Zheping Huang

Zheping is a technology reporter covering cryptocurrency, blockchain and gaming for the South China Morning Post. He is a contributor to Inkstone. Previously he wrote about China for Quartz.
Zheping Huang
Zheping is a technology reporter covering cryptocurrency, blockchain and gaming for the South China Morning Post. He is a contributor to Inkstone. Previously he wrote about China for Quartz.

Latest from Zheping Huang

China’s gaming regulator said to call halt on new approval submissions to clear backlog in potential blow to Tencent, NetEase

China’s top content regulator seeks to clear backlog of submissions that have piled up from previous nine-month hiatus, source says.

21 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM
China’s gaming regulator said to call halt on new approval submissions to clear backlog in potential blow to Tencent, NetEase

China’s top content regulator seeks to clear backlog of submissions that have piled up from previous nine-month hiatus, source says.

Rivalry between Chinese social media giants intensifies as ByteDance’s Douyin follows Tencent with mini game
Alibaba reportedly behind popular Chinese Communist Party app
China has a black market for cheats in hit game Apex Legends even though it has yet to be launched there
Tencent in talks with EA to bring hit battle royale game Apex Legends to China

China’s video games giant looks to add Apex Legends to its large stable of hit titles in the world’s second largest economy.

15 Feb 2019 - 7:41PM
Tencent in talks with EA to bring hit battle royale game Apex Legends to China

China’s video games giant looks to add Apex Legends to its large stable of hit titles in the world’s second largest economy.

Chinese high school students create daring sex education game, earning positive reviews on Steam

‘Self-Reliance’ lets players make choices in interactive videos exploring sex issues

15 Feb 2019 - 6:32AM
Chinese high school students create daring sex education game, earning positive reviews on Steam

‘Self-Reliance’ lets players make choices in interactive videos exploring sex issues

China’s most popular app is a propaganda tool teaching Xi Jinping Thought
  • The Xuexi Qiangguo app is now most downloaded item on Apple’s App Store in China, surpassing popular social media apps such as WeChat and TikTok.
14 Feb 2019 - 7:01AM
China’s most popular app is a propaganda tool teaching Xi Jinping Thought
  • The Xuexi Qiangguo app is now most downloaded item on Apple’s App Store in China, surpassing popular social media apps such as WeChat and TikTok.
Cryptocurrency 101: What is a stable coin?

If you want to buy a cryptocurrency for the first time, one of the easiest ways to do so is to turn your money into stable coins via fiat-to-crypto exchanges.

14 Feb 2019 - 6:08AM
Cryptocurrency 101: What is a stable coin?

If you want to buy a cryptocurrency for the first time, one of the easiest ways to do so is to turn your money into stable coins via fiat-to-crypto exchanges.

Real-life bracelet from Honour of Kings video game for Valentine’s? Tencent and Chow Sang Sang think so
China's diehard cryptocurrency fans lash out at scams, lament losses as price plunge bites

Bitcoin is down 80 per cent from its peak and over 900 digital tokens have become worthless.

4 Feb 2019 - 4:52PM
China's diehard cryptocurrency fans lash out at scams, lament losses as price plunge bites

Bitcoin is down 80 per cent from its peak and over 900 digital tokens have become worthless.

Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges seek reverse mergers in Hong Kong as IPO plans of bitcoin mining rig makers falter

Parent of OKCoin, the world’s No 2 exchange, recently acquired control of Hong Kong-listed Leap Holdings.

26 Jan 2019 - 10:22AM
Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges seek reverse mergers in Hong Kong as IPO plans of bitcoin mining rig makers falter

Parent of OKCoin, the world’s No 2 exchange, recently acquired control of Hong Kong-listed Leap Holdings.

Tencent, NetEase get new video game licences after nine-month freeze, clearing cloud of uncertainty

The State Administration of Press and Publications has now approved a total of 352 new game titles since March last year

24 Jan 2019 - 7:38PM
Tencent, NetEase get new video game licences after nine-month freeze, clearing cloud of uncertainty

The State Administration of Press and Publications has now approved a total of 352 new game titles since March last year

Hong Kong exchange head clarifies listing rules as IPO hopes dim for cryptocurrency giant Bitmain
Tencent, NetEase miss out again as Chinese government approves third round of video game licences

After a nine-month freeze, regulators have approved a total of 257 video games to be published in China

22 Jan 2019 - 10:55PM
Tencent, NetEase miss out again as Chinese government approves third round of video game licences

After a nine-month freeze, regulators have approved a total of 257 video games to be published in China

How Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Huobi is weathering the prolonged bitcoin bear market
Chinese food-delivery giant Meituan prepares gaming foray despite government concerns about youth addiction

Meituan co-founder Wang Huiwen said in a WeChat posting that he’s ‘just giving it a try, don’t overthink about it’.

