Zhou Xin

Hong Kong

Zhou Xin

Technology News Team Leader

Zhou Xin now leads the technology news team at the Post following stints as Political Economy Editor and Deputy China Editor. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.

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Opinion | China Evergrande is not a Lehman Brothers moment, but its fate spells trouble for long-term growth

Beijing will not directly bail out China Evergrande, but it will use its influence over creditors to prevent a complete collapse of the embattled property developer.

Beijing will not directly bail out China Evergrande, but it will use its influence over creditors to prevent a complete collapse of the embattled property developer.

China Evergrande is not a Lehman Brothers moment, but its fate spells trouble for long-term growth
20 Sep 2021 - 10:41PM
Opinion | China’s ‘common prosperity’ can start by addressing discrimination against migrant workers

China’s economic boom in the last several years owes a huge debt to the nation’s migrant workforce, and it’s time for that backbone to receive greater support.

China’s economic boom in the last several years owes a huge debt to the nation’s migrant workforce, and it’s time for that backbone to receive greater support.

China’s ‘common prosperity’ can start by addressing discrimination against migrant workers
13 Sep 2021 - 10:45PM
Suning founder Zhang Jindong faces hostile creditors in attempt to delay US$600 million bond repayment

Zhang Jindong, the founder of Suning.com, is seeking more time to repay a US$600 million bond due next week, one of his largest chunks of debt. Some noteholders are resisting and ready to pounce.

Zhang Jindong, the founder of Suning.com, is seeking more time to repay a US$600 million bond due next week, one of his largest chunks of debt. Some noteholders are resisting and ready to pounce.

Suning founder Zhang Jindong faces hostile creditors in attempt to delay US$600 million bond repayment
8 Sep 2021 - 9:45PM
Opinion | China’s ‘nanny state’ push shows how far Beijing will go to get children behind national rejuvenation efforts

An unspoken worry is that China has too few children, that they are too divided by wealth and education, and that their interests are not focused on what is best for the nation.

An unspoken worry is that China has too few children, that they are too divided by wealth and education, and that their interests are not focused on what is best for the nation.

China’s ‘nanny state’ push shows how far Beijing will go to get children behind national rejuvenation efforts
10 Sep 2021 - 1:31PM
Opinion | China’s common prosperity push is long overdue, but the rich don’t need to worry about their wealth

Xi Jinping’s rhetoric on common prosperity in China, which calls for the people to share in the opportunity to be wealthy, has surged this year.

Xi Jinping’s rhetoric on common prosperity in China, which calls for the people to share in the opportunity to be wealthy, has surged this year.

China’s common prosperity push is long overdue, but the rich don’t need to worry about their wealth
30 Aug 2021 - 10:37PM
Opinion | China tech wades through uncharted waters as old trust comes under new scrutiny

When trust between Beijing and Washington thins, the fragility of the corporate structure underpinning China’s tech listings is an elephant in the room, and more regulatory oversight could amplify uncertainties.

When trust between Beijing and Washington thins, the fragility of the corporate structure underpinning China’s tech listings is an elephant in the room, and more regulatory oversight could amplify uncertainties.

China tech wades through uncharted waters as old trust comes under new scrutiny
23 Aug 2021 - 11:25PM
Opinion | Investing in Chinese tech stocks based on state media reports can be like reading tea leaves, and just as risky

Stockholders are turning to Beijing-based newspapers with party affiliations to discern what market-disrupting moves may come next, but not every bit of information reflects the official stance.

Stockholders are turning to Beijing-based newspapers with party affiliations to discern what market-disrupting moves may come next, but not every bit of information reflects the official stance.

Investing in Chinese tech stocks based on state media reports can be like reading tea leaves, and just as risky
16 Aug 2021 - 11:27PM
Alibaba declares war on sexual harassment in damage control mode following employee’s rape allegation

Alibaba has updated corporate rule books to ensure ‘zero tolerance’ of sexual harassment and set up a special team to check inappropriate workplace behaviour.

Alibaba has updated corporate rule books to ensure ‘zero tolerance’ of sexual harassment and set up a special team to check inappropriate workplace behaviour.

