Tracy Qu

Tracy Qu is a Hong-Kong based technology reporter at the Post. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master’s degree in journalism.
Tracy Qu
Tracy Qu is a Hong-Kong based technology reporter at the Post. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master’s degree in journalism.

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Reading a book in this Shanghai toilet could be a bad idea if you don’t want to be disturbed

Each toilet stall has a human body sensor, using infrared rays and ultrasound to detect the person inside and how long they have been sitting there.

17 Oct 2019 - 8:00AM

Each toilet stall has a human body sensor, using infrared rays and ultrasound to detect the person inside and how long they have been sitting there.

Reading a book in this Shanghai toilet could be a bad idea if you don’t want to be disturbed
China’s social commerce platform Xiaohongshu back in Chinese Android app stores after two month absence

The app, whose 85 million monthly active users share their shopping experiences, was removed from Chinese Android app stores at the end of July

16 Oct 2019 - 7:30AM

The app, whose 85 million monthly active users share their shopping experiences, was removed from Chinese Android app stores at the end of July

China’s social commerce platform Xiaohongshu back in Chinese Android app stores after two month absence
TikTok owner ByteDance ratchets up hiring for video games business in challenge to Tencent

The latest initiative by ByteDance could sharpen its rivalry with internet giant Tencent Holdings, the world’s biggest mobile games publisher.

14 Oct 2019 - 10:36PM

The latest initiative by ByteDance could sharpen its rivalry with internet giant Tencent Holdings, the world’s biggest mobile games publisher.

TikTok owner ByteDance ratchets up hiring for video games business in challenge to Tencent
Chinese e-commerce platforms block Houston Rockets’ merchandise after backlash over GM’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protests

Online searches for Houston Rockets merchandise on the platforms turned up a message saying ‘items not found’.

9 Oct 2019 - 5:48AM

Online searches for Houston Rockets merchandise on the platforms turned up a message saying ‘items not found’.

Chinese e-commerce platforms block Houston Rockets’ merchandise after backlash over GM’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protests
This German start-up tackles the next challenge in self-driving cars: anticipating unpredictable human behaviour

While driverless cars have made great progress in avoiding accidents by using sensors and cameras they are still a long way from accurately anticipating unpredictable humans

6 Oct 2019 - 10:00AM

While driverless cars have made great progress in avoiding accidents by using sensors and cameras they are still a long way from accurately anticipating unpredictable humans

This German start-up tackles the next challenge in self-driving cars: anticipating unpredictable human behaviour
Robotics start-up Geek+ is leading China’s push into smart logistics to support e-commerce, manufacturing

Four-year-old Chinese start-up Geek+ Technology has deployed more than 7,000 logistics robots for a new generation of almost zero-labour, automated warehouses.

3 Oct 2019 - 6:27PM

Four-year-old Chinese start-up Geek+ Technology has deployed more than 7,000 logistics robots for a new generation of almost zero-labour, automated warehouses.

Robotics start-up Geek+ is leading China’s push into smart logistics to support e-commerce, manufacturing
ByteDance in talks to sell overseas news app Topbuzz, which has not proven as popular as TikTok, report says

It remains unclear whether the sale talks, which have been going on for at least three months, will result in a deal, according to The Information.

27 Sep 2019 - 1:20PM

It remains unclear whether the sale talks, which have been going on for at least three months, will result in a deal, according to The Information.

ByteDance in talks to sell overseas news app Topbuzz, which has not proven as popular as TikTok, report says
Smart robotic arms that can put butter on your toast? Shenzhen start-up Yuejiang Technology is working on it

Founder Liu Peichao wants to bring robotic arms into everyday life, to help with practical daily tasks.

27 Sep 2019 - 3:39PM

Founder Liu Peichao wants to bring robotic arms into everyday life, to help with practical daily tasks.

Smart robotic arms that can put butter on your toast? Shenzhen start-up Yuejiang Technology is working on it
China-based AllinMD Orthopaedics Hospital raises US$100 million in funding round to improve training

The six-year-old internet hospital has just completed a US$100 million round of Series B funding to improve the education and skills of its doctors.

21 Sep 2019 - 7:51AM

The six-year-old internet hospital has just completed a US$100 million round of Series B funding to improve the education and skills of its doctors.

