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The Crossing review – Bai Xue's slowburn gem delivers the goods

This feature debut about a schoolgirl coerced into small-time smuggling is all the more powerful for shunning high drama With this elegantly elliptical arthouse movie, Bai Xue announces herself as a cool, confident observer of a new generation of Chinese youth. There are echoes of Sofia Coppola in Bai’s directing debut, a coming-of-age story inspired by real-life criminal gangs in Hong Kong who recruit schoolkids to smuggle mobile phones into mainland China. It’s a wisp of film that never quite ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Film, China, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, World cinema, Shenzhen, BAI, Sofia Coppola, Drama films, Bai Xue, Huang Yao, Peipei, Jo Carmen Soup Peipei

The World Health Organization is setting up rules and oversight for human gene editing

Yesterday, the World Health Organization wrapped up its first meeting of a new advisory committee set up to create global governance and oversight standards for human gene editing. The committee was hastily pulled together in December after the revelation last year that a Chinese scientist had genetically modified two embryos using CRISPR technology to remove the CCR5 gene, which plays a critical role in enabling many forms of HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) to infect cells. As soon as the Shen...
Tags: TC, Biology, China, Aids, Hiv, Tech, Who, World Health Organization, Genetic Engineering, Crispr, Biotechnology, Shenzhen, Emerging-technologies, The World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, He Jiankui

The Watchmaker of Shenzhen

Lin Yong Hua, a self-taught creator, is one of the few craftsmen in China accredited by a Swiss industry association.
Tags: News, China, Shenzhen, Watches And Clocks, Lin, Philippe, DuFour, Journe, Shenzhen (China, Yong Hua, Francois-Paul, Lin Yong Hua

Chinese GoPro Competitor Insta360 Targets an IPO by 2020

The Shenzhen-based maker of 360-degree cameras and virtual reality devices has raised $30 million from investors including Everest Venture Capital, MG Holdings and Huajin Capital, founder Liu Jingkang said. Longer term, the startup is pondering a listing but hasn’t made a final decision on venue, which could include China’s upcoming technology board or the existing Growth Enterprises Board in Shenzhen, the founder said.
Tags: Science, China, Shenzhen, Everest Venture Capital MG Holdings, Liu Jingkang, Huajin Capital, Growth Enterprises Board

Camera maker Insta360 raises $30M as it eyes 2020 IPO

Insta360, one of the pioneers in making 360-degree cameras, just raised $30 million in a Series C+ funding round from Chinese investors including Everest Venture Capital, MG Holdings and Huajin Capital. The Shenzhen-based camera maker declines to disclose its latest valuation. It plans to use the fresh proceeds in research and development, marketing and after-sales services in its key international markets including the United States and Japan, which are the company’s second and third-largest...
Tags: Gadgets, Asia, Japan, Hardware, Instagram, China, Funding, Tech, Smartphone, Companies, Camera, United States, Computing, Tencent, Virtual Reality, Gopro

Chinese enthusiasts are serving global Thinkpad fans by making modern motherboards that fit in classic chassis from the Golden Age of the Thinkpad

After Lenovo bought out IBM's Thinkpad business, they began to tinker with the classic and famously immutable laptop designs: in small ways at first, and then in much larger ones. I buy a new Thinkpad every year (I promised myself a new laptop every year as a dividend from the savings when I stopped smoking) and the first decade's worth were practically perfect: they ran various GNU/Linux flavors without a hitch, the hard-drives were swappable in two minutes by removing a single screw, and the ...
Tags: Apple, Post, News, China, Ibm, Philips, Lenovo, Ubuntu, Shenzhen, UEFI, Screws Not Glue, Thinkpads, Adversarial Interoperability, 51nb, X210, X62

GOLFTEC Sprouts In Shenzhen As Golf In China Blooms

On the surface, China's stance on golf can be as hard to read on as a triple breaking 21-foot putt.  Mao found golf too bougie and decadent and there was a golf embargo during the Cultural Revolution which lasted into the 1980s.   When it lifted Chung Shan Hot Spring, an Arnold Palmer design in Zhongshan south of the pearl river delta in Guangdong province sprung up and the game began to take root and grow like kudzu.  But then that green light from Beijing turned yellow.  A golf course con...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangdong, Mao, Arnold Palmer, Zhongshan, GOLFTEC, China Blooms

