All eyes on Shanghai International Art Fair

Whilst the majority of the Western world enters a much feared second lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic crisis, all eyes were on China as the 2nd edition of the Shanghai International Art Fair took place from the 19-22nd November 2020. With many of the world’s top art fairs…

CCTV facial recognition and the Hong Kong protests

August 24 marked another long day of clashes in Hong Kong between police and protestors. The nearly three-month long protests generally choose their location based on certain problematic aspects of Hong Kong’s relationship with China.  That day, the focus opposed police digital surveillance tactics, specifically the city’s installation of ‘smart…

WeChat Pay Partners up with Japan’s Line

WeChat, China’s hugely popular messaging and social media app, has announced plans to integrate with LINE, a similar app based in Japan. The partnership will unilaterally allow WeChat users to pay for goods and services over the Line platform. WeChat Tencent, a Chinese multinational holding conglomerate, released WeChat in 2011. …