Melissa Zhu

Melissa Zhu

Melissa joined the Post in 2019 as a technology editor. Before this she worked as a digital producer at Channel NewsAsia, an English language news channel in Singapore, for almost three years. She also worked as a foreign service officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore previously.

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Inside China Tech: Is that TikTok deal happening or not?

In this week’s round-up of the biggest stories about China tech: more complications surrounding the US TikTok deal, the status of Huawei’s chip supply and advancements that could pave the way for safer organ transplants from pigs to humans.

15 Oct 2020 - 2:55PM

In this week’s round-up of the biggest stories about China tech: more complications surrounding the US TikTok deal, the status of Huawei’s chip supply and advancements that could pave the way for safer organ transplants from pigs to humans.

Inside China Tech: Is that TikTok deal happening or not?
Inside China Tech: Protectionism on the rise with India app ban, China tech export controls

This week’s round-up of top tech news includes India’s ban of 118 Chinese apps, how Huawei is coping with increasing US pressure and Chinese tech export restrictions that may complicate a TikTok sale.

5 Sep 2020 - 8:58AM

This week’s round-up of top tech news includes India’s ban of 118 Chinese apps, how Huawei is coping with increasing US pressure and Chinese tech export restrictions that may complicate a TikTok sale.

Inside China Tech: Protectionism on the rise with India app ban, China tech export controls
Inside China Tech: US hackers responsible for more than half of all foreign cyberattacks in China

Our top stories this week include a report on foreign cyberattacks in China, Huawei admitting a ‘big loss’ from US sanctions as its supply of high-end Kirin smartphone chips are set to run out soon and video platforms regulating extreme-eating videos.

15 Aug 2020 - 7:45AM

Our top stories this week include a report on foreign cyberattacks in China, Huawei admitting a ‘big loss’ from US sanctions as its supply of high-end Kirin smartphone chips are set to run out soon and video platforms regulating extreme-eating videos.

Inside China Tech: US hackers responsible for more than half of all foreign cyberattacks in China
Inside China Tech: who wins from India’s pushback on Chinese technology?

Analysts say a backlash against China tech in India has created opportunities for US firms to fill the void, but Chinese smartphone brands are still dominating the market, at least for now.

25 Jul 2020 - 6:38AM

Analysts say a backlash against China tech in India has created opportunities for US firms to fill the void, but Chinese smartphone brands are still dominating the market, at least for now.

Inside China Tech: who wins from India’s pushback on Chinese technology?
Inside China Tech: with India’s app bans and US reshoring, are Chinese tech lifelines being cut?

Tech companies remain tight-lipped about plans following India’s ban of 59 Chinese apps, foreign firms look to move manufacturing out of China and Intel resumes supplies to server giant Inspur after a brief interlude.

4 Jul 2020 - 8:01AM

Tech companies remain tight-lipped about plans following India’s ban of 59 Chinese apps, foreign firms look to move manufacturing out of China and Intel resumes supplies to server giant Inspur after a brief interlude.

Inside China Tech: with India’s app bans and US reshoring, are Chinese tech lifelines being cut?
Inside China Tech: Privacy vs urgency in Covid-19 contact tracing

Governments are diverging in their approaches to coronavirus contact tracing, China’s start-up ecosystem is rising up the ranks, and several tech firms launched new initiatives to help street stalls and small businesses this week.

6 Jun 2020 - 11:18AM

Governments are diverging in their approaches to coronavirus contact tracing, China’s start-up ecosystem is rising up the ranks, and several tech firms launched new initiatives to help street stalls and small businesses this week.

Inside China Tech: Privacy vs urgency in Covid-19 contact tracing
Inside China Tech: China’s business (and smog) comes back

Satellite images and data show air pollution returning to parts of China; Shanghai consumers spend US$2.2 billion in 24 hours; and Didi Chuxing boss Jean Liu Qing says for the first time the ride-hailing giant’s core business was profitable.

9 May 2020 - 8:00AM

Satellite images and data show air pollution returning to parts of China; Shanghai consumers spend US$2.2 billion in 24 hours; and Didi Chuxing boss Jean Liu Qing says for the first time the ride-hailing giant’s core business was profitable.

Inside China Tech: China’s business (and smog) comes back
Inside China Tech: when all this is over, will the robots remain?

Chinese robotics companies have seen a surge in demand for their products during the coronavirus outbreak, which could lead to robots becoming more common in the future.

18 Apr 2020 - 8:00AM

Chinese robotics companies have seen a surge in demand for their products during the coronavirus outbreak, which could lead to robots becoming more common in the future.

Inside China Tech: when all this is over, will the robots remain?
Inside China Tech: China to continue asserting ‘prolific dominance’ in tech despite coronavirus

In this week’s top tech stories – US think tank points to China’s continued global leadership in AI; AutoNavi map data shows consumer activity starting to return to normal; and China maintains position as global 5G wireless network leader.

21 Mar 2020 - 11:04PM

In this week’s top tech stories – US think tank points to China’s continued global leadership in AI; AutoNavi map data shows consumer activity starting to return to normal; and China maintains position as global 5G wireless network leader.

Inside China Tech: China to continue asserting ‘prolific dominance’ in tech despite coronavirus
TikTok distances itself from China amid pressure from the US, while branching out to other markets: reports

Amid mounting pressure from the US, short video app TikTok is reportedly taking steps to distance itself from China while branching out to other markets.

19 Nov 2019 - 2:31PM

Amid mounting pressure from the US, short video app TikTok is reportedly taking steps to distance itself from China while branching out to other markets.

TikTok distances itself from China amid pressure from the US, while branching out to other markets: reports