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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Climate change: China’s power crisis may cast a shadow over its new climate commitments expected to be announced at COP26 in Glasgow

China’s worst power shortages in decades may invite some resistance from sceptical delegates at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) if, as many expect, Beijing commits to accelerating its environmental efforts at the event in Glasgow.

China’s worst power shortages in decades may invite some resistance from sceptical delegates at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) if, as many expect, Beijing commits to accelerating its environmental efforts at the event in Glasgow.

Climate change: China’s power crisis may cast a shadow over its new climate commitments expected to be announced at COP26 in Glasgow
24 Oct 2021 - 8:51PM
Rising coal, natural gas prices to fuel inflation across the globe and hasten transition to renewable energy, CME says

Inflation in the US, which has been above 5 per cent for four straight months, could soon become a global phenomenon, CME economist Erik Norland says.

Inflation in the US, which has been above 5 per cent for four straight months, could soon become a global phenomenon, CME economist Erik Norland says.

Rising coal, natural gas prices to fuel inflation across the globe and hasten transition to renewable energy, CME says
21 Oct 2021 - 7:50AM
G20 countries’ policies make it difficult to attract green investment needed to tackle climate change, report warns

Most G20 countries lack policies to attract investments in zero emissions and climate-resilient transition, says a study by three major investor groups.

Most G20 countries lack policies to attract investments in zero emissions and climate-resilient transition, says a study by three major investor groups.

G20 countries’ policies make it difficult to attract green investment needed to tackle climate change, report warns
18 Oct 2021 - 8:55PM
CATL’s EV battery breakthrough holds promise as cost-effective, game-changing alternative the industry’s waiting for

As electric vehicles go mainstream, battery makers are working on viable options to lithium-ion packs. While companies make rapid progress on sodium-ion cells, its use in EVs is still some time away, say analysts.

As electric vehicles go mainstream, battery makers are working on viable options to lithium-ion packs. While companies make rapid progress on sodium-ion cells, its use in EVs is still some time away, say analysts.

CATL’s EV battery breakthrough holds promise as cost-effective, game-changing alternative the industry’s waiting for
23 Oct 2021 - 4:00PM
Sustainable investing takes root in Asia-Pacific, with climate and carbon the main focus areas, FTSE Russell survey shows

Sustainable investment is gaining momentum among asset owners and has become the ‘market standard’ in Asia-Pacific, with climate and carbon the main focus areas.

Sustainable investment is gaining momentum among asset owners and has become the ‘market standard’ in Asia-Pacific, with climate and carbon the main focus areas.

Sustainable investing takes root in Asia-Pacific, with climate and carbon the main focus areas, FTSE Russell survey shows
13 Oct 2021 - 5:15PM
China’s power crisis prompts Beijing to liberalise electricity pricing

China says electricity generated from coal will be fully liberalised and industrial and commercial users will buy power at market prices.

China says electricity generated from coal will be fully liberalised and industrial and commercial users will buy power at market prices.

China’s power crisis prompts Beijing to liberalise electricity pricing
25 Oct 2021 - 3:05PM
Chinese power producers seen taking a hit from surging coal prices to meet winter demand with no sign of tariff hike

Power generators could come under pressure by paying near-record coal prices to ramp up supply during the coming winter. Higher electricity prices may be needed to ease the pain.

Power generators could come under pressure by paying near-record coal prices to ramp up supply during the coming winter. Higher electricity prices may be needed to ease the pain.

Chinese power producers seen taking a hit from surging coal prices to meet winter demand with no sign of tariff hike
29 Sep 2021 - 3:01PM
‘Finally, I am home’: Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou lands in China to hero’s welcome

Chinese state media has portrayed her return as a sign of a strong, resilient country and a diplomatic victory for Beijing.

Chinese state media has portrayed her return as a sign of a strong, resilient country and a diplomatic victory for Beijing.

‘Finally, I am home’: Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou lands in China to hero’s welcome
26 Sep 2021 - 11:00AM
As Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou enters Chinese airspace, foreign ministry slams ‘arbitrary detention’

The deal to free Meng appears to have resulted in China releasing detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who are also flying home.

The deal to free Meng appears to have resulted in China releasing detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who are also flying home.

As Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou enters Chinese airspace, foreign ministry slams ‘arbitrary detention’
25 Sep 2021 - 11:54PM
Chinese firms warn of hit to bottom line as provinces introduce power cuts to meet energy consumption targets

Many Chinese companies have warned about the impact of the ongoing power cuts on their operations because of local governments’ need to meet their energy consumption targets, causing their share prices to plunge.

Many Chinese companies have warned about the impact of the ongoing power cuts on their operations because of local governments’ need to meet their energy consumption targets, causing their share prices to plunge.

Chinese firms warn of hit to bottom line as provinces introduce power cuts to meet energy consumption targets
24 Sep 2021 - 10:32PM
China’s carbon neutral goal: Foshan leads a silent revolution in green transport with its hydrogen trams

The 1.07 billion yuan project shows China’s capability and determination to bet on technological endeavours towards peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2060.