Galaxy, minus Zlatan Ibrahimovic, try to pick up the slack on offense

The depth of the forward position has long been a concern for the Galaxy. Things were magnified when Ola Kamara was sold to Shenzhen in the Chinese Super League, posing the all-important question of what happens if Zlatan Ibrahimovic is forced out of action. Well, that moment is now and the Galaxy is searching for answers. Ibrahimovic, who missed last week’s 2-0 loss to FC Dallas due to an issue with his Achilles, will also be out for Saturday’s meeting with Minnesota United FC (7:30 p.m.; Spect...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mls, Vancouver Whitecaps, Chinese Super League, Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, FC Dallas, Giovani Dos Santos, Minnesota United Fc, Shenzhen, Darwin Quintero, Achilles, Zlatan

Agony as O'Donovan misses Volvo China Open start by one stroke

Ireland’s Brian O’Donovan narrowly missed out on a place at the Volvo China Open after the two-day International Qualifying event in Guangzhou. Photo: Richard Castka Ireland’s Brian O’Donovan agonisingly missed out on a place in the 2019 Volvo China Open by just one shot.He carded a two-under 68 in the second round to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place on five-under 135 at...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, European Tour, Volvo, Shenzhen, Cork, Guangzhou, Donovan, O'Donovan, Volvo China Open, Brian O'Donovan, Guangzhou Nansha International Qualifying, Andreas Gronkvist, Mission Hills Shenzhen, Richard Castka

You Will Soon Be Able To Pay Your Subway Fare With Your Face in China

China has led the world in adoption of smartphone-based mobile payments to the point where the central bank had to remind merchants not to discriminate against cash. The next phase of development may be to pay with your face. South Morning China Post: In Shenzhen, the local subway operator is testing various advanced technologies backed by the ultra-fast 5G network, including facial-recognition ticketing. At the Futian station, instead of presenting a ticket or scanning a QR bar code on their sm...
Tags: China, Tech, Hangzhou, Kfc, Shenzhen, Shenzhen Metro

O'Donovan closing in on Volvo China Open spot

Ireland’s Brian O'Donovan in action during the opening round of the Volvo China Open International Qualifying event in Guangzhou. Ireland’s Brian O'Donovan has a spot in May’s Volvo China Open in his sights going into the second and final round of the Guangzhou Nansha International Qualifying after opening with a three-under 67 at Nansha Golf Club. Despite carding two double bogey...
Tags: Usa, Sweden, Sport, Ireland, pga America, Golf, European Tour, Taipei, Volvo, Shenzhen, Cork, China Tour, Guangzhou, Donovan, Brian O Donovan, Volvo China Open

Gearbest security lapse exposed millions of shopping orders

Gearbest, a Chinese online shopping giant, has exposed millions of user profiles and shopping orders, security researchers have found. Security researcher Noam Rotem found an Elasticsearch server leaking millions of records each week, including customer data, orders, and payment records. The server wasn’t protected with a password, allowing anyone to search the data. Gearbest ranks as one of the top 250 global websites, and serves top brands, including Asus, Huawei, Intel, and Lenovo. TechCrunch...
Tags: Security, Europe, Privacy, Tech, Eu, European Union, Encryption, Czech Republic, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Data Protection, Lenovo, Huawei, Shenzhen, Data Security, Database

Bond market dog fight: An upstart takes on China's official rating agencies

By day, Yao Yu heads up risk control for an investment firm in the southern metropolis of Shenzhen. By night, he goes on the prowl for his own business, Ratingdog, sniffing out data that could bring clarity to China's notoriously opaque bond market.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Shenzhen, Yao Yu

‘Fake’ coaches, fixers undermine China’s football ambitions

Shanghai (AFP) – Rapacious middlemen and coaches with forged or few qualifications are trying their luck in China’s fast-growing grassroots football, imperilling its ambitions to become a major force in the sport, insiders warn. At the behest of football-fan President Xi Jinping, for whom it is a soft-power tool, the world’s second-biggest economy is throwing resources at the game domestically. Central to that is getting more youngsters to play at schools, clubs and academies. The education min...
Tags: China, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Uefa, Toulouse, Castro, Shenzhen, Afp, Shanghai SIPG, Xie, SIPG, Wu Lei, Chinese Super League CSL

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Facebook is reportedly under criminal investigation over deals that gave Apple, Amazon, and other companies access to user data. The partnerships, first reported in June, gave those outside companies to data including friend lists, contact information, and even private messages — and not always with the user's consent. Uber is talking to SoftBank and Toyota about a $1 billion investment in its self-driving car business. The de...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, China, Softbank, US, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Toyota, Jack Dorsey, Daniel Ek, Eric Schmidt

