Minghe Hu

Beijing

Minghe Hu

Reporter, Technology

Minghe Hu joined the Post in 2019 covering artificial intelligence and science in China. She graduated from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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iPhone 12 launches in China to strong demand despite stiff competition for Apple in 5G smartphones

Demand for the iPhone 12 is strong in China, as Apple’s first 5G smartphone is attracting legions of fans despite stiff competition.

23 Oct 2020 - 9:53PM

Demand for the iPhone 12 is strong in China, as Apple’s first 5G smartphone is attracting legions of fans despite stiff competition.

iPhone 12 launches in China to strong demand despite stiff competition for Apple in 5G smartphones
JD.com rolls out fleet of autonomous delivery vans as online shopping giants embrace unmanned operations

JD.com deploys 100 autonomous delivery vehicles on public roads as the country’s online shopping giants push for more unmanned deliveries amid the coronavirus pandemic

22 Oct 2020 - 9:52PM

JD.com deploys 100 autonomous delivery vehicles on public roads as the country’s online shopping giants push for more unmanned deliveries amid the coronavirus pandemic

JD.com rolls out fleet of autonomous delivery vans as online shopping giants embrace unmanned operations
Alibaba intensifies China retail rivalry with Tencent on back of US$3.6 billion Sun Art deal

E-commerce giant Alibaba is competing head on with Tencent in the digital transformation of China’s vast retail market.

21 Oct 2020 - 10:16AM

E-commerce giant Alibaba is competing head on with Tencent in the digital transformation of China’s vast retail market.

Alibaba intensifies China retail rivalry with Tencent on back of US$3.6 billion Sun Art deal
E-commerce platform Taobao Taiwan to close on the island after being asked to register as Chinese-backed or leave

Taiwan treats investment from foreign countries differently to that from mainland China, for which it has more stringent rules.

15 Oct 2020 - 10:59PM

Taiwan treats investment from foreign countries differently to that from mainland China, for which it has more stringent rules.

E-commerce platform Taobao Taiwan to close on the island after being asked to register as Chinese-backed or leave
Why tougher US visa rules for highly-skilled foreign workers could be America’s loss and China’s gain

Trump’s new visa rules for foreign workers have seen denial rates rise and the technology sector squeezed when it comes to hiring overseas talent.

15 Oct 2020 - 7:00AM

Trump’s new visa rules for foreign workers have seen denial rates rise and the technology sector squeezed when it comes to hiring overseas talent.

Why tougher US visa rules for highly-skilled foreign workers could be America’s loss and China’s gain
Chinese delivery giant Meituan’s new live-streaming tool helps private education companies target users nearby

Chinese food delivery giant Meituan has launched a live-streaming toolkit for private educational institutes such as tutoring centres, expanding further into an online education space that is booming amid the coronavirus pandemic.

14 Oct 2020 - 6:30PM

Chinese food delivery giant Meituan has launched a live-streaming toolkit for private educational institutes such as tutoring centres, expanding further into an online education space that is booming amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Chinese delivery giant Meituan’s new live-streaming tool helps private education companies target users nearby
China internet services struggle to recover from Covid-19 as country’s internet users reach 940 million

Online entertainment such as live-streaming and short video services continue to prosper, while ride-hailing and food delivery enterprises struggle.

30 Sep 2020 - 9:31PM

Online entertainment such as live-streaming and short video services continue to prosper, while ride-hailing and food delivery enterprises struggle.

China internet services struggle to recover from Covid-19 as country’s internet users reach 940 million
Alibaba’s cloud services business poised to turn a profit on back of China’s digital economy, global expansion

Alibaba Cloud expects to become profitable on the back of demand from China’s fast-growing digital economy and strategic overseas expansion.

20 Oct 2020 - 2:14PM

Alibaba Cloud expects to become profitable on the back of demand from China’s fast-growing digital economy and strategic overseas expansion.

Alibaba’s cloud services business poised to turn a profit on back of China’s digital economy, global expansion
MWC Barcelona 2021, world’s biggest mobile trade show, pushed back to June

Chinese smartphone giants have been big participants at MWC Barcelona in recent years as 5G took top billing.

24 Sep 2020 - 11:45AM

Chinese smartphone giants have been big participants at MWC Barcelona in recent years as 5G took top billing.

MWC Barcelona 2021, world’s biggest mobile trade show, pushed back to June
Alibaba launches logistics robot for last-mile deliveries to lower costs and as pandemic pushes automation

E-commerce giants have been ramping up development of robots during the pandemic to limit human contact and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

20 Oct 2020 - 2:14PM

E-commerce giants have been ramping up development of robots during the pandemic to limit human contact and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Alibaba launches logistics robot for last-mile deliveries to lower costs and as pandemic pushes automation
Alibaba deepens push into enterprise services with cloud-enabled mini computer

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba showcased a palm-sized cloud computer for enterprise services at its annual Aspara computing conference on Thursday

20 Oct 2020 - 2:14PM

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba showcased a palm-sized cloud computer for enterprise services at its annual Aspara computing conference on Thursday

Alibaba deepens push into enterprise services with cloud-enabled mini computer
Community group-buying initiatives take off in China as next billion-dollar market

While group-buying is not new in China, services that are focused on the basic needs of local communities may be ripe for expansion.

