Celia Chen

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Celia Chen

Reporter, Tech

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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US-China tech war: Huawei is still on the hook as Joe Biden fine-tunes America’s competitive strategy with Beijing

The US Innovation and Competition Act, which awaits passage in the House of Representatives before Biden signs it into law, dispels any illusion that the 46th American president would unwind the policies of his belligerent predecessor.

The US Innovation and Competition Act, which awaits passage in the House of Representatives before Biden signs it into law, dispels any illusion that the 46th American president would unwind the policies of his belligerent predecessor.

US-China tech war: Huawei is still on the hook as Joe Biden fine-tunes America’s competitive strategy with Beijing
12 Jun 2021 - 12:05PM
Explainer | Will Huawei’s Harmony operating system end the global duopoly of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS?

Huawei’s HarmonyOS is designed for the Internet-of-Things era, with the ability to run on everything from smartphones and tablets to home appliances as the tech giant tries to overcome US sanctions and move away from Android.

Huawei’s HarmonyOS is designed for the Internet-of-Things era, with the ability to run on everything from smartphones and tablets to home appliances as the tech giant tries to overcome US sanctions and move away from Android.

Will Huawei’s Harmony operating system end the global duopoly of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS?
4 Jun 2021 - 2:34PM
Huawei draws large consumer brands to run HarmonyOS, but Android smartphone rivals keep their distance

Unlike smartphone giants Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, former Huawei subsidiary Honor is leaving its options open on HarmonyOS 2.

Unlike smartphone giants Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, former Huawei subsidiary Honor is leaving its options open on HarmonyOS 2.

Huawei draws large consumer brands to run HarmonyOS, but Android smartphone rivals keep their distance
4 Jun 2021 - 1:51PM
Struggling Huawei steps up software drive with HarmonyOS 2.0 for Internet-of-Things era

Huawei has partnered with major brands – including Midea, DJI, Tissot and Swatch – to run HarmonyOS 2.0 on their smart devices.

Huawei has partnered with major brands – including Midea, DJI, Tissot and Swatch – to run HarmonyOS 2.0 on their smart devices.

Struggling Huawei steps up software drive with HarmonyOS 2.0 for Internet-of-Things era
3 Jun 2021 - 8:45PM
US-China tech war: Apple puts China squarely at the apex of supplier list, bucking talk of decoupling and scrutiny of its vendors

Fifteen mainland-based firms were added to Apple’s supplier list over the past three years despite worsening Sino-US relations and supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Fifteen mainland-based firms were added to Apple’s supplier list over the past three years despite worsening Sino-US relations and supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic.

US-China tech war: Apple puts China squarely at the apex of supplier list, bucking talk of decoupling and scrutiny of its vendors
1 Jun 2021 - 11:56PM
China’s digital economy: network of data centre hubs to address infrastructure imbalance between east and west

Beijing’s national data centre initiative is expected to further expand the country’s digital economy, while meeting ambitious green targets.

Beijing’s national data centre initiative is expected to further expand the country’s digital economy, while meeting ambitious green targets.

China’s digital economy: network of data centre hubs to address infrastructure imbalance between east and west
27 May 2021 - 8:11PM
Xiaomi keeps eye on global chip shortage as smartphone giant beats first-quarter earnings estimates

Xiaomi, one of the world’s largest smartphone vendors, reported a 260.6 per cent increase in first-quarter net profit, beating market estimates.

Xiaomi, one of the world’s largest smartphone vendors, reported a 260.6 per cent increase in first-quarter net profit, beating market estimates.

Xiaomi keeps eye on global chip shortage as smartphone giant beats first-quarter earnings estimates
26 May 2021 - 10:36PM
Huawei to roll out self-developed Harmony OS for smartphones next month, ending its reliance on Google’s Android

Huawei is set to roll out Harmony OS on its smartphones early June after introducing the in-house developed software in a range of IoT devices over the past two years.

Huawei is set to roll out Harmony OS on its smartphones early June after introducing the in-house developed software in a range of IoT devices over the past two years.

Huawei to roll out self-developed Harmony OS for smartphones next month, ending its reliance on Google’s Android
28 May 2021 - 3:53PM
Tighter scrutiny, supervision loom for cryptocurrency market, Chinese state media warns

Communist Party mouthpiece Xinhua said increased scrutiny and supervision are in order for cryptocurrency activities in the world’s second-largest economy.

Communist Party mouthpiece Xinhua said increased scrutiny and supervision are in order for cryptocurrency activities in the world’s second-largest economy.

Tighter scrutiny, supervision loom for cryptocurrency market, Chinese state media warns
23 May 2021 - 8:16PM
How a wobbly skyscraper in downtown Shenzhen has shaken public confidence in high-rise buildings

The SEG Plaza in Shenzhen has been closed until an official investigation into the shaking has been completed.

The SEG Plaza in Shenzhen has been closed until an official investigation into the shaking has been completed.

