Yaling Jiang

Shanghai

Yaling Jiang

Reporter, Tech

Yaling Jiang is a Shanghai-based technology reporter at the Post. She previously covered consumer-facing businesses that include fashion, beauty, art and food with a focus on China. Before graduating from Columbia Journalism School, she had been a translator in her previous career.

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Tencent restructures its news team as online censorship and competition with short video outfits such as Douyin grows in China

Tencent Holdings, China’s most valuable tech company, reshuffled its news service operation this week, changing the unit’s head and sacking a handful of veteran editorial staff.

Tencent Holdings, China’s most valuable tech company, reshuffled its news service operation this week, changing the unit’s head and sacking a handful of veteran editorial staff.

28 May 2022 - 2:23PM
China forms grand plan to digitalise and connect the country’s cultural resources into a central database by 2025

Analysts say the database could offer cultural protection by managing and storing cultural resources from all levels of government.

Analysts say the database could offer cultural protection by managing and storing cultural resources from all levels of government.

25 May 2022 - 9:00PM
Job crisis looms for Chinese graduates as tech, new energy vehicle firms stop hiring amid Covid-19 lockdowns

A job crisis is looming for new graduates in China as more companies withdraw offers amid a sudden downturn in business caused in part by the strict Covid-19 lockdowns.

A job crisis is looming for new graduates in China as more companies withdraw offers amid a sudden downturn in business caused in part by the strict Covid-19 lockdowns.

25 May 2022 - 10:48AM
Coronavirus: Shanghai faces exodus of talent as lockdown dashes workers’ hopes for good jobs and a better life

Shanghai, which went into a citywide lockdown on April 1, plans to ease draconian pandemic curbs from June 1 - but some residents have had enough.

Shanghai, which went into a citywide lockdown on April 1, plans to ease draconian pandemic curbs from June 1 - but some residents have had enough.

22 May 2022 - 4:21PM
Shanghai lockdown: most shops and restaurants remain shut, as stringent Covid-19 rules make normal operations impractical and beyond reach

Shanghai’s stop-work, now approaching the third month for some of the affected companies, has taken a crucial quarter out of earnings and is driving many businesses to the brink of collapse.

Shanghai’s stop-work, now approaching the third month for some of the affected companies, has taken a crucial quarter out of earnings and is driving many businesses to the brink of collapse.

19 May 2022 - 12:25PM
Luna collapse used by Chinese state media to justify cryptocurrency ban following ‘bloodbath’ for investors

Cryptocurrency Luna’s plummeting value to less than 1 US cent ‘proves the timely and effective action of our country’s regulators’, China’s Economic Daily argues.

Cryptocurrency Luna’s plummeting value to less than 1 US cent ‘proves the timely and effective action of our country’s regulators’, China’s Economic Daily argues.

16 May 2022 - 9:00PM
Jiangyin, an icon of China’s manufacturing prowess, buckles under lockdown in latest challenge to zero-Covid policy

The 1.7 million residents of the county-level city have been under tight travel restrictions, disrupting business in the tightly integrated region.

The 1.7 million residents of the county-level city have been under tight travel restrictions, disrupting business in the tightly integrated region.

15 May 2022 - 10:00AM
Coronavirus: Shanghai retires half of its fangcang quarantine hospitals as daily Covid-19 cases resume falling towards ‘societal zero-Covid’ goal

New infections of the highly transmissible Omicron variant have been declining in Shanghai since April 23, the vast majority of them showing no symptoms.

New infections of the highly transmissible Omicron variant have been declining in Shanghai since April 23, the vast majority of them showing no symptoms.

14 May 2022 - 8:03PM
How China’s rigid Covid-19 policy paralyses its manufacturing heartland

Stringent Covid-19 controls have disrupted logistics in China’s manufacturing hub, leaving small factories struggling.

Stringent Covid-19 controls have disrupted logistics in China’s manufacturing hub, leaving small factories struggling.

14 May 2022 - 10:00AM
Coronavirus: China’s drones fail to deploy during Shanghai lockdown as aerial delivery fleet grounded by tight airspace and flight rules

The use of drones in China’s tightly regulated airspace has been limited to tests in sparsely populated areas away from busy flight corridors, as regulators play catch-up with draft rules on UAV usage published in 2019.

