Celia Chen

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Celia Chen

Reporter for the Tech desk covering China's tech companies news

Celia is a tech reporter for the Post, covering companies such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also covers start-up news and China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily.

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Tencent boss Pony Ma won’t hand out red packets this year amid Wuhan virus concerns

Internet giant Tencent has cancelled its senior management’s traditional handout of red packets to employees, as concerns in China grow over the spread of the Wuhan virus at home and abroad.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Internet giant Tencent has cancelled its senior management’s traditional handout of red packets to employees, as concerns in China grow over the spread of the Wuhan virus at home and abroad.

Tencent boss Pony Ma won’t hand out red packets this year amid Wuhan virus concerns
Tencent to broaden overseas investments, target smart retail activities

Internet powerhouse Tencent, which runs the world’s largest video games business by revenue and Chinese social media giant WeChat, plans to step up investments in smart retail and payment platforms.

20 Jan 2020 - 10:58PM

Internet powerhouse Tencent, which runs the world’s largest video games business by revenue and Chinese social media giant WeChat, plans to step up investments in smart retail and payment platforms.

Tencent to broaden overseas investments, target smart retail activities
Huawei signs maps deal with Dutch firm TomTom that will allow it to develop its own smartphone apps

Huawei is currently trying to entice developers to build apps for its own operating system as it will need an app ecosystem to replace Google services

20 Jan 2020 - 2:18PM

Huawei is currently trying to entice developers to build apps for its own operating system as it will need an app ecosystem to replace Google services

Huawei signs maps deal with Dutch firm TomTom that will allow it to develop its own smartphone apps
ZTE plans to raise 11.5 billion yuan to develop 5G from private share sale

The Shenzhen-based company is set to issue more than 381 million A shares to independent third-party investors whose identities have not been disclosed.

16 Jan 2020 - 11:00PM

The Shenzhen-based company is set to issue more than 381 million A shares to independent third-party investors whose identities have not been disclosed.

ZTE plans to raise 11.5 billion yuan to develop 5G from private share sale
US said to be planning to halt nearly 1,000 civilian drones over concerns of China spying

A US Interior Department spokesperson said a review of its drone program, which uses devices made at least partially in China such as those by Shenzhen-based DJI, is ongoing.

13 Jan 2020 - 11:44AM

A US Interior Department spokesperson said a review of its drone program, which uses devices made at least partially in China such as those by Shenzhen-based DJI, is ongoing.

US said to be planning to halt nearly 1,000 civilian drones over concerns of China spying
Allen Zhang says WeChat to bolster short-form content, as it continues to battle Bytedance’s Douyin

China’s super app WeChat will soon open its platform to more short form content amid an explosion in popularity of short videos on Chinese social media

10 Jan 2020 - 10:22AM

China’s super app WeChat will soon open its platform to more short form content amid an explosion in popularity of short videos on Chinese social media

Allen Zhang says WeChat to bolster short-form content, as it continues to battle Bytedance’s Douyin
DJI’s Livox launches sensors for self-driving cars as Chinese drone maker faces US regulatory challenges

DJI says two sensors created by its spin-off company, Livox, can scan the environment with barely any blind spots at a fraction of the cost of traditional laser sensors.

7 Jan 2020 - 5:30PM

DJI says two sensors created by its spin-off company, Livox, can scan the environment with barely any blind spots at a fraction of the cost of traditional laser sensors.

DJI’s Livox launches sensors for self-driving cars as Chinese drone maker faces US regulatory challenges
Tencent, Huawei launch new enterprise products in same week as Chinese tech firms battle for corporate clients

Tencent and Huawei launched workplace communication products in back-to-back announcements last week, as Chinese tech companies race to capitalise on a fast growing enterprise software industry.

31 Dec 2019 - 9:44AM

Tencent and Huawei launched workplace communication products in back-to-back announcements last week, as Chinese tech companies race to capitalise on a fast growing enterprise software industry.

Tencent, Huawei launch new enterprise products in same week as Chinese tech firms battle for corporate clients
Chinese social media giant Tencent says it fired more than 60 employees this year for corruption and bribery

China’s crackdown on bribery and corruption extends to tech sector, with Tencent firing 60 people this year for alleged fraudulent misbehaviour

28 Dec 2019 - 6:13AM

China’s crackdown on bribery and corruption extends to tech sector, with Tencent firing 60 people this year for alleged fraudulent misbehaviour

Chinese social media giant Tencent says it fired more than 60 employees this year for corruption and bribery
2019 was the year AI became a political, human rights and trade issue. Where does this leave China’s AI superstars?

