INSIDER | How my school built its own health code system

By Weiqi Liu

Like most students in China, I had a very long winter vacation. My university shut down completely at the end of January, when Covid-19 lockdowns began, and students were forbidden to return to campus for months.

China has been extra careful about…

Beijing taps telecoms data in search of Covid-19

By Shaun Ee

Beijing district officials confirmed that they are using data from mobile phone carriers to track individual movement during the city’s renewed Covid-19 outbreak, according to Xinhua News (in Chinese). Daxing District authorities told the official news…

Just how much tech is in China’s health code?

By John Artman

China Tech Talk is an almost weekly discussion of the most important issues in China’s tech. From IPOs to fake data, from the role of WeChat to Apple’s waning influence, hosts John Artman and Matthew Brennan interview experts and discuss the trends sha…

Health code keeps go-go dancers going in China

By Eliza Gkritsi

Looking for a job as a go-go dancer? You better have your digital health paperwork in order. In WeChat groups, promoters are asking would-be go-go dancers to provide health code and travel history. It’s a sign of how deeply digital tracking has permeat…