Karen Chiu
Karen Chiu
Hong Kong
Senior reporter, Technology
Karen Chiu is a technology journalist who regularly covers social media, internet culture, games and the everyday experiences of netizens in China. Before joining the Post in 2018, Karen was a writer and associate producer at CNN International, where she contributed to the award-winning Asia flagship show, News Stream. She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Hong Kong.

First established as an online home for China’s young anime fans, Bilibili now hopes to expand its user base to embrace older audiences beyond millennials and Gen Z.

After the usual waterfront fireworks display was cancelled, Hong Kong’s TVB viewers will be watching a New Year’s Eve event from mainland video streamer Bilibili, known for catering to China’s younger generation.

The Kaola shopping platform is China’s first to host deaf live-streamers, but real-time machine translation of sign language remains a challenge.


New rules in China force live-streaming viewers to register with the real names, preventing underage users from tipping hosts but also increasing scrutiny of foreigners and influencers.


As the prominence of influencers expands, global beauty and luxury brands are on the hunt for these key opinion leaders to entice Chinese buyers. A start-up wants to help.

More workers are needed to help organisations protect themselves against hacks as the Covid-19 pandemic has boosted remote work, a cybersecurity survey finds.

In a social manifesto, NetEase Yanxuan declares that it opposes ‘complicated discount gimmicks’ that some shoppers say they find difficult to follow during overwhelming numbers of deals on the planet’s biggest shopping day.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.


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 .


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.

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.

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


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.