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 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

5 Dec 2019 - 4:30PM

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
TikTok owner ByteDance ratchets up hiring for video games business in challenge to Tencent

The latest initiative by ByteDance could sharpen its rivalry with internet giant Tencent Holdings, the world’s biggest mobile games publisher.

14 Oct 2019 - 10:36PM

The latest initiative by ByteDance could sharpen its rivalry with internet giant Tencent Holdings, the world’s biggest mobile games publisher.

TikTok owner ByteDance ratchets up hiring for video games business in challenge to Tencent
Chinese venture capital investors turn to non-tech industries amid the country’s shift to service economy

China is determined to use the industrial internet to upgrade its industries at a time when its biggest competitive advantage – a huge consumer base – is eroding.

19 Sep 2019 - 7:27AM

China is determined to use the industrial internet to upgrade its industries at a time when its biggest competitive advantage – a huge consumer base – is eroding.

Chinese venture capital investors turn to non-tech industries amid the country’s shift to service economy
Why more of China’s digital-savvy Gen Z youth are falling victim to online fraud than their elders

Young people increasingly falling victim to scams involving fraudulent money transfers, aided by facial recognition payment systems and a preference for text over voice calls

17 Sep 2019 - 7:05AM

Young people increasingly falling victim to scams involving fraudulent money transfers, aided by facial recognition payment systems and a preference for text over voice calls

Why more of China’s digital-savvy Gen Z youth are falling victim to online fraud than their elders
A ‘ghost market’ hangs on in the shadow of Shenzhen’s hi-tech ambitions

A “ghost market” featuring mostly second-hand electronics of uncertain provenance draws late-night shoppers to Huaqiangbei, the world’s biggest electronics wholesale district

8 Sep 2019 - 11:04PM

A “ghost market” featuring mostly second-hand electronics of uncertain provenance draws late-night shoppers to Huaqiangbei, the world’s biggest electronics wholesale district

A ‘ghost market’ hangs on in the shadow of Shenzhen’s hi-tech ambitions
Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s Ehang’s flying taxi

The two-seater, electric-powered Ehang 216 autonomous flying vehicle can cover a distance of about 30 kms at speeds of up to 130km per hour.

4 Sep 2019 - 6:27PM

The two-seater, electric-powered Ehang 216 autonomous flying vehicle can cover a distance of about 30 kms at speeds of up to 130km per hour.

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s Ehang’s flying taxi
Nerves, waiver, screaming, lift-off, joy: a two-minute test ride in a passenger drone from China’s Ehang

Ehang’s passenger drone is electric-powered and self-driving, with 16 separate electric motors connected to 16 propeller blades.

29 Aug 2019 - 9:24AM

Ehang’s passenger drone is electric-powered and self-driving, with 16 separate electric motors connected to 16 propeller blades.

Nerves, waiver, screaming, lift-off, joy: a two-minute test ride in a passenger drone from China’s Ehang
Chinese teens are shying away from posting about their lives on WeChat to avoid prying parents

Only 14.9 per cent of those born after 2000 in China post every day on WeChat, compared with 56.6 per cent for those born in their 1960s, according to research firm JiGuang.

24 Aug 2019 - 8:17AM

Only 14.9 per cent of those born after 2000 in China post every day on WeChat, compared with 56.6 per cent for those born in their 1960s, according to research firm JiGuang.

Chinese teens are shying away from posting about their lives on WeChat to avoid prying parents
Shenzhen needs to attract overseas talent to fuel Greater Bay Area’s hi-tech ambitions

A new government plan will have Shenzhen pursue a range of hi-tech development initiatives, including flexible policies to attract and retain highly skilled talent from overseas.

21 Aug 2019 - 2:41PM

A new government plan will have Shenzhen pursue a range of hi-tech development initiatives, including flexible policies to attract and retain highly skilled talent from overseas.

Shenzhen needs to attract overseas talent to fuel Greater Bay Area’s hi-tech ambitions
Inside China Tech: Inside a Chinese internet addiction treatment centre

SCMP visits one of China’s treatment centres for internet addicts more than a decade after such a disorder was classified as an official disease.

20 Aug 2019 - 2:51PM

SCMP visits one of China’s treatment centres for internet addicts more than a decade after such a disorder was classified as an official disease.

Inside China Tech: Inside a Chinese internet addiction treatment centre
Tencent posts better-than-expected US$3.4 billion second-quarter profit on payments, games

Revenue from games and social media businesses rose 14 per cent to 48 billion yuan in the second quarter.

14 Aug 2019 - 10:59PM

Revenue from games and social media businesses rose 14 per cent to 48 billion yuan in the second quarter.

Tencent posts better-than-expected US$3.4 billion second-quarter profit on payments, games
Hong Kong airport shutdown could give Shenzhen the edge as top air hub in Greater Bay Area

Chaos at Hong Kong International Airport comes as neighbouring centres press ahead with big plans.

14 Aug 2019 - 9:55AM

Chaos at Hong Kong International Airport comes as neighbouring centres press ahead with big plans.

Hong Kong airport shutdown could give Shenzhen the edge as top air hub in Greater Bay Area
In China’s tech hub of Shenzhen it’s hard to pay without an app and that is starting to raise privacy concerns

This is the first of an occasional tech series on Shenzhen, the southern metropolis bordering Hong Kong that is earning a reputation as China's Silicon Valley.

14 Aug 2019 - 10:55PM

This is the first of an occasional tech series on Shenzhen, the southern metropolis bordering Hong Kong that is earning a reputation as China's Silicon Valley.

In China’s tech hub of Shenzhen it’s hard to pay without an app and that is starting to raise privacy concerns
As China turns towards facial recognition payments, are QR codes on their way out?

Facial recognition tech promises next wave of payments convenience for consumers and has potential to include less tech-savvy users, such as the elderly.

7 Aug 2019 - 5:38PM

Facial recognition tech promises next wave of payments convenience for consumers and has potential to include less tech-savvy users, such as the elderly.

As China turns towards facial recognition payments, are QR codes on their way out?
Goldman Sachs sees recovery in Tencent’s games revenue but ad growth to remain sluggish

Investment bank expects Tencent’s mobile gaming revenue growth to recover to 23 per cent year on year in the second quarter

29 Jul 2019 - 10:16PM

Investment bank expects Tencent’s mobile gaming revenue growth to recover to 23 per cent year on year in the second quarter

Goldman Sachs sees recovery in Tencent’s games revenue but ad growth to remain sluggish