Jeremy Blum

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. 

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
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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.

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
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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.

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
9 Oct 2014 - 5:55PM
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.

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
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29 Aug 2014 - 11:36AM
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.

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
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.

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
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'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. 

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
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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.

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
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

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

22 Feb 2019 - 3:19PM
9 Aug 2014 - 5:36PM
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.

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
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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.

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
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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.

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
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.

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

4 Jul 2014 - 5:07PM