Xinmei Shen

Hong Kong

Xinmei Shen

Reporter, Technology

Xinmei Shen joined the Post in 2017 and is a technology reporter. She covers content, entertainment, social media and internet culture. Previously, she was with the Post’s tech news site, Abacus. Before that, she was a reporting intern at The Information whilst studying at the University of Hong Kong.

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Whaleshark, mysterious collector of 400,000 NFTs, sees Hong Kong as a hub for the digital tokens that are gaining fans

2021 NFT boom came ‘faster and harder than anybody could have imagined’, says collector WhaleShark, who started investing in NFTs in 2019.

2021 NFT boom came ‘faster and harder than anybody could have imagined’, says collector WhaleShark, who started investing in NFTs in 2019.

19 Jan 2022 - 5:46AM
China’s local governments rush to embrace metaverse despite state media warnings

Authorities in several major cities have unveiled plans to support the development of the metaverse, even as the People’s Daily warned people in November to stay rational amid a “mania”.

Authorities in several major cities have unveiled plans to support the development of the metaverse, even as the People’s Daily warned people in November to stay rational amid a “mania”.

13 Jan 2022 - 8:00PM
NFT projects endorsed by Jay Chou and Edison Chen top OpenSea’s 24-hour sales chart

The gains of both projects come as stars including Chen and singer songwriter JJ Lin endorsed PhantaBear on their Instagram accounts.

The gains of both projects come as stars including Chen and singer songwriter JJ Lin endorsed PhantaBear on their Instagram accounts.

10 Jan 2022 - 9:30PM
Chinese start-up bets on AI webcam in the remote work era following a pandemic-fuelled boom

Shenzhen-based Remo Tech has seen a threefold growth in sales during the pandemic, driven by demand for its motion-tracking Obsbot Tiny webcam.

Shenzhen-based Remo Tech has seen a threefold growth in sales during the pandemic, driven by demand for its motion-tracking Obsbot Tiny webcam.

10 Jan 2022 - 11:01AM
China exempts Hong Kong listings from finalised cybersecurity review rules for offshore IPOs, analysts say

The new review regulation, approved by China’s State Council and is backed by 13 government ministries, does not include any mentions of Hong Kong, a region not considered a foreign market under ‘one country, two systems’.

The new review regulation, approved by China’s State Council and is backed by 13 government ministries, does not include any mentions of Hong Kong, a region not considered a foreign market under ‘one country, two systems’.

4 Jan 2022 - 10:02PM
31 Dec 2021 - 4:38PM
Rising automation power China aims to be a world robot champion by 2025

China, coping with an ageing and shrinking workforce, is one of the world’s most aggressive countries in automating manufacturing.

China, coping with an ageing and shrinking workforce, is one of the world’s most aggressive countries in automating manufacturing.

29 Dec 2021 - 7:00PM
WeChat gives short videos more prominence as Tencent goes after ByteDance’s Douyin

WeChat’s short video feature Channels still trails Douyin in terms of daily active users, but appetite for the content type is growing in China.

WeChat’s short video feature Channels still trails Douyin in terms of daily active users, but appetite for the content type is growing in China.

28 Dec 2021 - 11:33PM
China 2021 tech crackdown: once seen as the golden ticket, Big Tech has shed jobs and lost its allure among the young

The change of mood in China’s tech industry due to a barrage of regulatory change is tangible and sudden after a decade of exceptional growth.

The change of mood in China’s tech industry due to a barrage of regulatory change is tangible and sudden after a decade of exceptional growth.

24 Dec 2021 - 10:00AM
Apache Log4j bug: Alibaba Cloud vows to boost compliance after Chinese ministry pulls support for not first reporting security issue to government

China’s largest cloud service provider said it would improve compliance after it was disciplined by the government for failing to first report the Log4j vulnerability to Chinese authorities.

China’s largest cloud service provider said it would improve compliance after it was disciplined by the government for failing to first report the Log4j vulnerability to Chinese authorities.