16 Jan 2019 - 12:24PM
Chinese food-delivery giant Meituan prepares gaming foray despite government concerns about youth addiction

Meituan co-founder Wang Huiwen said in a WeChat posting that he’s ‘just giving it a try, don’t overthink about it’.

200 million resumes of Chinese jobseekers leaked, cybersecurity researcher says
A wacky video game about throwing people off the roof is a hit in China thanks to viral videos on Douyin

The English-only title is now the top free game in China’s iOS App Store, after players share videos on Douyin.

10 Jan 2019 - 5:33PM
A wacky video game about throwing people off the roof is a hit in China thanks to viral videos on Douyin

The English-only title is now the top free game in China’s iOS App Store, after players share videos on Douyin.

Bitmain’s two founders to step aside as Chinese cryptocurrency giant taps software coder as new CEO

Bitmain accounts for 75 per cent of the world’s specialised computers used to earn new units of digital money

25 Jan 2019 - 2:23PM
Bitmain’s two founders to step aside as Chinese cryptocurrency giant taps software coder as new CEO

Bitmain accounts for 75 per cent of the world’s specialised computers used to earn new units of digital money

China orders short video apps to censor all content, including user comments, satire and sexual moaning

The move to tighten censorship on short videos affects 594 million users in China.

9 Jan 2019 - 7:43PM
China orders short video apps to censor all content, including user comments, satire and sexual moaning

The move to tighten censorship on short videos affects 594 million users in China.

‘China’s Twitch’ Huya surpasses 100 million monthly active users despite Beijing’s content crackdown

Huya CEO says the game live-streaming company will establish a subsidiary focusing on e-sports.

7 Jan 2019 - 7:13PM
‘China’s Twitch’ Huya surpasses 100 million monthly active users despite Beijing’s content crackdown

Huya CEO says the game live-streaming company will establish a subsidiary focusing on e-sports.

2019 China tech look ahead: trade war likely to cast a shadow as AI, e-commerce, smartphone progress continues

China and the US remain on a collision course over global leadership in hi-tech innovation.

7 Jan 2019 - 3:45PM
2019 China tech look ahead: trade war likely to cast a shadow as AI, e-commerce, smartphone progress continues

China and the US remain on a collision course over global leadership in hi-tech innovation.

China’s Bitmain Technologies and Huobi plan lay-offs as cryptocurrency crunch begins to bite

Planned lay-offs come amid a bear market in cryptocurrencies, with 70 per cent knocked off bitcoin’s value in 2018.

25 Jan 2019 - 2:27PM
China’s Bitmain Technologies and Huobi plan lay-offs as cryptocurrency crunch begins to bite

Planned lay-offs come amid a bear market in cryptocurrencies, with 70 per cent knocked off bitcoin’s value in 2018.

Cooking, dancing and fighting: our pick of festive video games
Gaming stocks surge after official says China has resumed video game approvals after 9-month freeze

China official’s remarks, delivered at the country’s annual gaming forum held in the southern province of Hainan, remove a huge regulatory overhang over industry

21 Dec 2018 - 11:02PM
Gaming stocks surge after official says China has resumed video game approvals after 9-month freeze

China official’s remarks, delivered at the country’s annual gaming forum held in the southern province of Hainan, remove a huge regulatory overhang over industry

Armour-clad Monkey King: China’s Iron Man knock-off pulled from Tencent Video amid backlash

Online production Armoured War God Monkey King was expected to exclusively stream online on Tencent Video from Tuesday

21 Dec 2018 - 6:33AM
Armour-clad Monkey King: China’s Iron Man knock-off pulled from Tencent Video amid backlash

Online production Armoured War God Monkey King was expected to exclusively stream online on Tencent Video from Tuesday

Tencent-backed short video app Kuaishou launches mini game similar to WeChat’s offering
Google shuts down data analysis system for censored Chinese search engine Dragonfly, report says
‘A Gay’s Life’: indie web game offers a glimpse into the harsh realities faced by LGBT community in China
Meet the coder-turned entrepreneur who introduced Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja to China

Chen’s firm raised HK$745 million in one of the biggest floats for a Chinese gaming company this year

14 Dec 2018 - 6:04AM
Meet the coder-turned entrepreneur who introduced Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja to China

Chen’s firm raised HK$745 million in one of the biggest floats for a Chinese gaming company this year

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