Minghe Hu

Beijing

Technology Reporter 

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

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TikTok teams up with UN Women to raise awareness about violence against women in India

TikTok’s #KaunsiBadiBaatHai campaign, part of UN Women’s “Orange the World: #HearMeToo” initiative against gender-based violence, has attracted more than 887.5 million views as of Monday.

2 Dec 2019 - 10:34PM

TikTok’s #KaunsiBadiBaatHai campaign, part of UN Women’s “Orange the World: #HearMeToo” initiative against gender-based violence, has attracted more than 887.5 million views as of Monday.

TikTok teams up with UN Women to raise awareness about violence against women in India
With TikTok under US scrutiny, Chinese owner ByteDance beefs up risk analysis team abroad

The Chinese owner of viral short video app TikTok, recently under scrutiny in the US over national security concerns, is looking for professionals in Silicon Valley, Singapore and Dublin to monitor public sentiment and analyse local regulations.

28 Nov 2019 - 7:00AM

The Chinese owner of viral short video app TikTok, recently under scrutiny in the US over national security concerns, is looking for professionals in Silicon Valley, Singapore and Dublin to monitor public sentiment and analyse local regulations.

With TikTok under US scrutiny, Chinese owner ByteDance beefs up risk analysis team abroad
Behind the Great Firewall, the Chinese version of TikTok is worlds apart in terms of political content

Short video app TikTok could loom large in the US 2020 election, with hashtags related to presidential candidates trending on the platform. But on Douyin, the original Chinese version of TikTok, political content from users is virtually non-existent while government agencies upload thousands of videos.

23 Nov 2019 - 8:32AM

Short video app TikTok could loom large in the US 2020 election, with hashtags related to presidential candidates trending on the platform. But on Douyin, the original Chinese version of TikTok, political content from users is virtually non-existent while government agencies upload thousands of videos.

Behind the Great Firewall, the Chinese version of TikTok is worlds apart in terms of political content
China’s reliance on US-origin platforms for deep learning raises questions about country’s AI push

Dependence on US frameworks for deep learning seen as significant gap in China’s AI ecosystem, potentially hampering efforts to close the AI tech gap with the US by 2030.

22 Nov 2019 - 3:30PM

Dependence on US frameworks for deep learning seen as significant gap in China’s AI ecosystem, potentially hampering efforts to close the AI tech gap with the US by 2030.

China’s reliance on US-origin platforms for deep learning raises questions about country’s AI push
China web browser Kuniao that offered access beyond Great Firewall disappears from domestic internet

The Kuniao app was launched in China in September and the company said it quickly reached 3,000 users, overloading its servers

18 Nov 2019 - 10:57PM

The Kuniao app was launched in China in September and the company said it quickly reached 3,000 users, overloading its servers

China web browser Kuniao that offered access beyond Great Firewall disappears from domestic internet
Spotify, Apple Music to face music streaming challenge from TikTok owner ByteDance: FT

Beijing-based ByteDance is set to launch its new music streaming service as soon as next month, according to the Financial Times.

18 Nov 2019 - 12:28PM

Beijing-based ByteDance is set to launch its new music streaming service as soon as next month, according to the Financial Times.

Spotify, Apple Music to face music streaming challenge from TikTok owner ByteDance: FT
Instagram takes on TikTok, Kwai in Brazil with new video-music remix feature

Instagram is testing a new feature, Reels, in Brazil with similarities to short-form video app TikTok.

14 Nov 2019 - 6:30AM

Instagram is testing a new feature, Reels, in Brazil with similarities to short-form video app TikTok.

Instagram takes on TikTok, Kwai in Brazil with new video-music remix feature
Tencent joins hands with major international credit cards to allow more foreigners to use WeChat Pay

Payments access comes as China continues to open its growing cashless society to visitors.

7 Nov 2019 - 1:15PM

Payments access comes as China continues to open its growing cashless society to visitors.

Tencent joins hands with major international credit cards to allow more foreigners to use WeChat Pay
Nanorobots on track to revolutionise disease treatment, making 1960s sci-fi movie a reality within a decade

For decades, scientists have been fascinated by the miniature robot technology depicted in films. Now it is being used to treat cancerous growths in the bodies of mice.

7 Nov 2019 - 12:20PM

For decades, scientists have been fascinated by the miniature robot technology depicted in films. Now it is being used to treat cancerous growths in the bodies of mice.

Nanorobots on track to revolutionise disease treatment, making 1960s sci-fi movie a reality within a decade
Xiaomi eyes 2020 Japan smartphone market entry as it seeks to grow overseas amid rising pressure at home

Hong Kong-listed Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone supplier, has pledged to continue building and expanding new retail channels outside China.

5 Nov 2019 - 10:08PM

Hong Kong-listed Xiaomi, the world’s fourth largest smartphone supplier, has pledged to continue building and expanding new retail channels outside China.

Xiaomi eyes 2020 Japan smartphone market entry as it seeks to grow overseas amid rising pressure at home
How a Chinese-backed news app minnow is beating ByteDance’s efforts in more mature US news market

News Break was the most downloaded Android news app in the US from January to September, and ranked second on Apple’s App Store.

30 Oct 2019 - 7:00AM

News Break was the most downloaded Android news app in the US from January to September, and ranked second on Apple’s App Store.

How a Chinese-backed news app minnow is beating ByteDance’s efforts in more mature US news market
China expected to have 600 million 5G users by 2025, or 40 pc of world total, says trade group GSMA

GSMA says most of the global growth in 5G subscribers by 2025 is expected to come from China

22 Oct 2019 - 9:41PM

GSMA says most of the global growth in 5G subscribers by 2025 is expected to come from China

China expected to have 600 million 5G users by 2025, or 40 pc of world total, says trade group GSMA
China sees ninefold increase in number of 5G-related jobs with demand for talent far outstripping supply

Chinese carriers have pinned high hopes on the mass adoption of 5G services in a country with over a billion people

21 Oct 2019 - 3:44PM

Chinese carriers have pinned high hopes on the mass adoption of 5G services in a country with over a billion people

China sees ninefold increase in number of 5G-related jobs with demand for talent far outstripping supply
How this cloud-based Chinese interior design service can more accurately model your ideal home

Hangzhou start-up’s three co-founders used their computer graphics backgrounds to find a way to speed up the 3D rendering process from days to minutes

31 Oct 2019 - 10:33AM

Hangzhou start-up’s three co-founders used their computer graphics backgrounds to find a way to speed up the 3D rendering process from days to minutes

How this cloud-based Chinese interior design service can more accurately model your ideal home
With more US doors closing to China what are the supply chain options for its emerging AI champions?

Blacklisted China tech companies shrug off US move, but ultimately they will have to find domestic alternatives to current US hardware.

16 Oct 2019 - 2:27AM

Blacklisted China tech companies shrug off US move, but ultimately they will have to find domestic alternatives to current US hardware.

With more US doors closing to China what are the supply chain options for its emerging AI champions?
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