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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China’s advertising industry issues code of conduct for live streaming e-commerce

A code of conduct for China’s booming live-streaming e-commerce industry is the first step towards regulating a new marketing tool widely adopted by offline merchants

30 Jun 2020 - 9:49AM

A code of conduct for China’s booming live-streaming e-commerce industry is the first step towards regulating a new marketing tool widely adopted by offline merchants

China’s advertising industry issues code of conduct for live streaming e-commerce
Can China’s fledgling semiconductor industry rescue Huawei from tighter US tech sanctions?

With Washington shutting the door on foreign chip suppliers who use US technology to produce semiconductors for Huawei, can domestic Chinese firms meet its needs?

25 Jun 2020 - 10:05PM

With Washington shutting the door on foreign chip suppliers who use US technology to produce semiconductors for Huawei, can domestic Chinese firms meet its needs?

Can China’s fledgling semiconductor industry rescue Huawei from tighter US tech sanctions?
China’s Huawei extends UK ad campaign to sway public opinion ahead of 5G security review

Huawei’s public opinion campaign comes amid a fresh review of the Chinese company’s role in Britain’s 5G networks launched by the UK National Cyber Security Centre

17 Jun 2020 - 11:22PM

Huawei’s public opinion campaign comes amid a fresh review of the Chinese company’s role in Britain’s 5G networks launched by the UK National Cyber Security Centre

China’s Huawei extends UK ad campaign to sway public opinion ahead of 5G security review
Thanks to live-streaming craze, China’s midyear shopping festival has moved beyond e-commerce

As more fans like Beijing resident Maggie Li lavish spending on products promoted by their live streaming idols, it is clear that online shopping is no longer just e-commerce

17 Jun 2020 - 10:42AM

As more fans like Beijing resident Maggie Li lavish spending on products promoted by their live streaming idols, it is clear that online shopping is no longer just e-commerce

Thanks to live-streaming craze, China’s midyear shopping festival has moved beyond e-commerce
US tech firms to remain involved with Huawei on 5G standards as Washington eases hard line

The Trump administration’s move reflects how US companies needed to stay engaged in global 5G standard development with Huawei, which is ahead in drawing up the specifications.

17 Jun 2020 - 12:07AM

The Trump administration’s move reflects how US companies needed to stay engaged in global 5G standard development with Huawei, which is ahead in drawing up the specifications.

US tech firms to remain involved with Huawei on 5G standards as Washington eases hard line
Chinese tech giants team up with State Grid on new digital infrastructure for energy sector

China’s State Grid, the world’s largest utility, to invest $3.48 billion in digital infrastructure in partnership with tech giants Huawei, Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu

16 Jun 2020 - 9:13PM

China’s State Grid, the world’s largest utility, to invest $3.48 billion in digital infrastructure in partnership with tech giants Huawei, Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu

Chinese tech giants team up with State Grid on new digital infrastructure for energy sector
The birthplace of WeChat now wants to become China’s live streaming capital by offering rewards

Live streaming has boomed in China as Covid-19 and related lockdowns dealt a further blow to offline shopping.

10 Jun 2020 - 4:19PM

Live streaming has boomed in China as Covid-19 and related lockdowns dealt a further blow to offline shopping.

The birthplace of WeChat now wants to become China’s live streaming capital by offering rewards
Apple joins live-streaming bandwagon with discounted iPhones for China’s midyear shopping festival

Tmall live-streaming e-commerce promotion for iPhones generated gross merchandise volume (GMV) of more than US$70 million within the first five hours

2 Jun 2020 - 10:44PM

Tmall live-streaming e-commerce promotion for iPhones generated gross merchandise volume (GMV) of more than US$70 million within the first five hours

Apple joins live-streaming bandwagon with discounted iPhones for China’s midyear shopping festival
Tencent to invest US$70 billion in new digital infrastructure, backing Beijing’s economic stimulus efforts

The five-year plan will have Tencent focus on fields that include cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and the Internet of Things, as well as the infrastructure to support them like advanced servers, supercomputers, data centres and 5G mobile networks.

26 May 2020 - 9:58PM

The five-year plan will have Tencent focus on fields that include cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology and the Internet of Things, as well as the infrastructure to support them like advanced servers, supercomputers, data centres and 5G mobile networks.

Tencent to invest US$70 billion in new digital infrastructure, backing Beijing’s economic stimulus efforts
Huawei bucks downward trend to unseat Apple and take the lead in China’s tablet market amid pandemic

Shenzhen-based Huawei saw its tablet shipments grow 4.3 per cent year on year in the first quarter, the only major tablet maker in the market to achieve positive growth

26 May 2020 - 9:58PM

Shenzhen-based Huawei saw its tablet shipments grow 4.3 per cent year on year in the first quarter, the only major tablet maker in the market to achieve positive growth

Huawei bucks downward trend to unseat Apple and take the lead in China’s tablet market amid pandemic
Huawei will ‘inevitably be impacted’ by ‘arbitrary and pernicious’ US restrictions, it says

Survival is the keyword for Huawei right now, rotating chairman Guo Ping says in response to the Trump administration’s announcement of new restrictions on the Chinese telecoms giant’s ability to develop semiconductors using American technologies.

