Minghe Hu

Beijing

Minghe Hu

Technology Reporter covering artificial intelligence and big tech companies in China.

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

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JD.com joins video platform Kuaishou in live streaming sales deal in time for China’s midyear shopping festival

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com joins short video platform Kuaishou in live streaming sales partnership as a growing number of traditional merchants look online for sales

27 May 2020 - 7:52PM

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com joins short video platform Kuaishou in live streaming sales partnership as a growing number of traditional merchants look online for sales

JD.com joins video platform Kuaishou in live streaming sales deal in time for China’s midyear shopping festival
JD boosts logistics network as China’s e-commerce players prepare for spending frenzy at 618 festival

The fast-growing digital economy in China has enjoyed a boom during the pandemic, and e-commerce was highlighted in recent government work report.

27 May 2020 - 4:16AM

The fast-growing digital economy in China has enjoyed a boom during the pandemic, and e-commerce was highlighted in recent government work report.

JD boosts logistics network as China’s e-commerce players prepare for spending frenzy at 618 festival
Food delivery giant Meituan Dianping posts quarterly revenue decline amid Covid-19 disruptions

China’s largest food delivery services provider, which posted a wider net loss in the March quarter, warned that factors including ongoing pandemic precautions and decline in offline consumption would continue to affect its business performance.

25 May 2020 - 10:58PM

China’s largest food delivery services provider, which posted a wider net loss in the March quarter, warned that factors including ongoing pandemic precautions and decline in offline consumption would continue to affect its business performance.

Food delivery giant Meituan Dianping posts quarterly revenue decline amid Covid-19 disruptions
Alibaba sees 2021 sales topping US$91 billion on back of China recovery, more enterprises going digital

The Chinese e-commerce giant beat estimates to post a 22 per cent increase in revenue to US$16.1 billion in the March quarter, receiving a boost from more people shopping online amid the coronavirus lockdowns across China.

23 May 2020 - 8:28AM

The Chinese e-commerce giant beat estimates to post a 22 per cent increase in revenue to US$16.1 billion in the March quarter, receiving a boost from more people shopping online amid the coronavirus lockdowns across China.

Alibaba sees 2021 sales topping US$91 billion on back of China recovery, more enterprises going digital
Tech platforms celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day with discount HPV vaccinations, fatter digital red packets

May 20 is a day of love spawned by the internet – the numerals 520 first gained popularity as online slang for “I love you” in China.

20 May 2020 - 9:16PM

May 20 is a day of love spawned by the internet – the numerals 520 first gained popularity as online slang for “I love you” in China.

Tech platforms celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day with discount HPV vaccinations, fatter digital red packets
For these female scientists who grew up in China and found fame in the US, gender equality needs more work

Society needs to pay more attention to female scientists and create a better environment for them to pursue their careers.

2 May 2020 - 6:24AM

Society needs to pay more attention to female scientists and create a better environment for them to pursue their careers.

For these female scientists who grew up in China and found fame in the US, gender equality needs more work
Travel bookings surge up to 1,500 per cent on some sites after Beijing downgrades emergency alert level

Travel bookings on sites such as Qunar, Alibaba’s Fliggy and Meituan Dianping spiked within an hour of Beijing downgrading its emergency alert level, relaxing quarantine requirements for some arrivals to the Chinese capital city ahead of the Labour Day long weekend.

30 Apr 2020 - 10:43PM

Travel bookings on sites such as Qunar, Alibaba’s Fliggy and Meituan Dianping spiked within an hour of Beijing downgrading its emergency alert level, relaxing quarantine requirements for some arrivals to the Chinese capital city ahead of the Labour Day long weekend.

Travel bookings surge up to 1,500 per cent on some sites after Beijing downgrades emergency alert level
Fall of Alibaba’s rising star shows impact of stronger governance and succession planning mechanisms

Alibaba investigation found that Jiang Fan’s actions had not resulted in a conflict of interest but triggered public debate which damaged company’s reputation.

30 Apr 2020 - 6:36AM

Alibaba investigation found that Jiang Fan’s actions had not resulted in a conflict of interest but triggered public debate which damaged company’s reputation.

Fall of Alibaba’s rising star shows impact of stronger governance and succession planning mechanisms
JD.com, US firm Cloudflare join forces to challenge Alibaba in China’s vast cloud market

With JD Cloud & AI as its partner, content-delivery-network services provider Cloudflare plans to establish 150 new data centres in mainland China, the world’s second largest cloud market behind the United States.

29 Apr 2020 - 7:00PM

With JD Cloud & AI as its partner, content-delivery-network services provider Cloudflare plans to establish 150 new data centres in mainland China, the world’s second largest cloud market behind the United States.

JD.com, US firm Cloudflare join forces to challenge Alibaba in China’s vast cloud market
China’s mobile traffic up 40 per cent in March as information consumption surges amid coronavirus pandemic

China’s information consumption level soared in March as millions of residents turned to digital methods to work and satisfy their everyday needs

27 Apr 2020 - 3:01PM

China’s information consumption level soared in March as millions of residents turned to digital methods to work and satisfy their everyday needs

China’s mobile traffic up 40 per cent in March as information consumption surges amid coronavirus pandemic
How China’s delivery services platforms are evolving, from smart lockers to ‘semi-finished’ meals

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a boom in online food deliveries but China’s platform operators have had to evolve and innovate to deal with the health crisis.