17 Sep 2020 - 7:00AM

While group-buying is not new in China, services that are focused on the basic needs of local communities may be ripe for expansion.

Community group-buying initiatives take off in China as next billion-dollar market
Hungry for the new iPad? Ele.me can deliver it to customers within an hour of going on sale

Ele.me and Meituan Dianping have moved into books and cosmetics as people diversify their online consumption habits.

16 Sep 2020 - 1:26PM

Ele.me and Meituan Dianping have moved into books and cosmetics as people diversify their online consumption habits.

Hungry for the new iPad? Ele.me can deliver it to customers within an hour of going on sale
Why this flexible work platform is seeing a boom in sourcing riders for delivery giants like Meituan and Ele.me

Quhuo, which is backed by Baidu and Softbank, connects gig workers with delivery services platforms such as Meituan and Alibaba’s Ele.me.

11 Sep 2020 - 6:15AM

Quhuo, which is backed by Baidu and Softbank, connects gig workers with delivery services platforms such as Meituan and Alibaba’s Ele.me.

Why this flexible work platform is seeing a boom in sourcing riders for delivery giants like Meituan and Ele.me
Meituan, Ele.me relax food delivery time targets after backlash over risky conditions for riders

Many food delivery riders in China, including those from market leaders Meituan Dianping and Ele.me, risk their lives to meet deadlines even under extreme weather conditions, according to a report that has gone viral.

10 Sep 2020 - 4:35PM

Many food delivery riders in China, including those from market leaders Meituan Dianping and Ele.me, risk their lives to meet deadlines even under extreme weather conditions, according to a report that has gone viral.

Meituan, Ele.me relax food delivery time targets after backlash over risky conditions for riders
Meituan Dianping steps up recycling drive amid deluge of plastic waste in China

Food delivery giant Meituan Dianping and other major Chinese online platforms, including Alibaba’s Ele.me and JD.com, are pushing for broader environmental programmes to reduce waste in their industry.

1 Sep 2020 - 11:34PM

Food delivery giant Meituan Dianping and other major Chinese online platforms, including Alibaba’s Ele.me and JD.com, are pushing for broader environmental programmes to reduce waste in their industry.

Meituan Dianping steps up recycling drive amid deluge of plastic waste in China
ByteDance platform Douyin tightens its e-commerce policies to compete with Alibaba and JD.com ahead of Singles’ Day festival

ByteDance-owned short video platform Douyin will ban links to third-party websites on its live-streaming channels in a move to compete with Alibaba’s Taobao and JD.com

20 Oct 2020 - 2:14PM

ByteDance-owned short video platform Douyin will ban links to third-party websites on its live-streaming channels in a move to compete with Alibaba’s Taobao and JD.com

ByteDance platform Douyin tightens its e-commerce policies to compete with Alibaba and JD.com ahead of Singles’ Day festival
As Huawei struggles to find alternatives to US chip tech, it finds itself a pawn in a much bigger power game

As the target of US sanctions that have cut off its chip supply, Huawei can’t expect the kind of help Beijing gave rival ZTE in a similar situation two years ago. But if the Shenzhen-based telecoms gear maker does survive, it will look very different.

28 Aug 2020 - 10:34AM

As the target of US sanctions that have cut off its chip supply, Huawei can’t expect the kind of help Beijing gave rival ZTE in a similar situation two years ago. But if the Shenzhen-based telecoms gear maker does survive, it will look very different.

As Huawei struggles to find alternatives to US chip tech, it finds itself a pawn in a much bigger power game
Meituan Dianping’s quarterly earnings beat estimates as China food delivery market recovers

China’s largest on-demand services provider reported improved demand for food delivery from both consumers and merchants in the second quarter.

21 Aug 2020 - 11:02PM

China’s largest on-demand services provider reported improved demand for food delivery from both consumers and merchants in the second quarter.

Meituan Dianping’s quarterly earnings beat estimates as China food delivery market recovers
Alibaba posts 124 per cent gain in quarterly profit, sees China retail back to pre-pandemic levels

The e-commerce giant’s latest results show the resilience of China’s online retail market, as the country leads the global economy out of a coronavirus-induced slump.

20 Oct 2020 - 2:14PM

The e-commerce giant’s latest results show the resilience of China’s online retail market, as the country leads the global economy out of a coronavirus-induced slump.

