Josh Ye

Hong Kong

Josh Ye

Reporter, Abacus

Josh is a reporter at Abacus. He was previously a reporter and a video producer for the South China Morning Post. Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in English and philosophy, he's now pursuing a law degree at the University of Hong Kong. Outside of work, he's a pop culture junkie, an avid listener of audiobooks and a huge fan of American sports.

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Sun Hung Kai sells out at Mount Regency as new buyers snap up new homes before mortgages rise
Baidu's AI adventure

The story of Baidu's rise to become China's homegrown version of Google.

23 Apr 2018 - 10:46AM

The story of Baidu's rise to become China's homegrown version of Google.

Baidu's AI adventure
Why Hong Kong pegs its currency to the US dollar

Since 1983, Hong Kong authorities have pegged the value of the city's currency to that of the US dollar at an exchange rate of roughly 7.8 to 1. We explain the reasoning for the peg.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

Since 1983, Hong Kong authorities have pegged the value of the city's currency to that of the US dollar at an exchange rate of roughly 7.8 to 1. We explain the reasoning for the peg.

Why Hong Kong pegs its currency to the US dollar
What's behind Xiaomi's meteoric rise?

It took Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi seven years to reach US$100 billion in revenue. Here is the origin story of Xiaomi and its founder Lei Jun.

17 Nov 2018 - 4:26AM

It took Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi seven years to reach US$100 billion in revenue. Here is the origin story of Xiaomi and its founder Lei Jun.

What's behind Xiaomi's meteoric rise?
Electric carmaker BYD buffeted by subsidy cuts

Shenzhen-based firm hit with a 19.5pc crash in net annual profit to US$647.05m last year

28 Mar 2018 - 11:02PM

Shenzhen-based firm hit with a 19.5pc crash in net annual profit to US$647.05m last year

Electric carmaker BYD buffeted by subsidy cuts
How agents are helping investors buy into initial coin offerings, despite their ban in China

‘Where there’s demand, there will be supply … If there are gains to be made, then people will take risks,’ says vice-president of the Hong Kong Blockchain Society, of the enduring appeal of cryptocurrency offerings

29 Mar 2018 - 2:35PM

‘Where there’s demand, there will be supply … If there are gains to be made, then people will take risks,’ says vice-president of the Hong Kong Blockchain Society, of the enduring appeal of cryptocurrency offerings

How agents are helping investors buy into initial coin offerings, despite their ban in China
Alibaba and Ford unveil car vending machine in Guangzhou

Buyers can be driving away a Mustang in under 10 minutes, without a car salesman in sight. Other machines planned for Beijing and Hangzhou

3 Jul 2018 - 10:04PM

Buyers can be driving away a Mustang in under 10 minutes, without a car salesman in sight. Other machines planned for Beijing and Hangzhou

Alibaba and Ford unveil car vending machine in Guangzhou
SFC identifies deficiencies by lead IPO underwriters

Chief executive reminds sponsors ‘to comply with the expected standards and the relevant codes, rules and regulations in carrying out their work’

26 Mar 2018 - 11:21PM

Chief executive reminds sponsors ‘to comply with the expected standards and the relevant codes, rules and regulations in carrying out their work’

SFC identifies deficiencies by lead IPO underwriters
Why the US is slapping tariffs on Chinese imports
Hong Kong property firm New World Development joins green financing trend with US$459 million loan
What makes Tencent such a tech goliath?

China’s Tencent is one of the biggest tech companies in the world. What began with an instant messaging app has now grown into China's largest social network and the world’s largest gaming company. Here’s what’s behind Tencent’s meteoric rise.

22 Mar 2018 - 9:00AM

China’s Tencent is one of the biggest tech companies in the world. What began with an instant messaging app has now grown into China's largest social network and the world’s largest gaming company. Here’s what’s behind Tencent’s meteoric rise.

What makes Tencent such a tech goliath?
Indie games are the latest trophies for tech giants in China’s multibillion-dollar gaming market
Emojis - the language of the internet

There will be 157 new emojis debuting in 2018 - all with a specific purpose, ranging from representing red-heads to containing zika virus. Emojis are becoming the language of the internet. The icons transcend languages and culture - making it an easy way for people around the world to communicate. There’s a story behind each new emoji. Red-heads for instance were created after about 22-thousand people petitioned for it.

21 Feb 2018 - 10:28AM

There will be 157 new emojis debuting in 2018 - all with a specific purpose, ranging from representing red-heads to containing zika virus. Emojis are becoming the language of the internet. The icons transcend languages and culture - making it an easy way for people around the world to communicate. There’s a story behind each new emoji. Red-heads for instance were created after about 22-thousand people petitioned for it.

