Wayne Ma

Reporter

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.

Rapper Lil Nas X, whose career got a lift from TikTok. Photo by AP
Apple senior vice president of hardware technologies Johny Srouji. Screenshot via Apple

Yahoo Pulls Services From China Amid New Data Privacy Law

Nov. 2, 2021 · 6:47 AM PDT
Yahoo is only the latest after LinkedIn said it would pull its services last month amid China’s new data privacy and security laws.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and TSMC CEO C.C. Wei. Photos by Bloomberg; art by Mike Sullivan
Attendees at Facebook's 2019 Connect event gather around a Horizon display. Photo: Bloomberg
iPhones on display. Photo by Bloomberg

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Resurfaces in Hong Kong

Oct. 13, 2021 · 2:06 AM PDT
The billionaire tech founder has remained mostly out of public view since last October when Ant abruptly pulled its IPO in Hong Kong days before it was supposed to list.

Apple Faces Chip Bottlenecks, Could Cut iPhone Orders by up to 11%

Oct. 12, 2021 · 3:00 PM PDT
The news shows that Apple isn’t immune to the global chip shortage even though it’s known for paying far in advance to secure components.

China Bans All Cryptocurrency Transactions

Sept. 24, 2021 · 5:23 AM PDT
The announcement is the boldest move yet by the Chinese government to crack down on cryptocurrencies given its inability to regulate and trace them.

China Slows Videogame Approvals After Imposing New Limits on Minors

Sept. 16, 2021 · 1:06 AM PDT
The policy change is likely to slow down game approvals in the world’s largest videogame market and impact Chinese videogame giants such as Tencent and Netease.

Chinese Food Delivery Giants Won’t Force Workers to Register as Firms

Sept. 15, 2021 · 1:59 AM PDT
The statements come amid global scrutiny of gig economy workers, with their status as non-employees without benefits being challenged by local governments.

China’s DeepRoute.ai Raises $300 Million From Alibaba, Others

Sept. 14, 2021 · 1:07 AM PDT
The investment comes a month after another Chinese self-driving startup, Pony.ai, shelved plans to go public in the U.S. through a special purpose acquisition company.

Apple Fires Employee Who Complained About Working Conditions

Sept. 10, 2021 · 1:35 AM PDT
The firing comes as Apple employees are increasingly airing their grievances in public through social media and the press.
Art by Mike Sullivan.

Indian Education Startup Byju Raising up to $600 Million Ahead of IPO

Sept. 9, 2021 · 1:42 AM PDT
The news comes as Beijing cracks down on Chinese education startups, which could open a window for Byju to gain traction globally without as much competition.

Chinese Prosecutors Drop Sexual Assault Case Against Alibaba Employee

Sept. 7, 2021 · 1:29 AM PDT
The move is bound to stir more controversy about how sexual assault cases are handled, especially those originating from big Chinese tech firms such as Alibaba.
Apple's campus. Photo by Bloomberg

Apple Allows App Developers to Link to Outside Payment Methods

Sept. 1, 2021 · 7:38 PM PDT
The move makes it easier for consumers to bypass Apple’s in-app purchase system and buy subscriptions directly from app developers.

Prosus Acquires India’s BillDesk for $4.7 Billion

Aug. 31, 2021 · 2:03 AM PDT
Prosus is a spin off of South African media conglomerate Naspers and is best known for holding a 29% stake in China's Tencent.
Illustration by Haejin Park