Alibaba posts 124 per cent gain in quarterly profit, sees China retail back to pre-pandemic levels
Worried about a sick pet? Chinese delivery platform Meituan is offering free online vet consultations

On-demand delivery giant Meituan Dianping and pet clinic operator New Ruipeng Pet Healthcare Group are offering free remote pet consultations as part of a new service on Meituan’s platform.

20 Aug 2020 - 9:11PM

On-demand delivery giant Meituan Dianping and pet clinic operator New Ruipeng Pet Healthcare Group are offering free remote pet consultations as part of a new service on Meituan’s platform.

Worried about a sick pet? Chinese delivery platform Meituan is offering free online vet consultations
JD.com’s health care subsidiary to drive telemedicine in China with new family-friendly service

JD Health aims to set a new standard for telemedicine services across China by providing whole families with remote access to doctors, while preserving their health records in its system.

20 Oct 2020 - 3:30PM

JD Health aims to set a new standard for telemedicine services across China by providing whole families with remote access to doctors, while preserving their health records in its system.

JD.com’s health care subsidiary to drive telemedicine in China with new family-friendly service
China’s biggest food delivery platforms act after state-backed calls to stop food waste

China’s food delivery giants Ele.me and Meituan Dianping join the country’s food saving campaign with proposals to stop waste and cultivate new eating habits

17 Aug 2020 - 10:29PM

China’s food delivery giants Ele.me and Meituan Dianping join the country’s food saving campaign with proposals to stop waste and cultivate new eating habits

China’s biggest food delivery platforms act after state-backed calls to stop food waste
ByteDance may have slightly longer to sell TikTok but Trump has also strengthened his hand, analysts say

President Donald Trump ordered ByteDance on Friday to divest the US operations of its video-sharing app TikTok within 90 days, ramping up pressure on the Chinese company over concerns about the safety of the personal data it handles.

16 Aug 2020 - 12:01AM

President Donald Trump ordered ByteDance on Friday to divest the US operations of its video-sharing app TikTok within 90 days, ramping up pressure on the Chinese company over concerns about the safety of the personal data it handles.

ByteDance may have slightly longer to sell TikTok but Trump has also strengthened his hand, analysts say
JD.com ramps up China logistics expansion with US$432 million deal to acquire Kuayue Express

The US$432 million deal escalates online retailer JD.com’s efforts to transform into a major supply chain services and technology company.

20 Oct 2020 - 3:30PM

The US$432 million deal escalates online retailer JD.com’s efforts to transform into a major supply chain services and technology company.

JD.com ramps up China logistics expansion with US$432 million deal to acquire Kuayue Express
Gig economy gets a boost in China but experts question whether it can be a sustainable fix for unemployment

Many workers in China have turned to the gig economy amid booming demand in the logistics industry for extra help as millions more people shop online.

12 Aug 2020 - 6:30AM

Many workers in China have turned to the gig economy amid booming demand in the logistics industry for extra help as millions more people shop online.

Gig economy gets a boost in China but experts question whether it can be a sustainable fix for unemployment
China bans 40 more live-streamers for ‘illegal’ activities in latest crackdown on cyberspace

Chinese regulators have blacklisted more than 40 live-streamers for ‘engaging in illegal or irregular activities’ in the latest crackdown on a sector that has boomed amid Covid-19

10 Aug 2020 - 11:07PM

Chinese regulators have blacklisted more than 40 live-streamers for ‘engaging in illegal or irregular activities’ in the latest crackdown on a sector that has boomed amid Covid-19

China bans 40 more live-streamers for ‘illegal’ activities in latest crackdown on cyberspace
Apple rebuffs US$1.4 billion patent lawsuit filed by Chinese artificial intelligence company

Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology has been locked in a legal battle with Apple over the Siri voice assistant system since 2012.

4 Aug 2020 - 10:52PM

Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology has been locked in a legal battle with Apple over the Siri voice assistant system since 2012.

Apple rebuffs US$1.4 billion patent lawsuit filed by Chinese artificial intelligence company
China’s Oppo teams up with KDDI, SoftBank to bring its 5G smartphones to Japan

Oppo’s Find X2 Pro and Reno3 5G will be available in Japan through KDDI and SoftBank starting July 22.

21 Jul 2020 - 10:55PM

Oppo’s Find X2 Pro and Reno3 5G will be available in Japan through KDDI and SoftBank starting July 22.

China’s Oppo teams up with KDDI, SoftBank to bring its 5G smartphones to Japan
JD.com joins Tencent to bring the world of e-commerce to China’s biggest e-sports league

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has signed a partnership with Tencent’s King Pro League (KPL) to bring the benefits of e-commerce to the hit game Honor of Kings

20 Oct 2020 - 3:30PM

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has signed a partnership with Tencent’s King Pro League (KPL) to bring the benefits of e-commerce to the hit game Honor of Kings

JD.com joins Tencent to bring the world of e-commerce to China’s biggest e-sports league