering short-video market, Kuaishou guns for China’s gamers with promise of ‘support’
Xiaomi founder Lei Jun to have his third listed company with Kingsoft Office set for new Shanghai tech board

Kingsoft Office would be third IPO for serial entrepreneur Lei after Xiaomi and Kingsoft Software

17 Jul 2019 - 7:00AM

Kingsoft Office would be third IPO for serial entrepreneur Lei after Xiaomi and Kingsoft Software

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun to have his third listed company with Kingsoft Office set for new Shanghai tech board
How to inspire the next generation of China tech researchers? Give them a chip

A locally developed Dragon chip was attached to an open letter to new students at CAS university, sending a message amid the ongoing US-China tech war

16 Jul 2019 - 7:00AM

A locally developed Dragon chip was attached to an open letter to new students at CAS university, sending a message amid the ongoing US-China tech war

How to inspire the next generation of China tech researchers? Give them a chip
Picture of ‘giant dragon that caused Yibin earthquake’ lands Chinese man in detention

Suspect says manipulated image of snake was intended as ‘a bit of fun’, but police in city where tremor killed 13 people last month weren’t laughing.

5 Jul 2019 - 11:04PM

Suspect says manipulated image of snake was intended as ‘a bit of fun’, but police in city where tremor killed 13 people last month weren’t laughing.

Picture of ‘giant dragon that caused Yibin earthquake’ lands Chinese man in detention
Six dead after freak tornado tears through town in northern China

Homes destroyed and trees uprooted as destructive forces rips area apart in 15 minutes.

4 Jul 2019 - 8:56PM

Homes destroyed and trees uprooted as destructive forces rips area apart in 15 minutes.

Six dead after freak tornado tears through town in northern China
Chinese bus rage strikes again as woman kicks and punches driver, grabs steering wheel

Culprit is detained for endangering public safety in the latest of a string of such incidents, which have been in the spotlight since one ended in a bus plunging into the Yangtze River in October, killing 15.

4 Jul 2019 - 11:13PM

Culprit is detained for endangering public safety in the latest of a string of such incidents, which have been in the spotlight since one ended in a bus plunging into the Yangtze River in October, killing 15.

Chinese bus rage strikes again as woman kicks and punches driver, grabs steering wheel
Keep your shirt on! Chinese city introduces fines for stripping off in public

Authorities in Jinan say it is also an offence to wash your laundry – or your feet – in the city’s famous springs.

3 Jul 2019 - 10:17PM

Authorities in Jinan say it is also an offence to wash your laundry – or your feet – in the city’s famous springs.

Keep your shirt on! Chinese city introduces fines for stripping off in public
Chinese eco park forced to stay shut after tourists strip away all its lotus flowers

Sichuan attraction was due to reopen for the summer but managers decided there was no point after it was stripped bare of its most celebrated feature.

3 Jul 2019 - 3:03AM

Sichuan attraction was due to reopen for the summer but managers decided there was no point after it was stripped bare of its most celebrated feature.

Chinese eco park forced to stay shut after tourists strip away all its lotus flowers
Chinese police officer dragged along ground for 20 metres by motorbike while trying to arrest drug suspect

Officer praised for his bravery after he was injured while helping to arrest a suspected drug dealer

1 Jul 2019 - 6:51PM

Officer praised for his bravery after he was injured while helping to arrest a suspected drug dealer

Chinese police officer dragged along ground for 20 metres by motorbike while trying to arrest drug suspect
Young Chinese mock proposal to lower legal marriage age to 18 to counter ageing population crisis

Negative reaction on social media after some legislators propose a change to help arrest falling birth rates, with the present minimum age to marry set at 22 for men and 20 for women.

2 Jul 2019 - 10:47AM

Negative reaction on social media after some legislators propose a change to help arrest falling birth rates, with the present minimum age to marry set at 22 for men and 20 for women.

Young Chinese mock proposal to lower legal marriage age to 18 to counter ageing population crisis
Chinese animal rights group saves seven dogs from restaurant

Volunteers from VShine Animal Protection Association convince owner of eatery to let animals go free.

27 Jun 2019 - 11:28PM

Volunteers from VShine Animal Protection Association convince owner of eatery to let animals go free.

Chinese animal rights group saves seven dogs from restaurant
Chinese kindergarten teacher fired for forcing children out into hot sun as a punishment

Children were forced out into the glare of the sun for playing during naptime on a day when temperatures topped 30 degrees Celsius

21 Jun 2019 - 6:56PM

Children were forced out into the glare of the sun for playing during naptime on a day when temperatures topped 30 degrees Celsius

Chinese kindergarten teacher fired for forcing children out into hot sun as a punishment
New restaurants in Hong Kong: Indian Curry Corner in Jordan – friendly service, but dishes lacked complexity

Near the busy transport hub of Hong Kong’s West Kowloon High-Speed Railway Station is Indian Curry Corner, a new restaurant serving up reasonably priced Indian dishes.

13 Jun 2019 - 7:51PM

Near the busy transport hub of Hong Kong’s West Kowloon High-Speed Railway Station is Indian Curry Corner, a new restaurant serving up reasonably priced Indian dishes.

New restaurants in Hong Kong: Indian Curry Corner in Jordan – friendly service, but dishes lacked complexity
Chinese school stops using facial recognition gates at peak times after complaints about queues

Students say it doesn’t always recognise faces and they have long waits to go through the system at the entrances to two huge dormitories.

29 May 2019 - 11:00PM

Students say it doesn’t always recognise faces and they have long waits to go through the system at the entrances to two huge dormitories.

Chinese school stops using facial recognition gates at peak times after complaints about queues
US$16 three cups chicken well worth the cash at Mei Taiwan Cuisine in Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Taiwan’s famous dish gets the name from its three main ingredients of sesame oil, Chinese rice wine, and soy sauce – and it all tasted delicious. Served in a sizzling casserole filled with savoury hunks of golden brown chicken meat, a mix of basil leaves, spring onions and garlic added fragrance.

30 May 2019 - 7:53PM

Taiwan’s famous dish gets the name from its three main ingredients of sesame oil, Chinese rice wine, and soy sauce – and it all tasted delicious. Served in a sizzling casserole filled with savoury hunks of golden brown chicken meat, a mix of basil leaves, spring onions and garlic added fragrance.

US$16 three cups chicken well worth the cash at Mei Taiwan Cuisine in Wan Chai, Hong Kong