India has become the battleground for Chinese internet companies’ proxy war. Fake news is their chief weapon.
With a gentle voice softly chanting a poem, a candle wearing copper jumpsuit curiously looks at itself in an antique mirror. Departing from a sunken ship and lighting up other tiny candles like himself, he started his journey to find the truth of light. This is Candleman (蜡烛人), an adventure indie game developed by Spotlightor […]
Editor’s note: This is the first part of a post on Southeast Asian e-commerce by Sheji Ho, for the second part click here. Sheji Ho is the Group Chief Marketing Officer at aCommerce, an end-to-end e-commerce enabler in Southeast Asia. Currently based in Bangkok but having previously worked in China, Sheji writes about e-commerce, tech, the […]
How and when are content platforms like Bytedance’s responsible for protecting their underage users?
In April, the US announced a 7-year ban on ZTE. This China’s leading communication player was found to have violated a ban on shipping US technology to Iran. The sanctions will bar ZTE from purchasing essential US components. President Xi, summarizing lessons learned from the ZTE case, stressed the concept of “core technology” (in Chinese), referring to […]
Shopping is one of the most popular online activities worldwide. This is even truer in Asia—a region where digital development is taking off in developing e-commerce markets such as Thailand and India, and online retail continues growing strongly in mature markets like Japan, Hong Kong, and China. Asia’s e-commerce industry is thriving and the outlook seems […]
Last month, I wrote an op-ed taking a critical eye to the globalization strategy of Bytedance, the Beijing-based parent company of ultra-popular Chinese news aggregation platform Jinri Toutiao. Riding a soaring valuation, Bytedance has stated its ambitions to apply their sophisticated AI-based recommendation engine to platforms aimed at overseas markets. In an ideal situation, this […]
Here’s what used to happen when you get sick in China: You go to a public hospital to make an appointment, known as guahao (挂号). If the hospital is busy, which it usually is, you could be waiting in line for half a day. After guahao, you need to pay the consultation fee in another […]
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a post on Southeast Asian e-commerce by Sheji Ho, for the first part click here. Sheji Ho is the Group Chief Marketing Officer at aCommerce, an end-to-end e-commerce enabler in Southeast Asia. Currently based in Bangkok but having previously worked in China, Sheji writes about e-commerce, tech, the […]
The nation’s young people can’t afford to wait around for the education system to change.