Huawei shared Ren Zhengfei's first remarks since the inauguration, saying that the US remains a beacon to be emulated and noting staff had 'voluntarily' taken demotions to help the company survive.
Interesting timing to release this old writing from Ren on the day of Honor’s first product launch after reincarnation
WeChat doesn’t listen to user chats and is weighing up a privacy-first input tool. Why ads appear after you say something on WeChat? “The info gets processed by other channels too.” Can’t believe Allen Zhang said this. The official transcript of his talk removed this point.
Stimulating interview with Huang Yasheng, one of my favourite China minds and expert on the fin relationship. He argues that Wall Street, far from helping China reform its financial system, is propping up and polishing the state-led model. Worth a read:
Rumor has it Xiami虾米 is shuttering. I began using it in 2008 and had to give up in 2017 when it lost a ton of music rights despite having been acquired by Alibaba. I still think it's the best music app ever made in China, from UI, community to discovery
It's official. Alibaba says Xiami's music streaming app is closing today.
Now, Livox itself is a mystic company supposedly ‘incubated’ by DJI as an ‘independent’ company. But a source told me it’s just a team within DJI billed as a separate entity. The distancing possibly stems from fears of US scrutiny. DJI was recently added to the entity list.
This is not a surprise given ByteDance has been trying to diversify. Baidu, Tencent and Huawei have all dabbled in AI assisted drug discovery and other health-related fields.
Asia’s casino capital Macau to host a CES alternative in 2021
“I think Hong Kong and Macau are the only ones that could host a very international and neutral event that people would like to join and won’t feel like that’s a very government event.”
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