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A former Alibaba driver set fire to himself amid growing concerns about Chinese labor laws

Alibaba founder Jack Ma in January 2018. Wang HE/Getty Images A delivery driver set himself on fire following a pay dispute with a partner of Alibaba subsidiary Ele.me, reported Tuesday. "I want my blood and sweat money back," driver Liu Jin said in videos of the incident. He now has medical bills of more than 1 million yuan ($150,000). In December, a 22-year-old Chinese tech worker died. Her death was widely attributed to the "996" work culture that dominates the industry. Visit Busines...
Tags: Apple, News, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Beijing, Hsbc, Alibaba, Retail, Food Delivery, Workers Rights, Jack Ma, Weibo, Ele.me, Liu


An Alibaba driver set fire to himself amid growing concerns about Chinese labor laws

Alibaba founder Jack Ma in January 2018. Wang HE/Getty Images A delivery driver set himself on fire following a pay dispute with a partner of Alibaba subsidiary Ele.me, reported Tuesday. "I want my blood and sweat money back," driver Liu Jin said in videos of the incident. He now has medical bills of more than 1 million yuan ($150,000). In December, a 22-year-old Chinese tech worker died. Her death was widely attributed to the "996" work culture that dominates the industry. Visit Busines...
Tags: Apple, News, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Beijing, Hsbc, Alibaba, Retail, Food Delivery, Workers Rights, Jack Ma, Weibo, Ele.me, Liu


Mark Zuckerberg is copying the tactics used by China's tech industry to try and beat China's tech industry

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Nick Wass China built an internet parallel to our internet with copycat apps for the likes of YouTube and Twitter. However, as Chinese apps such as TikTok become mainstream, Silicon Valley companies are now looking to China for new ideas.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has spoken about the risks of Chinese apps going mainstream, but is now taking a page out of China's book and stea...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Snapchat, Beijing, Silicon Valley, Weibo, Zuckerberg, Georgetown University, Facebook Read, Lasso


Global trends shaping marketing in 2021: Part 1

I think it’s safe to say that no one could have predicted 2020; try though we did last year. But with the last 12 months safely behind us, and 2021 underway, it’s time to once again look to the future. Future gazing is important in the fast-moving world of marketing and, in particular, social media; consider how much consumer behaviours have changed over the past 12 months, the rise of gaming and streaming platforms as people looked to fill their days in lockdown, and the important role social m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Hong Kong, Instagram, China, Advertising, Marketing, US, Trends, Social Media, Seo, Snapchat, Dubai, WeChat, Tokyo


Where is Jack Ma? Chinese billionaire hasn’t been seen in months

By Jill Disis and Selina Wang, CNN Business (CNN) — Jack Ma’s businesses are under enormous pressure right now. And the co-founder of China’s most successful tech empire and legendary billionaire entrepreneur hasn’t been heard from in months. Ma hasn’t made a public appearance or social media post since late October, just over a week before a much anticipated stock market listing of Alibaba’s financial affiliate, Ant Group, was blocked at the last minute by Chinese regulators. Ant Group has gon...
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Washington, China, Ipo, Africa, US, Sport, World news, Cnn, Beijing, Soccer, Shanghai, Alibaba, Jack Ma


Should Cellphone Chargers Be Sold Separately?

The Verge writes: Lei Jun, the CEO of Chinese phone maker Xiaomi, has confirmed that its upcoming Mi 11 phone will not come with a charger, citing environmental concerns. While that's a legitimate argument against providing yet another hunk of plastic that resembles all the other chargers people already have, Xiaomi joined other phone makers who poked fun at Apple a few short months ago for not including chargers with the iPhone 12. Jun made the remarks on Chinese social media site Weibo, sayi...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Tech, Xiaomi, Weibo


Samsung and Xiaomi Plan to Ship Upcoming Smartphones Without Charger After Mocking Apple Over Same Move

Despite mocking Apple for no longer including a charger with the iPhone, Samsung and Xiaomi are now expected to follow suit and remove the charging adapter from their upcoming smartphones. Alongside the announcement of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, Apple announced that it would no longer include the charging adapter with all new iPhones, citing environmental concerns. The move was publicly criticized by rival smartphone makers Samsung and Xiaomi. The day after the announcement of the ‌iPh...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Weibo, Lei Jun, Don, JUN, Samsung Xiaomi, jack Tags


