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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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.

16 Mar 2019 - 7:22AM

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
More prudent regulations to come for China’s sharing economy, says Premier Li Keqiang

The country’s 3 trillion yuan sharing economy has been hit hard by the safety crisis at ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, as well as troubles at bike-sharing firms Ofo and Mobike.

15 Mar 2019 - 8:45PM

The country’s 3 trillion yuan sharing economy has been hit hard by the safety crisis at ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, as well as troubles at bike-sharing firms Ofo and Mobike.

More prudent regulations to come for China’s sharing economy, says Premier Li Keqiang
Baidu chief shrugs off renewed competition in search in China, saying the technology requirements are huge

Robin Li’s remarks come after news aggregation app Jinri Toutiao became the latest to join the search fray.

13 Mar 2019 - 10:54PM

Robin Li’s remarks come after news aggregation app Jinri Toutiao became the latest to join the search fray.

Baidu chief shrugs off renewed competition in search in China, saying the technology requirements are huge
Are Chinese electric car start-ups doomed after Tesla’s big price cuts?

China sees connected EVs as an opportunity to reduce foreign oil imports and gain parity in car production with established powerhouses such as Germany, the US and Japan.

13 Mar 2019 - 9:05AM

China sees connected EVs as an opportunity to reduce foreign oil imports and gain parity in car production with established powerhouses such as Germany, the US and Japan.

Are Chinese electric car start-ups doomed after Tesla’s big price cuts?
China economy enjoys ‘good start’ to 2019 despite slumping car and mobile phone sales

National Bureau of Statistics chief Ning Jizhe cites stable industrial production and steady employment over the first two months of the year.

12 Mar 2019 - 11:13PM

National Bureau of Statistics chief Ning Jizhe cites stable industrial production and steady employment over the first two months of the year.

China economy enjoys ‘good start’ to 2019 despite slumping car and mobile phone sales
China calls on private sector to beef up investment in basic science as it seeks to become tech powerhouse

Beijing wants to break the country’s reliance on foreign technology in sectors such as robotics, aerospace and new-energy vehicles.

11 Mar 2019 - 11:22PM

Beijing wants to break the country’s reliance on foreign technology in sectors such as robotics, aerospace and new-energy vehicles.

China calls on private sector to beef up investment in basic science as it seeks to become tech powerhouse
China set to vote on new law aimed at levelling playing field for foreign investors

Members of the foreign business community say the legislation is being pushed through in response to the trade war with the United States, while Chinese analysts say it reflects China’s desire to improve its economy and legal system.

9 Mar 2019 - 11:54AM

Members of the foreign business community say the legislation is being pushed through in response to the trade war with the United States, while Chinese analysts say it reflects China’s desire to improve its economy and legal system.

China set to vote on new law aimed at levelling playing field for foreign investors
China’s tech moguls bet on 5G to help lift economy amid increased security scrutiny in the West

Nationwide 5G capital spending forecast to range from 900 billion yuan and 1.5 trillion yuan between 2020 and 2025.

7 Mar 2019 - 11:37PM

Nationwide 5G capital spending forecast to range from 900 billion yuan and 1.5 trillion yuan between 2020 and 2025.

China’s tech moguls bet on 5G to help lift economy amid increased security scrutiny in the West
JD.com founder Richard Liu a no-show at China’s biggest political event despite being elected a delegate last year

Liu’s absence follows his election last year to represent the industrial and commerce alliance in the CPPCC, the government’s political advisory body.

6 Mar 2019 - 11:16PM

Liu’s absence follows his election last year to represent the industrial and commerce alliance in the CPPCC, the government’s political advisory body.

JD.com founder Richard Liu a no-show at China’s biggest political event despite being elected a delegate last year
Beijing vows to upgrade country’s manufacturing in ‘two sessions’ conference – but makes no mention of ‘Made in China 2025’ for first time in three years

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says country must upgrade manufacturing, though he avoids mentioning ‘Made in China 2025’ plan amid trade tensions with US.

6 Mar 2019 - 1:48PM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says country must upgrade manufacturing, though he avoids mentioning ‘Made in China 2025’ plan amid trade tensions with US.

Beijing vows to upgrade country’s manufacturing in ‘two sessions’ conference – but makes no mention of  ‘Made in China 2025’ for first time in three years
United States broke WTO rules in tackling Huawei, top Chinese official says

Spokesman for China’s legislature accuses Washington of disrupting market competition with political interference in the telecom giant’s economic activity.

5 Mar 2019 - 2:52AM

Spokesman for China’s legislature accuses Washington of disrupting market competition with political interference in the telecom giant’s economic activity.

United States broke WTO rules in tackling Huawei, top Chinese official says
Baidu’s Robin Li shrugs off impact of US-China trade war at ‘two sessions’ political gathering

Beijing has called for deeper integration between the real economy and advanced technologies, including the ‘internet of things’, big data and AI.

4 Mar 2019 - 4:54PM

Beijing has called for deeper integration between the real economy and advanced technologies, including the ‘internet of things’, big data and AI.

Baidu’s Robin Li shrugs off impact of US-China trade war at ‘two sessions’ political gathering
China’s tech billionaires back ethical rules to guide development of AI and other technologies

Baidu’s Robin Li Yanhong and Tencent’s Pony Ma Huateng submitted separate proposals on the need for ethical guides on the development of new technology on Sunday

4 Mar 2019 - 4:11PM

Baidu’s Robin Li Yanhong and Tencent’s Pony Ma Huateng submitted separate proposals on the need for ethical guides on the development of new technology on Sunday

China’s tech billionaires back ethical rules to guide development of AI and other technologies
From blockbuster bonuses to pink slips: China’s tech industry nurses a hangover

NetEase, China’s second-biggest online games publisher, is one of a wave of technology companies that are laying off employees amid a slowdown in China’s economy.

4 Mar 2019 - 9:25AM

NetEase, China’s second-biggest online games publisher, is one of a wave of technology companies that are laying off employees amid a slowdown in China’s economy.

From blockbuster bonuses to pink slips: China’s tech industry nurses a hangover
Which is the bigger security risk? Huawei suggests it is the US CLOUD Act, not Chinese telecoms equipment

US CLOUD Act has alarmed the European Union, triggering concerns about extraterritoriality, with some people drawing parallels between the US legislation and China’s National Intelligence Law

28 Feb 2019 - 6:00AM

US CLOUD Act has alarmed the European Union, triggering concerns about extraterritoriality, with some people drawing parallels between the US legislation and China’s National Intelligence Law

Which is the bigger security risk? Huawei suggests it is the US CLOUD Act, not Chinese telecoms equipment
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

27 Feb 2019 - 11:27AM

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

Beijing turns to facial recognition to deter scalpers who sell hospital appointments
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’s margin slips amid challenging macro and ad market conditions

Baidu under pressure to maintain pace of growth amid macro challenges and tough advertising market
‘Most-innovative company in the world’ is a Chinese firm that delivers takeaway food, not Google or Facebook
Tencent-backed AI firm aims to free up parents and teachers from checking children’s maths homework