Minghe Hu

Minghe Hu is a reporter for the South China Morning Post covering technology. She is based in Beijing.
Minghe Hu is a reporter for the South China Morning Post covering technology. She is based in Beijing.

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ByteDance-owned TikTok denies censorship of users’ content amid call for US review of app over security concerns

TikTok, which has a version for mainland China called Douyin, said it adheres to US laws, and that all its US data are stored in the country.

10 Oct 2019 - 10:25PM

TikTok, which has a version for mainland China called Douyin, said it adheres to US laws, and that all its US data are stored in the country.

ByteDance-owned TikTok denies censorship of users’ content amid call for US review of app over security concerns
Chinese robotics industry needs to wean itself off government subsidies and innovate to catch up with foreign peers, says expert

A Q&A with robotics expert Dai Zhendong on the state of the Chinese robotics industry in light of Sino-US trade tensions

30 Sep 2019 - 6:44AM

A Q&A with robotics expert Dai Zhendong on the state of the Chinese robotics industry in light of Sino-US trade tensions

Chinese robotics industry needs to wean itself off government subsidies and innovate to catch up with foreign peers, says expert
Explainer | What to know about the hi-tech features at Beijing’s new Daxing International Airport

Travellers can expect some of the most advanced technologies, including 5G, to help make their experience at the airport hassle-free.

26 Sep 2019 - 7:11AM

Travellers can expect some of the most advanced technologies, including 5G, to help make their experience at the airport hassle-free.

What to know about the hi-tech features at Beijing’s new Daxing International Airport
China’s JD.com adds more bricks-and-mortar stores to supply chain to speed up deliveries

This programme currently includes 20,000 offline retail stores in 54 cities, including 175 Walmart hypermarkets.

25 Sep 2019 - 3:36AM

This programme currently includes 20,000 offline retail stores in 54 cities, including 175 Walmart hypermarkets.

China’s JD.com adds more bricks-and-mortar stores to supply chain to speed up deliveries
Huawei and China Unicom to deploy 5G smart travel system at Beijing’s new airport for China Eastern passengers

Passengers travelling with China Eastern Airlines can use face scanning to check-in their luggage, clear security and board the aircraft – all without an ID, ticket or QR code.

24 Sep 2019 - 5:37AM

Passengers travelling with China Eastern Airlines can use face scanning to check-in their luggage, clear security and board the aircraft – all without an ID, ticket or QR code.

Huawei and China Unicom to deploy 5G smart travel system at Beijing’s new airport for China Eastern passengers
In Shanghai commuters can now beat jams and design their own bus routes with help from Alibaba’s AI tech

Commuters can buy tickets via Alipay, lock in their seat and even customise routes on new AI-powered bus service

19 Sep 2019 - 9:00AM

Commuters can buy tickets via Alipay, lock in their seat and even customise routes on new AI-powered bus service

In Shanghai commuters can now beat jams and design their own bus routes with help from Alibaba’s AI tech
A magnet for overseas talent, US might lose AI race if restrictive immigration policies remain, says report

US leadership in artificial intelligence at risk due to tighter immigration policies and efforts by rivals to attract talent, study finds.

19 Sep 2019 - 10:14AM

US leadership in artificial intelligence at risk due to tighter immigration policies and efforts by rivals to attract talent, study finds.

A magnet for overseas talent, US might lose AI race if restrictive immigration policies remain, says report
Huawei’s Ren Zhengfei ready to sell 5G tech to a Western buyer to help create rival, level playing field

Ren said Huawei is willing to give buyers access to its existing 5G patents, licences, code, technical blueprints and production know-how for a one-time fee

16 Sep 2019 - 9:03AM

Ren said Huawei is willing to give buyers access to its existing 5G patents, licences, code, technical blueprints and production know-how for a one-time fee

Huawei’s Ren Zhengfei ready to sell 5G tech to a Western buyer to help create rival, level playing field
China’s imports of industrial robots from Japan continue to slide amid US-China trade war

A profits squeeze amid a slowing economy and trade war has seen Chinese manufacturers reduce their orders for Japanese robots

12 Sep 2019 - 6:30AM

A profits squeeze amid a slowing economy and trade war has seen Chinese manufacturers reduce their orders for Japanese robots

China’s imports of industrial robots from Japan continue to slide amid US-China trade war
Baidu invests US$200 million in Chinese AI firm Neusoft to develop smart city solutions

Baidu is pushing deeper into AI amid slowing growth in its mature search business.

11 Sep 2019 - 10:28PM

Baidu is pushing deeper into AI amid slowing growth in its mature search business.

