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.

A supervisor holds checks an employee's badge during roll call at a Pegatron factory in Shanghai. Photo by Bloomberg

Apple’s New Encrypted Web Browsing Feature Won’t Be Available in China

June 8, 2021 · 2:41 AM PDT
The move is likely due to China’s cybersecurity laws, which require authorities to be able to trace user internet activity and forbids it from being encrypted.
Jony Ive in 2019. Photo by AP

Wix.com Restores Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Website

June 3, 2021 · 5:07 AM PDT
The website's temporary shutdown was a rare case where a firm based outside of Hong Kong has complied with a takedown request using the city-state's national security law.

Apple Employees to Come Into Work at Least Three Days a Week

June 3, 2021 · 2:19 AM PDT
The move underscores CEO Tim Cook’s insistence that employees come to work, a reflection of his belief that virtual interactions aren’t conducive to creativity.
Chart by Mike Sullivan

Chinese NGO Sues Tencent For Harming Minors With Hit Mobile Game

June 2, 2021 · 2:52 AM PDT
The lawsuit, which was brought by the Beijing Children’s Law Aid and Research Centre, accuses Tencent of causing addictive behaviors among minors.

TSMC Starts Construction on Arizona Chip Factory

June 2, 2021 · 12:41 AM PDT
The move comes amid a global chip shortage, which has severely affected supply of everything from automobiles to gaming consoles and computer graphics cards.

Poland Trial Begins for Ex-Huawei Executive Accused of Spying

June 1, 2021 · 1:42 AM PDT
The outcome of the case could have business repercussions for Huawei, which has been accused of spying for the Chinese government.

Intel CEO Reiterates Chip Shortage Could Last Years

May 31, 2021 · 2:22 AM PDT
The comments about the global chip shortage reiterate what Intel’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger, told The Washington Post in April.

Twitter Concerned Over Intimidation Tactics, New Laws in India

May 27, 2021 · 2:14 AM PDT · 1 comment
The statement comes as the Indian government seeks to control foreign social media networks in an effort to tamp down on political protests and discourse.

Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Posts Record 1Q Results

May 26, 2021 · 5:31 AM PDT
Xiaomi is filling a void left by Huawei, which has been battered by international sanctions over its ties to China’s military.

Tesla to Store Chinese User Data Locally After Security Concerns

May 25, 2021 · 11:10 PM PDT
The move is part of Beijing's efforts to require foreign companies to store Chinese user data onshore as it seeks greater control and security over information.

WhatsApp Sues Indian Government Over Proposed Traceability Rules

May 25, 2021 · 10:33 PM PDT
The move comes amid a major crackdown by India’s government on western social media networks in an attempt to censor and control speech.

Chinese Antitrust Regulators Probe Tencent-Backed KE Holdings

May 25, 2021 · 1:17 AM PDT
The investigation is another sign that regulators are turning up the heat on Chinese technology firms including Tencent, which owns nearly 12% of KE Holdings.

Vietnam Asks AirPods Maker to Shut Operations Amid New Virus Outbreak

May 18, 2021 · 1:36 AM PDT
The order affects Luxshare Precision Industry, a Chinese company that assembles Apple's AirPods headphones in Vietnam.

Apple Gave In to Demand to Move Encryption Keys to Chinese Data Center

May 17, 2021 · 11:31 PM PDT
While it’s known that Apple ceded control of Chinese user data to a local partner in 2017, the details of that arrangement haven't been previously reported.

Bill Gates Left Microsoft Board Amid Probe Into Prior Relationship

May 17, 2021 · 1:00 AM PDT
The new revelation could further tarnish Gates’ legacy, which has been battered since he and his wife announced their divorce earlier this month.

IPhone Assembler Foxconn Reports Higher 1Q Profit

May 13, 2021 · 11:52 PM PDT
The rise in net profit comes after Apple reported a similar blowout quarter, with some analysts questioning whether those results were sustainable.

SoftBank-Backed Coupang Reports Wider Than Expected Loss

May 13, 2021 · 2:51 AM PDT
The net loss threatens to erase some of the gains SoftBank reaped from Coupang’s blockbuster initial public offering in March.