Abusive work schedules in tech industry under fire

BY CHINA DAILY Activists are calling for more supervision over labor exploitation in an online crusade spearheaded by software developers against the so-called 996 work schedule, which is widely practiced in China’s tech industry. The rules-which require employees to work from 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week without overtime pay-came under fire after a programmer created 996.ICU, a page on code-sharing platform … Continue reading Abusive work schedules in tech industry under fire

China’s doctors perform different types of 5G-based remote surgeries

BY SILVI WRITER Surgeons in China have been using 5G internet to do surgeries from far away, demonstrating how much the new generation networks could benefit other industries. In medicine, it could help bring top-level healthcare to people in remote areas, or to critical patients that can’t be shifted. 5G has much less latency than 4G, making it not only easier to keep pace with remotely manipulated instruments, but … Continue reading China’s doctors perform different types of 5G-based remote surgeries

China tied with US in global 5G race

BY SILVI WRITER China and the US are tied for the first, at least for now, in the race for 5G, or fifth-generation wireless networks expected to unlock new services, a new survey finds on Tuesday. China enjoys “significant advantages” in infrastructure and the availability of mid-band spectrum for 5G, key for data transfer, according to a report for wireless industry group CTIA by Analysys … Continue reading China tied with US in global 5G race

China’s universities to set up AI major to boost basic research

BY SILVI WRITER 35 Chinese universities are expected to set up a major in Artificial Intelligence (AI), a milestone to mark the beginning of the country’s AI education in college, the Chinese Ministry of Education said. The list includes some of the country’s leading universities like Zhejiang University, Tongji University, etc, Science and Technology Daily quoted the Ministry of Education(MOE) on Saturday as saying. The … Continue reading China’s universities to set up AI major to boost basic research

Bike-sharing “withdrawing” from global market for “capital crunch”?

BY SILVI WRITER Mobike, the pioneer in China’s bike-sharing sector will shut down most of its foreign markets, months after rival Ofo began winding down its international division. The move shows China’s bicycle-sharing business, after years of rapid growth and aggressive expansion overseas, are withdrawing from the international market due to capital crunch, observers said. “Mobike’s international business is undergoing rationalization to improve efficiency,” the … Continue reading Bike-sharing “withdrawing” from global market for “capital crunch”?

‘Huawei can turn crisis into opportunity’

BY IRIS DENG and YINGZHI WANG, SCMP The US government’s efforts to pressure its allies against using Huawei’s 5G telecommunications network equipment have given rise to allegations of intellectual property theft and close ties to the Chinese government. They may also have helped entrench the company’s image as the global leader in the technology among some quarters. “The [media] coverage, seemingly negative by connecting Huawei … Continue reading ‘Huawei can turn crisis into opportunity’

JD to sack 10% of its top executives

BY CHINA DAILY Chinese e-commerce giant JD will lay off 10 percent of its senior executives this year, as the company looks to maximize its resources and focus on strategic layout and the coordinated development of diversified businesses. According to media reports, the cuts were announced at the company’s annual party last week. JD has confirmed the planned layoffs. Based on the current number of … Continue reading JD to sack 10% of its top executives