China's Beingmate shares show signs of life after reporting small profit for 2018

Beingmate Baby & Child's share price has kicked back into life, partly reversing the downward spiral that has occurred since Fonterra bought a 18.8 per cent stake in the company early in 2015.Shares in the Shenzhen-listed infant... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Shenzhen, Fonterra, Beingmate Baby Child, Beingmate

‘Go Back to China’ Review: Emily Ting’s Character-Driven Indie is Another Big Win For Asian-American Filmmakers

At her sixth  interview, the interviewer asks Sasha in a slightly snarky way “How do you expect to get experience?” Sasha’s responds in a pleading and confused manner: “…By getting a job?” This interaction is a perfect snapshot of Sasha Li’s issues in writer/director Emily Ting’s film Go Back To China . While many other millennials can relate to that chicken-or-the-egg scenario of employment, Sasha is in a position of privilege by having her dad’s money to fall back on. Once that securi...
Tags: Movies, Drama, La, China, Features, Movie Reviews, Carol, Shenzhen, Sxsw, Sasha, Ting, Shenzhen China, Film Festivals, HALA, Fashion School, Featured Stories Sidebar

Huawei Brews Up Another PR Gimmick: ‘Meng Come Home’ Coffee Cups

China’s largest technology company has found a novel way to campaign on behalf of finance chief Meng Wanzhou, who’s in Canada awaiting possible extradition to the U.S. During a multi-day press event at its Shenzhen headquarters this week, visitors found paper coffee cups bearing a scarlet-hued shoreline at sunset and the slogan: “The lighthouse is waiting. It’s just one small part of a multi-pronged charm offensive that seeks to squelch U.S. accusations that its communications equipment helps B...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Canada, Huawei, Shenzhen, Meng, Meng Wanzhou

Hong Kong suspends stock connect purchases in Chinese firm

Hong Kong's stock exchange has suspended share purchases of Han's Laser Technology made from overseas through the city's stock connect with the Shenzhen bourse, after foreign ownership in the mainland firm neared the regulatory cap.
Tags: Hong Kong, Money, businessNews, Shenzhen

Designing the DJI Mavic Air, the foldable 4K Drone

Designing the DJI Mavic Air, the foldable 4K Drone AoiroStudioMar 05, 2019 After the last Industrial Design, I decided to share another design and this time is about the DJI Mavic Air. I love drones! They totally give you the right amount of freedom to reach another perspective of the world, a feeling that you come greatly addicted. We are sharing the industrial design work from LeapX Design also known as Yumian Deng. He was recruited back to Shenzhen by the ...
Tags: Design, Shenzhen, Mavic Air, Yumian Deng He, DJI Frank Wang

Belle International taps BAML for sportswear unit IPO after $6.8 billion buyout, say sources: Reuters

Chinese footwear retailer Belle International has hired Bank of America Merill Lynch (BAML) to help prepare for a Hong Kong listing of its sportswear business this year, said people with direct knowledge of the matter. The firm aims for a valuation of at least HK$20 billion ($2.55 billion) to HK$25 billion for the unit, which distributes brands such as Nike and Adidas, said two of the people. The divestiture comes nearly two years after BAML advised a consortium led by Hillhouse Capital Group an...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Ipo, Trends, Nike, Adidas, IPOs, Euromonitor, Puma, Belle, Shenzhen, Reuters, Baml, adidas AG, Nike Inc, JD com Inc

Cisco CEO Suggests Fear of Huawei 5G Dominance Is Overblown

“The current infrastructure around the world is built on a combination of communication suppliers from Europe, from China, from the U.S., everywhere,” Robbins said in a CNN interview on Sunday. The U.S. is seeking to discourage purchases of equipment from Huawei and is pressing European governments to do the same, saying it’s a gateway for Chinese spying. While major western equipment manufacturers specialize in different areas of next-generation mobile gear, Shenzhen-based Huawei competes in ...
Tags: Europe, News, China, Cisco, Cnn, Huawei, Shenzhen, Robbins

