China drove fintech funding globally in 2018 despite rising tensions with US: report

Source: TECHINASIA Despite escalating tensions between the US and China over trade and technology, Chinese companies accounted for nearly half of all fintech investments globally last year, according to a new report by the consulting firm Accenture. Global investment in financial technology companies more than doubled to US$55.3 billion in 2018, with China accounting for … Read more

Beijing launches pilot zone for AI development

Source: ECNS Robotic arms prepare dishes at a hot pot restaurant in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 5, 2018. (Xinhua/Chen Junqing)   Beijing has launched a pilot zone to develop new-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the municipal commission of science and technology announced on Wednesday. The zone will focus on exploring an innovative system to … Read more

China visa changes could attract job-hunting IT pros

A change to China’s visa laws due to come into force this (northern) summer could make the People’s Republic a more attractive destination for ex-pat IT professionals up for the challenge, but the vital details on exactly which skills are needed are still being worked out. More on this article here.