Steady does it as Singapore finds niche in competitive AI space

It is odd to find Singapore trailing so many economies in formulating a plan for something as crucial as AI, one of the building blocks of a smart nation.

Face scans a must to get new phone number in China

BEIJING • China made it mandatory for telecom operators to collect face scans when registering new phone users at offline outlets starting yesterday, according to the country's information...

Singapore calls for more global partners, including Chinese firms, in AI march

BARCELONA, SPAIN - Singapore will continue to work with all players, including Chinese firms, to roll out artificial intelligence (AI) technologies needed for a smart city, even while the United...

Tritech inks MOUs with Chinese firms on possible fintech foray

WATER and environmental group Tritech has inked two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Chinese firms Ooway Technology and China Business Credit Guarantee (CBC) that could result in an entry...

Beijing may cull a stateside unicorn stampede

[HONG KONG] A bitcoin miner, flying-taxi maker and apartment-sharing outfit are among the herd of Chinese upstarts rushing to New York markets. Their untested business models are alarming enough....

Emotion recognition is China's new surveillance craze

SHENZHEN (FINANCIAL TIMES) - Emotion recognition was the crime prevention buzz-phrase on everyone's lips this week at China's largest surveillance tech expo, held in the southern tech hub of...

China now has more unicorns than the US

BEIJING • China now has more privately held start-ups valued by investors at over US$1 billion (S$1.36 billion) than the United States, a report has said.

Number of China's ultra-wealthy slips in 2019

THE number of ultra-wealthy individuals dipped in China this year, a report said on Thursday, as the government seeks to rebalance the economy and tackle high levels of toxic debt.

Singtel, StarHub link Singapore and western China in data pipeline

FIRMS in Singapore and western China could get better data links between the two regions, with an international data channel from here to Chongqing launched on Wednesday.

Parliament: Ways businesses can manage global uncertainties

SINGAPORE - Singapore needs to diversify and innovate to manage uncertainties in the world, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing in Parliament on Tuesday (Sept 3).