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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China cybersecurity rule on exporting of personal information seen raising compliance costs for firms

The Cyberspace Administration of China released a draft rule banning the transfer of personal information across borders if it affects national security

13 Jun 2019 - 11:00PM

The Cyberspace Administration of China released a draft rule banning the transfer of personal information across borders if it affects national security

China cybersecurity rule on exporting of  personal information seen raising compliance costs for firms
Why Trump’s clampdown on academia is forcing many Chinese researchers into a difficult corner

How to protect intellectual property without scaring away some of the world’s top talent is a major challenge for the Trump administration.

14 Jun 2019 - 7:01AM

How to protect intellectual property without scaring away some of the world’s top talent is a major challenge for the Trump administration.

Why Trump’s clampdown on academia is forcing many Chinese researchers into a difficult corner
China rolls out rules to guide development of SpaceX-style commercial rocket research in the country

The detailed rules come as the number of private companies engaged in the commercialisation of China’s space industry increased rapidly last year.

12 Jun 2019 - 2:36PM

The detailed rules come as the number of private companies engaged in the commercialisation of China’s space industry increased rapidly last year.

China rolls out rules to guide development of SpaceX-style commercial rocket research in the country
US-based engineering body IEEE reinstates Huawei employees to peer review process after clarification

Huawei employees were banned last week by the world’s largest engineers association from peer-reviewing submissions to its journals to comply with trade blacklist.

3 Jun 2019 - 11:28PM

Huawei employees were banned last week by the world’s largest engineers association from peer-reviewing submissions to its journals to comply with trade blacklist.

US-based engineering body IEEE reinstates Huawei employees to peer review process after clarification
China computer research body cuts ties with IEEE in protest at decision to bar Huawei from peer review

The IEEE storm comes as tensions between the world’s two-biggest economies spill over from trade into the tech space, scientific research and academia.

31 May 2019 - 6:08PM

The IEEE storm comes as tensions between the world’s two-biggest economies spill over from trade into the tech space, scientific research and academia.

China computer research body cuts ties with IEEE in protest at decision to bar Huawei from peer review
World’s largest technical professional society bans Huawei staff from peer review of research

IEEE’s ban has ignited a backlash from its Chinese members, resulting in calls to boycott the organisation.

30 May 2019 - 11:16AM

IEEE’s ban has ignited a backlash from its Chinese members, resulting in calls to boycott the organisation.

World’s largest technical professional society bans Huawei staff from peer review of research
In China, a growing disquiet about US efforts to contain its tech champions

Rising concern in China that the US’s campaign to contain Huawei and other Chinese tech champions risks ending the decentralised open-source development model that encourages collaboration.

27 May 2019 - 8:05AM

Rising concern in China that the US’s campaign to contain Huawei and other Chinese tech champions risks ending the decentralised open-source development model that encourages collaboration.

In China, a growing disquiet about US efforts to contain its tech champions
Tech cold war: how Trump’s assault on Huawei is forcing the world to contemplate a digital iron curtain

Many now think the real issue between the US and China is not just a trade imbalance, it is whether China has the right to develop its own, home-grown hi-tech industry.

27 May 2019 - 4:40PM

Many now think the real issue between the US and China is not just a trade imbalance, it is whether China has the right to develop its own, home-grown hi-tech industry.

Tech cold war: how Trump’s assault on Huawei is forcing the world to contemplate a digital iron curtain
China’s cybersecurity laws may be used to block US tech firms on national security grounds, says expert

China could use new draft regulations on cybersecurity to block US tech purchases on the basis of national security, says expert.

30 May 2019 - 11:50AM

China could use new draft regulations on cybersecurity to block US tech purchases on the basis of national security, says expert.

China’s cybersecurity laws may be used to block US tech firms on national security grounds, says expert
Chinese AI firms hunker down as reports indicate they are next on US export hit list

iFlytek responds to report that Washington is looking to add it and four other Chinese AI companies to export hit list.

24 May 2019 - 12:08PM

iFlytek responds to report that Washington is looking to add it and four other Chinese AI companies to export hit list.

Chinese AI firms hunker down as reports indicate they are next on US export hit list
Apple’s China woes may worsen as Huawei ban nudges die-hard iPhone fans to switch sides

Huawei winning more fans from Apple camp amid growing tensions between the US and China over technology and trade.

