Karen Chiu

Hong Kong

Karen Chiu

Multimedia Producer, Abacus

Karen Chiu is a multimedia producer with Abacus. She is interested in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and the everyday experience of tech users. A graduate of Duke University and the University of Hong Kong, she spent four years writing and producing at CNN International before moving to the Post in 2018.

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TikTok owner ByteDance’s China head debuts on Fortune’s list of most powerful women in business

ByteDance China CEO Kelly Zhang debuts at 45th place on Fortune magazine’s international list of the 50 most powerful women in business, joining Chinese tech veterans such as Ping An’s Jessica Tan, Gree’s Dong Mingzhu and Alibaba’s Maggie Wu.

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ByteDance China CEO Kelly Zhang debuts at 45th place on Fortune magazine’s international list of the 50 most powerful women in business, joining Chinese tech veterans such as Ping An’s Jessica Tan, Gree’s Dong Mingzhu and Alibaba’s Maggie Wu.

TikTok owner ByteDance’s China head debuts on Fortune’s list of most powerful women in business
NetEase game Justice holds world’s first AI conference, taking place in the hit MMORPG

NetEase repurposed a scene from its hit MMORPG Justice so AI scientists could meet and share their research after Covid-19 spoiled the real-world event.

28 Oct 2020 - 9:46AM

NetEase repurposed a scene from its hit MMORPG Justice so AI scientists could meet and share their research after Covid-19 spoiled the real-world event.

NetEase game Justice holds world’s first AI conference, taking place in the hit MMORPG
Among Us is taking the world by storm, but it’s just ‘Space Werewolf’ to gamers in China

The latest breakout game amid the Covid-19 pandemic follows a format that is better known among Chinese gamers as Werewolf.

22 Oct 2020 - 3:38AM

The latest breakout game amid the Covid-19 pandemic follows a format that is better known among Chinese gamers as Werewolf.

Among Us is taking the world by storm, but it’s just ‘Space Werewolf’ to gamers in China
Censorship sweep punishes deepfake app Reface and online school Xueersi in China’s latest internet crackdown

The Cyberspace Administration of China targets thousands of apps and websites, including an online school, in its latest effort to clean up the Chinese internet.

21 Oct 2020 - 6:45AM

The Cyberspace Administration of China targets thousands of apps and websites, including an online school, in its latest effort to clean up the Chinese internet.

Censorship sweep punishes deepfake app Reface and online school Xueersi in China’s latest internet crackdown
Smartphone addiction is more prevalent among men and parents with many children, China study says

Researchers look at residents in Beijing to study smartphone addiction, often defined as stressful phone use that leads to anxiety and depression.

20 Oct 2020 - 12:01AM

Researchers look at residents in Beijing to study smartphone addiction, often defined as stressful phone use that leads to anxiety and depression.

Smartphone addiction is more prevalent among men and parents with many children, China study says
iPhone 12 launching without earbuds or wall chargers is compared to eating without chopsticks in China

The iPhone 12 series phones will not include wired EarPods or a wall charger in the box, sparking online outrage on Chinese social media.

14 Oct 2020 - 10:36PM

The iPhone 12 series phones will not include wired EarPods or a wall charger in the box, sparking online outrage on Chinese social media.

iPhone 12 launching without earbuds or wall chargers is compared to eating without chopsticks in China
Earphone wearables designed at Cornell convert facial expressions into emoji with nearly 90 per cent accuracy

C-Face uses earphones connected to a Raspberry Pi to recognise facial expressions and convert them into emoji, helping those who need hands-free communication.

14 Oct 2020 - 11:00AM

C-Face uses earphones connected to a Raspberry Pi to recognise facial expressions and convert them into emoji, helping those who need hands-free communication.

Earphone wearables designed at Cornell convert facial expressions into emoji with nearly 90 per cent accuracy
Police drone busts an alleged drug deal in China after tailing a suspect and filming the exchange

Police filmed an alleged drug dealer exchanging goods with a customer at a secret location discovered by a drone as privacy concerns about UAV use by law enforcement persist .

13 Oct 2020 - 7:12PM

Police filmed an alleged drug dealer exchanging goods with a customer at a secret location discovered by a drone as privacy concerns about UAV use by law enforcement persist .

Police drone busts an alleged drug deal in China after tailing a suspect and filming the exchange
Google Chrome remains China’s most popular web browser, even with Google search and other apps blocked

Internet users in China cannot access the Google search engine without a VPN, yet the Chrome browser has flourished in the land of no Google.

5 Oct 2020 - 11:17AM

Internet users in China cannot access the Google search engine without a VPN, yet the Chrome browser has flourished in the land of no Google.

