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.

LinkedIn Steps Up Censorship of Users in China

June 23, 2021 · 1:55 AM PDT
The move comes after Chinese regulators summoned LinkedIn in March to tell them to better regulate content on their service, the newspaper reported.

ByteDance Rolls Out Web Version of Douyin to Attract New Users

June 23, 2021 · 1:43 AM PDT
The move comes as ByteDance seeks to acquire new users amid a “saturated market” for growth by only having a mobile app.
Photos by Bloomberg. Photo illustration by Mike Sullivan.

U.S. Rescinds Orders Prohibiting Transactions With WeChat, TikTok

June 22, 2021 · 2:06 AM PDT
The move comes after a similar order was rescinded earlier this month that revoked a series of Trump-era executive orders aimed at banning the two apps.

GlobalFoundries to Build $4 Billion Chip Factory in Singapore

June 22, 2021 · 1:58 AM PDT
The investment comes despite attempts by the U.S. government to encourage companies to build factories in the U.S. to protect against supply chain disruptions.

China’s Full Truck Alliance Seeks to Raise $1.6 Billion in U.S. IPO

June 21, 2021 · 3:14 AM PDT
The move comes after another Chinese transportation startup, Didi Chuxing, filed for a U.S. IPO this month, underscoring interest in the country's sector.

Microsoft Plans China Expansion With New Data Centers

June 21, 2021 · 3:05 AM PDT
Although China comprises less than 2% of Microsoft’s annual revenue, it has made efforts to boost China business with censored versions of Bing and LinkedIn.

TSMC Leaves World Vulnerable to Chip Supply Shortages

June 21, 2021 · 2:53 AM PDT
The world's dependence on TSMC underscores how a conflict between Taiwan and mainland China could leave the world vulnerable to a chip shortage.

Apple iPhone Glass Supplier May Raise $2 Billion in Hong Kong IPO

June 18, 2021 · 2:34 AM PDT
Biel Crystal’s planned IPO reflects how Chinese suppliers are willing to work with Apple for low margins to become attractive to investors and other customers.

South Korean Videogame Maker Behind PUBG Seeks $5 Billion in IPO

June 16, 2021 · 2:08 AM PDT
The IPO would be a boon to investors such as Chinese internet giant Tencent, which owns a roughly 16% stake in the company.

Major Revisions to Apple Watch Pushed to 2022 and Beyond

June 14, 2021 · 9:39 PM PDT
The Apple Watch hasn’t achieved the same level of popularity as the iPhone and still can’t be used independently of Apple's flagship device.
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.