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Women in tech: How Esther Wong rose from IT support in America to senior management at China’s AI champion SenseTime

Beyond finding good deals, SenseTime wants to “empower the start-ups we invest in and help them with our technologies”, said Wong in an interview in Beijing. SenseTime is a major supplier of automatic facial recognition systems to railway stations and airports in China. Photo: Bloomberg She has led SenseTime’s investment in Chinese start-ups Ling Technology, which designs various AI consumer products, and Moviebook, which develops technologies for online video services. SUBSCRIBE TO SCMP TODAY: INTL EDITION Get updates direct to your inbox Thank you for your subscription. SenseTime was probably…

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China’s pork imports rose 24 per cent in April, customs data shows

China imported 136,517 tonnes of pork in April, an increase of 24 per cent from the same month a year earlier, customs data showed on Thursday, as the world’s top consumer of the meat stocked up on supplies amid concerns of a looming shortage.The total was the largest since September 2016, when pork imports topped 140,000 tonnes.The figures from the General Administration of Customs covered only “muscle cuts”, or pork meat, and not feet, heads and other offal that China also imports in large… Source link

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Shenzhen home sales rose 66 per cent, hit 30-month high, according to April data

Shenzhen home sales touched a record high in April amid falling mortgage rates, population influx and a cyclical upturn in sentiment, according to official data.But industry analysts and agents were quick to point out the surge in April reflected mostly an increase in March and early April, when buyers returned to the market with an upbeat outlook and pushed up sales volumes. This is because of a lag between actual sales and official registration.According to data from the official Shenzhen… Source link

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Emerging businesses rose swiftly in Nansha, the pearl of the Greater Bay Area

[Sponsored Article] Emerging businesses such fields as modern logistics, cross-border e-commerce and parallel import goods are intended to become key industries of Nansha in Guangzhou, the biggest of the three pilot free trade zones (FTZs) in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), the country’s biggest economic power. Nansha FTZ, as a testing ground for looser rules governing currency conversions and foreign direct investment, would further upgrade its financial, logistics, foreign trades and tourism sectors as part of the GBA economic circle. It will also give foreign companies greater access to the…

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