Yujie Xue

Shenzhen

Yujie Xue

Reporter, Technology 

Yujie Xue covers China technology for the Post in Shenzhen. Before joining the SCMP in 2020, she was a technology features reporter at Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone. She studied Mass Communication at Boston University.

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Pinduoduo targets US$150 billion total sales for Chinese brands in new five-year initiative

Social e-commerce giant Pinduoduo has promised to help local manufacturers develop new home-grown brands, as China sharpens its focus on building up its domestic consumer market.

23 Oct 2020 - 5:26PM

Social e-commerce giant Pinduoduo has promised to help local manufacturers develop new home-grown brands, as China sharpens its focus on building up its domestic consumer market.

Pinduoduo targets US$150 billion total sales for Chinese brands in new five-year initiative
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
Chinese social media apps held to same standards as e-commerce platforms under new draft regulation

Live-streamed shopping campaigns on apps such as Douyin and WeChat have received a boost due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the popularity of the format is also attracting more regulatory scrutiny.

22 Oct 2020 - 9:52PM

Live-streamed shopping campaigns on apps such as Douyin and WeChat have received a boost due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the popularity of the format is also attracting more regulatory scrutiny.

Chinese social media apps held to same standards as e-commerce platforms under new draft regulation
Softbank-backed China pharmacy app Dingdang Kuaiyao raises US$150m in funding as pandemic boosts deliveries

Dingdang Kuaiyao says new round of funding will be mainly used to accelerate the company’s rollout in China’s urban areas.

20 Oct 2020 - 8:29PM

Dingdang Kuaiyao says new round of funding will be mainly used to accelerate the company’s rollout in China’s urban areas.

Softbank-backed China pharmacy app Dingdang Kuaiyao raises US$150m in funding as pandemic boosts deliveries
Huawei, Xiaomi top list of China’s most valuable consumer electronics companies, says Hurun report

Huawei is the most valuable Chinese consumer electronics company, worth 1.1 trillion yuan (USD$164.3 billion), followed by Xiaomi at 434 billion yuan, says Hurun Report

12 Oct 2020 - 10:42PM

Huawei is the most valuable Chinese consumer electronics company, worth 1.1 trillion yuan (USD$164.3 billion), followed by Xiaomi at 434 billion yuan, says Hurun Report

Huawei, Xiaomi top list of China’s most valuable consumer electronics companies, says Hurun report
Pinduoduo lands exclusive red packet partnership with CCTV for 2021 Spring Festival Gala

The annual Spring Festival Gala has been a promotional battleground among China’s largest internet companies since virtual red packets were introduced in 2015.

21 Oct 2020 - 3:54PM

The annual Spring Festival Gala has been a promotional battleground among China’s largest internet companies since virtual red packets were introduced in 2015.

Pinduoduo lands exclusive red packet partnership with CCTV for 2021 Spring Festival Gala
iQiyi’s Taiwan agent to cease serving local users from October 15 after ban on Chinese streaming platforms

OTT Entertainment, iQiyi’s Taiwanese partner, says it will stop providing customer service to the Chinese streaming site’s local users from October 15.

22 Sep 2020 - 11:04PM

OTT Entertainment, iQiyi’s Taiwanese partner, says it will stop providing customer service to the Chinese streaming site’s local users from October 15.

iQiyi’s Taiwan agent to cease serving local users from October 15 after ban on Chinese streaming platforms
China’s largest e-cigarette brand Relx to study health effects of vaping amid regulatory crackdowns

Relx’s China’s largest e-cigarette brand, has a new bioscience lab in Shenzhen to study the health effects of vaping, after recent regulatory crackdowns on online e-cigarette sales in the world’s largest market for smokers.

18 Sep 2020 - 11:01PM

Relx’s China’s largest e-cigarette brand, has a new bioscience lab in Shenzhen to study the health effects of vaping, after recent regulatory crackdowns on online e-cigarette sales in the world’s largest market for smokers.

China’s largest e-cigarette brand Relx to study health effects of vaping amid regulatory crackdowns
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
The US-China tech cold war has turned hot – but would a Biden presidency change things for Huawei and others?

With the US presidential election fast approaching, experts are debating whether a victory for Democratic nominee Joe Biden will reverse a building tech war between the world’s two biggest economies.

17 Oct 2020 - 7:11AM

With the US presidential election fast approaching, experts are debating whether a victory for Democratic nominee Joe Biden will reverse a building tech war between the world’s two biggest economies.