23 Dec 2021 - 7:40PM
Apache Log4j bug: China’s industry ministry pulls support from Alibaba Cloud for not reporting flaw to government first

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said it will suspend work with Alibaba Cloud as a cybersecurity threat intelligence partner after the firm reported a critical security flaw to Apache.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said it will suspend work with Alibaba Cloud as a cybersecurity threat intelligence partner after the firm reported a critical security flaw to Apache.

22 Dec 2021 - 3:45PM
China tech crackdown: in 2021, technology giants came under intense scrutiny after sleeping watchdogs awakened

Once a largely toothless watchdog, China’s anti-monopoly bureau was upgraded and let loose this year, bringing discipline to the corporate behaviour of tech giants that had been tolerated, if not encouraged, for years.

Once a largely toothless watchdog, China’s anti-monopoly bureau was upgraded and let loose this year, bringing discipline to the corporate behaviour of tech giants that had been tolerated, if not encouraged, for years.

22 Dec 2021 - 12:30PM
AI can reduce deaths on construction sites, says start-up viAct, by tracking workers and resources

The company’s system monitors the movements of workers and equipment to spot safety issues in the industry with the highest accident rate and number of deaths.

The company’s system monitors the movements of workers and equipment to spot safety issues in the industry with the highest accident rate and number of deaths.

21 Dec 2021 - 7:00PM
Apple blocks mainland Chinese users from seeing some geographic information on its Compass app

iPhone and Apple Watch users in mainland China can no longer see their geographic coordinates and elevation on the US firm’s Compass app, according to Chinese media reports and user comments.

iPhone and Apple Watch users in mainland China can no longer see their geographic coordinates and elevation on the US firm’s Compass app, according to Chinese media reports and user comments.

16 Dec 2021 - 12:22AM
Chinese regulator punishes Weibo for allowing ‘forbidden’ information on its platform

Weibo has been fined 3 million yuan for allowing ‘information forbidden by law and regulations’, just weeks after tennis player Peng Shuai first posted her sexual assault allegations on the platform.

Weibo has been fined 3 million yuan for allowing ‘information forbidden by law and regulations’, just weeks after tennis player Peng Shuai first posted her sexual assault allegations on the platform.

14 Dec 2021 - 1:13PM
The fitness game start-up riding the at-home workout trend during Covid-19 pandemic

Nex made a motion-tracking training app for NBA players. Now its wants to make exercising fun for regular people.

Nex made a motion-tracking training app for NBA players. Now its wants to make exercising fun for regular people.

13 Dec 2021 - 6:00PM
China tech crackdown: Beijing declares initial victory in cleaning up mobile apps

The government’s increased scrutiny of smartphone apps have created uncertainties for tech firms that run some of China’s most popular online platforms.

The government’s increased scrutiny of smartphone apps have created uncertainties for tech firms that run some of China’s most popular online platforms.

11 Dec 2021 - 9:00AM
Cybersecurity niche: Digital certificates in the spotlight as more devices connect to the internet

With the explosion in the number of internet-connected devices and calls for better data privacy, companies are scrambling to manage the digital certificates required to maintain secure online communications.

With the explosion in the number of internet-connected devices and calls for better data privacy, companies are scrambling to manage the digital certificates required to maintain secure online communications.

10 Dec 2021 - 3:00PM
Beijing leaves antitrust out of 2022 economic goals, focuses on technological development

A meeting of the Communist Party’s Politburo left out mentions of the ‘disorderly expansion of capital’, but focused again on technological self-sufficiency amid pressure from Washington.

A meeting of the Communist Party’s Politburo left out mentions of the ‘disorderly expansion of capital’, but focused again on technological self-sufficiency amid pressure from Washington.

7 Dec 2021 - 6:00PM
Hong Kong listings for Weibo, SenseTime, NetEase’s music app seen as test case for China’s new cybersecurity rules

Three Chinese tech companies are poised to float their shares in the Hong Kong stock exchange after Beijing proposed new rules requiring cybersecurity reviews for certain offshore IPOs.

Three Chinese tech companies are poised to float their shares in the Hong Kong stock exchange after Beijing proposed new rules requiring cybersecurity reviews for certain offshore IPOs.

