Jane Zhang

Hong Kong

Jane Zhang

Reporter, Hong Kong and China

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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Alibaba founder Jack Ma shows up at Hainan primary school as his foundation celebrates 7th anniversary of rural teacher’s charity

Alibaba founder Jack Ma made a rare public appearance on Monday, participating in a ceremony at a primary school in Hainan, his first public showing since a study trip to Europe late last year.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma made a rare public appearance on Monday, participating in a ceremony at a primary school in Hainan, his first public showing since a study trip to Europe late last year.

11 Jan 2022 - 4:19PM
JD.com opens robotic shops in the Netherlands as Chinese e-commerce giant tests new model in Europe

JD.com has remained largely unscathed by government’s tech crackdown but new markets are key to offset slower consumer spending in China.

JD.com has remained largely unscathed by government’s tech crackdown but new markets are key to offset slower consumer spending in China.

11 Jan 2022 - 12:54AM
Alibaba’s auto driving lab chief Wang Gang leaves to start his own business

Wang is just the latest scientist to leave a Chinese Big Tech firm, with many choosing to return to academia.

Wang is just the latest scientist to leave a Chinese Big Tech firm, with many choosing to return to academia.

8 Jan 2022 - 11:00AM
Alibaba reorganises back-end operations of core Chinese online retail platforms Taobao, Tmall amid increased competition

The move is expected to sharpen the focus of Alibaba’s two core online retail platforms on user expansion and merchant development amid increased competition in China.

The move is expected to sharpen the focus of Alibaba’s two core online retail platforms on user expansion and merchant development amid increased competition in China.

7 Jan 2022 - 9:30PM
JD.com wins Spring Festival Gala partnership, following ByteDance, Tencent, and Alibaba, in sign of political approval

JD.com is CCTV’s latest partner for giving away virtual red packets during the most-watched television broadcast in China, which has become a sign of political approval.

JD.com is CCTV’s latest partner for giving away virtual red packets during the most-watched television broadcast in China, which has become a sign of political approval.

6 Jan 2022 - 6:56PM
Tencent divestments could signal more sales amid Big Tech crackdown as it shifts focus to new tech like the metaverse

Tencent’s sale of Sea and JD.com stakes has raised questions about its interest in other Big Tech firms like Pinduoduo and Meituan, but analysts say such divestment could help the internet giant boost investment in new technologies.

Tencent’s sale of Sea and JD.com stakes has raised questions about its interest in other Big Tech firms like Pinduoduo and Meituan, but analysts say such divestment could help the internet giant boost investment in new technologies.

15 Jan 2022 - 12:56PM
China rolls out new regulation to rein in algorithms used on apps as Beijing continues to clip wings of Big Tech firms

A new regulation, which takes effect on March 1, seeks to rein in algorithms used on apps to recommend what consumers would like to read, watch, play and buy online.

A new regulation, which takes effect on March 1, seeks to rein in algorithms used on apps to recommend what consumers would like to read, watch, play and buy online.

4 Jan 2022 - 11:17PM
Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou latest celebrity to issue NFTs, selling 10,000 ‘digital bears’ designed by his fashion brand

Jay Chou’s NFT collection of virtual ‘Phanta Bears’ were algorithmically-generated and sold out in less than 40 minutes when put up for sale on New Year’s Day.

Jay Chou’s NFT collection of virtual ‘Phanta Bears’ were algorithmically-generated and sold out in less than 40 minutes when put up for sale on New Year’s Day.

3 Jan 2022 - 5:50PM
31 Dec 2021 - 4:38PM
China’s tech crackdown: Antitrust body signals tighter enforcement in 2022 while promoting market development

The State Administration for Market Regulation will strengthen supervision of the platform economy and information security, said agency head Zhang Gong.

The State Administration for Market Regulation will strengthen supervision of the platform economy and information security, said agency head Zhang Gong.

30 Dec 2021 - 6:00PM
China’s Ant Group to close world’s largest mutual aid platform next month amid regulatory scrutiny

Alibaba affiliate Ant Group will close its mutual aid platform on January 28 in response to regulatory scrutiny from Chinese authorities, who are trying to ring-fence tech-enabled services from the banking system.