How a wobbly skyscraper in downtown Shenzhen has shaken public confidence in high-rise buildings
22 May 2021 - 8:13AM
Tencent investments push profits up 65 per cent in first quarter, as gaming and fintech units grow with Beijing scrutiny

China’s biggest social media and gaming company posted a 65 per cent rise in profit for the first quarter, beating estimates, as the company continues to face antitrust scrutiny from Beijing.

China’s biggest social media and gaming company posted a 65 per cent rise in profit for the first quarter, beating estimates, as the company continues to face antitrust scrutiny from Beijing.

Tencent investments push profits up 65 per cent in first quarter, as gaming and fintech units grow with Beijing scrutiny
20 May 2021 - 11:11PM
SEG Plaza is cleared of safety issues by local inspectors while US consulate warns citizens to stay away after mysterious shaking

Engineering inspectors hired by the Shenzhen government found no safety issues at SEG Plaza and its surrounding environment after the mysterious shaking of the 20-year-old building caused an evacuation earlier this week.

Engineering inspectors hired by the Shenzhen government found no safety issues at SEG Plaza and its surrounding environment after the mysterious shaking of the 20-year-old building caused an evacuation earlier this week.

SEG Plaza is cleared of safety issues by local inspectors while US consulate warns citizens to stay away after mysterious shaking
21 May 2021 - 12:03PM
US-China tech war: TSMC helps make breakthrough in semiconductor materials that could push back the ‘end’ of Moore’s Law

In a race to own a key piece future technology, TSMC helped to make a breakthrough with the potential make chips smaller than 1nm, widening the capability gap with the mainland.

In a race to own a key piece future technology, TSMC helped to make a breakthrough with the potential make chips smaller than 1nm, widening the capability gap with the mainland.

US-China tech war: TSMC helps make breakthrough in semiconductor materials that could push back the ‘end’ of Moore’s Law
19 May 2021 - 9:00PM
Huawei hits a stumbling block in HarmonyOS roll-out after Chinese court rejects trademark appeal

Huawei loses a court appeal against a decision to deny its trademark application for HongmengOS, known outside China as HarmonyOS.

Huawei loses a court appeal against a decision to deny its trademark application for HongmengOS, known outside China as HarmonyOS.

Huawei hits a stumbling block in HarmonyOS roll-out after Chinese court rejects trademark appeal
13 May 2021 - 9:35PM
Realme founder plays down impact of India’s Covid-19 crisis on budget smartphone maker, saying demand could take off once worst is over

Founder of budget smartphone maker still optimistic on India provided country can get past the worst of its current Covid-19 crisis.

Founder of budget smartphone maker still optimistic on India provided country can get past the worst of its current Covid-19 crisis.

Realme founder plays down impact of India’s Covid-19 crisis on budget smartphone maker, saying demand could take off once worst is over
13 May 2021 - 6:30AM
Tencent is paying users to try its new classic TV streaming app in effort to quickly grow elderly, rural user base

To stave off increasing competition from short video upstarts, and tap into a potential gold mine, China’s entertainment giant hopes cash rewards will bring more users.

To stave off increasing competition from short video upstarts, and tap into a potential gold mine, China’s entertainment giant hopes cash rewards will bring more users.

Tencent is paying users to try its new classic TV streaming app in effort to quickly grow elderly, rural user base
12 May 2021 - 6:32PM
China semiconductor imports decline slightly in April, but global chip sales continue to boom

China’s semiconductor imports were down 7 per cent in April from the previous month, but up 23 per cent year over year despite global shortages, which are expected to persist throughout 2021.

China’s semiconductor imports were down 7 per cent in April from the previous month, but up 23 per cent year over year despite global shortages, which are expected to persist throughout 2021.

China semiconductor imports decline slightly in April, but global chip sales continue to boom
7 May 2021 - 10:03PM
Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme face Indian dilemma as Covid-19 resurgence sinks demand

India’s Covid-19 resurgence is impacting Chinese smartphone makers that have bet big on the country, and it could lead to manufacturing shutdowns.

India’s Covid-19 resurgence is impacting Chinese smartphone makers that have bet big on the country, and it could lead to manufacturing shutdowns.

Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme face Indian dilemma as Covid-19 resurgence sinks demand
7 May 2021 - 12:18AM
US-China tech war: Huawei’s chip unit HiSilicon to see massive decline in 5G chip market this year

Huawei’s IC design unit HiSilicon has become a bit player in 5G chipsets after US sanctions cut off its access to wafer foundries, allowing rivals MediaTek and Qualcomm to gain share.

Huawei’s IC design unit HiSilicon has become a bit player in 5G chipsets after US sanctions cut off its access to wafer foundries, allowing rivals MediaTek and Qualcomm to gain share.

US-China tech war: Huawei’s chip unit HiSilicon to see massive decline in 5G chip market this year
6 May 2021 - 10:30PM
Tencent, Didi Chuxing, other internet firms slapped with fine by antitrust authorities for failing to disclose deals

The State Administration for Market Regulation imposed a fine of US$77,243 each on Tencent, Didi and eight other major internet firms.

The State Administration for Market Regulation imposed a fine of US$77,243 each on Tencent, Didi and eight other major internet firms.

