Wayne Ma


Wayne Ma is a reporter for The Information in Hong Kong. He was previously at Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for 10 years in Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong, where he covered everything from oil trading to China's biggest conglomerates and technology companies. Originally from Chicago, he is a graduate of New York University's business and economic reporting program.

The east gate of the Old City in Kashgar, Xinjiang autonomous region, China. Photo by Bloomberg.
An employee uses a facial recognition device as she swipes her badge to enter the assembly line area at a Pegatron factory in Shanghai in 2016. Photo by Bloomberg.

Apple Warns Chinese App Developers Over Ad Tracking

March 18, 2021 · 10:40 PM PDT
The move comes after the newspaper reported that a Chinese advertising group had developed a workaround to Apple's looming app privacy changes.

Apple Cuts Ties With Supplier Accused of Forced Labor

March 17, 2021 · 3:07 AM PDT
The move comes after OFilm was accused last year of using forced Muslim labor at a factory that made Apple products.

News Corp Reaches Deal with Facebook Over Licensing News

March 16, 2021 · 1:44 AM PDT
The move comes after Facebook temporarily suspended the posting and sharing of news in Australia.

China, U.S. to Establish Rare Cooperation in Chip Industry

March 11, 2021 · 2:14 AM PST
The move could signal a thaw of relations between the U.S. and China over chip making.
Tencent's Chief Strategy Officer James Mitchell, a key figure in Tencent's investment portfolio. Photo by Bloomberg

Facebook Tests Out Short-Video Sharing in India

March 9, 2021 · 2:10 AM PST
The ability to share short videos fills a void left by TikTok, which was banned last year amid deteriorating relations between China and India.

India Threatens Jail for Facebook, Twitter Employees

March 8, 2021 · 12:13 AM PST
The warnings put the tech firms on a collision course with India that could end with their leaving India or compromising their commitment to human rights.

Microsoft Says New Chinese Hacking Group Targeted Exchange Servers

March 3, 2021 · 2:02 AM PST
The move comes amid fractious relations between the U.S. and China, which is increasingly taking the form of cyber attacks and cyber espionage.

China’s R&D Spending Reached Record in 2020

March 1, 2021 · 12:32 AM PST
The record spending comes as China moves to become more self-sufficient in areas such as chip development amid a trade war with the U.S.

Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts After Coup

Feb. 25, 2021 · 1:47 AM PST
The move comes as Facebook increasingly moderates content that could lead to violence after previously taking a more hands-off attitude.
An image from the upcoming Disney movie 'Soul'. Photo courtesy of Disney

Facebook to Restore News Sharing in Australia

Feb. 22, 2021 · 9:25 PM PST
The move is a win for Facebook as the new amendments to a proposed Australian law give it more time to negotiate a commercial deal with local media outlets.

Amazon Wins Court Battle to Halt Deal Between India Partner, Reliance

Feb. 22, 2021 · 12:21 AM PST
The ruling is a legal win for Amazon, which is battling competitors such as Walmart and Reliance Industries in India’s e-commerce market.

Apple Looking to Assemble iPads in India

Feb. 18, 2021 · 1:21 AM PST
Apple is lobbying India to expand an incentive scheme for laptops and tablet PCs that could clear the way for it to assemble iPads in the country.

Lunar New Year Helps China Box Office Set New Record

Feb. 17, 2021 · 2:25 AM PST
China is on track to overtake the U.S. in box office receipts for a second year due to ticket sales during the Lunar New Year holiday

China Considers Banning Rare Earth Exports to the U.S.

Feb. 16, 2021 · 12:51 AM PST
That move could have a major impact on both consumer electronics and electric vehicles, which use rare earths for magnets and batteries.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Bloomberg

Apple Developing Advanced Display Technology With TSMC in Taiwan

Feb. 9, 2021 · 11:39 PM PST
The move is another sign of how Apple is doubling down on AR/VR as the next big tech platform.