Baidu invests US$200 million in Chinese AI firm Neusoft to develop smart city solutions
How nursing homes in China are turning to AI robots and virtual fruit to rehabilitate the elderly

Having a rehab machine frees up the human therapist from repetitive, time-consuming work, making health care more efficient.

10 Sep 2019 - 5:20PM

Having a rehab machine frees up the human therapist from repetitive, time-consuming work, making health care more efficient.

How nursing homes in China are turning to AI robots and virtual fruit to rehabilitate the elderly
China risks falling further behind the US in AI if it does not step up basic research, academic says

The next technology breakthrough is more likely to happen in America than in China because the latter trails in basic academic research, says Peking University professor Wang Liwei. With a tech war raging, China could find itself cut off from the latest advancements in the technology, he said.

6 Sep 2019 - 8:31AM

The next technology breakthrough is more likely to happen in America than in China because the latter trails in basic academic research, says Peking University professor Wang Liwei. With a tech war raging, China could find itself cut off from the latest advancements in the technology, he said.

China risks falling further behind the US in AI if it does not step up basic research, academic says
Shanghai seizes chance to showcase future mobility with robo-taxi trials

Home to auto factories by General Motors and Tesla, Shanghai seizes opportunities to showcase the future of mobility by granting trials by Didi Chuxing and AutoX

2 Sep 2019 - 9:16AM

Home to auto factories by General Motors and Tesla, Shanghai seizes opportunities to showcase the future of mobility by granting trials by Didi Chuxing and AutoX

Shanghai seizes chance to showcase future mobility with robo-taxi trials
China’s podcast king Yu Jianjun rides smartphone wave to build Ximalaya FM

The total number of podcast listeners in China surged to 425 million last year, up from 348 million in 2017.

30 Aug 2019 - 6:21PM

The total number of podcast listeners in China surged to 425 million last year, up from 348 million in 2017.

China’s podcast king Yu Jianjun rides smartphone wave to build Ximalaya FM
How a Chinese accountant turned a dying state-owned factory into BOE Technology Group – world’s No 1 display maker supplying Apple, Huawei

BOE Technology Group supplies the foldable display used on Huawei Technologies’ flagship 5G smartphone, Mate X.

29 Aug 2019 - 5:42PM

BOE Technology Group supplies the foldable display used on Huawei Technologies’ flagship 5G smartphone, Mate X.

How a Chinese accountant turned a dying state-owned factory into BOE Technology Group – world’s No 1 display maker supplying Apple, Huawei
Why China needs to accelerate industrial internet efforts amid economic slowdown, trade tensions

Emerging business models require companies to embrace a range of hi-tech advances, including AI, 5G, cloud computing and IoT.

19 Aug 2019 - 7:05AM

Emerging business models require companies to embrace a range of hi-tech advances, including AI, 5G, cloud computing and IoT.

Why China needs to accelerate industrial internet efforts amid economic slowdown, trade tensions
UPS takes a stake in Chinese self-driving truck start-up TuSimple as driverless deliveries zoom into view

Autonomous trucks could potentially double the productivity of long–haul trucks, and reduce fuel costs, according to a study by UC Berkeley

17 Aug 2019 - 9:09AM

Autonomous trucks could potentially double the productivity of long–haul trucks, and reduce fuel costs, according to a study by UC Berkeley

UPS takes a stake in Chinese self-driving truck start-up TuSimple as driverless deliveries zoom into view
It beat humanity’s best Go players and now Google is using football to train next-generation AI technologies

The move comes as technology giants push the boundaries of AI technology, a form of machine learning that has been dubbed the fourth industrial revolution.

16 Aug 2019 - 5:54AM

The move comes as technology giants push the boundaries of AI technology, a form of machine learning that has been dubbed the fourth industrial revolution.

It beat humanity’s best Go players and now Google is using football to train next-generation AI technologies
US ban on China’s biggest supplier of police mobile radio systems may help Motorola

The US action marks a big challenge to Shenzhen-based Hytera, which has expanded international sales over the years through strategic corporate acquisitions in the US and Europe.

11 Aug 2019 - 11:06PM

The US action marks a big challenge to Shenzhen-based Hytera, which has expanded international sales over the years through strategic corporate acquisitions in the US and Europe.

US ban on China’s biggest supplier of police mobile radio systems may help Motorola
5G cloud gaming was the hot topic at ChinaJoy 2019. But is it just hype, or a real game changer?

With 5G cloud gaming there is no need for a storage device, and bandwidth constraints are gone.

9 Aug 2019 - 5:59AM

With 5G cloud gaming there is no need for a storage device, and bandwidth constraints are gone.

5G cloud gaming was the hot topic at ChinaJoy 2019. But is it just hype, or a real game changer?