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

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
Southeast Asia becomes a target for China technology companies but is a tough nut to crack
JD.com-backed Thai fashion e-commerce site Pomelo is expanding its online-to-offline retail concept to Singapore
Japanese networking site Wantedly looks to expand in Southeast Asia, help companies ‘date’ millennials
Grab to include third-party providers in quest to build ‘everyday app’
Chinese facial recognition start-up Megvii makes push into Southeast Asia
In Singapore, a preview of how Grab and Go-Jek will likely face off across Southeast Asia
Asian start-ups flock to Singapore to seek funding – and fame