Alibaba declares war on sexual harassment in damage control mode following employee’s rape allegation
12 Aug 2021 - 10:15PM
Opinion | China’s soft technology power is as important as its physical hardware that launches rockets

China can boost its soft power by better embracing products and services that improve people’s lives with soft technology.

China can boost its soft power by better embracing products and services that improve people’s lives with soft technology.

China’s soft technology power is as important as its physical hardware that launches rockets
9 Aug 2021 - 11:13PM
Tencent targeted in group litigation initiated by Beijing prosecutor in threat to China Big Tech

Haidian District People’s Procuratorate says it has found that the youth mode of WeChat has certain violations, hurting the ‘legal interests of minors’.

Haidian District People’s Procuratorate says it has found that the youth mode of WeChat has certain violations, hurting the ‘legal interests of minors’.

Tencent targeted in group litigation initiated by Beijing prosecutor in threat to China Big Tech
7 Aug 2021 - 11:58AM
Zhang Yiming’s education dream dashed by Beijing as ByteDance pulls back from tutoring

Due to the sheer size of ByteDance’s education unit, even partial job losses could be huge after Beijing’s policy change to ban profits in off-campus tutoring.

Due to the sheer size of ByteDance’s education unit, even partial job losses could be huge after Beijing’s policy change to ban profits in off-campus tutoring.

Zhang Yiming’s education dream dashed by Beijing as ByteDance pulls back from tutoring
7 Aug 2021 - 2:39AM
Chinese newspaper publishes, and then deletes, report that called video gaming ‘spiritual opium’, hitting Tencent stocks

The report by the Economic Information Daily singled out Tencent and its popular video game Honour of Kings.

The report by the Economic Information Daily singled out Tencent and its popular video game Honour of Kings.

Chinese newspaper publishes, and then deletes, report that called video gaming ‘spiritual opium’, hitting Tencent stocks
3 Aug 2021 - 11:30PM
Opinion | China’s push for Communist Party leadership at grass roots level to help common prosperity

China last month released a blueprint laying out Beijing’s vision for how the country’s villages and urban communities should be managed in the next decade.

China last month released a blueprint laying out Beijing’s vision for how the country’s villages and urban communities should be managed in the next decade.

China’s push for Communist Party leadership at grass roots level to help common prosperity
2 Aug 2021 - 10:47PM
Opinion | China’s population crisis needs more help than just scrapping fines for having too many children

China announced at the end of May families could now have up to three children, and last week said they would no longer face fines or other consequences for having additional children.

China announced at the end of May families could now have up to three children, and last week said they would no longer face fines or other consequences for having additional children.

China’s population crisis needs more help than just scrapping fines for having too many children
27 Jul 2021 - 12:02AM
Opinion | China’s new data security laws show the days of ‘wild west’ information grabbing are over for Big Tech

Beijing is strengthening its ability to punish tech companies for misusing data, but in the process it must be careful not to hurt one of the country’s most dynamic economic sectors.

Beijing is strengthening its ability to punish tech companies for misusing data, but in the process it must be careful not to hurt one of the country’s most dynamic economic sectors.

China’s new data security laws show the days of ‘wild west’ information grabbing are over for Big Tech
19 Jul 2021 - 10:35PM
China's cybersecurity police widen clampdown on big tech IPOs and livestreaming
15 Jul 2021 - 8:04AM
Opinion | Didi won’t be last IPO to pursue New York listing, but China’s cybersecurity review closes loopholes

Didi Chuxing had pulled in US$4.4 billion with its New York IPO, but just two days after, its stock price was sent crashing as Beijing announced a cybersecurity review.

Didi Chuxing had pulled in US$4.4 billion with its New York IPO, but just two days after, its stock price was sent crashing as Beijing announced a cybersecurity review.

Didi won’t be last IPO to pursue New York listing, but China’s cybersecurity review closes loopholes
12 Jul 2021 - 10:55PM
China’s regulators suspect Didi’s US listing was ‘deliberate act of deceit’, a portrayal that shows severity of mistrust, sources say

The crux of the controversy, which has wiped off about US$23 billion off Didi’s capitalisation from its July 1 high, was a misinterpretation over the clarity and forcefulness of the CAC’s instruction for Didi to postpone its New York listing.