The use of drones in China’s tightly regulated airspace has been limited to tests in sparsely populated areas away from busy flight corridors, as regulators play catch-up with draft rules on UAV usage published in 2019.

10 May 2022 - 6:00PM
China restricts minors from live streaming, citing need to improve their ‘physical and mental health’

China’s regulators have restricted minors from the country’s booming live-streaming industry, citing the need to protect ‘their physical and mental health’, in the latest crackdown on internet platform operators.

China’s regulators have restricted minors from the country’s booming live-streaming industry, citing the need to protect ‘their physical and mental health’, in the latest crackdown on internet platform operators.

9 May 2022 - 5:35PM
China market loses its shine for private equity investors as nation’s economy slows, zero-Covid-19 policy remains in force

Venture capitalists are biding their time on new investments in China amid increased uncertainty in the market.

Venture capitalists are biding their time on new investments in China amid increased uncertainty in the market.

8 May 2022 - 12:00PM
US-China tech war: shares of surveillance camera maker Hikvision plunge on second day after report of harsh sanctions

Investors rushed to dump shares of Hikvision after it was reported that the Chinese firm may be added to the Specially Designated Nationals list, which would bar it from dealing with American companies or citizens.

Investors rushed to dump shares of Hikvision after it was reported that the Chinese firm may be added to the Specially Designated Nationals list, which would bar it from dealing with American companies or citizens.

6 May 2022 - 5:00PM
Coronavirus: Shanghai orders tests and standstill curbs in Jinshan after finding cases, doubling down on lockdowns as Xi defends China’s zero-Covid pursuit

The partial lockdown in Jinshan followed the discovery of two asymptomatic cases in quarantined areas, in setbacks for a district that claimed to have reached its so-called societal zero-Covid goal four days earlier.

The partial lockdown in Jinshan followed the discovery of two asymptomatic cases in quarantined areas, in setbacks for a district that claimed to have reached its so-called societal zero-Covid goal four days earlier.

6 May 2022 - 8:37PM
Shanghai lockdown: fashion designers talk about uncertain future amid Covid-19 crisis

Shanghai fashion designers talk about their lockdown experiences, looking outside the domestic market, and their hopes and fears for the future.

Shanghai fashion designers talk about their lockdown experiences, looking outside the domestic market, and their hopes and fears for the future.

9 May 2022 - 9:11PM
US-China tech war: surveillance camera maker Hikvision hopes for ‘fair’ treatment as US reportedly weighs harsh sanctions

Hikvision, which provides surveillance cameras used in China’s Xinjiang region, said it hopes to be ‘treated fairly’ if the US decides to add it to a new sanctions list that could impair its ability to do business globally.

Hikvision, which provides surveillance cameras used in China’s Xinjiang region, said it hopes to be ‘treated fairly’ if the US decides to add it to a new sanctions list that could impair its ability to do business globally.

5 May 2022 - 2:12PM
Independent self-help tools flourish outside Big Tech platforms as Shanghai’s residents come together to beat lockdown

Several self-help digital websites and tools have surfaced to handle a bigger volume of requests or to suit special purposes amid Shanghai lockdown.

Several self-help digital websites and tools have surfaced to handle a bigger volume of requests or to suit special purposes amid Shanghai lockdown.

3 May 2022 - 8:00AM
China smartphone sales see worst-performing quarter since 2020 with 14 pc decrease: Counterpoint Research

China’s smartphone sales slid 14 per cent in the first quarter of 2022 to 74.2 million units, as economic headwinds hit consumer sentiment.

China’s smartphone sales slid 14 per cent in the first quarter of 2022 to 74.2 million units, as economic headwinds hit consumer sentiment.

29 Apr 2022 - 7:00AM
Huawei revenues extend decline in first quarter as telecoms giant struggles under US sanctions

Huawei’s revenues slumped 13.9 per cent year on year in the first quarter as US sanctions continued to bite, although the decline marked a deceleration from the 28.6 per cent full-year decrease for 2021.

Huawei’s revenues slumped 13.9 per cent year on year in the first quarter as US sanctions continued to bite, although the decline marked a deceleration from the 28.6 per cent full-year decrease for 2021.