Alibaba affiliate Ant Group will close its mutual aid platform on January 28 in response to regulatory scrutiny from Chinese authorities, who are trying to ring-fence tech-enabled services from the banking system.

28 Dec 2021 - 8:56PM
Food delivery giant Meituan’s pact with short-video app Kuaishou seen as latest sign of China’s Big Tech firms appeasing Beijing

Food delivery platform Meituan, hit with a US$533 million antitrust fine in October, will open a mini app on Kuaishou’s short video platform, in the latest sign of China Big Tech trying to keep Beijing happy.

Food delivery platform Meituan, hit with a US$533 million antitrust fine in October, will open a mini app on Kuaishou’s short video platform, in the latest sign of China Big Tech trying to keep Beijing happy.

28 Dec 2021 - 6:30PM
Tencent to offload US$16 billion stake in No 2 e-commerce player JD.com as China’s antitrust pressure mounts

In a surprise move, Tencent plans to significantly reduce its stake in e-commerce platform JD.com by transferring most of its stake to shareholders in the form of dividends.

In a surprise move, Tencent plans to significantly reduce its stake in e-commerce platform JD.com by transferring most of its stake to shareholders in the form of dividends.

23 Dec 2021 - 4:12PM
A year into China’s tech crackdown, the sky is no longer the limit for China’s Big Tech

China’s tech giants fell in line with new national priorities that emphasised hard technologies and common prosperity, making it harder for companies to profit from the free-wheeling business practices that they once thrived on.

China’s tech giants fell in line with new national priorities that emphasised hard technologies and common prosperity, making it harder for companies to profit from the free-wheeling business practices that they once thrived on.

27 Apr 2022 - 5:55PM
Who is live-streaming e-commerce star Viya and how did she become famous?

Online influencer Viya currently finds herself out of the live-streaming e-commerce market after being slapped with a record fine for tax evasion.

Online influencer Viya currently finds herself out of the live-streaming e-commerce market after being slapped with a record fine for tax evasion.

22 Dec 2021 - 8:05AM
China’s Big Tech crackdown: number of apps falls 40 per cent over 3 years amid new data laws and clean-up campaigns

The number of apps in Chinese app stores fell 40 per cent to 2.78 million apps over the past three years, with the biggest declines coming this year amid Beijing’s crackdown on Big Tech.

The number of apps in Chinese app stores fell 40 per cent to 2.78 million apps over the past three years, with the biggest declines coming this year amid Beijing’s crackdown on Big Tech.

21 Dec 2021 - 7:30AM
#MeToo or not: controversy lingers after Alibaba fires woman who accused boss of sexual assault

Netizens are defending the accuser on social media after she said Alibaba fired her last month over ‘false information’ that damaged the company’s reputation.

Netizens are defending the accuser on social media after she said Alibaba fired her last month over ‘false information’ that damaged the company’s reputation.

18 Dec 2021 - 10:00AM
Alibaba to stick with core strategic engines of China, globalisation and tech after tough year of regulatory change

CEO says Alibaba will continue to focus on China consumption, globalisation and technology to drive future growth.

CEO says Alibaba will continue to focus on China consumption, globalisation and technology to drive future growth.

18 Dec 2021 - 3:38AM
Alibaba pumps up employee perks to ‘warm hearts’ after a tough year of regulatory crackdown

Alibaba employees are given additional time-off to visit families and care for newborns, as Big Tech firms in China face pressure to address the industry’s brutal work culture.

Alibaba employees are given additional time-off to visit families and care for newborns, as Big Tech firms in China face pressure to address the industry’s brutal work culture.

15 Dec 2021 - 6:00PM
Alibaba to test gaming potential of metaverse as Big Tech firms stampede into virtual world

Analysts say Alibaba wants to leverage its edge and cloud computing technology to establish the essential infrastructure for the metaverse.

Analysts say Alibaba wants to leverage its edge and cloud computing technology to establish the essential infrastructure for the metaverse.

