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Sustainability
Three out of four APAC youth want to work in green economy
Accenture's latest research report finds 77% of APAC youth want a job in the green economy over the next decade.
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Alibaba Group
Alibaba’s Cainiao Network uses solar power for warehouses
Alibaba Group's logistic arm Cainiao Network has installed 100,000m2 of solar panels on its warehouses so far in its push to build a global green supply chain
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Cloud
WeChat Pay sizes up Oceania merchants to boost growth opportunities
The company says it will commit more resources to help business in Australia and New Zealand transform their businesses.
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Data Centre Interconnection
Equinix expands connectivity options to Greater China
Equinix offers metro-to-metro connectivity between Asia Pacific hubs through Hong Kong and on to Greater China.
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Cloud
China to hit US$63.7bn in cloud computing revenue by 2024, dominating APAC market
China is set to dominate Asia Pacific (APAC) cloud computing market revenue in the lead up to 2024, with one-third revenue market share, according to GlobalData’s Market Opportunity Forecasts Model.
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Cloud
SolarWinds extends M.Tech relationship with sights set on China
SolarWinds has officially extended its relationship with M.Tech as a value-added distributor for China. The pair share the overarching aim to extend operations in this market.
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Spying
U.S. face meets egg – used telecom tech to spy on own allies
Huawei revels in a ‘gotcha’ moment in the wake of The Washington Post’s revelation that the US Govt used backdoors in CIA-owned tech company to spy on allies.
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Customer
IT spending impacted by Coronavirus and declining PC sales, IDC finds
“Much of this year's growth is dependent on a positive smartphone cycle as the year progresses, but this is under threat from disruption caused by the Coronavirus crisis."
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Artificial Intelligence
Computer vision tech market unchallenged by controversy
GlobalData reports that the global computer vision market will continue to head upwards, even in the face of fears around facial recognition.
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Apple
Coronavirus scare is already hitting tech market
GlobalData outlines the ways that China’s corporate shutdowns may have far-reaching effects for the global technology economy.
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Colocation
Telstra and Chayora announce strategic partnership, with target market of China
Telstra International and Chayora have entered into a strategic partnership with the shared focus of delivering colocation and network connectivity services to China.
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Government
China's 111 named National High-Tec Enterprise
"The national high-tech enterprise designation reflects national recognition of our technology and innovations."
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Data
Genomics company opens new data centre in mainland China
This strategic move will serve existing and new BlueBee customers who integrate bioinformatic data solutions with their analytical instruments, omics assay technology, or high-throughput laboratory services, according to a statement.
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Artificial Intelligence
Alibaba Cloud brings on nine new partners
“The partnership covering all sectors spanning from public to private organisations reflects Alibaba's mission to make it easy to do business anywhere.”
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5G
Huawei: Aus should follow UK’s “more intelligent” approach to 5G tech
Huawei Australia has released a statement pointing out a UK cross-party committee’s findings that there is no need to ban Huawei’s 5G technologies.
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Fintech
New partnership brings opportunities for China-UK fintech collaboration
The agreement signifies a substantial cooperating step between Chengdu and London in the field of finance.
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Commerce Systems
AirPass and 18Communications team up to target Chinese tourism in Aus
To caplitalise on the tourist trade and to make the tourists’ experience as enjoyable as possible, AirPass has partnered with 18Communications to assist local businesses targeting Chinese shoppers.
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Big Data
Guiyang investing big to become China’s big data hub
After years of effort, Guiyang is now beginning to see greater recognition from home and abroad.  
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Cloud
Alibaba Cloud opening up data centres & services for AU businesses
At its dedicated China Gateway Summit held in Sydney, Alibaba Cloud announced its new programme for Australian business partners and clients.
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
Haymarket HQ to help Aussie businesses get China-ready
With the help of Alibaba Cloud and other partners, Haymarket HQ will provide guidance for Aussies who want to break into the Chinese market.
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5G
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
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5G
Huawei CEO goes public on CFO arrest & China security concerns
Ken Hu faced a press conference where he addressed all the elephants in the room and growing concerns around the company's future.
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Artificial Intelligence
China to usurp Europe in becoming AI research world leader
A new study has found China is outpacing Europe and the US in terms of AI research output and growth.
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Apple
New $300m fund launched by Apple for a cleaner China
Apple has launched a jointly funded initiative to promote renewable energy in China in an attempt to reduce the effects of electronics manufacturing.