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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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
US is waging a tech war against this Shenzhen district

Tech workers in Shenzhen’s Yue Hai district, home to some of China’s biggest names in technology, worry over the impact of US-China tech war.

30 May 2019 - 1:39PM

Tech workers in Shenzhen’s Yue Hai district, home to some of China’s biggest names in technology, worry over the impact of US-China tech war.

US is waging a tech war against this Shenzhen district
Trade war turning Chinese students off the US, with many opting for UK, Canada and Australia, says payments firm

The number of Chinese students wanting to study in the US declined over concerns they may not be able to get a visa, according to Easy Transfer.

28 May 2019 - 7:24AM

The number of Chinese students wanting to study in the US declined over concerns they may not be able to get a visa, according to Easy Transfer.

Trade war turning Chinese students off the US, with many opting for UK, Canada and Australia, says payments firm
Chinese drone maker DJI monitors US blacklist as it develops own tech

A US warning on the security risks of Chinese-made drones has raised the spectre of DJI being placed under a trade ban.

31 May 2019 - 8:26PM

A US warning on the security risks of Chinese-made drones has raised the spectre of DJI being placed under a trade ban.

Chinese drone maker DJI monitors US blacklist as it develops own tech
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’.

31 May 2019 - 8:20PM

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