Chua Kong Ho

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Chua Kong Ho

Chua Kong Ho is a former technology editor at the South China Morning Post.

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Inside China Tech: Leaders in Technology – self-driving cars in China

We talked to Jianxiong Xiao, the founder and CEO of AutoX, a high-tech company working on self-driving vehicles

We talked to Jianxiong Xiao, the founder and CEO of AutoX, a high-tech company working on self-driving vehicles

Inside China Tech: Leaders in Technology – self-driving cars in China
17 Sep 2019 - 3:16PM
Taiwan became top chip manufacturer with US help. Can it stay there?

Semiconductors have become the cornerstone technology of the information age and Taiwan has managed to carve out a leading industry position.

Semiconductors have become the cornerstone technology of the information age and Taiwan has managed to carve out a leading industry position.

Taiwan became top chip manufacturer with US help. Can it stay there?
12 Sep 2019 - 2:50AM
China’s Professor X says we are at the tipping point for mass roll-out of self-driving cars after tech advances

AutoX founder says it is an exciting time to be alive - finally we are ready to build a machine that can drive cars.

AutoX founder says it is an exciting time to be alive - finally we are ready to build a machine that can drive cars.

China’s Professor X says we are at the tipping point for mass roll-out of self-driving cars after tech advances
11 Sep 2019 - 6:00AM
Creating an innovation culture - Singapore’s not-so-secret formula to becoming a regional tech hub

Apart from cultivating the local start-up scene, Singapore has also become a magnet for foreign technology firms.

Apart from cultivating the local start-up scene, Singapore has also become a magnet for foreign technology firms.

Creating an innovation culture - Singapore’s not-so-secret formula to becoming a regional tech hub
7 Sep 2019 - 10:40AM
Inside Asia Tech | From cult to mainstream: Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan on youth, authenticity and fintech

Razer is looking to capture the youth audience for gaming and translate in into dollars as they mature and need other services

Razer is looking to capture the youth audience for gaming and translate in into dollars as they mature and need other services

From cult to mainstream: Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan on youth, authenticity and fintech
23 Aug 2019 - 2:19PM
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.

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
20 Aug 2019 - 2:51PM
Singapore’s online hotel booking site RedDoorz targets Southeast Asia push

Budget accommodation can be touch-and-go in Southeast Asia, which RedDoorz sees as an opportunity by providing the guarantee of a “clean room with Wi-fi”.

Budget accommodation can be touch-and-go in Southeast Asia, which RedDoorz sees as an opportunity by providing the guarantee of a “clean room with Wi-fi”.

Singapore’s online hotel booking site RedDoorz targets Southeast Asia push
7 Aug 2019 - 6:19AM
Inside China Tech | How a 120-metre walk down Huawei’s production line provides a lesson in global supply chains

Division-of-labour specialisation and replacement of human labour by robotics and machines will be difficult to roll back.

Division-of-labour specialisation and replacement of human labour by robotics and machines will be difficult to roll back.

How a 120-metre walk down Huawei’s production line provides a lesson in global supply chains
3 Aug 2019 - 7:13AM
Top China venture capitalist sees flood of money into 5G-related areas in next 36 months

Ultra-fast 5G mobile networks will reduce latency and enable technologies such as autonomous driving and virtual reality, according to GGV Capital managing partner Jixun Foo.

Ultra-fast 5G mobile networks will reduce latency and enable technologies such as autonomous driving and virtual reality, according to GGV Capital managing partner Jixun Foo.

Top China venture capitalist sees flood of money into 5G-related areas in next 36 months
16 Jul 2019 - 12:49PM
AI education unicorn Squirrel targets foreign markets with plans for mathematics, Mandarin lessons

Education and health care in China suffer from uneven distribution of resources and talent, resulting in a wave of new tech start-ups like Squirrel AI that aim to level the playing field

Education and health care in China suffer from uneven distribution of resources and talent, resulting in a wave of new tech start-ups like Squirrel AI that aim to level the playing field

AI education unicorn Squirrel targets foreign markets with plans for mathematics, Mandarin lessons
15 Jul 2019 - 4:47PM
Inside China Tech | Should we stop calling Didi Chuxing ‘China’s Uber’?

China is successfully executing new ideas in social media and the broader digital economy, which in turn are being ‘translated’ westwards by the likes of Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

China is successfully executing new ideas in social media and the broader digital economy, which in turn are being ‘translated’ westwards by the likes of Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

Should we stop calling Didi Chuxing ‘China’s Uber’?
10 Jul 2019 - 9:42PM
Hong Kong Science Park on track to attract top-notch research institutes as part of tech push, CEO says

The city is competing for talent, capital and start-ups with other hi-tech hubs like Singapore, Israel and Silicon Valley.

The city is competing for talent, capital and start-ups with other hi-tech hubs like Singapore, Israel and Silicon Valley.

Hong Kong Science Park on track to attract top-notch research institutes as part of tech push, CEO says
10 Jul 2019 - 6:45AM
Grab invests in start-ups in farming to shared kitchens to grow its super-app

Singapore-based on-demand services app operator announced venture capital arm a year ago to invest in start-ups as it consolidates its position in transport, food delivery and financial services.

Singapore-based on-demand services app operator announced venture capital arm a year ago to invest in start-ups as it consolidates its position in transport, food delivery and financial services.

Grab invests in start-ups in farming to shared kitchens to grow its super-app
9 Jul 2019 - 10:40PM
Inside China Tech: China still can’t compete with Silicon Valley. Can it ever catch up?

What makes Silicon Valley the global hub of innovation and will China ever catch up?

What makes Silicon Valley the global hub of innovation and will China ever catch up?

Inside China Tech: China still can’t compete with Silicon Valley. Can it ever catch up?
9 Jul 2019 - 9:59AM
Inside China Tech | Why the US may be supercharging China’s tech ambitions with its Huawei ban

US tech giants have been lobbying against the Huawei ban, as they stand to lose billions in revenue from losing the Chinese giant as a customer.

US tech giants have been lobbying against the Huawei ban, as they stand to lose billions in revenue from losing the Chinese giant as a customer.

Why the US may be supercharging China’s tech ambitions with its Huawei ban
3 Jul 2019 - 6:00AM
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.

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
26 Jun 2019 - 8:18PM
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.

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
26 Jun 2019 - 8:20PM
Inside China Tech: Does top-down, state-led innovation work? (Trailer)

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

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

Inside China Tech: Does top-down, state-led innovation work? (Trailer)
17 Sep 2019 - 3:14PM
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

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
12 Jun 2019 - 6:02PM
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.

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
1 Jun 2019 - 12:52AM
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?

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?
24 May 2019 - 7:16PM
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.

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
30 May 2019 - 4:31PM
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.

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
12 Apr 2019 - 4:10PM
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.

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
2 Apr 2019 - 6:16AM
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.

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
20 Mar 2019 - 8:42PM
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.

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?
11 Mar 2019 - 7:47AM
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’.

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?
23 Feb 2019 - 9:57AM
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.

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’
13 Feb 2019 - 10:03PM
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.

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
13 Feb 2019 - 6:26AM
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.

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
8 Aug 2019 - 11:07AM