Venture capitalists land key role in deciding China’s tech board IPOs

Candidates for the consultative panel include Neil Shen Nanpeng, founder and managing partner of Sequoia Capital China. CEOs Zhang Lei of Hillhouse Capital and Bao Fan of China Renaissance also are on the list.

22 Mar 2019 - 12:17AM
No sleep, no sex, no life: the plight of tech workers in China’s Silicon Valley

Life in China’s tech industry is not easy, with young employees and entrepreneurs battling burnout while also worrying about career ceilings and lay-offs.

Life in China’s tech industry is not easy, with young employees and entrepreneurs battling burnout while also worrying about career ceilings and lay-offs.

21 Mar 2019 - 2:16PM
No sleep, no sex, no life: the plight of tech workers in China’s Silicon Valley
Chinese AI start-up Megvii said to mull US$800 million IPO

The IPO could serve as a test for how well China's AI boom will be received by the world's capital markets, with several Chinese AI start-ups eyeing up possible listings

The IPO could serve as a test for how well China's AI boom will be received by the world's capital markets, with several Chinese AI start-ups eyeing up possible listings

20 Mar 2019 - 10:58PM
Chinese AI start-up Megvii said to mull US$800 million IPO
Chinese children take to coding amid country’s lofty hi-tech goals

The wave of enthusiasm in China for coding education comes as the country moves to become an AI powerhouse.

The wave of enthusiasm in China for coding education comes as the country moves to become an AI powerhouse.

17 Mar 2019 - 6:00AM
Chinese children take to coding amid country’s lofty hi-tech goals
More prudent regulations to come for China’s sharing economy, says Li Keqiang

The country’s 3 trillion yuan sharing economy has been hit hard by the safety crisis at ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, as well as troubles at bike-sharing firms Ofo and Mobike.

The country’s 3 trillion yuan sharing economy has been hit hard by the safety crisis at ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, as well as troubles at bike-sharing firms Ofo and Mobike.

15 Mar 2019 - 8:45PM
More prudent regulations to come for China’s sharing economy, says Li Keqiang
Game streamer Panda TV succumbs to cash crunch despite popularity

The once high-flying game streaming platform will end service after failing to raise fresh funds to keep operations going

8 Mar 2019 - 5:25PM
Electric car maker’s CEO talks China, Tesla and ping pong

Post reporter challenged Xpeng Motors’ He Xiaopeng to a game of ping pong – and learned much about the Tesla challenger in the process.

Post reporter challenged Xpeng Motors’ He Xiaopeng to a game of ping pong – and learned much about the Tesla challenger in the process.

7 Mar 2019 - 2:45PM
Electric car maker’s CEO talks China, Tesla and ping pong
Grab raises US$1.5 billion from SoftBank’s vision fund

Grab founder Anthony Tan is battling Go-jek for leadership in the Southeast Asian market after vanquishing Uber in the region last year.

Grab founder Anthony Tan is battling Go-jek for leadership in the Southeast Asian market after vanquishing Uber in the region last year.

6 Mar 2019 - 5:14PM
Grab raises US$1.5 billion from SoftBank’s vision fund
China’s regulators blame ride hailing woes on ‘one-sided’ growth strategy

China’s transport regulator abandons hands-off approach after Didi passenger murders, blaming industry troubles on unsustainable business model

China’s transport regulator abandons hands-off approach after Didi passenger murders, blaming industry troubles on unsustainable business model

1 Mar 2019 - 6:04AM
China’s regulators blame ride hailing woes on ‘one-sided’ growth strategy
Chinese AI chip maker Horizon Robotics raises US$600m in funding

China is promoting the development of artificial intelligence chips with an eye on the increasing popularity of Internet of Things.

China is promoting the development of artificial intelligence chips with an eye on the increasing popularity of Internet of Things.

27 Feb 2019 - 1:31PM
Chinese AI chip maker Horizon Robotics raises US$600m in funding
Chinese police test cutting-edge gait recognition technology

Police in Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing have run trials of software that can identify a person from 50 metres away – even if they have their face covered or back to a camera.

Police in Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing have run trials of software that can identify a person from 50 metres away – even if they have their face covered or back to a camera.

27 Feb 2019 - 12:40PM
Chinese police test cutting-edge gait recognition technology
China drove fintech funding globally in 2018 despite rising US tensions

Global investment in financial technology companies more than doubled to US$55.3 billion last year, driven by US$14 billion fundraising by Ant Financial Services

Global investment in financial technology companies more than doubled to US$55.3 billion last year, driven by US$14 billion fundraising by Ant Financial Services

26 Feb 2019 - 10:57PM
China drove fintech funding globally in 2018 despite rising US tensions
AI chip maker gets investment from Chinese state-linked fund

Chip maker’s financing comes as China is working to shake off its dependency on US$200 billion of annual chip imports

Chip maker’s financing comes as China is working to shake off its dependency on US$200 billion of annual chip imports

25 Feb 2019 - 10:52PM
AI chip maker gets investment from Chinese state-linked fund
21 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM
Tencent defends investment spree as core strategy
20 Feb 2019 - 12:02AM
Baidu bucks capital winter to play catch-up to Alibaba, Tencent in outside deals
Here’s one area where China, US cooperate in AI: kids health care

AI researchers from China and the US co-develop diagnosis tool for toddler patients

AI researchers from China and the US co-develop diagnosis tool for toddler patients

13 Feb 2019 - 7:03PM
Here’s one area where China, US cooperate in AI: kids health care
China’s ‘easy’ money days over as venture capital deals slump

Investments for the month totalled US$4.3 billion, representing a 67.5 per cent year-on-year slide and 31.7 per cent month-on-month slump.

Investments for the month totalled US$4.3 billion, representing a 67.5 per cent year-on-year slide and 31.7 per cent month-on-month slump.

12 Feb 2019 - 4:58PM
China’s ‘easy’ money days over as venture capital deals slump
China claims most AI unicorns as US rivalry heats up

Chinese AI start-ups raised US$4.9 billion in 2017, nudging out their US counterparts which had US$4.4 billion in funding.

Chinese AI start-ups raised US$4.9 billion in 2017, nudging out their US counterparts which had US$4.4 billion in funding.

11 Feb 2019 - 10:14PM
China claims most AI unicorns  as US rivalry heats up
This Beijing hub is home to 10 major AI labs

Zhongguancun has 9,000 hi-tech companies, including Chinese search engine and AI champion Baidu and social media giant Sina Corp.

Zhongguancun has 9,000 hi-tech companies, including Chinese search engine and AI champion Baidu and social media giant Sina Corp.

8 Feb 2019 - 6:22AM
This Beijing hub is home to 10 major AI labs
How DJI went from dorm project to world’s biggest drone company

The Shenzhen-based company generated sales of US$2.7 billion in 2017, an 80 per cent jump from the year before.

The Shenzhen-based company generated sales of US$2.7 billion in 2017, an 80 per cent jump from the year before.

5 Feb 2019 - 1:00PM
How DJI went from dorm project to world’s biggest drone company