A Chinese producer of Netflix's 'The Three-Body Problem' has been poisoned as part of a suspected murder attempt

"The Three-Body Problem" trilogy Netflix An executive producer on a Netflix adaptation in China was reportedly poisoned by another exec involved with the production, according to multiple reports.  Lin Qi, chair and CEO of Yoozoo, which is adapting "The Three-Body Problem" book series for Netflix, reportedly is recovering in a Shanghai hospital.  He may have been poisoned by Xu Yao, who is CEO of the branch of Yoozoo that controls the books' properties, according to Variety and The Hollywo...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Film, China, Trends, Tech, Production, Netflix, Poison, Shanghai, Weibo, Weiss, Lin, Friedlander, David Benioff, Xu


McDonald's is selling a bizarre limited-edition $2 burger with Spam, crushed Oreo-style cookies, and mayonnaise in China

McDonald's China McDonald's China is selling a limited-edition Spam and cookie burger that's only available for one day. For 13.14 yen ($2), diners can get a burger with two thick slices of Spam topped with a generous portion of crushed Oreo-style cookies and a creamy white sauce. Reactions to the burger have been mixed, but one reviewer called it "unexpectedly delicious." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In early December, Burger King Singapore launched an ice-crea...
Tags: China, Singapore, US, Trends, Weibo, Wendy, McDonald, Ahmad, Grace Dean, China McDonald s China, McDonald s China Reviews


Hulk ends four-year stay at Shanghai under cloud after coach row

Shanghai (AFP) – High-profile Brazilian striker Hulk has confirmed his exit from Shanghai SIPG as four years at the Chinese Super League club ended in acrimony and a bust-up with the coach. The 34-year-old, whose contract reportedly ends this month, did not feature as SIPG went out of the AFC Champions League at the last 16 stage in Doha on Monday to an Andres Iniesta-inspired Vissel Kobe of Japan. “Today is the day I say good bye to Shanghai SIPG, a team that made me feel at home,” Hulk wrote ...
Tags: China, Sport, Soccer, West Ham United, Shanghai, Chinese Super League, Andres Iniesta, Porto, Zenit St Petersburg, Doha, Hulk, Weibo, Afc Champions League, Marko Arnautovic, Afp, Pereira


Australia Demands Apology From China After Fake Image of Soldier Posted On Social Media

hackingbear writes: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison demanded an apology after a senior Chinese official posted a "fake image" of an Australian soldier holding a knife with blood on it to the throat of an Afghan child, calling it "truly repugnant" and demanding it be taken down. The Australian government has asked Twitter to remove the image, posted on Monday by China's foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on his official Twitter account, Morrison said. "It is utterly outrageous and ca...
Tags: Australia, China, Social Media, Tech, Afghanistan, Scott Morrison, Weibo, Morrison, Zhao, Zhao Lijian, Wuhe Qilin, Hua Chunying China


Budweiser: Truly Mystical

A Serviceplan Beijing campaign designed to launch Budweiser’s new product ME3 has gone viral in China, making a social buzz within the generation Z target audience. Serviceplan Beijing created digital videos, social media posters and merchandising to promote the new Budweiser ME3 fruit flavoured beer on Chinese mobile platforms TikTok and Weibo, helping their client to reach an unprecedented new peak of sales on e-c...
Tags: China, Advertising, Beijing, Budweiser, Weibo, Tiktok


iPhone 12 Models Use Qualcomm's X55 Modem

Apple's iPhone 12 lineup appears to be equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon X55 modem, which is in line with rumors that we heard about the new devices prior to their launch. An iPhone 12 teardown video on Chinese social networking site Weibo gives a close look at the L-shaped logic board and the modem chip. The X55 offers support for both 5G mmWave networks and 5G Sub-6GHz networks, along with 5G/4G spectrum sharing, and it is Qualcomm's second-generation 5G chip after the X50. Reports in 2...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Intel, Qualcomm, Weibo, Iphone 11 Pro, Iphone 12


10 things in tech you need to know today

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. Noam Galai/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.YouTube will ban claims that coronavirus vaccines kill. The company has been slow to ban COVID-19 misinformation.Twitter banned two New York Post articles about Joe Biden's son Hunter. The firm took a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, New York Post, Trends, Joe Biden, Las Vegas, Weibo, National Venture Capital Association, Nordic, Hunter, PitchBook, Amazon Alexa, Tech Insider, Audrey Gelman, Elon Musk s Boring Co


