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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Huawei prepares for US ban by checking on suppliers and activating contingency plans

Huawei is reaching out to its non-US suppliers to confirm whether their products or services contain key US technologies – a circumstance that could prohibit the Chinese telecoms giant from working with them.

22 May 2019 - 5:30PM

Huawei is reaching out to its non-US suppliers to confirm whether their products or services contain key US technologies – a circumstance that could prohibit the Chinese telecoms giant from working with them.

Huawei prepares for US ban by checking on suppliers and activating contingency plans
Will Chinese fans be the last to know how Game of Thrones ends?

Tencent Video, which has exclusive distribution rights to the show in China, says delay caused by ‘media transfer issue’.

20 May 2019 - 11:28PM

Tencent Video, which has exclusive distribution rights to the show in China, says delay caused by ‘media transfer issue’.

Will Chinese fans be the last to know how Game of Thrones ends?
Within WeChat, worries about challengers and life after Allen Zhang

Can WeChat maintain its leadership in China’s social media industry and fend off aggressive upstarts? Those are among the questions that executives at the Tencent-owned app are asking themselves, as revealed by a business case study done by London Business School.

17 May 2019 - 8:49PM

Can WeChat maintain its leadership in China’s social media industry and fend off aggressive upstarts? Those are among the questions that executives at the Tencent-owned app are asking themselves, as revealed by a business case study done by London Business School.

Within WeChat, worries about challengers and life after  Allen Zhang
Tencent posts better-than-expected US$3.9 billion first-quarter profit as fintech services grow

Revenue rose 16 per cent to 85.5 billion yuan, missing analysts’ estimates.

15 May 2019 - 10:59PM

Revenue rose 16 per cent to 85.5 billion yuan, missing analysts’ estimates.

Tencent posts better-than-expected US$3.9 billion first-quarter profit as fintech services grow
Chinese city proposes ban on work messages sent after business hours

Authorities in Chinese city of Zhuhai propose limits on after hours messages to separate work from play on the WeChat super app

14 May 2019 - 6:27PM

Authorities in Chinese city of Zhuhai propose limits on after hours messages to separate work from play on the WeChat super app

Chinese city proposes ban on work messages sent after business hours
Tencent cashes in with PUBG mobile game replacement, as title takes in US$14 million in 72 hours

The new game received approval to generate sales from regulators last month, which means users can buy skins and other in-game items immediately.

15 May 2019 - 3:26PM

The new game received approval to generate sales from regulators last month, which means users can buy skins and other in-game items immediately.

Tencent cashes in with PUBG mobile game replacement, as title takes in US$14 million in 72 hours
Tencent launches new game to cash in on PUBG popularity that pays homage to PLA air force

New game will allow Tencent to cash in on the large user base for the battle royale title after long delays to the approvals process to monetise mobile version of game.

15 May 2019 - 3:45PM

New game will allow Tencent to cash in on the large user base for the battle royale title after long delays to the approvals process to monetise mobile version of game.

Tencent launches new game to cash in on PUBG popularity that pays homage to PLA air force
DeepGlint: the Chinese AI firm that helped police catch a criminal who had been on the run for 20 years

DeepGlint joins a host of other facial recognition tech companies such as SenseTime Group and Megvii competing to help authorities maintain public order.

7 May 2019 - 9:14AM

DeepGlint joins a host of other facial recognition tech companies such as SenseTime Group and Megvii competing to help authorities maintain public order.

DeepGlint: the Chinese AI firm that helped police catch a criminal who had been on the run for 20 years
Chinese smartphone makers gain an edge in foldable handsets as delays beset Samsung’s Galaxy Fold

Huawei, which is set to roll out its 5G-ready Mate X model, is predicted to be Samsung’s main competition in the nascent global market for foldable smartphones.

23 Apr 2019 - 6:01PM

Huawei, which is set to roll out its 5G-ready Mate X model, is predicted to be Samsung’s main competition in the nascent global market for foldable smartphones.

Chinese smartphone makers gain an edge in foldable handsets as delays beset Samsung’s Galaxy Fold
JD.com describes lawsuit as ‘meritless’ after student in Minnesota accuses Richard Liu of rape

The civil suit puts Chinese billionaire Liu back in the spotlight four months after prosecutors announced that criminal charges would not be filed in the case.