Startups Weekly: Lyft’s S-1, cash for fertility startups and litigious VCs

Startups reporters everywhere rejoiced Friday morning when the first unicorn S-1 of 2019 emerged from under lock and key for us all to unpack, analyze and enjoy. The TechCrunch office, at least Megan Rose Dickey’s and my corner, was buzzing with excitement, and Crunchbase News editor-in-chief, (my Equity co-host), apparently had to make himself a cup of Earl Grey tea to calm down post-S-1 deep dive. I’ve already said a lot about the filing on Equity’s latest episode, available here, and in my st...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, Uber, China, Softbank, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, General Motors, Beijing, Venture Capital, Fidelity, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Rakuten

Wanda Film Holdings Gets Approval to Acquire Wanda Media, Resumes Trading

Wanda Film Holdings has obtained approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission to acquire Wanda Media, Chinese media reports said, indicating that Dalian Wanda’s long-planned restructuring of its entertainment division at last has the green light to proceed. Wanda Film resumed trading on the Shenzhen stock exchange on Thursday. Wanda Film Holdings is a subsidiary […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Dalian Wanda, Shenzhen, China Securities Regulatory Commission, Dalian Wanda Group, Wanda Film, Wanda Film Holdings, Wanda Media, Wanda Media Chinese media

Galaxy transfer Kamara to Shenzhen

Los Angeles (AFP) – Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy said Thursday they have transferred Norwegian international Ola Kamara to Shenzhen FC of the Chinese Super League for a reported fee of $3.5 million. A... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chinese Super League, Shenzhen, Afp, Kamara, Ola Kamara, Shenzhen FC

Chinese Hockey Expanding at an Astonishing Rate

The Chinese Ice Hockey Association (CIHA) has a goal. They have been expanding in the hockey market for years now and they have set their targets. Behind the Kunlun Red Star hockey club and ahead of the 2022 Beijing Games, the CIHA has seen a rapid growth in the sport in recent years that shows no signs of slowing down – and that’s just how they want it. It all started prior to the 2016-17 season with the aforementioned Kunlun Red Star joining the Kontinental Hockey League. The plan was to sign ...
Tags: Usa, China, US, Sport, Beijing, Canada, Nba, Nashville, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, North America, Archives, Calgary Flames, New York Islanders, Shenzhen

Concrete chokes our landfill sites – but where else can it go?

Most concrete from demolished buildings is simply dumped, much of illegally. But there’s a better way – and it involves lightningAt the Shenzhen dump, huge shards of dusty concrete lie in imposing piles. Once the very foundation of this Chinese city, these blocks now seem grotesque in their magnitude, and unsettling in their utter uselessness. Jumbled up with the other relics of modern construction – bricks, wood and steel – and dotted with plastic bags and bottles, it could take centuries, even...
Tags: China, Environment, World news, Cities, Architecture, Asia Pacific, Landfill, Waste, Shenzhen

HTC’s blockchain phone can now be purchased with fiat currency

Until now, the Exodus 1 has, fittingly, only been available for purchase with cryptocurrency. Starting today, however, interested parties will be able to pick HTC’s blockchain phone up through more traditional means, including USD, which prices the handset at a not unreasonable $699. One assumes, of course, if you’ve got enough of an interested in purchasing a blockchain phone that they’ve already got a bit of Bitcoin, Ether or Litecoin lying about. This move, however, is very clearly about ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Bitcoin, Htc, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Shenzhen, Chen, Phil Chen, Christopher Allen, Mwc 2019

HAX launches an accelerator program for senior tech

HAX today announced the launch of an initiative targeted at helping startups advance the state of tech for people over the age of 65. The program was developed in conjunction with Centrica, the energy company behind the newly launched Hive Link, a smart home service for people with elderly family members. The program will invest $250,000 in the startups it selects, including mentoring, office space, education and the like, in exchange for equity in the companies — a pretty standard setup for...
Tags: Accelerator, Hardware, San Francisco, Tech, Centrica, Shenzhen, Hax, Kate Whitcomb, San Francisco Shenzhen

Nubia’s ‘wearable smartphone’ might be the next step for flexible displays

The version of Nubia’s “wearable smartphone” that was on display last year at IFA was an unwieldy thing. This year’s model of the Alpha, however, is certainly a step in the right direction. It’s still bulky, so far as smartwatches go, but at very least, you could probably walk down the street in the thing, without stopping traffic. Details are pretty scant at the moment. The Shenzhen-based smartphone maker promised more information at a press event later tonight (Barcelona time), so we’ll...
Tags: Wearables, Hardware, China, Tech, Barcelona, Shenzhen, Ifa, Tcl, Nubia, MWC 2018