28 Apr 2022 - 4:03PM
Chinese-owned fashion group Lanvin aims to woo US consumers via Shopify ahead of New York listing

Fosun International’s fashion group Lanvin said it will partner with Canadian e-commerce website Shopify to bring European brands to US consumers.

Fosun International’s fashion group Lanvin said it will partner with Canadian e-commerce website Shopify to bring European brands to US consumers.

27 Apr 2022 - 6:30PM
Chinese drone maker DJI suspends operations in Russia, Ukraine amid controversy over use of its products in battle

Drone maker DJI is the first Chinese tech company to halt Russian business activities since the Ukraine war began in late February, a move that comes after allegations its products were used by Russians in battle.

Drone maker DJI is the first Chinese tech company to halt Russian business activities since the Ukraine war began in late February, a move that comes after allegations its products were used by Russians in battle.

3 May 2022 - 11:37AM
China’s first court ruling on NFT art theft holds marketplace accountable

The court decided that the platform failed to check whether the user who created the NFT was the rightful owner of the artwork.

The court decided that the platform failed to check whether the user who created the NFT was the rightful owner of the artwork.

26 Apr 2022 - 8:46PM
Didi Global to vote on US delisting next month, says no new listing plan before NYSE exit

Didi Global, the Chinese ride-hailing giant being investigated by Beijing, said it will hold a special shareholder meeting on May 23 to vote on its “voluntary” delisting in the United States.

Didi Global, the Chinese ride-hailing giant being investigated by Beijing, said it will hold a special shareholder meeting on May 23 to vote on its “voluntary” delisting in the United States.

17 Apr 2022 - 5:49PM
With no end to Shanghai’s Covid lockdown in sight, anger among residents is at risk of boiling over

Deciphering the mood of Shanghai’s locked-down residents demands filtering through an ocean of outrage, frustration and despair about their lives stuck in limbo.

Deciphering the mood of Shanghai’s locked-down residents demands filtering through an ocean of outrage, frustration and despair about their lives stuck in limbo.

14 Apr 2022 - 8:35PM
Voices from the ground: Shanghai’s lockdown through the eyes of SCMP’s journalists

Like others in Shanghai, the Post’s journalists have been working under lockdown for the past two weeks, reporting on a story that they are part of while struggling with food shortages, loneliness and fears for their families.

Like others in Shanghai, the Post’s journalists have been working under lockdown for the past two weeks, reporting on a story that they are part of while struggling with food shortages, loneliness and fears for their families.

15 Apr 2022 - 2:59PM
Chinese financial institutions’ NFT guidelines prevent them from any major role in digital collectibles

Chinese financial institutions have been asked to curb risks associated with NFTs, pre-empting any backlash from the government given its cautious approach to the technology.

Chinese financial institutions have been asked to curb risks associated with NFTs, pre-empting any backlash from the government given its cautious approach to the technology.

14 Apr 2022 - 2:43PM
China’s Covid-19 lockdowns wreak logistics havoc and slow global supply chains

China’s strict Covid-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions have created a nightmare for the country’s logistics operators, who are desperate to get cargo to ports and land borders, as exporters race to meet delivery deadlines.

China’s strict Covid-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions have created a nightmare for the country’s logistics operators, who are desperate to get cargo to ports and land borders, as exporters race to meet delivery deadlines.

14 Apr 2022 - 5:43PM
Apple supply chain in China hit by lockdowns as key partner suspends production in Shanghai, Kunshan

An Omicron outbreak has caused widespread interruptions to tech manufacturing activities in the Yangtze River Delta.

An Omicron outbreak has caused widespread interruptions to tech manufacturing activities in the Yangtze River Delta.

5 May 2022 - 6:20PM
Locked down and fed up Shanghai residents offered some hope as e-commerce giants start to bring deliveries back up to speed

Residents rushed to JD.com to place orders for items such as oil, milk and tissues over the weekend as steps were taken to ensure supplies.

Residents rushed to JD.com to place orders for items such as oil, milk and tissues over the weekend as steps were taken to ensure supplies.

11 Apr 2022 - 11:40PM
Surprise but little sympathy after fresh food appeal for US Marines locked down in Shanghai

Some commenters suggest sending supplies from sanctioned places such as Xinjiang and Russia.

Some commenters suggest sending supplies from sanctioned places such as Xinjiang and Russia.

11 Apr 2022 - 11:40PM