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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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.

8 Dec 2019 - 6:15AM

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.

6 Dec 2019 - 11:32PM

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
This smart farm in Wuzhen is producing tomatoes that get tender-loving care courtesy of a 5G network

The smart farm says that crop outputs have doubled and even tripled in some cases with 5G system, and the new greenhouse requires less manual labour

26 Oct 2019 - 6:53AM

The smart farm says that crop outputs have doubled and even tripled in some cases with 5G system, and the new greenhouse requires less manual labour

This smart farm in Wuzhen is producing tomatoes that get tender-loving care courtesy of a 5G network
Baidu’s founder and CEO paints bullish outlook for AI investments despite recent company troubles

AI-driven smart economy will bring revolutionary changes to human-machine interactions, IT infrastructure and create many new businesses, says Baidu’s CEO

21 Oct 2019 - 10:59AM

AI-driven smart economy will bring revolutionary changes to human-machine interactions, IT infrastructure and create many new businesses, says Baidu’s CEO

Baidu’s founder and CEO paints bullish outlook for AI investments despite recent company troubles
China the global leader in patent filings in 2018 as its inventors seek to double down on call for self-reliance

The rising total indicates that the country is taking its leadership’s call for greater self-sufficiency in core tech seriously.

18 Oct 2019 - 6:56AM

The rising total indicates that the country is taking its leadership’s call for greater self-sufficiency in core tech seriously.

China the global leader in patent filings in 2018 as its inventors seek to double down on call for self-reliance
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.

23 Oct 2019 - 3:18PM

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