Emojis - the language of the internet
Deliveroo has no appetite for China’s ‘competitive’ food delivery market
Video: Click farms of phantom users flood China’s US$50 billion online advertising market
Meet China's army of phantom viewers

This fake web traffic, which accounts for one third of advertiser views in China, is generated by so-called click farms which use powerful computers to control thousands of mobile phones, or hack into other smartphones through malicious apps to do the same.

5 Feb 2018 - 3:10PM

This fake web traffic, which accounts for one third of advertiser views in China, is generated by so-called click farms which use powerful computers to control thousands of mobile phones, or hack into other smartphones through malicious apps to do the same.

Meet China's army of phantom viewers
Fosun gives Cirque du Soleil a second shot at wooing Chinese audiences
To stay relevant, Hong Kong port unveils remote-controlled cranes
This drone is as light as an iPhone and flies as fast as a car

DJI, the world’s biggest maker of civilian drones, has started selling a mid-price variant of its Mavic series of lightweight recreational flying machines, ready for shipment next week.

26 Jan 2018 - 6:57PM

DJI, the world’s biggest maker of civilian drones, has started selling a mid-price variant of its Mavic series of lightweight recreational flying machines, ready for shipment next week.

This drone is as light as an iPhone and flies as fast as a car
This drone is as light as an iPhone and flies as fast as a car
Tencent takes aim at Apple and Google app stores with WeChat mini program push
Explainer: How big is China’s gaming industry?
WeChat: an app that runs apps including a fake news debunker

Tencent, the company which owns WeChat, has been giving mini-programs, mobile applications that can load instantly on WeChat rather than being downloaded from app stores, a huge push since 2016 as it aims to make WeChat a complete ecosystem rather than a simple chat app. 

18 Jan 2018 - 4:04PM

Tencent, the company which owns WeChat, has been giving mini-programs, mobile applications that can load instantly on WeChat rather than being downloaded from app stores, a huge push since 2016 as it aims to make WeChat a complete ecosystem rather than a simple chat app. 

WeChat: an app that runs apps including a fake news debunker
It takes 556 days of computing and a hefty electricity bill to mine a single bitcoin. Is it worth it?

The prices of crypto mining computers have risen with soaring bitcoin prices, prompting some enthusiasts to mine for Ethereum and other alternatives.

21 Jan 2018 - 2:48PM

The prices of crypto mining computers have risen with soaring bitcoin prices, prompting some enthusiasts to mine for Ethereum and other alternatives.

It takes 556 days of computing and a hefty electricity bill to mine a single bitcoin. Is it worth it?
How big is China's gaming industry?

China’s gamer-base is huge. But a large proportion of them still remain invisible to the rest of the world as they mostly reside within China’s tightly controlled internet. Meanwhile, China’s Tencent has quietly become the world’s largest gaming company and it rivals Facebook in being the world’s fifth largest by market cap. If you game at all, chances are you have played games owned wholly or in part by Tencent.

8 Jan 2018 - 5:53PM

China’s gamer-base is huge. But a large proportion of them still remain invisible to the rest of the world as they mostly reside within China’s tightly controlled internet. Meanwhile, China’s Tencent has quietly become the world’s largest gaming company and it rivals Facebook in being the world’s fifth largest by market cap. If you game at all, chances are you have played games owned wholly or in part by Tencent.

How big is China's gaming industry?
Explainer: Why does it take so long and cost so much to trade bitcoin?
Will anyone still buy coffee with bitcoin? Digital currency’s surge impairs its usefulness in real life
What to expect as Chinese firms crash America's biggest tech party

There are 482 companies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year which have 'Shenzhen' in their name. Last year, Chinese companies accounted for about one-third of all exhibitors. This year Chinese firms are bringing their latest electric cars and handset to the world's largest electronics trade show. Huawei and Byton are among some of the companies which tech enthusiasts should pay attention to. 

8 Jan 2018 - 6:20PM

There are 482 companies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year which have 'Shenzhen' in their name. Last year, Chinese companies accounted for about one-third of all exhibitors. This year Chinese firms are bringing their latest electric cars and handset to the world's largest electronics trade show. Huawei and Byton are among some of the companies which tech enthusiasts should pay attention to. 

What to expect as Chinese firms crash America's biggest tech party
How good was 2017 for stocks in Hong Kong?
How good was 2017 for stocks in Hong Kong?