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Inside China Tech
27 minutes | a year ago
Post-Covid-19 world: are online services set to take over?
The world is witnessing an unprecedented growth and transformation of online services and consumption as a result of the Covid-19 crisis – are online services taking over the globe completely, and what changes will stick around? Further, will the rollout of ultra-fast 5G networks enhance this trend?
31 minutes | a year ago
How technology has changed the way we die and mourn
People around the world are adapting how they mourn their loved ones amid the coronavirus pandemic. Live-streaming funerals are being organised, while social media accounts of the dead are being transformed into virtual memorial pages. However, one's digital presence can be vulnerable. On this episode, we look into how technology has changed the way we die and mourn. Music courtesy of DK (Unfinished Farewell) Cover design courtesy of Jiabao Li
34 minutes | a year ago
Why Huawei has found itself at the epicentre of the US-China tech war
SCMP reporters dissect why Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has found itself in Washington's cross-hairs and where matters might go from here. You can read more about Huawei in a series of in-depth articles from the Post.
20 minutes | a year ago
Online learning: Has the pandemic democratised education in China?
In China, one way or another, at least 260 million students and 15 million teachers had to migrate their entire offline learning and teaching activities online. Digital educational centres, applications and tools have seen a surge in demand. National curriculum classes are being recorded by teachers across all forms, and are being broadcasted on TV for free. We look into the technologies that facilitate this migration and ask: are we closer to education equality in China?
23 minutes | a year ago
TikTok vs Douyin: why does China have its own TikTok?
We're digging deep into China's version of TikTok called Douyin. How different is Douyin from its international version TikTok? Why are there two almost-identical apps out there? And how are Chinese people using Douyin differently from users of TikTok? To truly understand Douyin, we attended a weekend class that costs about US$1,400 in Shenzhen, China, about how to get rich on the app.
24 minutes | a year ago
How China has turned to tech like never before to combat the coronavirus
The impact of the countrywide lockdown on the economy has the potential to cut China’s GDP growth in the first quarter from 6 to 4.5 per cent. However, new tech opportunities and markets are emerging under the pressure of the public health emergency and tech companies in China are pulling out all the stops in helping the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease as well as facilitating the continuation of people’s daily life under the lockdown.
18 minutes | a year ago
Life under coronavirus lockdown: personal accounts from two tech reporters
Two of the Post's tech reporters are among the hundreds of millions of people whose lives have been directly affected by the coronavirus lockdown. Reporter Celia Chen, who’s based in Shenzhen, China, and couldn’t go back home to Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province and the epicentre of the outbreak, talks about how her family spent this Lunar New Year bonding over news and mobile apps. Another tech reporter, Jane Zhang is going to tell us about being trapped in her hometown Enshi, Hubei.
20 minutes | a year ago
What on earth is TikTok? We spent a day with a TikTok star
To better understand how TikTok works in domestic and international markets, our producer Yang Yang went to visit TikTok stars with millions of followers - one is a 16-year-old who initially moved to Los Angeles to develop an acting career; the other, coming up in the next episode, is a family of toddler triplets living on the outskirt of Zhuhai, a city in Southern China.
19 minutes | a year ago
How to (re)introduce plant-based meat to China
China is no stranger to vegetarian food. If anything, the Chinese have invented countless vegetarian dishes that imitate meat throughout their centuries-old history of Buddhism. In this episode, we try Impossible Meat, we try its counterpart in China, we talk to people who sell it and who study the market, and we ask - how should companies introduce, or perhaps reintroduce, meatless meat to China?
18 minutes | a year ago
Leaders in Tech: Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang on what's trending and what's next
E-commerce giant Alibaba started trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on November 26, 2019. The company raised a whopping US$13 billion, making it the largest share launch of the year, beating out Uber and Lyft. On the back of its listing, we got a chance to speak to Daniel Zhang, executive chairman and chief executive of Alibaba, while he was in Hong Kong. Zhang spoke about how technology is transforming companies and reshaping consumer buying habits, with increased consumption now…
15 minutes | a year ago
Singles’ Day explained
On November 11, also known as Singles’ Day, more than US$38 billion was spent in 24 hours on Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms alone — that’s more than Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Prime Day combined. But what really sets Singles’ Day apart from other shopping fests? Why are people shopping on a day that’s not even a holiday? And … is that Taylor Swift at Alibaba’s Singles’ Day gala? Senior tech reporter Zen Soo and podcast producer Yang Yang spent the day where it all began: at Alibaba’s…
50 minutes | 2 years ago
Leaders in Tech: what's spectrum and why does it matter for 5G?
This week on Inside China Tech we look at why – for the first time – 5G has to tap into extremely high radio frequencies and why space agencies think this might mess with your weather forecast.
26 minutes | 2 years ago
What can China’s DNA tests really tell you?
What are China’s DNA testing companies doing differently? What do your DNA test results really mean? We speak to 23Mofang’s CEO, and a geneticist from the University of Hong Kong, to find out.
18 minutes | 2 years ago
Leaders in Tech: Yamibuy's Alex Zhou on building a US$100 million business on homesickness
Alex Zhou, chief executive of US-based e-commerce site Yamibuy, has built a business out of selling hard-to-find items for Asian immigrant communities
42 minutes | 2 years ago
Leaders in Tech: Self-driving cars in China
We talked to Jianxiong Xiao, the founder and CEO of AutoX, a high-tech company working on self-driving vehicles
20 minutes | 2 years ago
Leaders in Tech: How to create a successful podcast platform with lessons learnt from China
Castbox CEO Renee Wang looked to China for inspiration and then sold her idea around the world.
19 minutes | 2 years ago
Inside a Chinese internet addiction treatment centre
SCMP visits one of China’s treatment centres for internet addicts more than a decade after such a disorder was classified as an official disease.
19 minutes | 2 years ago
How AI counts accurate crowd numbers in Hong Kong protests
AI concluded that 265,000 people joined the protest on July 1, while organisers said 550,000 people marched and the police estimated it was 190,000.
21 minutes | 2 years ago
Leaders in Tech: How CEO of Sandbox VR bet life savings on creating hyper-realistic VR games
How Steve Zhao staked his life savings for ten years to create a real-life holodeck.
3 minutes | 2 years ago
Trailer: We thought VR was just hype till we tried Sandbox VR
Next episode on ICT, we try Sandbox VR games and learn about how Steve Zhao, CEO of Sandbox VR, staked his life savings to create a real-life Holodeck.
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