Li Tao
Li Tao
Senior Reporter, Technology
Li Tao is a former senior technology reporter for the Post, based in Shenzhen. He focuses on big enterprises including Alibaba, Huawei and ZTE, hardware makers, and smartphone brands such as Oppo, Vivo and Oneplus. He joined the Post in 2017 after working for more than seven years with China Daily in Hong Kong. He has masters degrees in both laws and journalism.

The chief of Lenovo’s smartphone unit, a laggard in the highly competitive industry, jumps ship to bigger rival Xiaomi, which has already released low priced 5G handsets

While it did not deny receiving government assistance, Huawei said on Thursday that all tech companies in China, including foreign ones, were entitled to similar subsidies.


The world could be barrelling closer to a geographic split in hi-tech development and innovation, despite the recent interim trade agreement between the US and China.


Samsung and Huawei were the only two smartphone brands that increased their revenue on an annual basis but Apple continues to dominate in share of overall industry profits


One of China’s biggest smartphone brands is boosting its R&D spending to 50 billion yuan (US$7.1 billion) in the next three years, to explore opportunities in 5G such as augmented reality glasses and smart displays.

While South Korea, the US, Australia and UK have launched initial commercial 5G services, Chinese carriers and vendors have pinned their hopes on mass adoption

Huawei moves closer to Japan on supply chain and research links as China’s telecoms giant attempts to reduce dependence on US amid ongoing trade tensions.

Samsung closed its last smartphone factory in China and is outsourcing production to local companies including Wingtech, which has grown to become the world's biggest original design manufacturer of smartphones.

A field test by Shenzhen-based ZTE Corp in Guangzhou, one of the pilot cities for the roll-out of 5G services, showed average download speeds 10 times of 4G networks.

The AI Intellectual Property in China 2019 report ranks some 500 Chinese AI firms based on their overall AI capabilities, innovation and technology maturity.

Sunday marked 180 days since Huawei was put on a US trade blacklist, which prompted company wide efforts to stabilise operations that were cut off from key US technologies

Huawei has weathered the storm remarkably well so far, but may need to batten down the hatches as political and economic headwinds still threaten its survival.

Hong Kong-listed Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone supplier, has pledged to continue building and expanding new retail channels outside China.

Smartisan founder Luo Yonghao is now barred from taking flights or high-speed train trips as well as any sort of lavish spending, such as staying in luxurious hotels or golf clubs.

China’s leading smartphone maker further extended its dominance in the domestic market, eroding the share of all other competitors amid an ongoing US technology ban