Google Chrome remains China’s most popular web browser, even with Google search and other apps blocked
Cloud gaming with PlayStation titles generates more carbon emissions than playing with physical discs and downloaded copies, study says

A PlayStation-sponsored study looks at the carbon footprint of gamers.

29 Sep 2020 - 11:06PM

A PlayStation-sponsored study looks at the carbon footprint of gamers.

Cloud gaming with PlayStation titles generates more carbon emissions than playing with physical discs and downloaded copies, study says
A teacher explains pregnancy to kids in China and a viral online debate about sex education ensues

Sex education remains taboo in Chinese schools despite efforts from educators and publishers.

25 Sep 2020 - 8:35AM

Sex education remains taboo in Chinese schools despite efforts from educators and publishers.

A teacher explains pregnancy to kids in China and a viral online debate about sex education ensues
How a Chinese network of fake Facebook accounts influenced online debate on South China Sea, US politics

This is the first time that Facebook has taken down Chinese-based accounts for foreign interference and engagement in US politics.

28 Sep 2020 - 3:29PM

This is the first time that Facebook has taken down Chinese-based accounts for foreign interference and engagement in US politics.

How a Chinese network of fake Facebook accounts influenced online debate on South China Sea, US politics
Smartphones bridged the digital divide for China’s urban and rural children, but 5G and IoT devices are widening the gap again

China’s rural residents under 18 years old are less likely to have used smartwatches, voice assistants and computers to get online, new study says.

23 Sep 2020 - 11:05AM

China’s rural residents under 18 years old are less likely to have used smartwatches, voice assistants and computers to get online, new study says.

Smartphones bridged the digital divide for China’s urban and rural children, but 5G and IoT devices are widening the gap again
What US users can expect after Donald Trump’s ban on WeChat was suspended

A California judge has blocked the Trump administration from imposing a US ban against WeChat, allowing the continued use of Tencent’s super app in the world’s largest economy.

22 Sep 2020 - 7:03AM

A California judge has blocked the Trump administration from imposing a US ban against WeChat, allowing the continued use of Tencent’s super app in the world’s largest economy.

What US users can expect after Donald Trump’s ban on WeChat was suspended
Sony PlayStation 5 launch has gamers in China scrambling for grey market imports

The next-generation Sony console arrives worldwide in November, except in mainland China, where some gamers are scouring e-commerce sites for imports.

18 Sep 2020 - 2:25AM

The next-generation Sony console arrives worldwide in November, except in mainland China, where some gamers are scouring e-commerce sites for imports.

Sony PlayStation 5 launch has gamers in China scrambling for grey market imports
Volvo owner Geely, China’s bestselling carmaker, is selling drones and building flying cars

China’s largest private carmaker launches a civilian drone and promises flying cars.

17 Sep 2020 - 11:05AM

China’s largest private carmaker launches a civilian drone and promises flying cars.

Volvo owner Geely, China’s bestselling carmaker, is selling drones and building flying cars
Realme is taking on Xiaomi’s Redmi and Poco budget brands, winning devoted fans in India and Southeast Asia

Realme is the budget-conscious sibling of Oppo and OnePlus that’s winning over millions of fans across India and Southeast Asia.

16 Sep 2020 - 11:52AM

Realme is the budget-conscious sibling of Oppo and OnePlus that’s winning over millions of fans across India and Southeast Asia.

Realme is taking on Xiaomi’s Redmi and Poco budget brands, winning devoted fans in India and Southeast Asia
Ikea and Asus ROG team up to launch gaming furniture and accessories in China

Ikea is developing about 30 gaming-related products in Shanghai that will go on sale in February 2021, followed by worldwide release later in the year.

15 Sep 2020 - 11:03PM

Ikea is developing about 30 gaming-related products in Shanghai that will go on sale in February 2021, followed by worldwide release later in the year.

Ikea and Asus ROG team up to launch gaming furniture and accessories in China
US Customs seizes ‘counterfeit’ Apple AirPods from Hong Kong, but photos show boxes of OnePlus Buds

US authorities intercepted what looks like wireless earbuds from Chinese brand OnePlus, calling them fake Apple wireless earbuds.

15 Sep 2020 - 11:00AM

US authorities intercepted what looks like wireless earbuds from Chinese brand OnePlus, calling them fake Apple wireless earbuds.

US Customs seizes ‘counterfeit’ Apple AirPods from Hong Kong, but photos show boxes of OnePlus Buds
Alibaba founder Jack Ma joins Canto-pop queen Faye Wong in live-streamed duet on Youku video platform

The Alibaba founder is famed for his flamboyant performances and love for the stage.