14 Dec 2021 - 11:31PM
Disruptions to Apple’s manufacturing chain and cost control measures are squeezing Chinese suppliers, report says

Apple has added more suppliers from mainland China than anywhere else to its list of vendors over the past three years.

Apple has added more suppliers from mainland China than anywhere else to its list of vendors over the past three years.

11 Dec 2021 - 1:30AM
Alibaba ends a ‘cautious’ year overshadowed by antitrust probe by doubling stake in tour agency

Alibaba will double its stake in Shenzhen-listed UTour Group as the pace of external investments by the e-commerce giant slows amid a year of regulatory challenges.

Alibaba will double its stake in Shenzhen-listed UTour Group as the pace of external investments by the e-commerce giant slows amid a year of regulatory challenges.

9 Dec 2021 - 7:00PM
Alibaba’s Jiang Fan moves back into the limelight with mission to win hundreds of millions of new consumers overseas

Jiang Fan, formerly president at Taobao and Tmall, will now lead Alibaba’s overseas e-commerce operations as part of a broad restructuring at the company.

Jiang Fan, formerly president at Taobao and Tmall, will now lead Alibaba’s overseas e-commerce operations as part of a broad restructuring at the company.

9 Dec 2021 - 7:24AM
Alibaba brings in new CFO in management reshuffle dividing domestic and overseas e-commerce amid Big Tech crackdown

Toby Xu succeeds long-time Alibaba veteran Maggie Wu as chief financial officer in April as part of management reshuffle creating two new divisions for China and overseas businesses.

Toby Xu succeeds long-time Alibaba veteran Maggie Wu as chief financial officer in April as part of management reshuffle creating two new divisions for China and overseas businesses.

6 Dec 2021 - 6:24PM
Timeline: how Didi forced its way from Beijing to New York - and ended up in Hong Kong

Chinese ride hailing giant Didi Chuxing has faced a tumultuous time since listing in New York five months ago, brought about by a Beijing-imposed cybersecurity review on national security grounds.

Chinese ride hailing giant Didi Chuxing has faced a tumultuous time since listing in New York five months ago, brought about by a Beijing-imposed cybersecurity review on national security grounds.

3 Dec 2021 - 8:54PM
Chinese smartphone maker hopes to quick-charge growth at home after conquering Indian market

Realme founder Sky Li said the brand is ready to compete in the high-end market, but it faces stiff competition at home from rivals like Xiaomi that followed a similar path.

Realme founder Sky Li said the brand is ready to compete in the high-end market, but it faces stiff competition at home from rivals like Xiaomi that followed a similar path.

3 Dec 2021 - 11:51AM
Lenovo retains lead in global PC market after surprise withdrawal of Shanghai listing

The world’s top PC maker beat HP, Dell and Apple in global shipments of desktops, notebooks and workstations in the third quarter.

The world’s top PC maker beat HP, Dell and Apple in global shipments of desktops, notebooks and workstations in the third quarter.

30 Nov 2021 - 11:57PM
China fines Caifutong, Tencent’s WeChat Pay operator, for breaking foreign exchange rules

The latest fine on Tencent unit represents at least the third reprimand since mid-2018 for breaking the nation’s foreign-exchange regulations.

The latest fine on Tencent unit represents at least the third reprimand since mid-2018 for breaking the nation’s foreign-exchange regulations.

28 Nov 2021 - 4:53PM
China food delivery giant Meituan reports 10bn yuan loss after paying antitrust fine

China’s biggest on demand food delivery provider Meituan reported a 10 billion yuan loss in the third quarter after getting hit with an antitrust fine.

China’s biggest on demand food delivery provider Meituan reported a 10 billion yuan loss in the third quarter after getting hit with an antitrust fine.

30 Nov 2021 - 12:11PM
China’s internet walled gardens may be cracking but users face a long wait for the bricks to come tumbling down

Tech companies are still figuring out ways they can comply with the government’s push for interoperability while at the same time protecting their turf.

Tech companies are still figuring out ways they can comply with the government’s push for interoperability while at the same time protecting their turf.

13 Nov 2021 - 10:12AM