May Chen

May Chen

Social Media Producer

May Chen is a contributor to Inkstone. She is a social media producer for the South China Morning Post and a former sports correspondent for The Straits Times.

Location
Hong Kong
Language spoken
English, Mandarin
Areas of Expertise
Social media, sports
Step aside, America. Singapore is now the world’s most competitive economy
Singapore has overtaken the United States to become the world’s most competitive economy, according to Switzerland’s IMD Business School’s annual rankings. It regained a spot it last claimed in 2010, an accolade that means it came up tops among the 63 economies assessed for sustainable growth, job generation and welfare for its citizens. The US was knocked off its perch at the top, slipping to third as the confidence boost from tax cuts faded and high-technology exports weakened. The competitiveness of the world’s biggest economy was also hit by higher fuel prices, weaker high-tech exports and fluctuations in the value of the dollar. “In a year of high uncertainty in global markets due to r
You can now tell pandas apart – with facial recognition
There is no animal like the giant panda. But between themselves, the fluffy, rotund creatures can be hard to tell apart. But a new app could soon help us do just that using facial technology. Researchers spent two years amassing a database of more than 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas. Analysis of these images has allowed them to create an app that can identify unique features on each panda’s face, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding said on Friday. This allows conservationists to better track wild giant pandas, a tough task given their elusive nature and rarity. “The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population