24 Apr 2020 - 10:41AM

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a boom in online food deliveries but China’s platform operators have had to evolve and innovate to deal with the health crisis.

How China’s delivery services platforms are evolving, from smart lockers to ‘semi-finished’ meals
Forgot to switch off the bedroom lights? You could do so while driving in China, with SAIC Volkswagen, JD.com tie-up

SAIC Volkswagen’s Passat cars and other models produced this year will come with JD.com’s smart home services built in, allowing users to control their home appliances while driving.

23 Apr 2020 - 6:48AM

SAIC Volkswagen’s Passat cars and other models produced this year will come with JD.com’s smart home services built in, allowing users to control their home appliances while driving.

Forgot to switch off the bedroom lights? You could do so while driving in China, with SAIC Volkswagen, JD.com tie-up
Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com teams up with US firm Blue Yonder on AI supply chain transformation

The partnership between Blue Yonder and JD Logistics will use artificial intelligence and machine learning in supply chain solutions to help Chinese merchants improve their efficiency and reduce resource wastage, the companies say.

16 Apr 2020 - 6:15PM

The partnership between Blue Yonder and JD Logistics will use artificial intelligence and machine learning in supply chain solutions to help Chinese merchants improve their efficiency and reduce resource wastage, the companies say.

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com teams up with US firm Blue Yonder on AI supply chain transformation
Meituan refutes claims its delivery fees are hurting restaurants amid coronavirus downturn

Food delivery app Meituan is facing calls from restaurant groups across China to reduced commission fees and drop exclusivity clauses to help business owners during the coronavirus pandemic

13 Apr 2020 - 9:57PM

Food delivery app Meituan is facing calls from restaurant groups across China to reduced commission fees and drop exclusivity clauses to help business owners during the coronavirus pandemic

Meituan refutes claims its delivery fees are hurting restaurants amid coronavirus downturn
Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba, JD.com offer support for small and medium enterprises to aid in coronavirus recovery

Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com extend support to SMEs as the economy shows signs of recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.

8 Apr 2020 - 6:11AM

Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com extend support to SMEs as the economy shows signs of recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.

Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba, JD.com offer support for small and medium enterprises to aid in coronavirus recovery
Chinese food-delivery giant Meituan warns on uncertain impact from pandemic in 2020

Meituan posts 42 per cent gain in Q4 revenue but says year-ahead prospects have been clouded by uncertainties surrounding coronavirus pandemic.

31 Mar 2020 - 3:07AM

Meituan posts 42 per cent gain in Q4 revenue but says year-ahead prospects have been clouded by uncertainties surrounding coronavirus pandemic.

Chinese food-delivery giant Meituan warns on uncertain impact from pandemic in 2020
Megvii makes deep learning AI framework open-source as China moves to reduce reliance on US platforms

Chinese AI start-up Megvii will make its deep learning framework MegEngine open-source, in a move that could reduce the country’s reliance on US-originated frameworks such as Tensor Flow and PyTorch.

26 Mar 2020 - 9:04AM

Chinese AI start-up Megvii will make its deep learning framework MegEngine open-source, in a move that could reduce the country’s reliance on US-originated frameworks such as Tensor Flow and PyTorch.

Megvii makes deep learning AI framework open-source as China moves to reduce reliance on US platforms
JD Logistics to hire 20,000 more delivery and warehouse workers, giving priority to those below poverty line

Logistics unit of e-commerce giant JD.com plans to hire over 20,000 new warehouse and delivery workers, with priority given to China’s poor

24 Mar 2020 - 6:00PM

Logistics unit of e-commerce giant JD.com plans to hire over 20,000 new warehouse and delivery workers, with priority given to China’s poor

JD Logistics to hire 20,000 more delivery and warehouse workers, giving priority to those below poverty line
Chinese tech firms offer access to information seen crucial in fight against global spread of coronavirus

Jack Ma and Alibaba foundations sharing clinical experience from frontline doctors while JD.com offering free online consultations to overseas Chinese

18 Mar 2020 - 2:06PM

Jack Ma and Alibaba foundations sharing clinical experience from frontline doctors while JD.com offering free online consultations to overseas Chinese

Chinese tech firms offer access to information seen crucial in fight against global spread of coronavirus
JD.com said to have approached UBS, Bank of America to arrange Hong Kong secondary listing

JD.com is said to be planning to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange as soon as the first half of this year, following Alibaba’s US$12.9 billion listing in Hong Kong in 2019.

16 Mar 2020 - 11:00PM

JD.com is said to be planning to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange as soon as the first half of this year, following Alibaba’s US$12.9 billion listing in Hong Kong in 2019.