China-based AllinMD Orthopaedics Hospital raises US$100 million in funding round to improve training
Singapore-based Advance.ai raises US$80 million in funding round to spur expansion across Asia

Advance.ai’s services are aimed at helping clients to reduce fraud risks, improve efficiency and to support next generation credit scoring systems.

20 Sep 2019 - 9:55AM

Advance.ai’s services are aimed at helping clients to reduce fraud risks, improve efficiency and to support next generation credit scoring systems.

Singapore-based Advance.ai raises US$80 million in funding round to spur expansion across Asia
Starbucks to your doorstep in 30 minutes is now possible in China

China has a burgeoning coffee market and cafe culture as newly affluent city dwellers develop a taste for the beverage

19 Sep 2019 - 9:03AM

China has a burgeoning coffee market and cafe culture as newly affluent city dwellers develop a taste for the beverage

Starbucks to your doorstep in 30 minutes is now possible in China
Alibaba maintains leads in China’s hot cloud computing market as Tencent and Baidu play catch-up

Demand for cloud services expected to expand in China amid move to industrial internet and introduction of 5G networks

18 Sep 2019 - 7:26AM

Demand for cloud services expected to expand in China amid move to industrial internet and introduction of 5G networks

Alibaba maintains leads in China’s hot cloud computing market as Tencent and Baidu play catch-up
Majority of Hong Kong residents do not perceive it as a smart city according to new Google report

In spite of improvements in digital adoption, the report finds that only 12 per cent of companies believe Hong Kong is strong in tech talent development

16 Sep 2019 - 10:29PM

In spite of improvements in digital adoption, the report finds that only 12 per cent of companies believe Hong Kong is strong in tech talent development

Majority of Hong Kong residents do not perceive it as a smart city according to new Google report
Can catering robots plug labour shortfall in China with ability to juggle hundreds of orders and not complain?

Being a waiter has never been a top career choice but it remains a big source of employment in China, where robots are being used more frequently

15 Sep 2019 - 10:34PM

Being a waiter has never been a top career choice but it remains a big source of employment in China, where robots are being used more frequently

Can catering robots plug labour shortfall in China with ability to juggle hundreds of orders and not complain?
After Forbes slips up with top 100 US innovative leaders list, here are several leading Asian women in tech

Forbes comes under flak after top 100 US innovators list had only one woman

15 Sep 2019 - 3:22PM

Forbes comes under flak after top 100 US innovators list had only one woman

After Forbes slips up with top 100 US innovative leaders list, here are several leading Asian women in tech
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
Can China catch up in electronic design automation to spur its semiconductor efforts?

EDA software has become more important for the semiconductor industry over the years, as designers deal with the complexity of having billions of transistors on smaller chips.

9 Sep 2019 - 6:00AM

EDA software has become more important for the semiconductor industry over the years, as designers deal with the complexity of having billions of transistors on smaller chips.

Can China catch up in electronic design automation to spur its semiconductor efforts?
How China’s hi-tech AI food-delivery apps are no match for Chongqing’s ‘graceful disorder’

China’s food delivery market is worth an estimated US$37 billion and is contested keenly by Meituan Dianping and Alibaba-owned Ele.me.

4 Sep 2019 - 8:06AM

China’s food delivery market is worth an estimated US$37 billion and is contested keenly by Meituan Dianping and Alibaba-owned Ele.me.

How China’s hi-tech AI food-delivery apps are no match for Chongqing’s ‘graceful disorder’
Still looking for the ‘one’? Technology now offers you an AI dating coach or even DNA matchmaking

The AI dating coach can offer suggestions on how to make your romance blossom based on detailed profiles and ongoing feedback.

28 Aug 2019 - 8:37AM

The AI dating coach can offer suggestions on how to make your romance blossom based on detailed profiles and ongoing feedback.

Still looking for the ‘one’? Technology now offers you an AI dating coach or even DNA matchmaking
Here’s what you need to know about 5G on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, a line that stretches 142 kilometres and serves seven stations, will allow passengers to experience mobile data speeds up to 100 times faster than what current 4G networks provide.

27 Aug 2019 - 5:30AM

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, a line that stretches 142 kilometres and serves seven stations, will allow passengers to experience mobile data speeds up to 100 times faster than what current 4G networks provide.

Here’s what you need to know about 5G on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
Tencent unveils voice-operated WeChat with Chinese carmaker Changan as battle for smart vehicles intensify

The car is one of the last frontiers to be free from infotainment because drivers have to keep their eyes on the road. But driverless cars and voice assistants are extending Big Tech’s reach.