The US-China tech cold war has turned hot – but would a Biden presidency change things for Huawei and others?
China slams US ‘bullying’ of tech firms, unveils data security initiative

Foreign Minister Wang Yi condemns ‘global hunting’ of companies as he launches an initiative opposing data theft, mass surveillance and ‘back doors’ in devices.

8 Sep 2020 - 11:32PM

Foreign Minister Wang Yi condemns ‘global hunting’ of companies as he launches an initiative opposing data theft, mass surveillance and ‘back doors’ in devices.

China slams US ‘bullying’ of tech firms, unveils data security initiative
China’s internet watchdog shuts down 13,600 mukbang accounts for promoting food waste

The Cyberspace Administration of China closed down the accounts the past month, following President Xi Jinping’s call to end the country’s food waste problem.

3 Sep 2020 - 6:30PM

The Cyberspace Administration of China closed down the accounts the past month, following President Xi Jinping’s call to end the country’s food waste problem.

China’s internet watchdog shuts down 13,600 mukbang accounts for promoting food waste
PDD doubles down on investment in online agriculture, ramping up rivalry with JD, Alibaba

PDD plans to sharpen its focus on agriculture through further investments in, and development of, its agricultural analytics system.

20 Oct 2020 - 2:14PM

PDD plans to sharpen its focus on agriculture through further investments in, and development of, its agricultural analytics system.

PDD doubles down on investment in online agriculture, ramping up rivalry with JD, Alibaba
Taiwan plans to ban mainland Chinese streaming sites such as iQiyi and Tencent WeTV

Taiwan is planning to ban mainland Chinese streaming giants iQiyi and Tencent Holdings from operating services on the island.

19 Aug 2020 - 10:51PM

Taiwan is planning to ban mainland Chinese streaming giants iQiyi and Tencent Holdings from operating services on the island.

Taiwan plans to ban mainland Chinese streaming sites such as iQiyi and Tencent WeTV
Drone maker DJI denies report it is set to make sweeping job cuts amid rising tech tensions

Chinese tech companies, having helped in the fight against Covid-19, are now facing political headwinds in both the US and India.

19 Aug 2020 - 10:22AM

Chinese tech companies, having helped in the fight against Covid-19, are now facing political headwinds in both the US and India.

Drone maker DJI denies report it is set to make sweeping job cuts amid rising tech tensions
Tesla locked in group buying dispute with Pinduoduo over discounted Model 3 cars

Chinese e-commerce site Pinduoduo and car dealer Yiauto offered buyers subsidies to purchase Tesla Model 3 cars as part of a promotional campaign, but the US electric carmaker refused to deliver.

21 Oct 2020 - 3:54PM

Chinese e-commerce site Pinduoduo and car dealer Yiauto offered buyers subsidies to purchase Tesla Model 3 cars as part of a promotional campaign, but the US electric carmaker refused to deliver.

Tesla locked in group buying dispute with Pinduoduo over discounted Model 3 cars
China’s online eating shows under scrutiny after state media criticism of food waste

Popular Chinese video platforms including Kuaishou and Douyin take steps to regulate online eating shows after criticism by state media and call by Xi Jinping to end waste

14 Aug 2020 - 7:19PM

Popular Chinese video platforms including Kuaishou and Douyin take steps to regulate online eating shows after criticism by state media and call by Xi Jinping to end waste

China’s online eating shows under scrutiny after state media criticism of food waste
US smartphone shipments up 11 per cent in second quarter as Chinese makers resume production

Although overall shipments recovered, consumers have moved towards cheaper and low-end devices amid tighter economic conditions.

12 Aug 2020 - 3:49PM

Although overall shipments recovered, consumers have moved towards cheaper and low-end devices amid tighter economic conditions.

US smartphone shipments up 11 per cent in second quarter as Chinese makers resume production
China embraces plant-based protein as consumers look for alternatives to meat amid Covid-19

Chinese consumers are looking for alternative sources of protein in their diets, providing start-ups with new opportunities in the fledgling food tech sector.

6 Aug 2020 - 7:39PM

Chinese consumers are looking for alternative sources of protein in their diets, providing start-ups with new opportunities in the fledgling food tech sector.

China embraces plant-based protein as consumers look for alternatives to meat amid Covid-19
More Chinese apps removed from India’s app store, including Baidu search, amid ongoing border dispute backlash

Several Chinese-developed apps have been quietly removed from the Indian Apple and Google Play stores in recent days.

5 Aug 2020 - 9:50PM

Several Chinese-developed apps have been quietly removed from the Indian Apple and Google Play stores in recent days.