JD.com said to have approached UBS, Bank of America to arrange Hong Kong secondary listing
Working from home not all it is cracked up to be for some US-based Chinese tech workers

Chinese employees of US tech firms Google and Microsoft struggle to report for duty as they remain stuck in China after travel ban was imposed in early days of the coronavirus

14 Mar 2020 - 7:40AM

Chinese employees of US tech firms Google and Microsoft struggle to report for duty as they remain stuck in China after travel ban was imposed in early days of the coronavirus

Working from home not all it is cracked up to be for some US-based Chinese tech workers
Meituan Dianping sees surge in bike-sharing, but don’t call it a comeback

Food delivery giant Meituan saw signs of an upswing at its struggling bike-sharing business, as more commuters shifted away from crowded modes of transport amid the coronavirus pandemic.

13 Mar 2020 - 11:04PM

Food delivery giant Meituan saw signs of an upswing at its struggling bike-sharing business, as more commuters shifted away from crowded modes of transport amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Meituan Dianping sees surge in bike-sharing, but don’t call it a comeback
Meituan Dianping offers ‘contactless shields’ that allow people to eat their delivered food in private

China has one of the biggest on-demand delivery industries in the world but the coronavirus outbreak has cast a shadow over the outlook.

12 Mar 2020 - 5:24AM

China has one of the biggest on-demand delivery industries in the world but the coronavirus outbreak has cast a shadow over the outlook.

Meituan Dianping offers ‘contactless shields’ that allow people to eat their delivered food in private
Smartphone maker Xiaomi to put more emphasis on higher-end phone segment to compete with Huawei

Xiaomi’s challenge comes as Huawei commands more than an 80 per cent share of China’s high-end smartphone market.

11 Mar 2020 - 1:23AM

Xiaomi’s challenge comes as Huawei commands more than an 80 per cent share of China’s high-end smartphone market.

Smartphone maker Xiaomi to put more emphasis on higher-end phone segment to compete with Huawei
In Beijing, you will soon be able to order books with your lunch on Chinese food delivery app Meituan

Food delivery app Meituan Dianping will be offering book deliveries from an initial batch of 72 bookstores in Beijing, on top of its meal and grocery deliveries.

6 Mar 2020 - 2:58PM

Food delivery app Meituan Dianping will be offering book deliveries from an initial batch of 72 bookstores in Beijing, on top of its meal and grocery deliveries.

In Beijing, you will soon be able to order books with your lunch on Chinese food delivery app Meituan
China’s telecoms carriers push to complete ‘political task’ of 5G network roll-out amid coronavirus crisis

China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have committed to complete their 5G infrastructure programmes, which involve the deployment of hundreds of thousands of new base stations across the country.

6 Mar 2020 - 5:11PM

China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have committed to complete their 5G infrastructure programmes, which involve the deployment of hundreds of thousands of new base stations across the country.

China’s telecoms carriers push to complete ‘political task’ of 5G network roll-out amid coronavirus crisis
‘Heartless’ online scammers and hackers take advantage of coronavirus fears, mask shortages in China

More than 7,500 coronavirus-related fraud cases have been reported in China, with scammers using platforms such as WeChat and Weibo to cheat those desperate for face masks or information about the outbreak. This is the second in a series on the impact of the coronavirus on China's technology sector.

23 Mar 2020 - 10:56AM

More than 7,500 coronavirus-related fraud cases have been reported in China, with scammers using platforms such as WeChat and Weibo to cheat those desperate for face masks or information about the outbreak. This is the second in a series on the impact of the coronavirus on China's technology sector.

‘Heartless’ online scammers and hackers take advantage of coronavirus fears, mask shortages in China
Beijing rolls out colour-coded QR system for coronavirus tracking despite concerns over privacy, inaccurate ratings

Beijing residents can check whether they need to quarantine themselves through Alipay or WeChat, based on whether they are assigned green, yellow or red QR codes.

2 Mar 2020 - 2:22PM

Beijing residents can check whether they need to quarantine themselves through Alipay or WeChat, based on whether they are assigned green, yellow or red QR codes.

Beijing rolls out colour-coded QR system for coronavirus tracking despite concerns over privacy, inaccurate ratings
Coronavirus accelerates China’s big data collection but privacy concerns remain

China is scooping up more data amid the coronavirus outbreak, raising concerns about privacy though most willing to put public safety first until the crisis ends.

26 Feb 2020 - 11:33AM

China is scooping up more data amid the coronavirus outbreak, raising concerns about privacy though most willing to put public safety first until the crisis ends.

Coronavirus accelerates China’s big data collection but privacy concerns remain
China’s e-commerce giants deploy robots to deliver orders amid coronavirus outbreak

As customer fears about the coronavirus cast a shadow over China’s food delivery industry, several companies including Meituan Dianping, JD.com and Ele.me have announced robot delivery-related services.

21 Feb 2020 - 6:50AM

As customer fears about the coronavirus cast a shadow over China’s food delivery industry, several companies including Meituan Dianping, JD.com and Ele.me have announced robot delivery-related services.

China’s e-commerce giants deploy robots to deliver orders amid coronavirus outbreak