Fear of missing out: A tale of many cities in China

By Rami Blachman

Sep 25, 20197 min read Image credit: BigStock/AntivWhile you were busy trying to keep track of Donald Trump’s trade warfare antics and China’s reprisals, you probably missed a powerful force also shaping China’s tech rise: Cities, motivated by sheer…

The rise of video game livestreaming in China

By Richard Dai

Sep 23, 20193 min read A pro-player from Vici Gaming on Honor of Kings (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi)When we think about livestreaming in the West, we mainly think of it as a recent trend introduced by companies such as Justin.tv and Twitch. How…

AI could help China’s farmers combat swine fever

By David Joseph

Sep 3, 20193 min read Image credit: Bigstock/FahroniThe inefficiencies of small-scale farming, aggravated by the spread of swine fever, threaten the viability of pig rearing in China. Moving to larger-scale operations could address efficiency, but b…

Baidu’s AI bet is more than it can afford

By Nina Xiang

Aug 29, 20196 min read Baidu was present at CES Asia 2019, where it showcased the latest developments of the Baidu Apollo system. Image credit: TechNode/Eugene Tang)DeepMind’s losses of $570 million last year laid bare the challenges facing the arti…