Danson Cheong

Danson Cheong joined The Straits Times in 2014 and cut his teeth as one of the broadsheet's crime reporters, covering some of Singapore's biggest court cases including the City Harvest megachurch scandal. Later, on ST's political desk his reportage focused on critical issues including security, terrorism and opposition politics. He moved to Beijing to join ST's China bureau in 2017, where he has developed a keen interest in watching how a developing China deals with its environmental and urban issues.
Beijing-based Baidu is behind China's largest search engine, with a domestic market share of about 70 per cent.