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Past articles by Meng:

Huawei goes on legal warpath with twin North American lawsuits

The legal offensive signals a more aggressive stance against the US government, which has been trying to persuade other countries to ban Huawei gear from telecommunications networks. → Read More

Tencent-backed AI firm aims to free up parents and teachers from checking children’s maths homework

In China, there is big culture of practise makes perfect. As such, school homework is a battlefield not only for Chinese children but also for their parents and teachers, who have the task of reviewing assignments.... → Read More

Uncovering the hidden ambition behind the names of Chinese tech firms and scientific projects

Despite the global ambition of China and its tech giants, some of their most important companies and projects are still named in Chinese and spelled in pinyin → Read More

Tai chi with the Post: Xiaozhu founder Kelvin Chen on handling stress and taking on Airbnb

Kelvin Chen Chi, the gynaecologist-turned-founder of Chinese online home-rental company Xiaozhu, has lost 11 kilograms (24lbs) since we last met a year ago. ... → Read More

China’s cyber police directs news sites, app developers to promote ‘positive energy’ online

China’s powerful internet regulator has called on operators of news sites and app developers to focus on producing high-quality, short video content that can help spread “positive energy” online, underscoring Beijing’s tightened grip on disseminated information in the world’s second largest economy.... → Read More

China’s cyber police launches new campaign targeting apps that obtain personal information illegally

China will vet the privacy policies of the country’s most popular apps as part of a new campaign designed to crack down on the illegal gathering of personal information.... → Read More

Access to Microsoft’s Bing search engine restored in China

Microsoft’s Bing is available to mainland Chinese users again after being inaccessible since late Wednesday, assuaging concerns that the government was blocking the search engine.... → Read More

ByteDance, the company behind TikTok video app, looks beyond entertainment with a move into education

ByteDance, which attracted a huge fan base of teenagers with its short video app Tik Tok, is developing a more serious side to its business that the fun-loving younger generation may not care for – online education.... → Read More

Ctrip chairman James Liang backs start-up that helps parents find play dates for their young ones

James Liang Jianzhang is best known in Chinese business circles as the chairman of Ctrip, the country’s biggest online travel agent. But that is only one of the many hats he wears.... → Read More

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says he does not expect big impact from 5G pushback

The walls appear to be closing in on Huawei Technologies in the US, Europe and elsewhere, but founder Ren Zhengfei said he is not too worried.... → Read More

Baidu seeks to play catch up in mobile app race with bet on world's most-watched TV show

Baidu is looking to attract more users to its flagship mobile app by partnering with the world’s most-watched TV show through the coming Lunar New Year holiday, as the Chinese search engine operator seeks to catch up to its competitors Tencent and Alibaba Group.... → Read More

China to press ahead with investments in 5G and Internet of Things, NDRC official says

China will press ahead with investments in artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G in 2019 as it competes with the US in the two key areas amid a technology race between the world’s two biggest economies.... → Read More

China orders short video apps to censor all content, including user comments, satire and sexual moaning

Chinese authorities have introduced detailed regulations covering the country’s thriving short video industry, singling out 100 categories of banned content, from smearing the image of Communist Party leaders to sexual moaning, in the latest ongoing effort to clean up its cyberspace that has more than 800 million users.... → Read More

China’s internet regulator suspends some Baidu, Sohu news products amid renewed cyber clean-up campaign

Chinese authorities have ordered a one week hiatus on Baidu and Sohu updating some of their online products as the two internet majors find themselves targeted in the first phase of a six-month government campaign to clean up the country’s “cyber ecology”.... → Read More

China launches first satellite in bid to create global communications network and broaden net access

China has successfully launched its first satellite aimed at building a global communications network capable of covering every corner of the earth.... → Read More

Chinese girl idol group creates digital clones built by AI

A new generation of idols are singing and dancing in music videos in China, with plans to sell albums and perform in concerts where they will engage fans with personalised interaction. Only thing is, they don’t actually exist, at least corporeally.... → Read More

ByteDance plotting foray into fintech after Tik Tok owner files several new trademarks

Beijing ByteDance Technology, owner of the popular karaoke video app TikTok, has filed several new trademarks, signalling a potential expansion into financial technology. ... → Read More

Alibaba uses AI to speed up detection of pregnant pigs seven times, boosting efficiency of China’s hog farms

Chinese pig breeders have accumulated years of experience to determine if a sow is pregnant, based on careful observation of the animal’s behavioural changes over a 21 day period – a task made more challenging because each farmer has to keep tabs on up to 80 pigs at a time.... → Read More

Chinese province asks home-sharing platforms to hand over guest and host information to authorities

China’s home-sharing platforms, including Airbnb, will soon be covered by the public security authority’s mass surveillance network as the first regulations governing online home rentals come into force in early 2019.... → Read More

Why Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou are caught up in the US-China trade war

Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, the 46-year-old CFO of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and daughter of its founder Ren Zhengfei, has been granted bail by a Canadian court, setting up a protracted legal fight over extradition to the United States.... → Read More