Celia Chen

Celia Chen is a tech reporter for the Post, covering news on China's tech companies, such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also writes news about start-ups and analysis of China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily after graduating from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Celia Chen
Celia Chen is a tech reporter for the Post, covering news on China's tech companies, such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also writes news about start-ups and analysis of China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily after graduating from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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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
Are China’s social ills from four decades of rapid economic growth approaching a tipping point?

Experts warn that social problems may have hit dangerous levels as Beijing vows to step up efforts to boost employment and education as the economy slows.

25 Jul 2019 - 4:57PM

Experts warn that social problems may have hit dangerous levels as Beijing vows to step up efforts to boost employment and education as the economy slows.

Are China’s social ills from four decades of rapid economic growth approaching a tipping point?
How this Chinese-American entrepreneur has created ‘cloud robots’ with potential to access unlimited data

CloudMinds is targeting a diverse range of service sectors including retail, hospitality, security, leisure, and healthcare in the near future.

25 Jul 2019 - 11:13AM

CloudMinds is targeting a diverse range of service sectors including retail, hospitality, security, leisure, and healthcare in the near future.

How this Chinese-American entrepreneur has created ‘cloud robots’ with potential to access unlimited data
All you need to know about the brain-computer interface, the technique Elon Musk wants to use to merge man and machines

Once the realm of science fiction, using the brain to control machines is already happening on a small scale but one entrepreneur wants to take it much further

20 Jul 2019 - 8:00AM

Once the realm of science fiction, using the brain to control machines is already happening on a small scale but one entrepreneur wants to take it much further

All you need to know about the brain-computer interface, the technique Elon Musk wants to use to merge man and machines
China’s war on trash goes hi-tech with AI-driven apps for sorting and facial recognition to enforce recycling

Chinese tech giants introduce apps that help residents stay out of trouble when it comes to sorting and disposing of their trash.

18 Jul 2019 - 6:21AM

Chinese tech giants introduce apps that help residents stay out of trouble when it comes to sorting and disposing of their trash.

China’s war on trash goes hi-tech with AI-driven apps for sorting and facial recognition to enforce recycling
Chinese-made DJI drones widely adopted by US safety agencies even as Trump administration voices data security concerns

The rapid adoption of drones in safety agencies illustrates DJI’s strategy of sharpening its focus on its industrial business with new products to offset slowing growth in the broader consumer market

11 Jul 2019 - 1:29PM

The rapid adoption of drones in safety agencies illustrates DJI’s strategy of sharpening its focus on its industrial business with new products to offset slowing growth in the broader consumer market

Chinese-made DJI drones widely adopted by US safety agencies even as Trump administration voices data security concerns
JD.com adopts AI to drive growth in smaller cities and among female users amid wider e-commerce slowdown

JD.com is using AI across the entire purchasing process, from product search and personalised recommendations to customer-service chatbots and product delivery

11 Jul 2019 - 12:12PM

JD.com is using AI across the entire purchasing process, from product search and personalised recommendations to customer-service chatbots and product delivery

JD.com adopts AI to drive growth in smaller cities and among female users amid wider e-commerce slowdown
What you need to know about Meiya Pico, China’s low-profile forensics champion named in data privacy scandal

Fujian-based digital forensics and information security specialist is believed to be linked to spy app used by Chinese police to extract data from citizens’ smartphones.

9 Jul 2019 - 6:41AM

Fujian-based digital forensics and information security specialist is believed to be linked to spy app used by Chinese police to extract data from citizens’ smartphones.

What you need to know about Meiya Pico, China’s low-profile forensics champion named in data privacy scandal
Chinese tech giants form alliance to help advance industrial internet initiatives in the country

The Shenzhen Industrial Internet Union aims to help drive the development of new technologies for the industrial internet era in the southern coastal city that is often called China’s Silicon Valley.

4 Jul 2019 - 11:06PM

The Shenzhen Industrial Internet Union aims to help drive the development of new technologies for the industrial internet era in the southern coastal city that is often called China’s Silicon Valley.

Chinese tech giants form alliance to help advance industrial internet initiatives in the country
Tencent and other game producers in China are trying to show self-regulation with age rating system

China has stepped up its oversight of the gaming industry following a directive from Chinese President Xi Jinping that more needed to be done to avoid myopia in children

3 Jul 2019 - 10:39PM

China has stepped up its oversight of the gaming industry following a directive from Chinese President Xi Jinping that more needed to be done to avoid myopia in children

Tencent and other game producers in China are trying to show self-regulation with age rating system
US blacklisting of China’s supercomputing giants ‘will only accelerate self-reliance drive’

China will need to step up the development of more supercomputers to handle the growing requirements of its industries, according to tech authorities.

28 Jun 2019 - 6:15AM

China will need to step up the development of more supercomputers to handle the growing requirements of its industries, according to tech authorities.

US blacklisting of China’s supercomputing giants ‘will only accelerate self-reliance drive’
Inside China’s battle to keep internet addiction in check

China is home to the world’s biggest online gaming market and has been more proactive than most countries in tackling addiction to the internet.

27 Jun 2019 - 7:38AM

China is home to the world’s biggest online gaming market and has been more proactive than most countries in tackling addiction to the internet.

Inside China’s battle to keep internet addiction in check
Foxconn’s new chairman Liu Young-way in spotlight as iPhone assembler navigates US-China trade war

Low profile head of Foxconn’s semiconductor unit named to succeed founder Terry Gou as chairman amid US-China trade war

26 Jun 2019 - 12:50PM

Low profile head of Foxconn’s semiconductor unit named to succeed founder Terry Gou as chairman amid US-China trade war

Foxconn’s new chairman Liu Young-way in spotlight as iPhone assembler navigates US-China trade war
DJI moves some production to US and says in open letter its drones do not send data to China

DJI said discussions at a US Senate hearing ‘included inaccurate information and speculation about drone use and technology’.

25 Jun 2019 - 9:51PM

DJI said discussions at a US Senate hearing ‘included inaccurate information and speculation about drone use and technology’.

DJI moves some production to US and says in open letter its drones do not send data to China