TikTok: China’s ByteDance agrees to divest US operations after Trump threat | TikTok- Tempemail

China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the US operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. ByteDance was previously Continue Reading

Researchers Reveal New Security Flaw Affecting China’s DJI Drones – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Thursday revealed security issues in the Android app developed by Chinese drone-maker Da Jiang Innovations (DJI) that comes with an auto-update mechanism that bypasses Google Play Store and could be used to install malicious applications and transmit sensitive personal information to DJI’s servers. The twin reports, courtesy Continue Reading

Empty data centres multiply in China’s far-flung provinces – Hardware- Tempemail

Remote Chinese provinces are building more data centres in deserts and isolated valleys to house powerful computers and servers, but with users scarce, many risk becoming high-tech ghost towns and digital bridges to nowhere. Beijing is set to spend more than US$400 billion this year on high-tech infrastructure, including data Continue Reading

Is the US Trade Ban Purposefully Limiting China’s Tech Dominance? Huawei Thinks So | Tempemail

Image sourced from Al Jazeera Last week US President, Donald Trump extended the national trade ban by another year – a move which a senior Huawei Technologies executive believes is “really designed to safeguard American dominance of global tech”. Similarly, Head of Consumer Electronics at Huawei, Richard Yu says “The Continue Reading

China’s Alibaba launches ‘outlet’ platform to shift luxury overstock – Finance- Tempemail

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has launched a new luxury platform targeting younger consumers that also aims to help high-end brands shed excess inventory built up during the global coronavirus lockdown. Chinese shoppers account for more than a third of global luxury goods spending and China was the first key Continue Reading

China’s IT ministry urges faster 5G rollout – government document – Hardware – Networking – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published a lengthy document on Tuesday calling on localities to accelerate 5G network buildouts and applications to minimise the impact of the coronavirus. The directive comes as China continues its aggressive 5G network expansion, which was disrupted when the coronavirus outbreak halted Continue Reading

China’s new normal: how brands are starting to bounce back from coronavirus- Tempemail

The social and economic reality of the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is only starting to really hit home for many but over the weekend China started to lift its social restrictions as the number of new locally transmitted cases slowed. It is still early days, even for China, as to Continue Reading

China’s Tencent sees WeChat usage surge on virus – Cloud – Networking – Software- Tempemail

China’s gaming and social media group Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday the coronavirus outbreak has driven up traffic to its WeChat platform and other services, though it has not yet seen any significant financial benefit. Tencent’s businesses are mainly online, positioning it uniquely against other tech giants such as Continue Reading

China’s Baidu to raise salaries amid virus outbreak – sources – Networking – Software- Tempemail

China’s Baidu Inc will raise staff salaries amid the coronavirus outbreak, the search engine company’s CEO told staff in a meeting, two sources familiar with the matter said. Robin Li also told staff that the company had a cash pile of around 130 billion yuan (US$18.5 billion), the sources said. Continue Reading

‘The new normal’: China’s excessive coronavirus public monitoring could be here to stay | World news- Tempemail

Over the last two months, Chinese citizens have had to adjust to a new level of government intrusion. Getting into one’s apartment compound or workplace requires scanning a QR code, writing down one’s name and ID number, temperature and recent travel history. Telecom operators track people’s movements while social media Continue Reading