Apple's iPhone 12 livestream was absent from Chinese video platforms, who reportedly canceled coverage without explanation

iPhone 12 Apple Apple's livestream of its iPhone 12 launch event on Tuesday was not available to watch on top Chinese social media platforms. Tencent Video, iQiyi, Bilibili, and Weibo didn't stream the event. Bloomberg reported that the platforms canceled coverage without explanation. The event garnered massive interest in China, Apple's second-largest market by revenue, and the iPhone 12 was the top topic on Weibo. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Top Chinese social med...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Technology, China, US, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Tencent, Weibo, Wedbush, Apple Apple, China Apple, Tech Insider, Bilibili, Gao Yuan


Leaker: iPhone 12 Lineup to Feature Faster Face ID, Improved Zoom, and Longer Battery Life

Leaker Max Weinbach has today shared new "finalized and revised" information about the upcoming iPhone 12 via his Twitter account @PineLeaks. Weinbach states that the "most important things" about the new iPhones were already revealed by Chinese Weibo user "Kang" via an extensive leak on Friday, but he does offer some specific new information. Apple is reportedly still intending to ship the "dynamic zoning algorithm" feature, which could allow for faster Face ID. The notch may only be reduce...
Tags: Apple, Weibo, Kang, Weinbach, Max Weinbach, Iphone 12, Pro Max Pine


Top Stories: October 13 Apple Event, iPhone 12 and HomePod Mini Leaks, and More

Apple's iPhone 12 event is nearly upon us, and leaks and rumors have been flying around in the final days. We've got new details on the iPhone 12 and its launch timing, a smaller HomePod, and more. In addition, we're still looking at a number of other new products including AirPods Studio, AirTags, and the first Apple Silicon Macs, so read on below for the latest on all of these! Apple Event Announced for October 13: Here's What to Expect Apple this week announced that it will be hosting ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, California, Bloomberg, Intel, Top Stories, MacBook Air, Dolby Vision, Mark Gurman, Weibo, Kang, Prosser, Apple Park, Jon Prosser, MacRumors Newsletter Each, Apple Silicon


Prosser: AirPods Studio to Start at $350 But Won't Feature at Next Week's Apple Event, AirTags Delayed..

Following this morning's deluge of Apple product leaks from Chinese Weibo account "Kang," Jon Prosser has claimed that Apple's...
Tags: Apple, Weibo, Prosser, AirPods Studio, Kang Jon Prosser


Apple iPhone 12 Launch: 5G Smartphone Pricing, Specs Purportedly Leak Out

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 12 next week but details of the forthcoming lineup of the tech giant’s first-ever 5G phones have emerged on social media. A user on China’s Weibo with the handle “Kang” on Friday posted info allegedly revealing pricing and specifications for four new Apple smartphones — the iPhone 12, […]
Tags: Iphone, Apple, News, China, Weibo, Kang, Iphone 12


Prosser: AirPods Studio to Start at $350 But Won't Feature at Next Week's Apple Event, AirTags Delayed Until March 2021

Following this morning's deluge of Apple product leaks from Chinese Weibo account "Kang," Jon Prosser has claimed that Apple's rumored "AirPods Studio" premium headphones will not feature at Apple's iPhone 12 event next week. According to Prosser, three separate sources of his have now confirmed that "‌AirPods Studio‌ will NOT be in the event." That prediction falls in line with Prosser's claim earlier this week the headphones won't reach mass production until October 20. Prosser thinks ‌Ai...
Tags: Apple, Weibo, Kang, Prosser, Airtags, Jon Prosser, AirPods Studio, AirTags Jon Prosser, Kang Jon Prosser


Apple to Allegedly Rekindle 'MagSafe' Brand for Magnetic iPhone Case and Wireless Charging Accessories

A Chinese Weibo account going by the name "Kang" this morning posted allegedly accurate information for every product set to be announced at the upcoming Apple event on October 13, including details and launch dates for the full iPhone 12 lineup, and the rumored HomePod mini. In addition, the original post also claims that Apple will announce a new magnetic iPhone case with "MagSafe" and two official Apple wireless chargers called "MagSafe Charger" and "MagSafe Duo Charger," one or both of whi...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Samsung, Rumors, Weibo, Ming Chi Kuo, Kang


Full Details of iPhone 12 Lineup Allegedly Leaked Ahead of Next Week's Apple Event

