Jeremy Blum

Born in the United States but now living in Hong Kong, Jeremy Blum is a half-American, half-Taiwanese writer. Prior to joining SCMP, he studied journalism at the University of Hong Kong and lived in Taiwan for two years. He has previously written on a wide variety of topics, including communist video games, Asian American start-ups and the history of dumpling restaurants in Taiwan. You can follow him on Twitter @blummer102
Jeremy Blum
Born in the United States but now living in Hong Kong, Jeremy Blum is a half-American, half-Taiwanese writer. Prior to joining SCMP, he studied journalism at the University of Hong Kong and lived in Taiwan for two years. He has previously written on a wide variety of topics, including communist video games, Asian American start-ups and the history of dumpling restaurants in Taiwan. You can follow him on Twitter @blummer102

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After Goldman Sachs is pirated, here are 10 of China's most audacious fakes

While 'borrowing' the name of an overseas bank might be a new tactic, developing quirky fakes has long been China's forte. Here are a few of the more egregious and creative examples over the last three years. 

28 Aug 2015 - 2:46PM
After Goldman Sachs is pirated, here are 10 of China's most audacious fakes

While 'borrowing' the name of an overseas bank might be a new tactic, developing quirky fakes has long been China's forte. Here are a few of the more egregious and creative examples over the last three years. 

Love them or not, Hong Kong trams must stay despite 'ridiculous' scrapping proposal: Post readers
GRAPHICS: Bangkok shrine bombing kills at least 21 people, injuring more than 120

The deadly explosion that ripped through Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine in a busy tourist area on Monday constituted a rare attack of that scale. Elsewhere in Thailand, however, the violence has been more palpable, with a sequence of bombings attributed to various groups over the past four years and many of the attacks occurring in the country’s restive south.

4 Nov 2015 - 11:29AM
GRAPHICS: Bangkok shrine bombing kills at least 21 people, injuring more than 120

The deadly explosion that ripped through Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine in a busy tourist area on Monday constituted a rare attack of that scale. Elsewhere in Thailand, however, the violence has been more palpable, with a sequence of bombings attributed to various groups over the past four years and many of the attacks occurring in the country’s restive south.

Leave luck to heaven - An ode to late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata
Forget Attack on Titan - China issues its own attack on anime
YouTubers react to Occupy Central with summaries, spoofs and songs

Many of YouTube's prominent videobloggers and big-name celebrities have responded to Occupy Central in their own unique way.

14 Oct 2014 - 1:58PM
YouTubers react to Occupy Central with summaries, spoofs and songs

Many of YouTube's prominent videobloggers and big-name celebrities have responded to Occupy Central in their own unique way.

US comedians poke fun at CY Leung's daughter, China censorship in Occupy news spoofs
Hackers' group Anonymous shuts down websites after declaring cyberwar

The websites of the city's biggest political party, the Occupy Central movement and the Silent Majority for Hong Kong were all taken offline by hackers yesterday after a US-based group declared cyberwar.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:23PM
Hackers' group Anonymous shuts down websites after declaring cyberwar

The websites of the city's biggest political party, the Occupy Central movement and the Silent Majority for Hong Kong were all taken offline by hackers yesterday after a US-based group declared cyberwar.

'Anonymous' hacker group brings down DAB, Occupy Central websites
'Anonymous' hacker group declares cyber war on Hong Kong government, police
Beijing cracks down on its 'naked officials'
'Americans love their guns': Chinese microbloggers mock US firearms culture
Despite the iPhone's popularity, Android remains king in China

New data released by Chinese search engine Baidu reveals that the Android platform is dominant in China, while Apple’s iOS is only used by a small number of mobile users.

28 Aug 2014 - 9:13AM
Despite the iPhone's popularity, Android remains king in China

New data released by Chinese search engine Baidu reveals that the Android platform is dominant in China, while Apple’s iOS is only used by a small number of mobile users.

