Meng Jing

Based in Beijing, Jing covers the China tech scene for the Post. She writes a lot about artificial intelligence, robots and machines, but she cares more about people.
Meng Jing
Based in Beijing, Jing covers the China tech scene for the Post. She writes a lot about artificial intelligence, robots and machines, but she cares more about people.

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Beijing turns to facial recognition to deter scalpers who sell hospital appointments

The move is the latest example of Beijing using facial recognition technology to not only keep an eye on its citizens but also to make sure they behave themselves

22 Feb 2019 - 11:03PM
Beijing turns to facial recognition to deter scalpers who sell hospital appointments

The move is the latest example of Beijing using facial recognition technology to not only keep an eye on its citizens but also to make sure they behave themselves

Baidu under pressure to maintain pace of growth amid macro challenges and tough advertising market

Baidu’s margin slips amid challenging macro and ad market conditions

22 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM
Baidu under pressure to maintain pace of growth amid macro challenges and tough advertising market

Baidu’s margin slips amid challenging macro and ad market conditions

Most-innovative company in the world is a Chinese firm that delivers takeaway food, not Google or Facebook

Ranking indicates that the West is finally waking up to the fact that a lot of innovation today is taking place beyond Silicon Valley

21 Feb 2019 - 8:01PM
Most-innovative company in the world is a Chinese firm that delivers takeaway food, not Google or Facebook

Ranking indicates that the West is finally waking up to the fact that a lot of innovation today is taking place beyond Silicon Valley

Tencent-backed AI firm aims to free up parents and teachers from checking children’s maths homework
Uncovering the hidden ambition behind the names of Chinese tech firms and scientific projects

Despite the global ambition of China and its tech giants, some of their most important companies and projects are still named in Chinese and spelled in pinyin.

9 Feb 2019 - 10:42AM
Uncovering the hidden ambition behind the names of Chinese tech firms and scientific projects

Despite the global ambition of China and its tech giants, some of their most important companies and projects are still named in Chinese and spelled in pinyin.

Tai chi with the Post: Xiaozhu founder Kelvin Chen on handling stress and taking on Airbnb
China’s cyber police directs news sites, app developers to promote ‘positive energy’ online

The move is part of the regulator’s recent initiatives to rid the domestic internet of ‘vulgar and lowbrow content’.

31 Jan 2019 - 8:36PM
China’s cyber police directs news sites, app developers to promote ‘positive energy’ online

The move is part of the regulator’s recent initiatives to rid the domestic internet of ‘vulgar and lowbrow content’.

World's most valuable start-up ByteDance slashes 'lucky money' for Year of the Pig as founder warns of challenging 2019

Founder Zhang Yiming asked employees not to be disappointed with “much smaller” bonuses.

31 Jan 2019 - 1:01PM
World's most valuable start-up ByteDance slashes 'lucky money' for Year of the Pig as founder warns of challenging 2019

Founder Zhang Yiming asked employees not to be disappointed with “much smaller” bonuses.

China says it will fast-track 5G commercial licences amid push back on Huawei’s overseas expansion

State planning body to also promote HDTV in broader effort to boost consumption of content.

29 Jan 2019 - 11:26PM
China says it will fast-track 5G commercial licences amid push back on Huawei’s overseas expansion

State planning body to also promote HDTV in broader effort to boost consumption of content.

China’s cyber police launches new campaign targeting apps that obtain personal information illegally
Access to Microsoft’s Bing search engine restored in China
Microsoft’s Bing search engine down in China, sparking speculation it has been blocked by ‘Great Firewall’

As of December, Bing held a 2 per cent share of China’s search market compared with 70 per cent for Baidu.

24 Jan 2019 - 10:08PM
Microsoft’s Bing search engine down in China, sparking speculation it has been blocked by ‘Great Firewall’

As of December, Bing held a 2 per cent share of China’s search market compared with 70 per cent for Baidu.

Job-hopping days are over in China’s tech sector as start-ups feel chill winds of slowing economy

The number of venture capital deals in China dropped 25 per cent year on year to 713 in the fourth quarter.

24 Jan 2019 - 6:48PM
Job-hopping days are over in China’s tech sector as start-ups feel chill winds of slowing economy

The number of venture capital deals in China dropped 25 per cent year on year to 713 in the fourth quarter.

ByteDance, the company behind TikTok video app, looks beyond entertainment with a move into education
Ctrip chairman James Liang backs start-up that helps parents find play dates for their young ones
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says he does not expect big impact from 5G pushback

Huawei’s lead in 5G stands it in good stead, founder Ren Zhengfei says.

