Chew Boon Leong

Chew Boon Leong

Senior Correspondent, Business Desk, Lianhe Zaobao

Chew Boon Leong joined Lianhe Zaobao’s Business Desk in 2013 and is responsible for news coverage focusing on trends in property, digital banking & fintech, startups and the shipping  industry. In the course of  work, he has conducted exclusive interviews with many key industry leaders and market players such as UBS Chairman Axel Weber, Lippo Group founder Mochtar Riady, Capitaland CEO Lee Chee Kun and Bona Film Group CEO Yu Dong. Prior to joining the Business Desk, Boon Leong was with the Political Desk and the Arts & Entertainment Desk.

Staff members walk past a logo of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba at its headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on 27 May 2022. (AFP)

China tech companies draw up war plans for ASEAN battleground

In the second of a seven-part Lianhe Zaobao-Business Times series on China and ASEAN, Zaobao senior correspondent Chew Boon Leong looks at the strategies adopted and challenges faced by China’s tech companies in Southeast Asia.
More Chinese tech companies are gaining a presence in Singapore. (Graphic: Ho Han Chong/SPH)

Singapore a popular base for China tech firms

In recent years, China's tech giants such as Alibaba, Tencent and ByteDance have set up regional offices in Singapore. With insights from industry experts, Zaobao senior business correspondent Chew Boon Leong analyses the impact that an influx of Chinese tech companies will have on Singapore. Will it affect Singapore's neutral stance and lead the nation to become a battleground for tech companies from the US and China?