18 Apr 2019 - 1:49AM

The civil suit puts Chinese billionaire Liu back in the spotlight four months after prosecutors announced that criminal charges would not be filed in the case.

JD.com describes lawsuit as ‘meritless’ after student in Minnesota accuses Richard Liu of rape
Meet the man behind one of China’s biggest agricultural drone makers

Drone maker is capitalising on China’s drive to boost agricultural productivity as the country seeks to lessen its reliance on food imports.

16 Apr 2019 - 11:36AM

Drone maker is capitalising on China’s drive to boost agricultural productivity as the country seeks to lessen its reliance on food imports.

Meet the man behind one of China’s biggest agricultural drone makers
Terry Gou to step back from ‘front line’ at iPhone assembler Foxconn as it expands into India, AI

The 69-year-old founder and chairman of Foxconn aims to step away from daily operations and sharpen his focus on the company’s strategic direction.

15 Apr 2019 - 11:28PM

The 69-year-old founder and chairman of Foxconn aims to step away from daily operations and sharpen his focus on the company’s strategic direction.

Terry Gou to step back from ‘front line’ at iPhone assembler Foxconn as it expands into India, AI
US catches up with China in 5G readiness as race heats up for ultra-fast mobile networks

While the US leads in planned commercial deployments in 2019, China’s mobile network operators are conducting hundreds of large-scale 5G trials across the country.

5 Apr 2019 - 9:08AM

While the US leads in planned commercial deployments in 2019, China’s mobile network operators are conducting hundreds of large-scale 5G trials across the country.

US catches up with China in 5G readiness as race heats up for ultra-fast mobile networks
China’s migrant worker exodus has created demand for drone pilots to help ageing left-behind farmers

Demand for agricultural drone pilots to help spray pesticide has risen in China with the labour shortage in the countryside.

27 Mar 2019 - 11:18AM

Demand for agricultural drone pilots to help spray pesticide has risen in China with the labour shortage in the countryside.

China’s migrant worker exodus has created demand for drone pilots to help ageing left-behind farmers
Tencent plays catch-up in cloud computing services as video gaming business slows

The internet giant capped 2018 with a quarterly profit that missed analysts’ estimates.

21 Mar 2019 - 10:50PM

The internet giant capped 2018 with a quarterly profit that missed analysts’ estimates.

Tencent plays catch-up in cloud computing services as video gaming business slows
Tencent said to fire or demote around 10 pct of middle managers amid company-wide revamp

Tencent has pledged to promote young talent in a bid to refresh its managerial ranks and maintain dynamism within the social media-to-gaming giant.

20 Mar 2019 - 1:13AM

Tencent has pledged to promote young talent in a bid to refresh its managerial ranks and maintain dynamism within the social media-to-gaming giant.

Tencent said to fire or demote around 10 pct of middle managers amid company-wide revamp
Chinese children take to coding amid country’s lofty goals in AI, other hi-tech initiatives

The wave of enthusiasm in China for coding education comes as the country moves to become an AI powerhouse.

17 Mar 2019 - 6:00AM

The wave of enthusiasm in China for coding education comes as the country moves to become an AI powerhouse.

Chinese children take to coding amid country’s lofty goals in AI, other hi-tech initiatives
Can you go ‘all in’ as an employee and still have a healthy approach to work? Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com thinks so

There’s an ongoing debate about the long-hours work culture prevalent at many of China’s tech companies, as the ‘get-big-quick’ model receives a reality check with a slowdown in venture capital financing.

13 Mar 2019 - 10:43PM

There’s an ongoing debate about the long-hours work culture prevalent at many of China’s tech companies, as the ‘get-big-quick’ model receives a reality check with a slowdown in venture capital financing.

Can you go ‘all in’ as an employee and still have a healthy approach to work? Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com thinks so
Terry Gou accuses Microsoft of ‘scapegoating’ iPhone assembler Hon Hai, bullying Taiwanese companies and taking advantage of US-China trade war

Gou’s tirade at Microsoft took place in Taipei on Tuesday after the US software giant filed a lawsuit against Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, for not meeting its patent-licensing obligations.