18 May 2020 - 10:13PM

Survival is the keyword for Huawei right now, rotating chairman Guo Ping says in response to the Trump administration’s announcement of new restrictions on the Chinese telecoms giant’s ability to develop semiconductors using American technologies.

Huawei will ‘inevitably be impacted’ by ‘arbitrary and pernicious’ US restrictions, it says
Chinese smartphone brand Oppo eyes bigger Europe presence with Vodafone partnership as rival Huawei slumps in region

Oppo’s cooperation with Vodafone signals global ambitions to promote the Chinese brand in mature overseas markets at a time when rival Huawei is facing headwinds

18 May 2020 - 3:11PM

Oppo’s cooperation with Vodafone signals global ambitions to promote the Chinese brand in mature overseas markets at a time when rival Huawei is facing headwinds

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo eyes bigger Europe presence with Vodafone partnership as rival Huawei slumps in region
Tencent posts better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on strong gaming growth

Internet giant Tencent, which runs the world’s biggest video games business and China’s largest social media operation, reported a 6 per cent increase in net profit to US$4.1 billion in the March quarter.

13 May 2020 - 10:45PM

Internet giant Tencent, which runs the world’s biggest video games business and China’s largest social media operation, reported a 6 per cent increase in net profit to US$4.1 billion in the March quarter.

Tencent posts better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on strong gaming growth
Xiaomi is catching up to Huawei in western Europe’s smartphone market thanks to strong online marketing

China’s Xiaomi accounts for 10 per cent of the market in western Europe after its smartphone shipments grew 79 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter

8 May 2020 - 6:30PM

China’s Xiaomi accounts for 10 per cent of the market in western Europe after its smartphone shipments grew 79 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter

Xiaomi is catching up to Huawei in western Europe’s smartphone market thanks to strong online marketing
China’s smartphone sales decline 22 per cent in first quarter, only Huawei bucks the trend

Huawei was the only major smartphone vendor to achieve positive year-on-year growth in the first quarter, with sales dragged down by the coronavirus pandemic, according to Hong Kong-based research firm Counterpoint.

30 Apr 2020 - 10:43PM

Huawei was the only major smartphone vendor to achieve positive year-on-year growth in the first quarter, with sales dragged down by the coronavirus pandemic, according to Hong Kong-based research firm Counterpoint.

China’s smartphone sales decline 22 per cent in first quarter, only Huawei bucks the trend
What next for China’s Huawei with Trump upping the ante and the Covid-19 crisis gripping the world?

The urgent challenge for Huawei is how it continues to navigate the US decision to add it to a trade blacklist last year – which has meant re-engineering its supply chains.

12 May 2020 - 11:57AM

The urgent challenge for Huawei is how it continues to navigate the US decision to add it to a trade blacklist last year – which has meant re-engineering its supply chains.

What next for China’s Huawei with Trump upping the ante and the Covid-19 crisis gripping the world?
Fall of Alibaba’s rising star shows impact of stronger governance and succession planning mechanisms

Alibaba investigation found that Jiang Fan’s actions had not resulted in a conflict of interest but triggered public debate which damaged company’s reputation.

30 Apr 2020 - 6:36AM

Alibaba investigation found that Jiang Fan’s actions had not resulted in a conflict of interest but triggered public debate which damaged company’s reputation.

Fall of Alibaba’s rising star shows impact of stronger governance and succession planning mechanisms
Tencent’s investment arm gets a new website as influential unit readies for more deals in 2020

Besides gaming and social media, Tencent’s investments now cover artificial intelligence, consumer retail, education, financial technology and more.

28 Apr 2020 - 6:07PM

Besides gaming and social media, Tencent’s investments now cover artificial intelligence, consumer retail, education, financial technology and more.

Tencent’s investment arm gets a new website as influential unit readies for more deals in 2020
How China’s delivery services platforms are evolving, from smart lockers to ‘semi-finished’ meals

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a boom in online food deliveries but China’s platform operators have had to evolve and innovate to deal with the health crisis.

24 Apr 2020 - 10:41AM

The coronavirus pandemic has seen a boom in online food deliveries but China’s platform operators have had to evolve and innovate to deal with the health crisis.