26 Aug 2019 - 10:12PM

The car is one of the last frontiers to be free from infotainment because drivers have to keep their eyes on the road. But driverless cars and voice assistants are extending Big Tech’s reach.

Tencent unveils voice-operated WeChat with Chinese carmaker Changan as battle for smart vehicles intensify
Chinese teens are shying away from posting about their lives on WeChat to avoid prying parents

Only 14.9 per cent of those born after 2000 in China post every day on WeChat, compared with 56.6 per cent for those born in their 1960s, according to research firm JiGuang.

24 Aug 2019 - 8:17AM

Only 14.9 per cent of those born after 2000 in China post every day on WeChat, compared with 56.6 per cent for those born in their 1960s, according to research firm JiGuang.

Chinese teens are shying away from posting about their lives on WeChat to avoid prying parents
China is rapidly catching the US in battle for AI supremacy via adoption and data, says report

Many experts argue China lends itself to rapid AI adoption as it has access to huge data sets, the “oil” for future AI development.

20 Aug 2019 - 3:50PM

Many experts argue China lends itself to rapid AI adoption as it has access to huge data sets, the “oil” for future AI development.

China is rapidly catching the US in battle for AI supremacy via adoption and data, says report
Next time you go through a red light in China its growing facial recognition network may catch you out

The AI traffic push in China comes amid rising resistance to the frictionless identification technology in many western countries on privacy grounds

15 Aug 2019 - 8:30PM

The AI traffic push in China comes amid rising resistance to the frictionless identification technology in many western countries on privacy grounds

Next time you go through a red light in China its growing facial recognition network may catch you out
China’s internet regulator warns app operators over data privacy and says more rectification is needed

The clampdown comes amid rising anxiety over data privacy among China’s netizens, particularly in hi-tech cities such as Shenzhen.

15 Aug 2019 - 8:00AM

The clampdown comes amid rising anxiety over data privacy among China’s netizens, particularly in hi-tech cities such as Shenzhen.

China’s internet regulator warns app operators over data privacy and says more rectification is needed
State-owned China Eastern Airlines uses AI to improve customer experience

The airline’s data lab now automatically classifies thousands of complaints and offers recommended solutions, to help front line customer relations staff.

13 Aug 2019 - 9:48AM

The airline’s data lab now automatically classifies thousands of complaints and offers recommended solutions, to help front line customer relations staff.

State-owned China Eastern Airlines uses AI to improve customer experience
From policing to picking clothes, experts say artificial intelligence still has much work to do before it can replace the human touch

Most current AI applications are only good at performing single tasks, such as playing Go or navigating driving routes, whereas general AI is expected to fully replicate human intelligence in independent reasoning and decision making.

12 Aug 2019 - 7:25AM

Most current AI applications are only good at performing single tasks, such as playing Go or navigating driving routes, whereas general AI is expected to fully replicate human intelligence in independent reasoning and decision making.

From policing to picking clothes, experts say artificial intelligence still has much work to do before it can replace the human touch
Short-video app leader ByteDance tries again to break WeChat’s hold on social networking in China

Short-video apps are competing for attention and social sharing and chat are ways that companies are using to increasing user loyalty

6 Aug 2019 - 6:00AM

Short-video apps are competing for attention and social sharing and chat are ways that companies are using to increasing user loyalty

Short-video app leader ByteDance tries again to break WeChat’s hold on social networking in China
Xiaohongshu pulled from some China app stores as social commerce platform ‘rectifies content’

Xiaohongshu is not the first popular Chinese app to be taken down amid ‘content rectification’ action as Beijing continues a crackdown on online material

1 Aug 2019 - 11:01PM

Xiaohongshu is not the first popular Chinese app to be taken down amid ‘content rectification’ action as Beijing continues a crackdown on online material

Xiaohongshu pulled from some China app stores as social commerce platform ‘rectifies content’
ByteDance upgrades AI tool to identify vulgar content on news app Jinri Toutiao

The AI tool called Lingquan has already been adopted by more than three million Toutiao users and content producers.

1 Aug 2019 - 5:27PM

The AI tool called Lingquan has already been adopted by more than three million Toutiao users and content producers.

ByteDance upgrades AI tool to identify vulgar content on news app Jinri Toutiao