A Chinese Weibo account going by the name "Kang" this morning posted allegedly accurate information for every product set to be announced at the upcoming Apple event on October 13, including details on the full iPhone 12 lineup. An image of the original post in Chinese has been tweeted by leaker Ice Universe, who has provided accurate information on unreleased Apple products in the past. The following details in English rely on a machine translation of the original post: ‌iPhone 12‌ Mini (5....
Tags: Apple, Featured, Dolby Vision, Weibo, Kang, Iphone 12, AirPods Studio, Smart Data Mode


Leaker: HomePod 'Mini' Will Launch Next Month Costing $99

A Chinese Weibo account going by the name "Kang" this morning posted allegedly accurate information for every product set to be announced at the upcoming Apple event on October 13, including the rumored smaller form-factor HomePod speaker. An image of the original post in Chinese has been tweeted by leaker Ice Universe, who has provided accurate information on unreleased Apple products in the past. According to the leak, the the official name of the speaker is ‌HomePod‌ Mini, which will be ...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, Weibo, Kang, HomePod


Extreme Warfare DW-E02 Monitor Officer Unofficial Legends Soundwave

Dr.Wu has announced their newest upgrade set with the Extreme Warfare DW-E02 Monitor Officer accessory that appears to be a Legends class version of the Soundwave character. No details yet on price but it is said to be out in November 2020. Read the official details translated from Weibo below till we know more.
Tags: Toys, Weibo, Wu


Extreme Warfare DW-E01 Destroy Emperpo Unofficial Legends Galvatron

Dr.Wu has announced their newest upgrade set with the Extreme Warfare DW-E01 Destroy Emperpo figure that appears to be a Legends class version of the Galvatron character. No details yet on price but it is said to be out in November 2020. Read the official details translated from Weibo below till we know more.
Tags: Toys, Weibo, Wu


Disney's 'Mulan' headache reveals the problems Hollywood faces in China

Liu Yifei in "Mulan." Jasin Boland/Disney For foreign companies, particularly movie studios, surviving in China means navigating piles of red tape and capitulating to censorship. As backlash to Chinese policies grows among US and foreign leaders and publics, those companies are increasingly dealing with pressure from all sides. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The first stirrings of controversy emerged for Disney's live-action remake of "Mulan" more than a year ago, when...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, Hollywood, China, Disney, US, America, Trends, Nike, Beijing, United States, Paris, Nba, Chinese communist party, Iger, Mulan


A Tesla Model 3 in China was caught on video smashing into a fake pedestrian in an automatic braking test

Tesla A widely shared clip on Twitter appears to show a Tesla Model 3 dramatically failing an automatic braking test in China. In the clip, originally posted to the social media site Weibo, a simulated pedestrian on a controlled path is mowed down by the car. In the US, AAA has found major flaws with many automakers' emergency braking software, including Tesla.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Tesla's automatic braking apparently wasn't enough to save a simulated pede...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Tesla, United States, AAA, Jalopnik, Weibo, Musk, Autopilot, Tesla Autopilot, Tech Insider, Automatic Braking, Graham Rapier


Huawei R&D Lab Catches Fire in Dongguan, China

Huawei’s research and development lab in the city of Dongguan, China is on fire, with large clouds of gray smoke billowing from the building, according to multiple videos posted to social media and the state news outlet Global Times. It’s not clear what caused the blaze, but firefighters are on the scene, according to…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Fire, Huawei, Weibo, Global Times, Dongguan China, Huawei R


Did China use Hollywood movies in military propaganda clip?

A propaganda video published by China's People's Liberation Army on social media platform Weibo uses Hollywood movie clips to depict a missile strike on a target that resembles a US Air Force base in Guam.
Tags: Hollywood, News, China, Stories, US Air Force, Weibo, People s Liberation Army


Chinese military rips scenes from 'Transformers' and other Hollywood blockbusters for this propaganda video touting its bombers

Screenshot from Chinese PLAAF video PLAAF The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) posted a video to Weibo over the weekend touting the capabilities of its H-6K bombers. The video shows an attack on an airfield that resembles Andersen Air Force Base on Guam. While the PLAAF video includes actual footage of Chinese bombers in flight, the video also pulls in several scenes from big Hollywood films, such as "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "The Rock," the South China Mo...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, China, US, International, Trends, Department Of Defense, Taiwan, Cctv, People's Liberation Army, The Rock, Air Force, Pacific, PLA, Transformers, Weibo