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.

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China’s AI champion iFlyTek brushes off US entity list inclusion with bullish profit forecast

Company CEO addressed the impact of the ban in an open letter to staff, saying it would not have a significant impact on day-to-day operations

10 Oct 2019 - 10:26PM

Company CEO addressed the impact of the ban in an open letter to staff, saying it would not have a significant impact on day-to-day operations

China’s AI champion iFlyTek brushes off US entity list inclusion with bullish profit forecast
Chinese tech champions denounce US blacklisting as foreign ministry says ‘stay tuned’ for retaliation

Analysts say the Chinese companies will now have to think about sourcing alternative tech in the same way that Huawei has done.

9 Oct 2019 - 12:05AM

Analysts say the Chinese companies will now have to think about sourcing alternative tech in the same way that Huawei has done.

Chinese tech champions denounce US blacklisting as foreign ministry says ‘stay tuned’ for retaliation
In Chongqing, the world’s most surveilled city, residents are happy to trade privacy for security

Whether it is to monitor traffic, prevent petty theft in restaurants or monitor public safety in parks – residents can be sure there is a camera following their every move.

4 Oct 2019 - 12:44PM

Whether it is to monitor traffic, prevent petty theft in restaurants or monitor public safety in parks – residents can be sure there is a camera following their every move.

In Chongqing, the world’s most surveilled city, residents are happy to trade privacy for security
Chinese short video app Douyin introduces reverse-image search function as way to boost ad revenue

Reverse-image search tool could help ByteDance capitalise on the growing popularity of its video app.

4 Oct 2019 - 5:17AM

Reverse-image search tool could help ByteDance capitalise on the growing popularity of its video app.

Chinese short video app Douyin introduces reverse-image search function as way to boost ad revenue
Chinese EV maker Xpeng will equip P7 coupe with Alibaba’s mini-app platform to boost in-car services

Xpeng and Alibaba move comes as battle for smart vehicles market intensifies in China with new models and more in-car services.

27 Sep 2019 - 10:11PM

Xpeng and Alibaba move comes as battle for smart vehicles market intensifies in China with new models and more in-car services.

Chinese EV maker Xpeng will equip P7 coupe with Alibaba’s mini-app platform to boost in-car services
Alibaba unveils new AI chip aimed at speeding up e-commerce and cloud computing tasks

Alibaba says AI inference chip can reduce latency by half and power consumption by more than half

25 Sep 2019 - 10:55PM

Alibaba says AI inference chip can reduce latency by half and power consumption by more than half

Alibaba unveils new AI chip aimed at speeding up e-commerce and cloud computing tasks
Inspired by Marvel’s Iron Man, this young Chinese entrepreneur is bringing exoskeletons to the masses

Start-up is producing exoskeletons designed to give logistics workers extra strength to lift heavy objects, but the bigger potential market may be for physical rehabilitation.

20 Sep 2019 - 5:56AM

Start-up is producing exoskeletons designed to give logistics workers extra strength to lift heavy objects, but the bigger potential market may be for physical rehabilitation.

Inspired by Marvel’s Iron Man, this young Chinese entrepreneur is bringing exoskeletons to the masses
Hong Kong’s Green Monday sees breakthrough for plant-based ‘pork’ in swine fever-hit China

Start-up Green Monday expects about 15,000 restaurants and retailers across Asia will serve or sell its Omnipork product by the end of this year.

19 Sep 2019 - 7:22AM

Start-up Green Monday expects about 15,000 restaurants and retailers across Asia will serve or sell its Omnipork product by the end of this year.

Hong Kong’s Green Monday sees breakthrough for plant-based ‘pork’ in swine fever-hit China
Lazada says it is e-commerce leader in Southeast Asia with more than 50 million buyers

The company leads the competition in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines in terms of monthly active users.

11 Sep 2019 - 11:33AM

The company leads the competition in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines in terms of monthly active users.

Lazada says it is e-commerce leader in Southeast Asia with more than 50 million buyers
Alibaba marks 20-year milestone with pledge to push forward global e-commerce expansion

About 60,000 Alibaba staff and guests gathered to celebrate the e-commerce giant’s 20th anniversary in its home city of Hangzhou.

11 Sep 2019 - 10:50AM

About 60,000 Alibaba staff and guests gathered to celebrate the e-commerce giant’s 20th anniversary in its home city of Hangzhou.

Alibaba marks 20-year milestone with pledge to push forward global e-commerce expansion
China’s 5G, industrial internet roll-outs to fuel more demand for cybersecurity

Adoption of advanced technologies will inevitably result in bugs and security gaps, Qihoo 360 chief says.

9 Sep 2019 - 7:00AM

Adoption of advanced technologies will inevitably result in bugs and security gaps, Qihoo 360 chief says.

China’s 5G, industrial internet roll-outs to fuel more demand for cybersecurity
Alibaba buys NetEase’s Kaola for US$2 billion to create China’s biggest cross-border e-commerce platform

In addition to Kaola deal, Alibaba together with private equity firm Yunfeng Capital, will invest about US$700 million in NetEase Cloud Music

6 Sep 2019 - 10:47PM

In addition to Kaola deal, Alibaba together with private equity firm Yunfeng Capital, will invest about US$700 million in NetEase Cloud Music

Alibaba buys NetEase’s Kaola for US$2 billion to create China’s biggest cross-border e-commerce platform
China needs ‘five to 10 years’ to catch up in semiconductors, Peking University professor Zhou Zhiping says

China has made self-reliance in core technologies a key initiative, but the country remains at least one to two generations behind the US in the critical field of semiconductors, according to industry veteran.

4 Sep 2019 - 6:32PM

China has made self-reliance in core technologies a key initiative, but the country remains at least one to two generations behind the US in the critical field of semiconductors, according to industry veteran.

China needs ‘five to 10 years’ to catch up in semiconductors, Peking University professor Zhou Zhiping says
BIGO Technology – the Singaporean company selling content moderation services, starting with Indonesia

BIGO sees an opportunity to meet increased demand for technology that helps to combat online lies, propaganda and conspiracy theories.

27 Aug 2019 - 1:14PM

BIGO sees an opportunity to meet increased demand for technology that helps to combat online lies, propaganda and conspiracy theories.

BIGO Technology – the Singaporean company selling content moderation services, starting with Indonesia
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
Chinese tech start-ups are skipping home for developing markets

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

11 Aug 2019 - 11:23AM

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

Chinese tech start-ups are skipping home for developing 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’