Biography of the Author Jonathan Chang

Jonathan Chang

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. grab shields

    Commentary: Is trouble brewing in Grab paradise?

    Grab’s announced layoff of about 360 staff members suggests a rougher ride ahead, but people are hoping the company will weather the COVID-19 ...
  2. Composite photo of WeWork, Uber, Grab and Airbnb

    Commentary: Multibillion-dollar wizards – how COVID-19 is exposing what’s behind the curtain

    Platform giants should be thriving where the coronavirus have pushed consumers and merchants to embrace e-commerce, yet many are laying off staff, ...
  3. A Grab delivery rider wears a face mask

    Commentary: If we can share or hitch rides, why not food delivery?

    Amid calls to lower commission fees, food delivery apps should rethink their business operations – including considering asking some consumers to ...
  4. FILE PHOTO: Employees of Traveloka are seen working at the company's headquarters in Jakarta

    Commentary: The future is Asian but can Singaporeans lead it?

    Exposure to ASEAN, China and India will give Singaporeans an edge in a world of disruption and the comparative advantage in those markets with a ...
  5. ithermo detects temperatures of people as they walk by 3 (1)

    Commentary: Disruptive tech is coming for COVID-19 threat, but needs more funding

    Artificial intelligence has shown a potential to be a game-changer this coronavirus outbreak. We must double-down on such investments, says ...
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    Commentary: Isn’t Grab’s cash advance scheme a loan programme?

    Grab’s new cash advance programme raises many questions - with good reason, says Jonathan Chang.
  7. A private-hire driver.

    Commentary: Road safety and the case for regulating private-hire car operators

    The recently passed Point-to-Point Passenger Transport Industry Act was long overdue. Authorities should look at private-hire car operators’ ...
  8. Shopback held a Facebook live stream in November 2018.

    Commentary: Beyond loans and grants, Singapore entrepreneurs should seek out equity investments to grow their companies

    The venture capital world pays close attention to which start-ups get investments from the who's who of the investment world, says NUS ...
  9. Bukit Panjang NTUC hawker

    Commentary: Can the real social enterprise hawker centre please stand up?

    Social enterprise hawker centres must not forget that hawkers are their key beneficiaries, says Jonathan Chang.
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    Commentary: Grab, the new ruler in town, and the paradox of scaling a business

    Grab's experiences show that scaling a business should be guided by a spirit of entrepreneurship that seeks to add value, says one observer from SMU.