The US blacklisted some of China’s most promising AI start-ups this year for alleged human rights violations, amid broader anxieties over China’s rising dominance in the tech sector. As pressure from China’s largest trade partner mounts, a shadow has been cast over the prospects of China’s AI industry.

27 Dec 2019 - 1:10PM

The US blacklisted some of China’s most promising AI start-ups this year for alleged human rights violations, amid broader anxieties over China’s rising dominance in the tech sector. As pressure from China’s largest trade partner mounts, a shadow has been cast over the prospects of China’s AI industry.

2019 was the year AI became a political, human rights and trade issue. Where does this leave China’s AI superstars?
China’s Tencent chilled by ‘cold winter’ in business environment as it bets on fewer companies this year

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, one of the most active investors in the tech world, has slowed down its investment pace with 108 deals this year compared to 162 in 2018.

23 Dec 2019 - 6:23AM

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, one of the most active investors in the tech world, has slowed down its investment pace with 108 deals this year compared to 162 in 2018.

China’s Tencent chilled by ‘cold winter’ in business environment as it bets on fewer companies this year
Tencent eyes new apps to fend off rivals and offset slower growth in flagships WeChat and QQ

Tencent rolled out several new apps last month as it continues to try new ideas to fend off threats from rivals and cope with slower growth in its own super app WeChat

13 Dec 2019 - 6:01PM

Tencent rolled out several new apps last month as it continues to try new ideas to fend off threats from rivals and cope with slower growth in its own super app WeChat

Tencent eyes new apps to fend off rivals and offset slower growth in flagships WeChat and QQ
Online lenders enlist AI-driven behavioural analysis in the fight against fraud

Online lending platforms are turning to AI to help increase their success rate in detecting and prevent fraud

11 Dec 2019 - 2:46PM

Online lending platforms are turning to AI to help increase their success rate in detecting and prevent fraud

Online lenders enlist AI-driven behavioural analysis in the fight against fraud
China punishes 100 apps for breaches of personal information as consumer anxiety rises over privacy

Privacy infringements and information breaches have become hot-button issues in China, as the country continues to digitise its economy.

9 Dec 2019 - 10:37PM

Privacy infringements and information breaches have become hot-button issues in China, as the country continues to digitise its economy.

China punishes 100 apps for breaches of personal information as consumer anxiety rises over privacy
China’s Huawei is already banned from US tech: Here’s what happens if it is put on Washington’s Specially Designated Nationals list

The White House had considered adding Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to the Specially Designated Nationals list, which would have blocked it from the US financial system

11 Dec 2019 - 9:29AM

The White House had considered adding Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to the Specially Designated Nationals list, which would have blocked it from the US financial system

China’s Huawei is already banned from US tech: Here’s what happens if it is put on Washington’s Specially Designated Nationals list
Denmark’s Astralis set to join Man United as listed firm as e-sports chases multibillion sponsorship deals

How to develop and retain top players is critical to the commercial success and sustainability of both regular sports and e-sports teams.

4 Dec 2019 - 10:28AM

How to develop and retain top players is critical to the commercial success and sustainability of both regular sports and e-sports teams.

Denmark’s Astralis set to join Man United as listed firm as e-sports chases multibillion sponsorship deals
As facial recognition tech races ahead of regulation, Chinese residents grow nervous about data privacy

Generally believed to be more accepting of trading privacy for security, Chinese residents are growing increasingly vocal about privacy concerns relating to facial recognition.

27 Nov 2019 - 11:01AM

Generally believed to be more accepting of trading privacy for security, Chinese residents are growing increasingly vocal about privacy concerns relating to facial recognition.

As facial recognition tech races ahead of regulation, Chinese residents grow nervous about data privacy
China requests internet companies to tighten data privacy as consumer anxiety rises

China is currently working on new data privacy laws as governments around the world address rising consumer anxiety as more services become a digital experience.

19 Nov 2019 - 10:56PM

China is currently working on new data privacy laws as governments around the world address rising consumer anxiety as more services become a digital experience.

China requests internet companies to tighten data privacy as consumer anxiety rises
Hong Kong university students fleeing campus clashes are offered jobs by Chinese tech companies

Chinese companies offer internships to university students in Hong Kong after city campuses turn into battlegrounds amid ongoing anti-government protests.

15 Nov 2019 - 6:05PM

Chinese companies offer internships to university students in Hong Kong after city campuses turn into battlegrounds amid ongoing anti-government protests.

Hong Kong university students fleeing campus clashes are offered jobs by Chinese tech companies
Tencent to step up global games expansion after posting 13 per cent decline in quarterly profit

Third-quarter revenue increased 21 per cent to 97.2 billion yuan, but it was still below analysts’ estimate of 99 billion yuan.