Tencent, Didi Chuxing, other internet firms slapped with fine by antitrust authorities for failing to disclose deals
30 Apr 2021 - 8:09PM
Government official working a shift as Meituan courier is featured in new Communist Party documentary

The two-minute clip, released Wednesday by Beijing’s municipal department in charge of human resources and social security, comes the same week that China’s market regulator kicked off an antitrust probe into the on-demand delivery giant.

The two-minute clip, released Wednesday by Beijing’s municipal department in charge of human resources and social security, comes the same week that China’s market regulator kicked off an antitrust probe into the on-demand delivery giant.

Government official working a shift as Meituan courier is featured in new Communist Party documentary
29 Apr 2021 - 6:00AM
Huawei reports second straight quarterly decline in sales as US sanctions knocked company off its growth pace

Huawei is emerging from its toughest year on record, and the Biden White House has kept his predecessor’s stranglehold mostly in place, compelling one of China’s largest technology companies to seek new growth areas.

Huawei is emerging from its toughest year on record, and the Biden White House has kept his predecessor’s stranglehold mostly in place, compelling one of China’s largest technology companies to seek new growth areas.

Huawei reports second straight quarterly decline in sales as US sanctions knocked company off its growth pace
28 Apr 2021 - 6:36PM
IPO plan of TikTok maker ByteDance is set back by US-China tensions, sources say

TikTok and Douyin owner ByteDance face difficulties in restructuring to meet US and China regulations, sources said, while demands from various stakeholders are also complicating the company’s plans to go public.

TikTok and Douyin owner ByteDance face difficulties in restructuring to meet US and China regulations, sources said, while demands from various stakeholders are also complicating the company’s plans to go public.

IPO plan of TikTok maker ByteDance is set back by US-China tensions, sources say
28 Apr 2021 - 4:39PM
Chinese regulators tighten grip on live-streaming e-commerce, intensifying scrutiny on tech

China’s internet and market watchdogs, along with several other regulators, issued new rules to regulate the live-streaming sector.

China’s internet and market watchdogs, along with several other regulators, issued new rules to regulate the live-streaming sector.

Chinese regulators tighten grip on live-streaming e-commerce, intensifying scrutiny on tech
24 Apr 2021 - 6:23PM
Huawei starts selling smart cars in flagship stores across China to offset smartphone losses

Moves comes after senior executive said smart cars may help company offset declining smartphone sales.

Moves comes after senior executive said smart cars may help company offset declining smartphone sales.

Huawei starts selling smart cars in flagship stores across China to offset smartphone losses
22 Apr 2021 - 6:00AM
Chinese official blames US politics for lack of auditing agreement for US-listed companies

A Chinese securities regulator blamed a shift in Washington’s political atmosphere for derailing progress made towards agreeable auditing standards, which risks pushing Chinese firms off the NYSE or Nasdaq.

A Chinese securities regulator blamed a shift in Washington’s political atmosphere for derailing progress made towards agreeable auditing standards, which risks pushing Chinese firms off the NYSE or Nasdaq.

Chinese official blames US politics for lack of auditing agreement for US-listed companies
20 Apr 2021 - 8:31PM
China’s central bank to build out fintech cloud infrastructure after clipping the wings of Ant Group, JD.com

The People’s Bank of China unveiled plans to build up its own financial technology, including a ‘central bank cloud’, after Ant Group and JD.com were forced to restructure their financial services.

The People’s Bank of China unveiled plans to build up its own financial technology, including a ‘central bank cloud’, after Ant Group and JD.com were forced to restructure their financial services.

China’s central bank to build out fintech cloud infrastructure after clipping the wings of Ant Group, JD.com
20 Apr 2021 - 6:00PM
Tencent merges video platforms to sharpen competition with TikTok owner ByteDance

Long-form video platform Tencent Video and short video service Weishi will be combined into a new operation.

Long-form video platform Tencent Video and short video service Weishi will be combined into a new operation.

Tencent merges video platforms to sharpen competition with TikTok owner ByteDance
15 Apr 2021 - 4:53PM
Can China’s Huawei transform itself from hardware giant into a leading software provider with cloud?

The cloud business is less dependent on chips but faces stiff competition from Alibaba and Tencent.

The cloud business is less dependent on chips but faces stiff competition from Alibaba and Tencent.

Can China’s Huawei transform itself from hardware giant into a leading software provider with cloud?
15 Apr 2021 - 8:22PM
Huawei under no ‘illusion’ about US lifting sanctions but will keep chip-making unit as it fights for survival

Huawei deputy Chairman Eric Xu said Huawei is planning its future based on the assumption that it will not be removed from the US Entity List, but that future looks bleak without access to US chip-making technology.

Huawei deputy Chairman Eric Xu said Huawei is planning its future based on the assumption that it will not be removed from the US Entity List, but that future looks bleak without access to US chip-making technology.

Huawei under no ‘illusion’ about US lifting sanctions but will keep chip-making unit as it fights for survival
12 Apr 2021 - 7:49PM