Chua Kong Ho

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Chua Kong Ho

Kong Ho oversees the coverage of technology news at the SCMP

Kong Ho is 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

17 Sep 2019 - 3:16PM

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
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.

12 Sep 2019 - 2:50AM

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?
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.

11 Sep 2019 - 6:00AM

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
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.

7 Sep 2019 - 10:40AM

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
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

23 Aug 2019 - 2:19PM

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
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
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”.

7 Aug 2019 - 6:19AM

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
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.

3 Aug 2019 - 7:13AM

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
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.

16 Jul 2019 - 12:49PM

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
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

15 Jul 2019 - 4:47PM

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
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.

10 Jul 2019 - 9:42PM

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’?
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.

10 Jul 2019 - 6:45AM

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
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.

9 Jul 2019 - 10:40PM

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
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?

9 Jul 2019 - 9:59AM

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?
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.

3 Jul 2019 - 6:00AM

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
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.

17 Sep 2019 - 3:14PM

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.

8 Aug 2019 - 11:07AM

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