The 1.07 billion yuan project shows China’s capability and determination to bet on technological endeavours towards peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2060.

China’s carbon neutral goal: Foshan leads a silent revolution in green transport with its hydrogen trams
18 Sep 2021 - 11:51AM
China ramps up efforts to tackle plastic pollution with five-year action plan

The government plan sets out targets for phasing out single-use plastics, boosting recycling and promoting alternatives to plastic in a bid to curb pollution and help meet the country’s carbon neutrality targets.

The government plan sets out targets for phasing out single-use plastics, boosting recycling and promoting alternatives to plastic in a bid to curb pollution and help meet the country’s carbon neutrality targets.

China ramps up efforts to tackle plastic pollution with five-year action plan
16 Sep 2021 - 10:12PM
ESG considerations to rise among mainland China, Hong Kong investors as awareness grows in Asia-Pacific, BNP Paribas survey shows

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are expected to become increasingly important to institutional investors in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a survey conducted by French bank BNP Paribas.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are expected to become increasingly important to institutional investors in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a survey conducted by French bank BNP Paribas.

ESG considerations to rise among mainland China, Hong Kong investors as awareness grows in Asia-Pacific, BNP Paribas survey shows
14 Sep 2021 - 10:05PM
Can blockchain work in climate policy? China may use immutable records in green power trading pilot plan as transactions kick off

The initiative is part of China’s plan to prod the major emitters of greenhouse gases to help achieve the nation’s twin climate goals, for carbon emissions to peak before 2030 and to achieve net zero emission by 2060.

The initiative is part of China’s plan to prod the major emitters of greenhouse gases to help achieve the nation’s twin climate goals, for carbon emissions to peak before 2030 and to achieve net zero emission by 2060.

Can blockchain work in climate policy? China may use immutable records in green power trading pilot plan as transactions kick off
9 Sep 2021 - 3:34PM
Climate change: China encourages public engagement with low-carbon promotion week, but industrial energy transition remains crucial

The residential sector is the second-largest consumer of energy and source of primary carbon emissions, just behind industries. However, carbon reduction from small behavioural changes is a fraction compared to emissions from industrial activities.

The residential sector is the second-largest consumer of energy and source of primary carbon emissions, just behind industries. However, carbon reduction from small behavioural changes is a fraction compared to emissions from industrial activities.

Climate change: China encourages public engagement with low-carbon promotion week, but industrial energy transition remains crucial
6 Sep 2021 - 9:59PM
China’s carbon trading scheme could reduce emissions by 30 to 60 per cent by 2060, report says

China’s national emissions trading scheme could play an important role in its carbon-neutrality drive by potentially reducing carbon emissions by 30 per cent to 60 per cent of current levels by 2060.

China’s national emissions trading scheme could play an important role in its carbon-neutrality drive by potentially reducing carbon emissions by 30 per cent to 60 per cent of current levels by 2060.

China’s carbon trading scheme could reduce emissions by 30 to 60 per cent by 2060, report says
19 Aug 2021 - 9:05AM
Climate change: China’s emissions-trading market needs fine-tuning as it evolves to help the nation reach decarbonisation goal

China gently eased big emitters into carbon trading with the launch of the Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange. Now policymakers will have to introduce a market-based pricing mechanism, tighter regulations and further reforms to reach its carbon neutrality goal, analysts say.

China gently eased big emitters into carbon trading with the launch of the Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange. Now policymakers will have to introduce a market-based pricing mechanism, tighter regulations and further reforms to reach its carbon neutrality goal, analysts say.

Climate change: China’s emissions-trading market needs fine-tuning as it evolves to help the nation reach decarbonisation goal
14 Aug 2021 - 10:00AM
Climate change: floods and droughts will be greater dangers for China’s growth than earlier thought, UN scientists say

Authorities will need better systems for the storage, supply and drainage of water to enhance China’s resilience against floods and droughts, complete with early warning systems, enhanced monitoring and forecasts of meteorological and hydrological capabilities, experts said.

Authorities will need better systems for the storage, supply and drainage of water to enhance China’s resilience against floods and droughts, complete with early warning systems, enhanced monitoring and forecasts of meteorological and hydrological capabilities, experts said.

Climate change: floods and droughts will be greater dangers for China’s growth than earlier thought, UN scientists say
12 Aug 2021 - 10:01PM
Climate change: World should focus on delivering commitments instead of setting new goals, China’s top envoy says

Xie Zhenhua, China’s top climate diplomat, said on Tuesday that it was more important for countries to pool resources to innovate and share technology to reduce the cost of low carbon energy solutions, than to wrangle over whether to upgrade global goals to keep global warming at 1.5 degrees instead of 2 degrees.

Xie Zhenhua, China’s top climate diplomat, said on Tuesday that it was more important for countries to pool resources to innovate and share technology to reduce the cost of low carbon energy solutions, than to wrangle over whether to upgrade global goals to keep global warming at 1.5 degrees instead of 2 degrees.