20 Oct 2020 - 2:14PM

The Alibaba founder is famed for his flamboyant performances and love for the stage.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma joins Canto-pop queen Faye Wong in live-streamed duet on Youku video platform
China’s popular review site Douban hides reviews for book on Hong Kong’s national security law after a slew of negative comments

Douban is known for its community of liberal bookworms and film fanatics, but censorship is common on China’s internet platforms.

10 Sep 2020 - 11:45AM

Douban is known for its community of liberal bookworms and film fanatics, but censorship is common on China’s internet platforms.

China’s popular review site Douban hides reviews for book on Hong Kong’s national security law after a slew of negative comments
Douyin, China’s TikTok, permanently bans live-streamer who verbally harassed young women on the streets

Live-streamers in China who post content considered inappropriate can land on a government blacklist that forbids them from performing.

9 Sep 2020 - 9:20AM

Live-streamers in China who post content considered inappropriate can land on a government blacklist that forbids them from performing.

Douyin, China’s TikTok, permanently bans live-streamer who verbally harassed young women on the streets
Suzhou city takes a page from China’s social credit system with Civility Code that rates citizens’ behaviour through a smartphone app

The Suzhou Civility Code, still under trial, earns comparison with Black Mirror and outdated ideas of governance in the Qing dynasty.

8 Sep 2020 - 10:43PM

The Suzhou Civility Code, still under trial, earns comparison with Black Mirror and outdated ideas of governance in the Qing dynasty.

Suzhou city takes a page from China’s social credit system with Civility Code that rates citizens’ behaviour through a smartphone app
PUBG Mobile players and streamers mourn India’s ban on the Tencent smartphone game amid tensions with China

India bans PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite and more than 100 other mobile apps over security and sovereignty concerns

3 Sep 2020 - 10:02PM

India bans PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite and more than 100 other mobile apps over security and sovereignty concerns

PUBG Mobile players and streamers mourn India’s ban on the Tencent smartphone game amid tensions with China
Disney’s live-action Mulan finally debuts in Chinese cinemas on September 11 after delays from the coronavirus pandemic

Disney bets on a star cast and a beloved ancient tale to win the hearts of film-goers in the world’s second largest film market.

2 Sep 2020 - 8:20PM

Disney bets on a star cast and a beloved ancient tale to win the hearts of film-goers in the world’s second largest film market.

Disney’s live-action Mulan finally debuts in Chinese cinemas on September 11 after delays from the coronavirus pandemic
Netflix adaptation of Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem faces scepticism from China’s sci-fi fans

The highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy is coming to Netflix, but some Chinese readers of the original books fear the show will be Westernised.

2 Sep 2020 - 9:38PM

The highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy is coming to Netflix, but some Chinese readers of the original books fear the show will be Westernised.

Netflix adaptation of Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem faces scepticism from China’s sci-fi fans
Oppo spin-off Realme unveils a sub-US$150 5G smartphone in China that’s cheaper than offerings from Xiaomi and Vivo

Realme targets younger users with a new affordable 5G handset.

1 Sep 2020 - 10:52PM

Realme targets younger users with a new affordable 5G handset.

Oppo spin-off Realme unveils a sub-US$150 5G smartphone in China that’s cheaper than offerings from Xiaomi and Vivo
China’s WeChat censored thousands of keywords tied to the coronavirus pandemic, Citizen Lab study says

Researchers from the University of Toronto catalogued censored keywords from January to May, including some related to missing tycoon Ren Zhiqiang and unfounded allegations against a Wuhan laboratory.

28 Aug 2020 - 4:35PM

Researchers from the University of Toronto catalogued censored keywords from January to May, including some related to missing tycoon Ren Zhiqiang and unfounded allegations against a Wuhan laboratory.

China’s WeChat censored thousands of keywords tied to the coronavirus pandemic, Citizen Lab study says
SF Holdings wants plane-size cargo drones to deliver goods to rural areas in China

Companies around the world are building unmanned civilian aircraft for the freight business.

26 Aug 2020 - 8:35AM

Companies around the world are building unmanned civilian aircraft for the freight business.

SF Holdings wants plane-size cargo drones to deliver goods to rural areas in China
Trump-approved Triller woos India’s TikTok fans by partnering with Reliance’s JioSaavn music app

The US app has emerged as one of the biggest TikTok competitors after the Chinese app was banned in India

25 Aug 2020 - 5:00PM

The US app has emerged as one of the biggest TikTok competitors after the Chinese app was banned in India

Trump-approved Triller woos India’s TikTok fans by partnering with Reliance’s JioSaavn music app