When it comes to technology, Shenzhen may well be the most fascinating city in the world. It makes the majority of our electronics. It clones the best technology Silicon Valley has to offer with ease.
A third prototype of China’s home-built C919 narrowbody passenger jet completed its first test flight on Friday, its manufacturer said, in another step forward in the nation’s push to become a global civil aerospace player. The C919, which will compete with Boeing Co’s 737 and the Airbus SE A320, is widely regarded as a symbolRead More
After years of thriving under Beijing’s relatively light hand, China’s fast-growing technology sector is facing an unfamiliar situation: stepped-up government scrutiny.
China’s efforts to become a global powerhouse in the technology of the future are under attack. But don’t expect it to beat a retreat. Beijing’s plan to pump billions of dollars into areas like microchips and robotics to shed its dependence on foreign technology — known as “Made in China 2025” — has come underRead More
The number of internet users in rural China reached 209 million in 2017, with a penetration of 35 percent. Tech giants and start-ups are capitalizing on this to develop education access in remote areas of the country. How technology is empowering rural China in different industries was a common topic at East Tech West thisRead More
A Chinese internet technology company has announced a plan to provide free satellite internet worldwide by 2026, joining companies like SpaceX, Facebook and Google in the mission to run a global internet service.
At the Huaqiangbei Market in Shenzhen, you can build a smartphone from scratch in a couple of hours. Spread over several floors and covering hundreds of thousands of square feet, the market is home to vendors selling the parts that make up your standard phone — cameras, motherboards, frames, screens and so on. All youRead More
China’s state news agency Xinhua this week introduced the newest members of its newsroom: AI anchors who will report “tirelessly” all day every day, from anywhere in the country.
he identikit apartment blocks and mousy-brown fields were as unremarkable as the pale scrubland. It should have made for an unremarkable entry into China’s Guangdong province. Except it wasn’t. The thrill of being aboard Hong Kong’s first bullet train, the Vibrant Express, was all about speed, not scenery. Aerodynamic, gleaming white and polished to perfection,Read More
Eleven trillion renminbi: it’s a number that’s hard to comprehend. Key points: China wants to be world leader in AI by 2030 It’s a key part of Beijing’s plan to refashion its image as a cheap goods manufacturer Experts warn against deploying AI in warfare too quickly In Australian dollars that’s about $2.41 trillion —Read More