Climate change: World should focus on delivering commitments instead of setting new goals, China’s top envoy says
3 Aug 2021 - 11:52PM
China’s post-pandemic economic stimulus spending on green projects shows there is room for improvement: Greenpeace

Only 15 per cent of China’s newly added post-Covid-19 national and municipal bonds went to green, sustainable, or low-carbon projects, says Greenpeace.

Only 15 per cent of China’s newly added post-Covid-19 national and municipal bonds went to green, sustainable, or low-carbon projects, says Greenpeace.

China’s post-pandemic economic stimulus spending on green projects shows there is room for improvement: Greenpeace
2 Aug 2021 - 9:30AM
Climate change: Huawei and ZTE dial into China’s carbon neutrality call with low-emission technology using renewable energy

Huawei and ZTE are helping companies increase energy efficiency and are supporting renewable energy projects with their information and communications technology.

Huawei and ZTE are helping companies increase energy efficiency and are supporting renewable energy projects with their information and communications technology.

Climate change: Huawei and ZTE dial into China’s carbon neutrality call with low-emission technology using renewable energy
18 Aug 2021 - 3:52PM
China floods: Foxconn, Apple’s largest supplier, rushes to hire workers with record-high cash bonuses

The world’s largest iPhone factory is raising its cash rewards for new workers to yet another record-high amid record levels of rainfall that have led to the death of at least 56 people and displaced more than 7.5 million.

The world’s largest iPhone factory is raising its cash rewards for new workers to yet another record-high amid record levels of rainfall that have led to the death of at least 56 people and displaced more than 7.5 million.

China floods: Foxconn, Apple’s largest supplier, rushes to hire workers with record-high cash bonuses
24 Jul 2021 - 7:15PM
China antitrust: Beijing orders Tencent to end exclusive music licensing deals in a first for the country

China’s most valuable technology company comes under scrutiny for its dominance in the country’s online music-streaming business.

China’s most valuable technology company comes under scrutiny for its dominance in the country’s online music-streaming business.

China antitrust: Beijing orders Tencent to end exclusive music licensing deals in a first for the country
30 Jul 2021 - 3:14PM
China kicks off national carbon-trading exchange, using market prices to put nation on track to reach 2060 neutrality goal

Carbon trading is a key plank of Beijing’s policies to reach its carbon-neutrality goals by 2060.

Carbon trading is a key plank of Beijing’s policies to reach its carbon-neutrality goals by 2060.

China kicks off national carbon-trading exchange, using market prices to put nation on track to reach 2060 neutrality goal
16 Jul 2021 - 10:57PM
Alibaba and Tencent-backed pre-owned e-commerce firms enjoy second spring thanks to China’s decarbonisation push

Low prices used to be a major factor driving Chinese consumers of second-hand products, but now they have one more reason to be frugal – fighting climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of their lifestyles.

Low prices used to be a major factor driving Chinese consumers of second-hand products, but now they have one more reason to be frugal – fighting climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of their lifestyles.

Alibaba and Tencent-backed pre-owned e-commerce firms enjoy second spring thanks to China’s decarbonisation push
15 Jul 2021 - 9:00AM
China’s tech hub Shenzhen looks to restrict surveillance cameras in public spaces

Draft law aims to better regulate public surveillance while also protecting the privacy and property rights of citizens.

Draft law aims to better regulate public surveillance while also protecting the privacy and property rights of citizens.

China’s tech hub Shenzhen looks to restrict surveillance cameras in public spaces
1 Jul 2021 - 10:41PM
US-China tech war: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei tells his employees to learn from the United States

In a speech given in May, Ren said that the company must avoid turning inward and learn from the US

In a speech given in May, Ren said that the company must avoid turning inward and learn from the US

US-China tech war: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei tells his employees to learn from the United States
27 Jun 2021 - 11:33PM
China’s Silicon Valley issues new policies to cultivate its own e-commerce giant, boost local online retail industry

China’s southern tech hub of Shenzhen will provide support to the local e-commerce sector in a bid to cultivate its own online shopping giant.

China’s southern tech hub of Shenzhen will provide support to the local e-commerce sector in a bid to cultivate its own online shopping giant.

China’s Silicon Valley issues new policies to cultivate its own e-commerce giant, boost local online retail industry
25 Jun 2021 - 2:50PM
Chinese tech names among the fastest growing valuable brands in the world but Amazon, Apple still dominate

Tencent and Alibaba remain the only Chinese names in the top 10 list of most valuable brands in the world, with the list still dominated by US tech giants.

Tencent and Alibaba remain the only Chinese names in the top 10 list of most valuable brands in the world, with the list still dominated by US tech giants.

Chinese tech names among the fastest growing valuable brands in the world but Amazon, Apple still dominate
23 Jun 2021 - 7:32AM
JD.com founder Richard Liu trumpets ‘doing the right thing’ on anniversary as other tech tycoons continue to lay low

Liu’s comments comes as many tech tycoons continue to lay low amid regulatory scrutiny

Liu’s comments comes as many tech tycoons continue to lay low amid regulatory scrutiny

JD.com founder Richard Liu trumpets ‘doing the right thing’ on anniversary as other tech tycoons continue to lay low
19 Jun 2021 - 1:36AM