Alibaba is the world’s biggest e-commerce group. Founded by Jack Ma, it owns Tmall.com and its consumer-to-consumer business Taobao.com. Alibaba Group is the owner of the South China Morning Post.
Wang Xiangwei, the Post’s former editor-in-chief, reflects on his career as a journalist, reporting on China, the need for a hiatus, and why he wants to return to Hong Kong.
Primary listing in Hong Kong by tech giant will allow ordinary people to share in success of such companies and help drive nation’s development.
As many of the country’s tech founders hand over the reins, it’s worth remembering that once start-ups grow to a certain size they need professional managers to take over.
The intervention by Chinese policymakers to calm panic is welcome but took too long, writes Wang Xiangwei.
A spate of unexplained regulatory moves against tech and education firms has not only put off top global investors like SoftBank, it has led to speculation that China has had a change of heart on opening up, writes Wang Xiangwei.
US tech giant Apple will host its first live-shopping event on Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace this week, embracing a marketing technique common among Chinese internet platforms.
After raising US$39 million from its Nasdaq IPO in March, Xiao-I is ready to make its way to the world stage, founder and CEO Yuan Hui says.
The cost of GPT-4, the latest version of the LLM developed by US start-up OpenAI is only 0.45 per cent of hiring a senior data analyst, study finds.
Big Tech firms from Tencent to ByteDance helped create millions of vloggers, content writers and e-commerce sellers amid a slow pandemic-stricken economy.
Zhihu will immediately start its internal test of the function called Sousuo Juhe, which uses a large language model that is similar to the artificial intelligence technology behind ChatGPT.
E-commerce giant Alibaba is expected to provide Tianjin with highly efficient computing resources at a lower cost to support the city’s various hi-tech development initiatives.
Alibaba’s statement follows reports that its cloud computing division is laying off about 1,000 workers ahead of an expected IPO.
Alibaba’s cloud division is downsizing as it prepares to go public amid economic headwinds that pushed revenue down 2 per cent in the first quarter.
Hong Kong stocks slumped for a second day as the lack of progress on the US debt ceiling talks continued to weigh on sentiment.
The Cyberspace Administration of China said various ethical problems, such as privacy leakage and abuse, can be potentially caused by generative AI, Web3, quantum computing and other recent tech advances.
The Chinese capital calls on 39 partners to leverage their resources to push forward the development of large language models, as the nation pours resources into AI amid growing technological rivalry with the US.
Board directors have been named for each of the six units being given greater independence, with a number of Alibaba’s founders taking top seats.
While some company leaders eagerly embrace the advancing technology, others warn against hasty adoption amid the frenzy around generative AI.
China’s accelerated push for artificial intelligence development shows the government’s resolve to close the gap with the US in this field.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding reported a 2 per cent increase in revenue for its fourth quarter, while also approving a full spin-off of its cloud, logistics and supermarket businesses.
China’s growing demand for chips used in electric vehicles, servers in data centres and artificial intelligence applications provides a vast opportunity for RISC-V processors to flourish.
Huawei has entered into strategic cooperation agreements with the governments of Tianjin and Sichuan provinces, as well as Guangzhou.
The fintech giant is expected to advance Hangzhou’s digital transformation, while also helping the city stage major international events like the 2023 Asian Games.
At its annual Spark conference, Tencent asserted its commitment to create technologically advanced games, which underscores how mainland China’s video gaming market is fast emerging from a downturn.
The world’s biggest institutional investors are at odds over Chinese stocks just months after singing from the same song sheet.
Wong visited Ant group and Nio in Shanghai ahead of meeting political leaders in Beijing, on his first trip to China as Singapore’s deputy prime minister.
Alibaba Cloud is offering discounts to overseas clients and increased technical support as it continues overseas push.
Alibaba has transferred its autonomous driving team under DAMO Academy to the firm’s Cainiao logistics arm as part of an ongoing corporate restructuring announced in March.
Investors are keen to tap into opportunities offered by artificial intelligence start-ups in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, as the technology is increasingly adopted by various industries, observers say.
The Beijing municipal government is soliciting subsidised projects researching artificial intelligence, 3D content, and AR and VR applications.
Wang is widely seen as the man who laid the technological foundations to facilitate Alibaba’s emergence as an e-commerce giant.
Given restrictions on the mainland, Baidu’s AI Mate generates content based only on domestic references and avoids political queries.