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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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.

25 Mar 2019 - 6:28AM

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
Chinese surveillance camera supplier Hikvision posts slowest profit growth in a decade
Would you wait in line for more than 12 hours to get a red packet from Pony Ma? One Tencent employee did

Long line of employees started forming on Monday evening to get a red packet from Tencent’s senior management.

13 Feb 2019 - 8:31AM

Long line of employees started forming on Monday evening to get a red packet from Tencent’s senior management.

Would you wait in line for more than 12 hours to get a red packet from Pony Ma? One Tencent employee did
Why is JD.com spending US$400 million to buy this hotel in Beijing?

The five-star Jade Palace Hotel is located near Beijing’s technology hub, Zhongguancun.

12 Feb 2019 - 8:02AM

The five-star Jade Palace Hotel is located near Beijing’s technology hub, Zhongguancun.

Why is JD.com spending US$400 million to buy this hotel in Beijing?
How DJI went from university dorm project to world’s biggest drone company

The Shenzhen-based company generated sales of US$2.7 billion in 2017, an 80 per cent jump from the year before.

5 Feb 2019 - 1:00PM

The Shenzhen-based company generated sales of US$2.7 billion in 2017, an 80 per cent jump from the year before.

How DJI went from university dorm project to world’s biggest drone company
China's DJI turns its eye to enterprise uses like agriculture after conquering global commercial drone market

The industrial segment accounts for more than half of the global US$9 billion drone market

28 Jan 2019 - 9:15PM

The industrial segment accounts for more than half of the global US$9 billion drone market

China's DJI turns its eye to enterprise uses like agriculture after conquering global commercial drone market
Job-hopping days are over in China’s tech sector as start-ups feel chill winds of slowing economy

The number of venture capital deals in China dropped 25 per cent year on year to 713 in the fourth quarter.

24 Jan 2019 - 6:48PM

The number of venture capital deals in China dropped 25 per cent year on year to 713 in the fourth quarter.

Job-hopping days are over in China’s tech sector as start-ups feel chill winds of slowing economy
South Korean smart solutions firm BIStel says Made in China 2025 upgrading is why it plans to invest more
Tencent plugs holes, and boosts profits, with 163 new investments
Chinese tech unicorn ByteDance launches new social app to rival WeChat

New video-based social messaging app Duoshan lets users send text messages and stickers, as well as share images and videos

15 Jan 2019 - 10:44PM

New video-based social messaging app Duoshan lets users send text messages and stickers, as well as share images and videos

Chinese tech unicorn ByteDance launches new social app to rival WeChat
WeChat head Allen Zhang enjoys rock star fandom but all eyes are on next act for China’s everyday app

WeChat is at a significant crossroads as Tencent seeks to move focus to industrial internet.

11 Jan 2019 - 5:11PM

WeChat is at a significant crossroads as Tencent seeks to move focus to industrial internet.

WeChat head Allen Zhang enjoys rock star fandom but all eyes are on next act for China’s everyday app
Tencent takes big step to free WeChat from smartphones as battle shifts to business customers and self-driving cars

Tencent introduces Siri-like voice assistant called Xiaowei at WeChat conference in Guangzhou.

9 Jan 2019 - 11:05PM

Tencent introduces Siri-like voice assistant called Xiaowei at WeChat conference in Guangzhou.

Tencent takes big step to free WeChat from smartphones as battle shifts to business customers and self-driving cars
Chinese authorities shut education app and issue fines as part of ongoing ‘clean up’ of vulgar and pornographic content

China’s online education market is forecast to grow 20 per cent annually, reaching US$41 billion in 2019.

9 Jan 2019 - 11:07PM

China’s online education market is forecast to grow 20 per cent annually, reaching US$41 billion in 2019.

Chinese authorities shut education app and issue fines as part of ongoing ‘clean up’ of vulgar and pornographic content
Education authorities must use ‘visible hand’ to block ‘harmful’ apps from Chinese schools, says People’s Daily

China’s Education Ministry issued a notice on December 28 banning harmful apps from primary and secondary schools

8 Jan 2019 - 10:34PM

China’s Education Ministry issued a notice on December 28 banning harmful apps from primary and secondary schools

Education authorities must use ‘visible hand’ to block ‘harmful’ apps from Chinese schools, says People’s Daily