Matt Haldane
Matt Haldane
Hong Kong
@mdhaldane
Production editor, Technology
Matt joined the Post in 2019 after covering technology trends in Shenzhen for more than three years. He previously covered business and technology for publications including The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Business Journal, and Reuters. Matt has a master's degree in business journalism and a bachelor's in economics.

In this edition of the Global Impact newsletter, we looks at how China’s zero-Covid policy recently claimed another victim as scenes from the world’s largest iPhone factory grabbed headlines around the world.

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In a FinTech Week panel discussion, Mu Changchun discussed the cross-border mBridge project, which could show how Beijing may internationalise the yuan

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More than 100 people have reported having their servers blocked for using proxies that disguise censorship circumvention as regular web traffic, according to a group that monitors such activity.

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In this edition of the Global Impact newsletter, we look at how China’s technological progress has been stalled, especially after US President Joe Biden signed the Chips and Science Act into law

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The decentralised Mastodon platform has seen the number of Chinese users surge by about 50,000 this year amid harsher social media policies in China.

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In this issue of Global Impact, we look at the latest developments of the US’ Chips and Science Act and the so-called Chip 4 alliance and the role Taiwan plays given the recent controversial visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Digital Affairs’ new website is integrating Web3 components to ensure access amid cyberattacks from mainland China following a visit from US House Speak Nancy Pelosi.

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The London-based company has launched the smartphone it teased for months, which Nothing said undercuts premium handsets with similar features.

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Carl Pei is betting his new company’s Nothing Phone 1 can shake up the market again with a flashy design, with big plans for a future Apple-like ecosystem.

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Central banks are unlikely to use blockchain for minting digital currencies, as other database technologies are often just as secure and custom solutions may be more secure.

The decentralised file-sharing protocol IPFS, called the ‘backbone’ of Web3, presents new challenges to Chinese censorship, and an illegal book-sharing platform illustrates why.

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In this issue of Global Impact, we bring you up to speed on all things NFT and metaverse, and on how China is trying to walk the tightrope by embracing this bold new world while also maintaining its control over the internet.

While often presented as another “spiritual opium” imported from the West, video games have become a big industry in China with global influence.

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In this issue of Global Impact, we look at what the future looks like for Huawei following the release of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou. 

China’s widespread crackdown on bitcoin has sent the hash rate plummeting and miners fleeing China, but many remain optimistic about the cryptocurrency’s future.

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In this issue of Global Impact, we take a look at China’s recent crackdown on bitcoin mining. Beijing maintains its stance that it is all about reducing financial risks, but it has been suggested that environmental factors such as Beijing's plans for China to reach peak emissions by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2060 are playing a role.

Huawei’s HarmonyOS is designed for the Internet-of-Things era, with the ability to run on everything from smartphones and tablets to home appliances as the tech giant tries to overcome US sanctions and move away from Android.

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Xiaomi got its start by cultivating an avid fan base with its MIUI Android software before eventually making its own hardware and transforming itself in a lifestyle brand.

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Last year was a big year for blockchain projects in China after President Xi Jinping called for further development of the technology at the end of 2019, but the country continues to shun cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.

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Mulan was downloaded hundreds of thousands of times ahead of its theatrical debut, mirroring rampant piracy of the animated version in 1999.

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