The crux of the controversy, which has wiped off about US$23 billion off Didi’s capitalisation from its July 1 high, was a misinterpretation over the clarity and forcefulness of the CAC’s instruction for Didi to postpone its New York listing.

China’s regulators suspect Didi’s US listing was ‘deliberate act of deceit’, a portrayal that shows severity of mistrust, sources say
3 Aug 2021 - 7:00PM
Afghanistan and China's Belt & Road; Beijing's new rules on US IPO listings
9 Jul 2021 - 5:51PM
Didi Chuxing ‘forced its way’ to a New York listing, triggering data security review, sources say

Didi says it had no foreknowledge of security review and will cooperate with Chinese authorities.

Didi says it had no foreknowledge of security review and will cooperate with Chinese authorities.

Didi Chuxing ‘forced its way’ to a New York listing, triggering data security review, sources say
8 Jul 2021 - 1:16PM
Opinion | China tech investors may find that Pekingology is a must-learn term

As it gets harder to tell a good China business story by just using terms that Western investors can understand, monitoring the latest policies and practices out of Beijing is increasingly essential.

As it gets harder to tell a good China business story by just using terms that Western investors can understand, monitoring the latest policies and practices out of Beijing is increasingly essential.

China tech investors may find that Pekingology is a must-learn term
5 Jul 2021 - 10:54PM
China takes Didi off app stores two days after Beijing announces cybersecurity review

The pressure on ‘the Uber of China’ ratchets up just two days after the Cyberspace Administration of China announced an investigation into the company.

The pressure on ‘the Uber of China’ ratchets up just two days after the Cyberspace Administration of China announced an investigation into the company.

China takes Didi off app stores two days after Beijing announces cybersecurity review
5 Jul 2021 - 9:15AM
Translating Xi's 'bloodied heads'; China's east Asian relations; EU sanctions and Hong Kong
2 Jul 2021 - 6:12PM
Taiwan and the semiconductor crisis: how will China and the US respond?
1 Jul 2021 - 8:30AM
Opinion | Confucius called it xiaokang, and it is worth celebrating in a well-off China

Chinese people are living a life that could have only been dreamed about one or two generations ago, but there are different schools of thought as to the reason.

Chinese people are living a life that could have only been dreamed about one or two generations ago, but there are different schools of thought as to the reason.

Confucius called it xiaokang, and it is worth celebrating in a well-off China
28 Jun 2021 - 10:39PM
Exposing American investment in Xinjiang; Beijing's new ambassador to the US
25 Jun 2021 - 4:35PM
Opinion | China is logically cracking down on its private tutoring sector, but why is Beijing taming it now?

China has created a department to oversee its off-campus tutoring market, bringing regulatory oversight to teachers and curriculums, but this spells trouble for an industry that has proven attractive to venture capital.

China has created a department to oversee its off-campus tutoring market, bringing regulatory oversight to teachers and curriculums, but this spells trouble for an industry that has proven attractive to venture capital.

China is logically cracking down on its private tutoring sector, but why is Beijing taming it now?
21 Jun 2021 - 11:07PM
Beijing vs Biden in Europe: Nato, G7, B3W, vaccines and a global trade/tech council
21 Jun 2021 - 1:45PM
Opinion | China’s anti-sanctions law is a defence mechanism, not an attack weapon

Legislation rushed through last week reflects Beijing’s growing confidence it could follow through against foreign bodies with tit-for-tat sanctions.

Legislation rushed through last week reflects Beijing’s growing confidence it could follow through against foreign bodies with tit-for-tat sanctions.

China’s anti-sanctions law is a defence mechanism, not an attack weapon
15 Jun 2021 - 8:40AM
G7 singles out China, calls for renewed Covid-19 origin search and respect for rights in Hong Kong, Xinjiang

Group of Seven leaders issue their strongest rebuke of Beijing since the violent Tiananmen Square crackdown and issue an appeal to support democratic societies.

Group of Seven leaders issue their strongest rebuke of Beijing since the violent Tiananmen Square crackdown and issue an appeal to support democratic societies.

G7 singles out China, calls for renewed Covid-19 origin search and respect for rights in Hong Kong, Xinjiang
15 Jun 2021 - 1:14AM