An end to men selling sanitary pads? China’s celebrities may soon have to try products they endorse

China’s celebrities may need to begin actually trying the products they endorse if a new amendment to the mainland’s advertising laws is successfully passed.

27 Aug 2014 - 10:54AM
An end to men selling sanitary pads? China’s celebrities may soon have to try products they endorse

China’s celebrities may need to begin actually trying the products they endorse if a new amendment to the mainland’s advertising laws is successfully passed.

Xiaomi announces partnership with Ouya to distribute video games in China
Microsoft's Xbox One is coming to mainland China, but still much cheaper in Taiwan
'Give us a Chinese-language version of Pokémon', China's passionate gamers proclaim

Chinese Pokémon fans are petitioning Nintendo to release an official Chinese-language localisation of the newest games in the long-running monster catching series. 

19 Aug 2014 - 8:59PM
'Give us a Chinese-language version of Pokémon', China's passionate gamers proclaim

Chinese Pokémon fans are petitioning Nintendo to release an official Chinese-language localisation of the newest games in the long-running monster catching series. 

China catches up with fugitive chief of video sharing site
Bracing for worse to come: city's typhoon defences need to evolve, experts say

Hong Kong has a protective system of defences to weather tropical cyclones. These defences continue to evolve, which is vitally important because experts predict the city will see even fiercer storms in the coming decades that will test engineering skills.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:23PM
Bracing for worse to come: city's typhoon defences need to evolve, experts say

Hong Kong has a protective system of defences to weather tropical cyclones. These defences continue to evolve, which is vitally important because experts predict the city will see even fiercer storms in the coming decades that will test engineering skills.

In the eye of the storm: How deadly typhoons have changed the face of Hong Kong

A two-part special report on how Hong Kong copes with tropical cyclones

22 Feb 2019 - 3:19PM
In the eye of the storm: How deadly typhoons have changed the face of Hong Kong

A two-part special report on how Hong Kong copes with tropical cyclones

Language learning app Duolingo makes waves in the Chinese market
Ambi Climate seeks to bring 'smart air conditioning' to Hong Kong

A device that can reduce air conditioning energy consumption by up to 30 per cent, potentially saving HK$200 a month for a typical household, Ambi Climate is the product of a Hong Kong startup.

8 Aug 2014 - 3:00PM
Ambi Climate seeks to bring 'smart air conditioning' to Hong Kong

A device that can reduce air conditioning energy consumption by up to 30 per cent, potentially saving HK$200 a month for a typical household, Ambi Climate is the product of a Hong Kong startup.

Kim Jong-un, Obama, and even the PLA are all dancing to China's newest viral music video
Cosplay galore: Hong Kong's Ani-Com fans tell why they dress up as their favourite anime characters
Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone - the Mi4
Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

Luxury taxi service Uber launched in Hong Kong yesterday to a tepid reception amid complaints about late pick-ups and drivers getting lost.

29 Jul 2014 - 9:06PM
Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

Luxury taxi service Uber launched in Hong Kong yesterday to a tepid reception amid complaints about late pick-ups and drivers getting lost.

Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report
Xiaomi teases its next smartphone, due for release July 22
Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun, a businessman often dubbed the “Steve Jobs of China”, recently donated HK$93 million worth of stocks to the employees of his company Kingsoft.

8 Jul 2014 - 7:27PM
Xiaomi founder Lei Jun donates HK$93 million worth of stocks to employees

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun, a businessman often dubbed the “Steve Jobs of China”, recently donated HK$93 million worth of stocks to the employees of his company Kingsoft.

From The Hip | Transformers: Age of Extinction is a terrible film, but hilarious to watch as a Hongkonger

Product placements, a Hong Kong finale and pro-Beijing propaganda galore - the newest 'Transformers' was most definitely made in China.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:19AM
Transformers: Age of Extinction is a terrible film, but hilarious to watch as a Hongkonger

Product placements, a Hong Kong finale and pro-Beijing propaganda galore - the newest 'Transformers' was most definitely made in China.