How China’s delivery services platforms are evolving, from smart lockers to ‘semi-finished’ meals
Huawei reports meagre revenue growth in first quarter as coronavirus, US sanctions take a toll

Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications equipment vendor, recorded first quarter revenue growth of 1.4 per cent to US$25.7 billion amid a challenging business environment

21 Apr 2020 - 10:46PM

Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications equipment vendor, recorded first quarter revenue growth of 1.4 per cent to US$25.7 billion amid a challenging business environment

Huawei reports meagre revenue growth in first quarter as coronavirus, US sanctions take a toll
Chinese smartphone brand Oppo says its global marketing president has resigned for health reasons

Oppo’s global marketing president Brian Shen Yiren has resigned for health reasons at a time when sales are being hurt by the impact of Covid-19 and competition from bigger rival Huawei

20 Apr 2020 - 12:28PM

Oppo’s global marketing president Brian Shen Yiren has resigned for health reasons at a time when sales are being hurt by the impact of Covid-19 and competition from bigger rival Huawei

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo says its global marketing president has resigned for health reasons
Why China’s tech chieftains have become live-streaming stars

In the middle of a spectacular boom in China’s live-streaming video market, a number of tech industry chieftains have become its new stars, eager to cater to the vigorous appetite for online shopping in the world’s second largest economy.

20 Apr 2020 - 7:53AM

In the middle of a spectacular boom in China’s live-streaming video market, a number of tech industry chieftains have become its new stars, eager to cater to the vigorous appetite for online shopping in the world’s second largest economy.

Why China’s tech chieftains have become live-streaming stars
‘I’m not Huawei’s spiritual leader. I’m a puppet leader,’ founder Ren Zhengfei says

Ren Zhengfei has been described as the ‘spiritual leader’ of Huawei, but he says he would rather be forgotten.

12 May 2020 - 11:54AM

Ren Zhengfei has been described as the ‘spiritual leader’ of Huawei, but he says he would rather be forgotten.

‘I’m not Huawei’s spiritual leader. I’m a puppet leader,’ founder Ren Zhengfei says
Looking for investment opportunities in a post-pandemic world? Tencent is keen on quality of life sectors

The coronavirus outbreak has already spurred a boom in online entertainment, online learning and work-from-home technology.

16 Apr 2020 - 5:00PM

The coronavirus outbreak has already spurred a boom in online entertainment, online learning and work-from-home technology.

Looking for investment opportunities in a post-pandemic world? Tencent is keen on quality of life sectors
Huawei’s consumer business chief Yu eyes growth in 2020 in face of US and coronavirus pressures

Yu warned about more potential risks if the US imposes further restrictions on Huawei in 2020.

10 Apr 2020 - 3:12PM

Yu warned about more potential risks if the US imposes further restrictions on Huawei in 2020.

Huawei’s consumer business chief Yu eyes growth in 2020 in face of US and coronavirus pressures
Drone-maker DJI rubbishes reports of mass layoffs, says it is busy meeting demand amid pandemic

DJI says it is ‘busy with new projects’ and does to have time for ‘absurd and false speculation’

9 Apr 2020 - 10:56PM

DJI says it is ‘busy with new projects’ and does to have time for ‘absurd and false speculation’

Drone-maker DJI rubbishes reports of mass layoffs, says it is busy meeting demand amid pandemic
Young people in US, UK willing to sacrifice privacy for safety amid the coronavirus pandemic, survey finds

More private data is being collected to help contain the spread of Covid-19, with young people in the west willing to sacrifice privacy for public safety

8 Apr 2020 - 9:00PM

More private data is being collected to help contain the spread of Covid-19, with young people in the west willing to sacrifice privacy for public safety

Young people in US, UK willing to sacrifice privacy for safety amid the coronavirus pandemic, survey finds
China’s mobile payments to see rebound as offline vendors reopen after coronavirus lockdowns

Alipay and WeChat Pay see slower growth as Chinese cut offline consumption during the coronavirus outbreak although rebound expected in second quarter.

2 Apr 2020 - 6:12AM

Alipay and WeChat Pay see slower growth as Chinese cut offline consumption during the coronavirus outbreak although rebound expected in second quarter.

China’s mobile payments to see rebound as offline vendors reopen after coronavirus lockdowns
Huawei sees ‘complicated’ year ahead despite posting record group sales of US$121 billion on strong domestic sales of smartphones

Huawei reported robust growth in group sales last year to US$121 billion driven by a jump in domestic smartphone shipments, though sees difficult year ahead

31 Mar 2020 - 10:42PM

Huawei reported robust growth in group sales last year to US$121 billion driven by a jump in domestic smartphone shipments, though sees difficult year ahead

Huawei sees ‘complicated’ year ahead despite posting record group sales of US$121 billion on strong domestic sales of smartphones
Chinese tech giants Tencent, Huawei team up to develop mobile cloud gaming platform, explore AR and VR in games

Huawei and Tencent will set up a game development lab exploring the use of cutting-edge technologies such as cloud gaming, AI, VR and AR in the game industry.

27 Mar 2020 - 6:45PM

Huawei and Tencent will set up a game development lab exploring the use of cutting-edge technologies such as cloud gaming, AI, VR and AR in the game industry.

Chinese tech giants Tencent, Huawei team up to develop mobile cloud gaming platform, explore AR and VR in games