14 Nov 2019 - 7:31AM

Third-quarter revenue increased 21 per cent to 97.2 billion yuan, but it was still below analysts’ estimate of 99 billion yuan.

Tencent to step up global games expansion after posting 13 per cent decline in quarterly profit
Commercial applications for quantum computing are still a distant reality, says Tencent researcher

Tencent Quantum Lab director Zhang Shengyu calls for open discussions and collaborative communications in order to develop the technology.

13 Nov 2019 - 6:39PM

Tencent Quantum Lab director Zhang Shengyu calls for open discussions and collaborative communications in order to develop the technology.

Commercial applications for quantum computing are still a distant reality, says Tencent researcher
Nanorobots on track to revolutionise disease treatment, making 1960s sci-fi movie a reality within a decade

For decades, scientists have been fascinated by the miniature robot technology depicted in films. Now it is being used to treat cancerous growths in the bodies of mice.

7 Nov 2019 - 12:20PM

For decades, scientists have been fascinated by the miniature robot technology depicted in films. Now it is being used to treat cancerous growths in the bodies of mice.

Nanorobots on track to revolutionise disease treatment, making 1960s sci-fi movie a reality within a decade
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei responds to HR issues after worker complaints go viral online

The criticism of Huawei has emerged at a time when the hard-working culture among Chinese tech companies in general is coming under wider public scrutiny.

6 Nov 2019 - 7:55PM

The criticism of Huawei has emerged at a time when the hard-working culture among Chinese tech companies in general is coming under wider public scrutiny.

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei responds to HR issues after worker complaints go viral online
Why Chinese cities such as Chengdu and Wuhan are attracting top tech talent in search of a better life

China’s western cities are pulling in more tech talent, helped by a better quality of life, a flow of STEM graduates and a range of government incentives.

12 Nov 2019 - 11:32AM

China’s western cities are pulling in more tech talent, helped by a better quality of life, a flow of STEM graduates and a range of government incentives.

Why Chinese cities such as Chengdu and Wuhan are attracting top tech talent in search of a better life
DJI ‘disappointed to learn’ US Interior Department has grounded all non-essential China-made drones

The move comes amid ongoing tech tensions between China and the US and as members of Congress voice concern about American reliance on Chinese technology.

31 Oct 2019 - 10:45PM

The move comes amid ongoing tech tensions between China and the US and as members of Congress voice concern about American reliance on Chinese technology.

DJI ‘disappointed to learn’ US Interior Department has grounded all non-essential China-made drones
Fake and misleading investment information targeted in crackdown by China’s Twitter-like social media platform

The move comes amid an ongoing crackdown on social media as the Chinese government pushes its tech companies to do more to censor their own content

28 Oct 2019 - 8:22PM

The move comes amid an ongoing crackdown on social media as the Chinese government pushes its tech companies to do more to censor their own content

Fake and misleading investment information targeted in crackdown by China’s Twitter-like social media platform
China’s e-commerce giants are looking for gold in rural areas as growth in big cities slows down

China’s e-commerce giants, facing slower growth in the saturated urban markets, see rural consumers as a lucrative new market opportunity

24 Oct 2019 - 4:31PM

China’s e-commerce giants, facing slower growth in the saturated urban markets, see rural consumers as a lucrative new market opportunity

China’s e-commerce giants are looking for gold in rural areas as growth in big cities slows down
In China, AI helps sort rubbish, catch criminals and improve traffic – now it’s used to stop toilet paper theft

Hi-tech toilet paper dispensing is the latest example of China’s efforts to extend artificial intelligence (AI) into almost every aspect of daily life

18 Oct 2019 - 11:04PM

Hi-tech toilet paper dispensing is the latest example of China’s efforts to extend artificial intelligence (AI) into almost every aspect of daily life

In China, AI helps sort rubbish, catch criminals and improve traffic – now it’s used to stop toilet paper theft
China’s regulatory oversight of booming online travel platforms will include censorship of ‘illegal’ content

The new regulations represent the latest efforts by the central government to extend the monitoring of internet content from social media platforms to other business sectors.

16 Oct 2019 - 7:56AM

The new regulations represent the latest efforts by the central government to extend the monitoring of internet content from social media platforms to other business sectors.

China’s regulatory oversight of booming online travel platforms will include censorship of ‘illegal’ content
Shenzhen takes on new role as basic research centre after earning reputation for rapid product development

Often called China’s Silicon Valley, the city of 12 million has been named as the location of the country’s fourth major national science centre.

15 Oct 2019 - 8:46AM

Often called China’s Silicon Valley, the city of 12 million has been named as the location of the country’s fourth major national science centre.

Shenzhen takes on new role as basic research centre after earning reputation for rapid product development