Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo. Photo: AP
WeChat bows to Beijing pressure and allows more direct links from rivals

WeChat’s move to allow more links from rivals follows a temporary ban by regulators on Tencent upgrading its apps, and is part of Beijing’s wider push for interoperability.

29 Nov 2021 - 8:26PM
Elite Chinese school offers country’s first quantum tech PhD programme
29 Nov 2021 - 8:15PM
Shanghai Data Exchange opens for business in digital trade push
27 Nov 2021 - 8:00AM
ByteDance said to launch new wave of education job cuts
27 Nov 2021 - 1:15AM
Ant seeks nod for credit-scoring joint venture with state-backed partners
29 Nov 2021 - 1:14PM


China’s official state media accused the US government of hatching a plot to obtain more information about the country’s semiconductor industry and hold back its development Photo: Shutterstock
China’s state media accuses US of ‘plot’ to derail nation’s chip ambitions

The accusation by Xinhua highlights China’s concerns about being behind in the development of its semiconductor industry.

26 Nov 2021 - 9:33PM
Food delivery giant Meituan reports 10 billion yuan loss after antitrust fine
26 Nov 2021 - 9:53PM
Chinese state media warns against NFT ‘zero-sum game’
26 Nov 2021 - 5:00PM
Unesco unveils global guidelines for ethical use of AI
25 Nov 2021 - 11:44PM
US-China tech war: Beijing plans major tech system reform
26 Nov 2021 - 4:03AM
Tencent’s app update suspension seen as a warning to other developers
25 Nov 2021 - 10:51PM
China to control video games like films, game firm founder says
25 Nov 2021 - 11:17AM
Taxman joins queue at Chinese live-streaming stars’ doors
26 Nov 2021 - 2:21PM
China ‘suspends Tencent from updating existing apps’
25 Nov 2021 - 5:52AM
Beijing lectures Alibaba, Baidu cloud units over fraudulent websites
24 Nov 2021 - 5:00PM
Crypto oversight from US regulators could require permission for bank use
24 Nov 2021 - 11:19AM
Samsung’s US$17 billion Texas chip plant to create 2,000 jobs
24 Nov 2021 - 10:18AM
A Canadian ban on Huawei 5G may come with whimper, not a bang
25 Nov 2021 - 4:35AM
US pressure on SK Hynix adds to China’s chip woes
23 Nov 2021 - 11:12PM
Beijing restricts what celebrities can do in cyberspace
23 Nov 2021 - 6:00PM