12 Mar 2019 - 10:53PM

Gou’s tirade at Microsoft took place in Taipei on Tuesday after the US software giant filed a lawsuit against Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, for not meeting its patent-licensing obligations.

Terry Gou accuses Microsoft of ‘scapegoating’ iPhone assembler Hon Hai, bullying Taiwanese companies and taking advantage of US-China trade war
China calls on private sector to beef up investment in basic science as it seeks to become tech powerhouse

Beijing wants to break the country’s reliance on foreign technology in sectors such as robotics, aerospace and new-energy vehicles.

11 Mar 2019 - 11:22PM

Beijing wants to break the country’s reliance on foreign technology in sectors such as robotics, aerospace and new-energy vehicles.

China calls on private sector to beef up investment in basic science as it seeks to become tech powerhouse
JD.com founder Richard Liu a no-show at China’s biggest political event despite being elected a delegate last year

Liu’s absence follows his election last year to represent the industrial and commerce alliance in the CPPCC, the government’s political advisory body.

6 Mar 2019 - 11:16PM

Liu’s absence follows his election last year to represent the industrial and commerce alliance in the CPPCC, the government’s political advisory body.

JD.com founder Richard Liu a no-show at China’s biggest political event despite being elected a delegate last year
China’s tech economy faces huge risks if basic science research ignored, warns Tencent founder Pony Ma

Warning from Tencent founder Pony Ma comes amid efforts by Chinese government to recruit and train more talent for basic science research.

4 Mar 2019 - 3:49PM

Warning from Tencent founder Pony Ma comes amid efforts by Chinese government to recruit and train more talent for basic science research.

China’s tech economy faces huge risks if basic science research ignored, warns Tencent founder Pony Ma
Inside Apple’s high-stakes diplomacy in the US-China trade war

Under CEO Tim Cook, Apple has kept its China-manufactured iPhones off the list of Chinese imports that Trump has slapped with roughly US$250 billion in tariffs.

4 Mar 2019 - 5:07PM

Under CEO Tim Cook, Apple has kept its China-manufactured iPhones off the list of Chinese imports that Trump has slapped with roughly US$250 billion in tariffs.

Inside Apple’s high-stakes diplomacy in the US-China trade war
JD.com sets strategy to expand into China’s smaller cities, offline businesses

JD.com reported better-than-expected results in the quarter ended December, bolstered by Singles’ Day shopping promotions.

4 Mar 2019 - 7:59PM

JD.com reported better-than-expected results in the quarter ended December, bolstered by Singles’ Day shopping promotions.

JD.com sets strategy to expand into China’s smaller cities, offline businesses
WeChat says it has closed thousands of official accounts as part of its ongoing effort to clean up content

WeChat clean-up is part of China’s overall drive to create a more healthy online environment by forcing operators to self-police content

25 Feb 2019 - 10:52PM

WeChat clean-up is part of China’s overall drive to create a more healthy online environment by forcing operators to self-police content

WeChat says it has closed thousands of official accounts as part of its ongoing effort to clean up content
China’s ‘social media queen’ Mimeng closes WeChat account with 13 million followers after outrage over fake story

Outrage over fake story about cancer victim forces hugely popular social media celebrity to close accounts amid Chinese government’s ongoing crackdown on online content.

7 Mar 2019 - 12:37PM

Outrage over fake story about cancer victim forces hugely popular social media celebrity to close accounts amid Chinese government’s ongoing crackdown on online content.

China’s ‘social media queen’ Mimeng closes WeChat account with 13 million followers after outrage over fake story
JD.com to fire underperforming senior managers as China’s tech lay-offs extend to executive suite
Market for bogus WeChat accounts still alive and well despite crackdown on illegal practice
China’s Greater Bay Area still has hurdles to clear if it wants to be a tech challenger to Silicon Valley

China’s ‘Greater Bay Area’ plan aims to erase barriers between cities in the region in terms of policy, financing, logistics and talent.

19 Feb 2019 - 10:50AM

China’s ‘Greater Bay Area’ plan aims to erase barriers between cities in the region in terms of policy, financing, logistics and talent.

China’s Greater Bay Area still has hurdles to clear if it wants to be a tech challenger to Silicon Valley
JD Finance apologises for potential user privacy infringement after customer screenshots stored online