6. Explain the history of Zhongguancun, China’s Silicon Valley. (wired $)
7. A Chinese state-owned bank in Hong Kong is luring new clients from the mainland with the possibility of an mRNA vaccine. (Financial Times $)
lost in translation
A new year is a new change, According to the report of Baobian, a Chinese science and technology publicationmany Chinese big tech workers are exiting the industry and reflecting on how they ended pointless work”crap work“
Although the country’s tech industry is relatively young, the companies, like their Western counterparts, have grown into bureaucratic and inefficient behemoths. A major source of employee frustration is that they feel like they’ve spent months working on trivial product changes that could be rejected at the last minute. For example, making a simple UI design change required two weeks of back research and very little creative for the final product. Some employees also feel they are losing personal purpose while helping the company optimize its money-making mechanisms.
Lu Yi, who has worked in different positions such as Tencent, Alibaba, and ByteDance, felt that he was chasing abstract numbers on the basis of unreliable data analysis, and finally got nothing. Last year, she finally decided to quit the tech industry to work at an art gallery in Beijing. “When I successfully organize an art exhibition, there is a huge sense of accomplishment. I can get a lot of positive feedback on site,” she said. It’s a feeling she’s been missing while working at Big Tech.
there’s one more thing
To celebrate the transition from the Year of the Tiger to the Year of the Rabbit, a zoo in western China organized a ceremony Friday that put a tiger cub and a rabbit on the same table.but video The moment the tiger pounced on the rabbit’s neck, it was cut off. The reporter shouted in panic, and the scene was chaotic. Fortunately, the rabbit was reportedly unharmed. Otherwise, it will be a dire omen for the new year.