Chua Kong Ho

Chua Kong Ho is technology editor at the Post. Prior to joining the team in 2017, he worked for Bloomberg for 11 years in Shanghai and Singapore. He has also worked for The Straits Times in Singapore.
Chua Kong Ho
Chua Kong Ho is technology editor at the Post. Prior to joining the team in 2017, he worked for Bloomberg for 11 years in Shanghai and Singapore. He has also worked for The Straits Times in Singapore.

Latest from Chua Kong Ho

Singapore is ‘actively studying’ virtual banking licences, says country’s prime minister

In China, five of the country’s largest tech companies have already been operating virtual banks since 2014 and Hong Kong’s first virtual banking licences were issued in March.

26 Jun 2019 - 8:18PM

In China, five of the country’s largest tech companies have already been operating virtual banks since 2014 and Hong Kong’s first virtual banking licences were issued in March.

Singapore is ‘actively studying’ virtual banking licences, says country’s prime minister
Singapore keeps options open on Huawei, says any 5G vendor must meet security standards

Singapore counts both the US and China as its key trading partners, and many Southeast nations have been reluctant to push back on Huawei.

26 Jun 2019 - 8:20PM

Singapore counts both the US and China as its key trading partners, and many Southeast nations have been reluctant to push back on Huawei.

Singapore keeps options open on Huawei, says any 5G vendor must meet security standards
Inside China Tech: Does top-down, state-led innovation work? (Trailer)

Silicon Valley was seeded with funding for military research at Stanford University.

19 Jun 2019 - 12:45PM

Silicon Valley was seeded with funding for military research at Stanford University.

Inside China Tech: Does top-down, state-led innovation work? (Trailer)
Huawei scraps first product launch as US trade ban bites

The impact of the US trade blacklist on Huawei is beginning to bite as Huawei scraps its first new product launch following the blacklisting in mid-May

12 Jun 2019 - 6:02PM

The impact of the US trade blacklist on Huawei is beginning to bite as Huawei scraps its first new product launch following the blacklisting in mid-May

Huawei scraps first product launch as US trade ban bites
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
US-China tech war: Tumultuous times for Huawei - can it survive?

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ban US tech companies from doing business with 'foreign adversaries' - will this cripple the largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer in the world?

24 May 2019 - 7:16PM

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ban US tech companies from doing business with 'foreign adversaries' - will this cripple the largest telecommunications-equipment manufacturer in the world?

US-China tech war: Tumultuous times for Huawei - can it survive?
Inside China Tech: How facial recognition technology facilitates China’s surveillance

State surveillance camera makers largely benefited from the rise in demand for the technology after 9/11 terror attacks.

30 May 2019 - 4:31PM

State surveillance camera makers largely benefited from the rise in demand for the technology after 9/11 terror attacks.

Inside China Tech: How facial recognition technology facilitates China’s surveillance
Inside China Tech: How live-streaming in China is monitored and censored

Analysing how one of China’s biggest live-streaming companies manages and censors the content from its 250 million monthly users, from cigarettes to cleavage, tattoos and protests.

12 Apr 2019 - 4:10PM

Analysing how one of China’s biggest live-streaming companies manages and censors the content from its 250 million monthly users, from cigarettes to cleavage, tattoos and protests.

Inside China Tech: How live-streaming in China is monitored and censored
Minority Report-style crime prevention with artificial intelligence is fast becoming reality

The line between science fiction and reality is blurring fast with artificial intelligence being used to spot abnormal behaviour that may suggest criminal intent.

2 Apr 2019 - 6:16AM

The line between science fiction and reality is blurring fast with artificial intelligence being used to spot abnormal behaviour that may suggest criminal intent.

Minority Report-style crime prevention with artificial intelligence is fast becoming reality
How AI, facial recognition technologies are revolutionising physical security in Asia

Advances in security and surveillance technologies mean the days of elderly guards manning posts at commercial and residential establishments are numbered.

20 Mar 2019 - 8:42PM

Advances in security and surveillance technologies mean the days of elderly guards manning posts at commercial and residential establishments are numbered.

How AI, facial recognition technologies are revolutionising physical security in Asia
Opinion | Start-up nation: Are there lessons to be learned from Israel’s tech success?

A strong risk-taking culture, growing pool of talent, state support, and military training and applications have helped shape Israel’s hi-tech industry.

11 Mar 2019 - 7:47AM

A strong risk-taking culture, growing pool of talent, state support, and military training and applications have helped shape Israel’s hi-tech industry.