23 May 2019 - 9:18AM

Huawei winning more fans from Apple camp amid growing tensions between the US and China over technology and trade.

Apple’s China woes may worsen as Huawei ban nudges die-hard iPhone fans to switch sides
Alibaba pushes ‘emotion analysis’, other hi-tech systems to fight fake products

E-commerce giant reports 67 per cent year-on-year decline in suspected fake product listings on its platforms in 2018.

17 May 2019 - 8:39PM

E-commerce giant reports 67 per cent year-on-year decline in suspected fake product listings on its platforms in 2018.

Alibaba pushes ‘emotion analysis’, other hi-tech systems to fight fake products
Robin Li issues call to arms as Baidu slumps to first loss since 2005

Baidu posts its first quarterly loss since 2005 IPO as the search giant transitions to new businesses such as autonomous driving

17 May 2019 - 10:39PM

Baidu posts its first quarterly loss since 2005 IPO as the search giant transitions to new businesses such as autonomous driving

Robin Li issues call to arms as Baidu slumps to first loss since 2005
iQiyi, the ‘Netflix of China’, sees opportunities as Chinese audiences move increasingly away from Hollywood fare to embrace local content

China’s largest streaming platform to invest in theatre-quality films to differentiate itself from competitors

17 May 2019 - 5:41PM

China’s largest streaming platform to invest in theatre-quality films to differentiate itself from competitors

iQiyi, the ‘Netflix of China’, sees opportunities as Chinese audiences move increasingly away from Hollywood fare to embrace local content
Huawei’s day of reckoning arrives – but it has been preparing for almost a year

Double-barrel hit on Huawei as Trump signs executive order banning its products and commerce department adds Chinese company to Entity List, but US suppliers in China at risk from fallout if Beijing retaliates

17 May 2019 - 1:30PM

Double-barrel hit on Huawei as Trump signs executive order banning its products and commerce department adds Chinese company to Entity List, but US suppliers in China at risk from fallout if Beijing retaliates

Huawei’s day of reckoning arrives – but it has been preparing for almost a year
US tech major Oracle said to begin mass lay-offs in China as part of global move to cloud services

The lay-offs are said to be part of a global reorganisation as the company moves from traditional software to more cloud services.

8 May 2019 - 9:25AM

The lay-offs are said to be part of a global reorganisation as the company moves from traditional software to more cloud services.

US tech major Oracle said to begin mass lay-offs in China as part of global move to cloud services
BrainCo CEO says his ‘mind-reading’ tech is here to improve concentration, not surveillance

For 32-year-old engineer Han Bicheng, the idea that his brainwave technology could be used to promote a surveillance state is mistaken and absurd.

2 May 2019 - 5:42PM

For 32-year-old engineer Han Bicheng, the idea that his brainwave technology could be used to promote a surveillance state is mistaken and absurd.

BrainCo CEO says his ‘mind-reading’ tech is here to improve concentration, not surveillance
For a growing number of Chinese students, the doors to America are closing

Since last summer, Chinese students involved in robotics, aviation, engineering and hi-tech manufacturing – priority areas in Beijing’s ‘Made in China 2025’ industrial policy – have faced tighter visa controls.

2 May 2019 - 2:35PM

Since last summer, Chinese students involved in robotics, aviation, engineering and hi-tech manufacturing – priority areas in Beijing’s ‘Made in China 2025’ industrial policy – have faced tighter visa controls.

For a growing number of Chinese students, the doors to America are closing
Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad’s visit to Huawei in Beijing seen as sign of ‘endorsement’

Trip comes at a time when the Chinese telecoms equipment maker has been vilified by the West over national security concerns.

25 Apr 2019 - 11:19PM

Trip comes at a time when the Chinese telecoms equipment maker has been vilified by the West over national security concerns.

Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad’s visit to Huawei in Beijing seen as sign of ‘endorsement’
Chinese regulator hints at better access for foreign cloud computing companies

MIIT statement follows previous reports that China was considering a ‘liberalisation pilot’ project in one of its free trade zones.

24 Apr 2019 - 6:45PM

MIIT statement follows previous reports that China was considering a ‘liberalisation pilot’ project in one of its free trade zones.

