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Xiaomi Founder Lei Jun on the Pressures and Perils of Doing a Startup

China’s Xiaomi is now widely recognized as one of the country’s best startups; it’...

By C. Custer

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  • April 18, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Chinese State Media: 60% of Consumers Are Starting To Think Apple Sucks

China’s state media outlets — mostly CCTV and the People’s Daily — have been...

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  • April 18, 2013
  • at 11:10 am
Dangdang CEO Li Guoqing

Dangdang to Release E-Reader with Hybrid Touch/E-ink Screen in May

It seems Dangdang is mentioned less and less these days in conversations about China’s major e...

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  • April 18, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
Top PC Games China

China’s Ten Most Popular PC Games (March 2013)

Gaming is big in China and only getting bigger. And while mobile gaming is important, the PC is stil...

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  • April 17, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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CNNIC: Chinese E-commerce Market Exceeded $190 Billion in 2012

The China Internet Network Information Center released its numbers for Chinese e-commerce in 2012 an...

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  • April 17, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Kaifu Lee: Rumors of Weibo’s Death Are Exaggerated

We’ve written a lot about the rise of WeChat and the danger it poses to Sina Weibo. Last night...

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  • April 17, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Papaya Mobile Launches SDK to Help App Developers Monetize Through China Mobile Billing

Getting your game or app into China’s mobile marketplace can be hard enough, but monetizing th...

By C. Custer

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  • April 16, 2013
  • at 1:01 pm
chinese government officials

What Games Are Chinese Government Officials Playing at Work?

Recently, the Chinese media has been buzzing with the results of an investigative report that found ...

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  • April 16, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
north korea smackdown

NMA Launches Ridiculous ‘North Korea Smackdown’ HTML5 Game

North Korea’s missile belligerence has been the target of an awful lot of humor, but the folks...

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  • April 16, 2013
  • at 2:08 am
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Jingdong Picks Up E-Banking Domain, Moving Towards New Online Payment Platform?

Chinese e-commerce giant 360Buy — which I suppose I ought to be calling Jingdong now — q...

By C. Custer

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  • April 13, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
sina weibo thailand

Sina Weibo in Thailand: Way Too Little, Way Too Late

Last Friday, Sina Weibo quietly announced that it would be entering Thailand thanks to a partnership...

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  • April 13, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
fake iphones

Scammers in China Exploit Apple to Turn Fake iPhones into Real Ones

Apple has been taking quite a bit of stick over the last month for its after-sales service practices...

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  • April 12, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Taiwanese Gamer Witnesses Murder in Internet Cafe, Keeps Playing Games in Bloodstained Clothes

I’ve written a lot recently about murders revolving around video games in China (i.e. this, th...

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  • April 12, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Tencent Has Bought Back $73 Million of Its Own Stock This Week

On Thursday, Chinese tech giant Tencent (HKG:0700) announced that had purchased back 92 million RMB ...

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  • April 12, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
chinese law

Chinese Law Proposes Real Name Requirements for All Phone and Mobile Network Connections

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is very enthusiastic about real...

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  • April 11, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
Danger Maps

‘Danger Maps’ Invites You to Map China’s Polluted Areas via New Open-Platform Maps

Late last year, I wrote about Danger Maps, a Chinese web service that had tracked and mapped reports...

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  • April 11, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
baidu versus qihoo

China’s Search Wars: Qihoo’s 360 Search Growing Slowly, But Baidu’s May Be Growing Too

Top Chinese internet companies Baidu and Qihoo 360 have been beating the hell out of each other sinc...

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  • April 11, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
WeChat Outage

WeChat Experiences Short Service Outage, Blames Hardware Problems as Users Complain

Tencent’s WeChat has gotten very big in China (and pretty big outside China, too). But even a ...

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  • April 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 am