Start-up nation: Are there lessons to be learned from Israel’s tech success?
Did Donald Trump just give Huawei a pass?

US President Donald Trump said he wants the US to ‘win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies’.

23 Feb 2019 - 9:57AM

US President Donald Trump said he wants the US to ‘win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies’.

Did Donald Trump just give Huawei a pass?
Former British surveillance head says calls to freeze Chinese companies out of 5G telecoms in Western countries are ‘short on technical understanding’

Former surveillance chief says countries should base decisions on Chinese involvement in telecoms on technical expertise and risk assessment, not politics.

13 Feb 2019 - 10:03PM

Former surveillance chief says countries should base decisions on Chinese involvement in telecoms on technical expertise and risk assessment, not politics.

Former British surveillance head says calls to freeze Chinese companies out of 5G telecoms in Western countries are ‘short on technical understanding’
Huawei gets vote of confidence from Philippines’ Globe Telecom, which says security concerns somewhat overblown

Globe Telecom network given ‘clean bill of health’ after extensive review by consultants from UK and Israel, CEO says.

13 Feb 2019 - 6:26AM

Globe Telecom network given ‘clean bill of health’ after extensive review by consultants from UK and Israel, CEO says.

Huawei gets vote of confidence from Philippines’ Globe Telecom, which says security concerns somewhat overblown
US-led backlash against China’s Huawei, Hikvision seen giving higher-cost rivals an opening to win contracts

Concerns over the increasing market dominance of China’s tech giants have simmered over the years.

10 Feb 2019 - 10:54PM

Concerns over the increasing market dominance of China’s tech giants have simmered over the years.

US-led backlash against China’s Huawei, Hikvision seen giving higher-cost rivals an opening to win contracts
Inside China Tech: How technology is changing Lunar New Year

Zen Soo and Chua Kong Ho look at how technology has changed the Lunar New Year celebrations in China: from digital red envelopes to online market stalls and facial recognition for train tickets.

25 Feb 2019 - 1:57PM

Zen Soo and Chua Kong Ho look at how technology has changed the Lunar New Year celebrations in China: from digital red envelopes to online market stalls and facial recognition for train tickets.

Inside China Tech: How technology is changing Lunar New Year
The Chinese tradition of giving red packets gets a digital update, keeping it alive and well

Those born in the 1990s were the most enthusiastic users of digital hongbaos, or red packets, according to WeChat data

8 Feb 2019 - 8:01AM

Those born in the 1990s were the most enthusiastic users of digital hongbaos, or red packets, according to WeChat data

The Chinese tradition of giving red packets gets a digital update, keeping it alive and well
Reddit said to land China’s Tencent as lead investor in funding round that may value website at US$3 billion
Inside China Tech: WeChat changes focus, new social media players and short video’s rise and rise

SCMP tech editor Chua Kong Ho speaks with reporters Iris Deng and Celia Chen about WeChat, its new competitors and the short video craze enveloping China.

25 Jan 2019 - 2:05PM

SCMP tech editor Chua Kong Ho speaks with reporters Iris Deng and Celia Chen about WeChat, its new competitors and the short video craze enveloping China.

Inside China Tech: WeChat changes focus, new social media players and short video’s rise and rise
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei on why he joined China’s Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army

Ren speaks of his time in the military and how he came to join the Chinese Communist Party

17 Jan 2019 - 3:32PM

Ren speaks of his time in the military and how he came to join the Chinese Communist Party

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei on why he joined China’s Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army
Here’s what happened when I swapped my iPhone for a dumbphone
Facebook stock wipeout shows how analysts lag behind market in their recommendations

Facebook has lost the equivalent of a Chevron, Intel or Coca-Cola in market value in four months

26 Nov 2018 - 9:29PM

Facebook has lost the equivalent of a Chevron, Intel or Coca-Cola in market value in four months

Facebook stock wipeout shows how analysts lag behind market in their recommendations
ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming bounces back with new funding round to win world’s most valuable start-up crown
Baidu CEO Robin Li says artificial intelligence will have much bigger impact on society than the internet
Didi’s founder says vanity and breathless expansion contributed to tragedy of passenger rape-murder
How Grab’s CEO steered it from a garage in Malaysia to Southeast Asia’s most valuable tech unicorn
Ctrip’s female CEO on gender inequality and fighting internet platform companies
Ele.me steps up investments as on-demand delivery battle with rival Meituan-Dianping intensifies
China’s internet ecosystem model increasingly being copied globally
Williams Formula One team in race to adopt AI system