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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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 - 7:49AM

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 - 6:00AM

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
Explainer | What you need to know about the Chinese supercomputer firms added to US trade blacklist

China’s developers of supercomputers have found themselves in Washington’s cross hairs after the US Commerce Department added them to the Entity List, which effectively bars them from purchasing US technology.

25 Jun 2019 - 11:19AM

China’s developers of supercomputers have found themselves in Washington’s cross hairs after the US Commerce Department added them to the Entity List, which effectively bars them from purchasing US technology.

What you need to know about the Chinese supercomputer firms added to US trade blacklist
Chinese consumers buy more domestic brands in midyear 618 shopping festival as trade war rages on

The 618 shopping festival in June and the bigger annual Singles’ Day retail extravaganza in November serve as a barometer of consumer spending and retail health in the world’s second largest economy.

20 Jun 2019 - 1:13PM

The 618 shopping festival in June and the bigger annual Singles’ Day retail extravaganza in November serve as a barometer of consumer spending and retail health in the world’s second largest economy.

Chinese consumers buy more domestic brands in midyear 618 shopping festival as trade war rages on
Foxconn denies speculation about exiting mainland China amid uncertainty from trade war

A senior Foxconn executive said last week that the Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturer could assemble all US-bound iPhones for Apple outside China if the trade war intensified and became more unpredictable.

18 Jun 2019 - 5:37AM

A senior Foxconn executive said last week that the Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturer could assemble all US-bound iPhones for Apple outside China if the trade war intensified and became more unpredictable.

Foxconn denies speculation about exiting mainland China amid uncertainty from trade war
Chinese tech hub Shenzhen becomes key trade war battleground as US strikes at Huawei, its ‘dragon’s head’

As home to some of the country’s biggest exporters and tech firms, few other places in China are more exposed to Washington’s tariffs.

11 Jun 2019 - 11:25AM

As home to some of the country’s biggest exporters and tech firms, few other places in China are more exposed to Washington’s tariffs.

Chinese tech hub Shenzhen becomes key trade war battleground as US strikes at Huawei, its ‘dragon’s head’
While Huawei will be bruised by tech war, some Chinese suppliers could suffer a knock-out blow

Suppliers often depend on orders from big firms such as Huawei to sustain their business, and losing a big customer can immediately threaten their survival.

3 Jun 2019 - 3:57PM

Suppliers often depend on orders from big firms such as Huawei to sustain their business, and losing a big customer can immediately threaten their survival.

While Huawei will be bruised by tech war, some Chinese suppliers could suffer a knock-out blow
Huawei reassesses goal to be world’s bestselling smartphone vendor after US blacklist

Surging handset sales had pushed Huawei within striking distance of Samsung for the bestselling smartphone sales crown before the Chinese company was placed on a US blacklist

4 Jun 2019 - 10:27AM

Surging handset sales had pushed Huawei within striking distance of Samsung for the bestselling smartphone sales crown before the Chinese company was placed on a US blacklist

Huawei reassesses goal to be world’s bestselling smartphone vendor after US blacklist
Inside China Tech: Talking to people in China’s Silicon Valley in the midst of the tech war

China’s Silicon Valley caught in crossfire of tech war as country’s most advanced technologies, from AI to drones and robotics, being developed in the area.

1 Jun 2019 - 12:52AM

China’s Silicon Valley caught in crossfire of tech war as country’s most advanced technologies, from AI to drones and robotics, being developed in the area.

Inside China Tech: Talking to people in China’s Silicon Valley in the midst of the tech war
Why Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei is reading The American Trap by Frenchman Frederic Pierucci

A book by a French executive previously jailed for corruption has become the bestselling management tome in China because readers see parallels to the US case against Huawei.

1 Jun 2019 - 7:33AM

A book by a French executive previously jailed for corruption has become the bestselling management tome in China because readers see parallels to the US case against Huawei.

Why Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei is reading The American Trap by Frenchman Frederic Pierucci
Huawei among more than 140 Chinese entities on US trade blacklist

The Entity List identifies organisations and individuals considered to be a significant risk to US security and foreign policy.

31 May 2019 - 4:18PM

The Entity List identifies organisations and individuals considered to be a significant risk to US security and foreign policy.

Huawei among more than 140 Chinese entities on US trade blacklist