Technology

‘The proof’s in the pudding’: US may take further action against Huawei

Washington says Huawei is a national security threat on a variety of grounds and aggressively lobbied other countries not to use Huawei equipment.

24 Sep 2021 - 9:59AM
exclusive | Didi sets up data manager, yielding to China’s order for rectification

The establishment of the special committee under Cheng marks one of Didi’s biggest moves to address government’s data security concerns since the company came under the regulatory spotlight.

7 Sep 2021 - 11:24PM
China turns page on current playbook to boost economy and challenge US

Forecasts from Bloomberg Economics suggest China could become the world’s biggest economy as soon as 2031.

6 Sep 2021 - 1:20PM
China’s ‘baseless’ challenge to US solar panel tariffs rejected by WTO

Then-president Donald Trump announced four years of import caps and tariffs on solar panels in January 2018, but China did not establish the safeguards were inconsistent with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

3 Sep 2021 - 9:58AM
Here are the top 5 trends of China’s internet sector in 2021

The 2021 China Internet Report covered tightening rules that resulted in a bumpy road for Chinese tech IPOs, forcing companies to alter their overseas strategies and re-examine underserved segments due to demographic changes, with renewed focus on private-domain traffic.

1 Sep 2021 - 10:49PM
Boeing 737 MAX completes China test flight as US firm seeks end to ban

Flight-tracking website showed a 737 MAX 7 test plane taking off from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport on Wednesday, with photos on Chinese aviation blogs showing it later landed at Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport.

11 Aug 2021 - 9:33PM
Huawei earmarks US$100 million for Asia-Pacific start-ups to use its cloud services

Huawei is also strengthening its foothold in Asia as the US and its allies continue to shun services provided by the telecoms giant in areas such as 5G.

4 Aug 2021 - 12:12AM
‘Stop making trouble’: China hits back at US senators after e-yuan warning

Overseas visitors will be granted access to China’s digital currency without the need to open a local bank account during trials at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

20 Jul 2021 - 4:51PM
Explainer | Why are so many Chinese agencies reviewing ride-hailing giant Didi?

Only some of the agencies behind China’s Cybersecurity Review Office are involved in Didi’s investigation, but they offer clues about what regulators might be looking for.

19 Jul 2021 - 5:00PM
China’s e-yuan kick starts a rush to mint digital currencies in Asia

Now it’s clear that just as threads spun from the pupae of silkworms drove the growth of a global trade network, China’s digital yuan may weave an enduring international system of finance.

2 Jul 2021 - 10:23AM
‘Avoid being isolated’: China urged to set aside differences, embrace competition

China is currently facing growing pressure from Washington and its allies over trade, investment and technologies, including 5G and semiconductor development.

7 Jun 2021 - 9:50PM
In tech war with China, US debates steps beyond just blocking competition

Debate continues over how much the government should be involved in research and development, and whether a single agency should oversee national tech strategy.

7 Jun 2021 - 2:06PM
China takes ‘wait-and-see’ approach to US’ latest competition policy

Analysts say China has adopted a ‘wait-and-see approach’ to proposed law but it could bite back later.

13 Apr 2021 - 1:00AM
Explainer | Who are China’s blacklisted supercomputer groups?

Seven additional organisations added to the US Entity List on Thursday are involved in some of China’s biggest supercomputer projects, and they include the location of its fastest supercomputer, Sunway TaihuLight.

8 Jun 2021 - 11:42AM
China’s ‘special’ economic model crucial for development amid US tech war

China’s combination of market forces and government direction to drive technology development is important, but a state-led approach could stifle innovation, says a prominent Chinese economist.

24 Mar 2021 - 12:06AM
Baidu flops in Hong Kong stock debut as market risks temper IPO craze

Baidu started trading in Hong Kong with a HK$2 or a 0.8 per cent premium, paling in comparison with Kuaishou’s red-hot debut last month. The dominant Chinese search-engine company sold 95 million shares at HK$252 each, or 15 per cent below its high-end target.

23 Mar 2021 - 5:09PM
Elon Musk denies Tesla cars are being used for spying in China

If company ‘used cars to carry out espionage activities in China or anywhere, we will get shut down’, he says.

20 Mar 2021 - 6:39PM
US security focus on Chinese state ownership is not productive, panel hears

Look into the companies’ technologies and services, not links to Beijing, experts tell members of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

26 Mar 2021 - 3:56PM
Chinese communications firms in US face pressure under Biden administration

Commerce Department subpoenas ‘multiple’ Chinese information tech companies, while the FCC agrees that two Chinese carriers have not proved their independence from Beijing.

18 Mar 2021 - 10:43AM
As Biden shines light on China, EV battery suppliers eye diversification

Australian-listed BlackEarth and its German partner LuxCarbon GmbH have joined the European Battery Alliance two weeks after US President Joe Biden ordered a review of American supply chains.

10 Mar 2021 - 5:38AM