19 Jan 2019 - 4:42AM
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says he does not expect big impact from 5G pushback

Huawei’s lead in 5G stands it in good stead, founder Ren Zhengfei says.

Baidu seeks to play catch up in mobile app race with bet on world's most-watched TV show

Baidu will be exclusive ‘red packet’ partner of state broadcaster CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala.

18 Jan 2019 - 9:09AM
Baidu seeks to play catch up in mobile app race with bet on world's most-watched TV show

Baidu will be exclusive ‘red packet’ partner of state broadcaster CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala.

‘Jack Ma’s bar’ draws crowds to live music, Alibaba-themed cocktails
China to press ahead with investments in 5G and Internet of Things, NDRC official says
Alibaba launches ‘A100’ initiative to drive its evolution into a global enterprise tech provider

The e-commerce giant’s new ‘A100’ initiative steps up its transformation into an advanced technology solutions provider to companies around the world

12 Jan 2019 - 7:28AM
Alibaba launches ‘A100’ initiative to drive its evolution into a global enterprise tech provider

The e-commerce giant’s new ‘A100’ initiative steps up its transformation into an advanced technology solutions provider to companies around the world

China orders short video apps to censor all content, including user comments, satire and sexual moaning

The move to tighten censorship on short videos affects 594 million users in China.

9 Jan 2019 - 7:43PM
China orders short video apps to censor all content, including user comments, satire and sexual moaning

The move to tighten censorship on short videos affects 594 million users in China.

China’s internet regulator suspends some Baidu, Sohu news products amid renewed cyber clean-up campaign
Tech lobby group urges Trump to end ‘mutually damaging trade war’ after iPhone sales hit by China slowdown

ITI says Trump should work towards long term solution and roll back tariffs on China.

3 Jan 2019 - 11:11PM
Tech lobby group urges Trump to end ‘mutually damaging trade war’ after iPhone sales hit by China slowdown

ITI says Trump should work towards long term solution and roll back tariffs on China.

China launches first satellite in bid to create global communications network and broaden net access

The Hongyun Project represents an important part of China’s national policy to commercialise space technologies and broaden net access to rural areas.

2 Jan 2019 - 2:14PM
China launches first satellite in bid to create global communications network and broaden net access

The Hongyun Project represents an important part of China’s national policy to commercialise space technologies and broaden net access to rural areas.

2019 China tech look ahead: trade war likely to cast a shadow as AI, e-commerce, smartphone progress continues

China and the US remain on a collision course over global leadership in hi-tech innovation.

7 Jan 2019 - 3:45PM
2019 China tech look ahead: trade war likely to cast a shadow as AI, e-commerce, smartphone progress continues

China and the US remain on a collision course over global leadership in hi-tech innovation.

Beijing turns to facial recognition to combat public housing abuses

The smart lock is one of the latest hi-tech tools authorities are using to keep an eye on its citizens

28 Dec 2018 - 11:12PM
Beijing turns to facial recognition to combat public housing abuses

The smart lock is one of the latest hi-tech tools authorities are using to keep an eye on its citizens

Chinese home sharing site Xiaozhu to roll out facial recognition-enabled smart locks in Chengdu pilot scheme

Home sharing site plans to introduce face scanning for check in at 80 per cent of its listings in southwest China’s Chengdu city

26 Dec 2018 - 11:49AM
Chinese home sharing site Xiaozhu to roll out facial recognition-enabled smart locks in Chengdu pilot scheme

Home sharing site plans to introduce face scanning for check in at 80 per cent of its listings in southwest China’s Chengdu city

Chinese girl idol group SNH48 creates digital clones built by AI

In the latest Christmas music video released by Chinese girl idol group SNH48, six of the group’s most popular stars sing and dance with some special partners – digital copies of themselves based on their looks, voices and body language.

25 Dec 2018 - 6:33AM
Chinese girl idol group SNH48 creates digital clones built by AI

In the latest Christmas music video released by Chinese girl idol group SNH48, six of the group’s most popular stars sing and dance with some special partners – digital copies of themselves based on their looks, voices and body language.

ByteDance plotting foray into fintech after Tik Tok owner files several new trademarks
Alibaba uses AI to speed up detection of pregnant pigs seven times, boosting efficiency of China’s hog farms

China has 700 million pigs, representing about half of the world’s total

19 Dec 2018 - 2:36PM
Alibaba uses AI to speed up detection of pregnant pigs seven times, boosting efficiency of China’s hog farms

China has 700 million pigs, representing about half of the world’s total

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