More Chinese apps removed from India’s app store, including Baidu search, amid ongoing border dispute backlash
Music streaming app NetEase to step up content moderation after trolls target depressed people during pandemic

NetEase said it will take measures to regulate comments posted on its music streaming platform after receiving criticism that the app had become too ‘depressing’

5 Aug 2020 - 12:08PM

NetEase said it will take measures to regulate comments posted on its music streaming platform after receiving criticism that the app had become too ‘depressing’

Music streaming app NetEase to step up content moderation after trolls target depressed people during pandemic
Hit by pandemic, China’s after school education market embraces doing business online

China’s K-12 after-school education market is adapting to working online in the Covid-19 world but some emerging players are not meeting industry standards, say analysts

30 Jul 2020 - 6:00AM

China’s K-12 after-school education market is adapting to working online in the Covid-19 world but some emerging players are not meeting industry standards, say analysts

Hit by pandemic, China’s after school education market embraces doing business online
WeChat’s short video feature Channels has drawn 200 million users in six months, but can it take on Douyin?

WeChat’s new short video feature, Channels, enters a market currently dominated by TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin and Tencent-backed Kuaishou.

28 Jul 2020 - 6:15AM

WeChat’s new short video feature, Channels, enters a market currently dominated by TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin and Tencent-backed Kuaishou.

WeChat’s short video feature Channels has drawn 200 million users in six months, but can it take on Douyin?
Gen Z users help TikTok rival Kuaishou expand live-streaming e-commerce business

Daily live-streaming users on Tencent-backed Kuaishou surged to 170 million in the first half of 2020, boosted by increased e-commerce activity and its vast number of Gen Z content creators.

23 Jul 2020 - 6:45PM

Daily live-streaming users on Tencent-backed Kuaishou surged to 170 million in the first half of 2020, boosted by increased e-commerce activity and its vast number of Gen Z content creators.

Gen Z users help TikTok rival Kuaishou expand live-streaming e-commerce business
Data privacy concerns weigh heavily on China’s AI leadership ambitions amid US trade sanctions

Chinese organisations are expected to strike a delicate balancing act to advance artificial intelligence development, while ensuring the technology’s ethical application amid recent US trade sanctions.

10 Jul 2020 - 9:45PM

Chinese organisations are expected to strike a delicate balancing act to advance artificial intelligence development, while ensuring the technology’s ethical application amid recent US trade sanctions.

Data privacy concerns weigh heavily on China’s AI leadership ambitions amid US trade sanctions
College graduates with tech, live-streaming skills most in-demand in China’s job market, survey says

This trend shows how the hiring of technology and innovation talent has become more prized, as businesses in China adapt to the uncertain economic environment and coronavirus-related disruptions.

9 Jul 2020 - 10:58PM

This trend shows how the hiring of technology and innovation talent has become more prized, as businesses in China adapt to the uncertain economic environment and coronavirus-related disruptions.

College graduates with tech, live-streaming skills most in-demand in China’s job market, survey says
India’s app ban raises the stakes for China’s global tech ambitions amid rising geopolitical tensions

The ban is a big blow for Chinese app providers in one of the world’s largest app markets, with red-flagged products including viral short video hit TikTok.

8 Jul 2020 - 1:40PM

The ban is a big blow for Chinese app providers in one of the world’s largest app markets, with red-flagged products including viral short video hit TikTok.

India’s app ban raises the stakes for China’s global tech ambitions amid rising geopolitical tensions
China’s tech sector quietly assesses India’s ban on TikTok, 58 other apps

Most of China’s technology sector appeared to take a collective pause to gauge the impact of the ban, as tensions rise between Asia’s two biggest economies.

1 Jul 2020 - 10:59AM

Most of China’s technology sector appeared to take a collective pause to gauge the impact of the ban, as tensions rise between Asia’s two biggest economies.

China’s tech sector quietly assesses India’s ban on TikTok, 58 other apps
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing launches pilot self-driving robotaxi service in Shanghai

Commuters can book free rides in Didi autonomous vehicles within designated areas in Shanghai’s Jiading District but human drivers still required on board for safety

29 Jun 2020 - 11:20PM

Commuters can book free rides in Didi autonomous vehicles within designated areas in Shanghai’s Jiading District but human drivers still required on board for safety

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing launches pilot self-driving robotaxi service in Shanghai
Deadly border clash prompts renewed calls in India to boycott Chinese tech

China’s technology companies must brace for the economic fallout from the border conflict, as online protests in India target a range of Chinese-made goods from apps to smartphones.

23 Jun 2020 - 12:02PM

China’s technology companies must brace for the economic fallout from the border conflict, as online protests in India target a range of Chinese-made goods from apps to smartphones.

Deadly border clash prompts renewed calls in India to boycott Chinese tech