1 Dec 2021 - 10:11PM
HKUST and other universities in the city team with US researchers to work on AI chips

AI chips are processors optimised for data-intensive AI applications such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices, allowing them to run faster.

AI chips are processors optimised for data-intensive AI applications such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices, allowing them to run faster.

30 Nov 2021 - 9:00PM
US-China tech war: state media questions Washington’s intent on demanding chip supply data from TSMC, Samsung amid ‘targeted sanction’ concerns

The accusation by Xinhua highlights China’s concerns about being behind in the development of its semiconductor industry.

The accusation by Xinhua highlights China’s concerns about being behind in the development of its semiconductor industry.

26 Nov 2021 - 9:33PM
US-China tech war: Beijing draws up three-year plan to revamp state technology system

The new blueprint approved by President Xi Jinping calls for an improved state system to help China achieve self-sufficiency in technology, a goal of increasing urgency because of US sanctions.

The new blueprint approved by President Xi Jinping calls for an improved state system to help China achieve self-sufficiency in technology, a goal of increasing urgency because of US sanctions.

26 Nov 2021 - 4:03AM
Qupital wants to finance more Chinese cross-border e-commerce merchants by tapping Hong Kong’s capital market

Hong Kong’s less stringent online lending rules vis-a-vis the mainland, and its mature financial market offer opportunities, Qupital’s CEO says.

Hong Kong’s less stringent online lending rules vis-a-vis the mainland, and its mature financial market offer opportunities, Qupital’s CEO says.

25 Nov 2021 - 8:43AM
Beijing lectures Alibaba, Baidu cloud units over fraudulent websites amid internet clean-up campaigns

China’s industry ministry told Alibaba and Baidu that their cloud units were not adequately fighting telecoms fraud amid Beijing’s effort to clean up internet content and business practices.

China’s industry ministry told Alibaba and Baidu that their cloud units were not adequately fighting telecoms fraud amid Beijing’s effort to clean up internet content and business practices.

24 Nov 2021 - 5:00PM
Weibo’s plan to go public in Hong Kong shrouded in uncertainty by Beijing’s tough new data regime

Weibo could very likely be identified as a ‘critical information infrastructure operator’, a concept proposed in the 2017 Cybersecurity law, requiring intense scrutiny.

Weibo could very likely be identified as a ‘critical information infrastructure operator’, a concept proposed in the 2017 Cybersecurity law, requiring intense scrutiny.

23 Nov 2021 - 8:00AM
US-China tech war: Xi Jinping doubles down on ‘technology security’ measures as part of nation’s five-year plan

A meeting of the Politburo – the Communist Party’s top echelon – stressed the importance for China to control advanced technologies needed for national development.

A meeting of the Politburo – the Communist Party’s top echelon – stressed the importance for China to control advanced technologies needed for national development.

19 Nov 2021 - 9:55PM
L‘Oréal China apologises after complicated Singles’ Day deal angers shoppers

Shoppers complain that L’Oréal’s promotions steered them away from the best possible deal on Singles’ Day, the world’s biggest e-commerce festival.

Shoppers complain that L’Oréal’s promotions steered them away from the best possible deal on Singles’ Day, the world’s biggest e-commerce festival.

18 Nov 2021 - 6:35PM
A state newspaper article belittling China’s celebrity cram school founder backfires

The Economic Daily blasts education giant New Oriental for pivoting from tutoring to live streaming e-commerce to make ‘quick money’.

The Economic Daily blasts education giant New Oriental for pivoting from tutoring to live streaming e-commerce to make ‘quick money’.

16 Nov 2021 - 7:30PM
Hong Kong saw itself as Asia’s data hub, but Beijing’s strict cybersecurity rules threaten that status

Hong Kong’s outdated data privacy law puts it out of step with Beijing, experts say, as the mainland pushes to restrict cross-border data flows.

Hong Kong’s outdated data privacy law puts it out of step with Beijing, experts say, as the mainland pushes to restrict cross-border data flows.

16 Nov 2021 - 7:00AM