BEIJING: Learning from various kinds of online videos and live-streaming platforms have become a rising popular choice among Chinese young people.
Statistics showed that over 18.27 million people, twice the number of participants in the 2018 college entrance examination, have learned by watching videos or live-streaming on Bilibili.com, China’s leading online video platform, since the start of 2019.
The most popular hashtag on Bilibili for live-streaming videos is “study with me,” in which hosts mainly live stream study sessions or study alone.
In 2018, a total of 1.46 million hours of live-streaming depicting study scenes, and more than 1 million times of study related live-streaming footage were broadcast on Bilibili.
Xiaoming has been studying machine learning via Bilibili for half a year. “Bilibili has become one of the hottest places to learn machine learning,” she said.
Shorter videos teaching courses such as linear algebra, or exchanging learning experiences and tips, are also quite popular.
Sun Jiashan, an associate researcher with the Chinese National Academy of Arts, said learning via mobile networks has become a common choice and habit for many Chinese. Videos and live-streaming, no longer just for entertainment, have been endowed with more essential functions like learning, Sun added.
“Such platforms will become daily used internet tools in the mainstream society and will be deeply integrated into every aspect of the socialization of production,” Sun said.
US delays Huawei ban for 90 days
WASHINGTON: US officials have issued a 90-day reprieve on their ban on dealing with Chinese tech giant Huawei, saying breathing space was needed to avoid huge disruption.
A Commerce Department filing said the delay does not change the ban imposed by President Donald Trump on national security grounds, an action with major implications for US and Chinese technology firms.
Instead, it grants a temporary license that will allow Huawei to continue doing business with American firms.
“The Temporary General License grants operators time to make other arrangements and (gives) the Department space to determine the appropriate long term measures for Americans and foreign telecommunications providers that currently rely on Huawei equipment for critical services,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.
“In short, this license will allow operations to continue for existing Huawei mobile phone users and rural broadband networks.”
U.S. ban not to affect Huawei’s high-end and 5G products: Ren
SHENZHEN: The U.S. restrictions will definitely not affect Huawei’s high-end products, particularly in the 5G sector, said Ren Zhengfei, founder and president of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. on Tuesday.
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce earlier put Huawei and its affiliates on an “Entity List,” which would restrict the sale or transfer of U.S. technologies to the company.
At present, the ban will have an impact on Huawei’s low-end products, Ren said.
Huawei should not be restricted just because of its leading technology position, Ren told reporters.
“Our work is to benefit the whole humankind,” he said, adding that Huawei’s 5G equipment would greatly reduce the cost of the global telecom networks construction.
Huawei says discussing with Google how to deal with US ban
BEIJING: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei on Tuesday said the company was discussing with Google how to deal with a US ban on companies selling or transferring US technology to Huawei.
The talks come after the US internet giant, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world’s smartphones, said this week it was beginning to cut ties with Huawei in light of the ban.
Google is a “highly responsible company,” Ren said, and that the two sides were “discussing how to create a response plan”.