Chinese regulator hints at better access for foreign cloud computing companies
University of Illinois the latest US school to end research collaboration with China’s Huawei

University of Illinois is the latest in a growing number of American schools that have ended collaboration with Huawei since the US government brought criminal charges against the company earlier this year.

23 Apr 2019 - 11:26PM

University of Illinois is the latest in a growing number of American schools that have ended collaboration with Huawei since the US government brought criminal charges against the company earlier this year.

University of Illinois the latest US school to end research collaboration with China’s Huawei
Amazon will shutter part of its China e-commerce operations to focus on cross-border sales

US e-commerce giant will end services to third-party merchants on its domestic Chinese market place from middle of July.

18 Apr 2019 - 10:36PM

US e-commerce giant will end services to third-party merchants on its domestic Chinese market place from middle of July.

Amazon will shutter part of its China e-commerce operations to focus on cross-border sales
Sina suspends apps for a month after reprimand by Beijing regulator for failure to moderate content

Under Chinese President Xi Jinping there has been an ongoing drive to crack down on content deemed unsuitable by the authorities

17 Apr 2019 - 10:17PM

Under Chinese President Xi Jinping there has been an ongoing drive to crack down on content deemed unsuitable by the authorities

Sina suspends apps for a month after reprimand by Beijing regulator for failure to moderate content
Brainwave-tracking start-up BrainCo in controversy over tests on Chinese schoolchildren

BrainCo, a Harvard-backed start-up, is caught in a social media controversy that has raised concerns about the increased use of surveillance technologies in China.

10 Apr 2019 - 7:49AM

BrainCo, a Harvard-backed start-up, is caught in a social media controversy that has raised concerns about the increased use of surveillance technologies in China.

Brainwave-tracking start-up BrainCo in controversy over tests on Chinese schoolchildren
No smoking, no tattoos, no bikinis: inside China’s war to ‘clean up’ the internet

The South China Morning Post gained exclusive access to the censorship operations of one of China’s biggest live-streaming companies and learned how the firm complies with the country’s strict internet regulations.

10 Apr 2019 - 2:40PM

The South China Morning Post gained exclusive access to the censorship operations of one of China’s biggest live-streaming companies and learned how the firm complies with the country’s strict internet regulations.

No smoking, no tattoos, no bikinis: inside China’s war to ‘clean up’ the internet
China launches anti-addiction drive to protect the country’s short video-loving youth

Beijing its tightening its grip on the short video industry, which is sweeping the country’s 648 million mobile users, millennials in particular

29 Mar 2019 - 10:58PM

Beijing its tightening its grip on the short video industry, which is sweeping the country’s 648 million mobile users, millennials in particular

China launches anti-addiction drive to protect the country’s short video-loving youth
This small team is building a social credit system app for China’s youth to determine who’s naughty or nice

People with good scores can enjoy training and employment perks, and rewards can be expanded to flat rentals, overseas education, dating and even marriage.

26 Mar 2019 - 9:02AM

People with good scores can enjoy training and employment perks, and rewards can be expanded to flat rentals, overseas education, dating and even marriage.

This small team is building a social credit system app for China’s youth to determine who’s naughty or nice
China to push 5G commercialisation even as Huawei faces US-led resistance in West

MIIT will push for integration of 5G technology with the real economy and set up pilot projects in key companies and industries to lead overall development of the sector.

25 Mar 2019 - 10:58PM

MIIT will push for integration of 5G technology with the real economy and set up pilot projects in key companies and industries to lead overall development of the sector.

China to push 5G commercialisation even as Huawei faces US-led resistance in West
JD.com pushes further into smart cities, offering social credit and AI-powered tools to local governments in China

The company’s services can be used by local governments to build social credit databases, AI-powered traffic infrastructure and other smart transport services.

22 Mar 2019 - 9:05AM

The company’s services can be used by local governments to build social credit databases, AI-powered traffic infrastructure and other smart transport services.

JD.com pushes further into smart cities, offering social credit and AI-powered tools to local governments in China
How short video app TikTok became the first Chinese-made app to take the world by storm

TikTok’s rise to international stardom has not been an overnight success story and Bytedance has had to go through a trial and error process to crack overseas markets.

28 Apr 2019 - 1:35AM

TikTok’s rise to international stardom has not been an overnight success story and Bytedance has had to go through a trial and error process to crack overseas markets.

How short video app TikTok became the first Chinese-made app to take the world by storm