China, Politics, Technology

PDC 9 – GitLab and Code Hosting Services in China

With the drama of GitLab considering no-hire policy in China unfolding, the global tech community once again saw an influx of angry Chinese developers. This is hardly surprising considering China probably has the most number of developers on earth. There is a thread dedicated to this issue on Zhihu (知乎, Chinese Quora) and it is getting attention… Continue reading PDC 9 – GitLab and Code Hosting Services in China

China, Technology

PDC 6 – Chinese Travel Tech Unicorn Mafengwo Accused of Using Fake Reviews

The big news in the past few days in Chinese tech space is the massive scandal of fake reviews on Mafengwo(马蜂窝). For those who don't know, Mafengwo is a Chinese unicorn startup in travel industry, expected to be valued at $2.5 billion. It operates in the same space as TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet and travel tour agencies.… Continue reading PDC 6 – Chinese Travel Tech Unicorn Mafengwo Accused of Using Fake Reviews

China, Technology

PDC 5 – Is Huawei really tracking you?

So there is this thread on Twitter going around about Huawei phone tracking your location. While it looks scary at first, there are some information gaps in this reverse engineering analysis that made it appear much worse than it actually it. Let me break it down. Is It An App... Or a Service? In the… Continue reading PDC 5 – Is Huawei really tracking you?

China, Technology

PDC 4 – Introduction to Public Social Media and Forum Sites in China

You might know the equivalent of Twitter in China, Weibo as the place where Chinese Internet users express their opinions and share their life. However, Weibo is not the only place where Internet users hang out in China publicly. There are many other platforms in the Chinese Internet where users can discuss current affairs in… Continue reading PDC 4 – Introduction to Public Social Media and Forum Sites in China