China Tech Digest: China Cracks Down On Deep Fake Tech; Shenzhen To Legislate Face-Reading Cameras

The State Internet Information Office and the Ministry of Public Security crack down on voice social software and deep fake tech

The National Internet Information Office and the Ministry of Public Security have instructed local network information departments and public security agencies to strengthen the security assessment of voice social software and new Internet technologies and applications involving "deep fake" technologies.

Regarding the application of voice social software and "deep fake" technologies that have not recently performed the security assessment procedures, the State Internet Information Office and the Ministry of Public Security have directed Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Guangdong and other local cybersecurity and informatization departments and public security agencies to conduct interviews in accordance with the law.

Eleven companies including Xiaomi, Kuaishou, ByteDance, Himalaya, Alibaba, NetEase Cloud Music, Tencent, Quyan, and others were urged to comply with the "Network Security Law", improve risk prevention and control mechanisms and measures, and promptly take effective rectification measures for hidden safety hazards discovered in these technologies.

Shenzhen will legislate on cameras in public places

Recently, the CCTV 315 TV program exposed many well-known brands using facial recognition cameras to illegally obtain consumer personal information. On March 17, Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress said it will legislate on cameras usages in public places.

The first day of Bilibili’s Hong Kong listing saw 25 times over-subscription

Bilibili is listing in Hong Kong for the second time and the subscription on the first day showed its popularity. As of 7 p.m., the margin of the public offering part temporarily recorded 18.56 billion Hong Kong dollars, over 24.05 times over-subscribed.

Investment bankers: the current tight IPO review will continue

In response to the withdrawal of materials by companies seeking to be listed in domestic stock exchanges, the Chinese securities regulatory bureaus in many places have begun to interview intermediaries participating in the IPO process.

People from securities firms and investment banks have learned that the current IPO review continues to be stringent. Recently, the regulatory authorities have indeed raised the issuer’s financial indicators and intermediary responsibilities requirement.

Baidu’s Xiaodu released a variety of smart home products

Baidu’s artificial intelligence brand "Xiaodu" held a spring new product launch conference and released the first "Xiaodu Smart Learning Tablet" that actively corrects sitting posture, as well as several IoT devices such as Xiaodu’s WiFi6 smart router.

The Xiaodu Smart Learning Tablet uses 1920*1200 pixels, 8-core chip and 128G memory, 12-fold intelligent eye protection mechanism, and the harmful blue light band in eye protection mode is as low as 7%.

In the whole house smart solution, smart control is mainly realized by the voice interaction capability of Xiaodu assistant, and home appliances can be controlled through smart screen, smart speaker and Xiaodu smart central control screen.

Air China intends to purchase 18 Airbus A320NEO series aircraft

Air China announced that the company’s company and its wholly-owned subsidiary Air China Import and Export and a wholly-owned subsidiary of GECAS signed an agreement on March 18, 2021 to purchase 18 Airbus A320NEO series from AFS Investments I, Inc. aircraft. The total price does not exceed US$2.2365 billion.

Former Uber China executive Luo Gang confirms joining Jidu Automobile, a joint venture between Baidu and Geely

Jidu Automobile, a joint venture jointly created by Baidu and Geely, is about to usher in a new executive. Luo Gang, the former CEO of Airbus China Innovation Center and former Uber China executive, has decided to join Jidu Automobile as a key manager.

Didi Autonomous Driving and Guangzhou Huadu Sign a Cooperation Agreement to Promote Autonomous Driving R&D and Application

Didi Autonomous Driving Company and Huadu District of Guangzhou signed a cooperation agreement on key projects in the automotive intelligent network industry.

The two parties will cooperate in the field of intelligent networked vehicles. Didi Autonomous Driving will promote the development of autonomous driving technology research and development, unmanned testing, and commercial operation in Huadu, Guangzhou.

The company will also use Didi’s accumulated technology and operating experience in the travel field to promote the rapid transformation and upgrading of the local auto industry.

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