Posts Tagged: China

China is often called a land of contradictions, and its tech industry is no different. Yes, the middle kingdom is the source of some hackers and copycats, but it’s also the source of some startling innovation, one of the world’s most unique and vibrant internet cultures, and some of the most passionate techies and gamers in the universe. China’s internet may be censored but that hasn’t stopped web, gaming, and mobile startups from springing up all over the country. Here at Tech in Asia we’ve got it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. The hottest startups, the craziest copycats, and the darkest tales of censorship in Asia.



Huawei, ZTE Execs Sentenced to Ten Years for Corruption in Algeria

Chinese mobile phone giants Huawei and ZTE have been met with more than a little skepticism in their efforts to move beyond the Chinese mark...

  • June 11, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Coffee Chat: Success in China, with an Eye to Indonesia [LIVE BLOG]

In order to help our startups learn from a success story, we’re talking to Fritz Demopoulos, the co-founder of the China-based travel ...

  • June 8, 2012
  • at 11:10 am
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Startup Asia Coffee Chat: Tencent’s Plan in Indonesia

To bring a little China into our Startup Asia Jakarta event, Willis Wee took the stage to pose some questions to Suyang Zhang, Tencent’...

  • June 7, 2012
  • at 11:44 am
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Sina Weibo Upgrades Notification System to Allow App Blocking

Sina today announced an update that, while minor, is sure to be a welcome change to anyone who uses a lot of apps on its Sina Weibo microblo...

  • June 6, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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Blizzard’s Mists of Pandaria Begins Beta in China; Netease to Turn Down Diablo 3?

Today brings a plethora of Blizzard-related China gaming news. First up, the China-focused World of Warcraft expansion Mists of Pandaria app...

  • June 6, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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The Beijing Police Have an Electronic Map That Shows Where You Live

What if Google Maps allowed you to click on any building that you saw to access personal information about the residents living inside? That...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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China to US: Stop Posting Beijing Air Pollution Levels on Twitter

The AP is reporting this afternoon that a senior Chinese environmental official has told foreign embassies in Beijing to stop reporting on t...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 5:39 pm
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Rumor: Xiaomi Valued at $4 Billion, Snags New Investment

According to “reports” — perhaps not the most reliable source ever — Xiaomi has accepted a major strategic investmen...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 3:40 pm
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Learning Chinese? Try Sexy Mandarin

SexyMandarin.com is an online service that teaches you Chinese. But there’s a little more to it than that, as its name suggests. Its e...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 11:19 am
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Jack Ma: ‘If You’re Not Arguing, You’re Not Doing Business’

If you’re looking for advice from people who have had success in the Chinese internet game, you could do a lot worse than Jack Ma. His...

  • June 11, 2012
  • at 9:45 am
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Tencent’s Popular WeChat App Making Progress in Thailand

Tencent’s (HKG:0700) chatting app WeChat, which went global just a few months ago, has gained particular traction in Southeast Asia, e...

  • June 7, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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Zing! Haier Unveils Its Budget Aliyun-Powered Smartphone

Alibaba has ganged up with gadget manufacturer Haier (SHA:600690; HKG:1169) to deliver a zinger: a budget Aliyun OS phone called the Haier Z...

  • June 6, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Meituan Reveals $50 Million+ in Monthly Transactions After Being Accused of Sales Fraud

A local newspaper in China recently accused Meituan, the country’s largest daily deals site, of fraudulently inflating its transaction...

  • June 6, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Google Warns Many China Users of “State-Sponsored Attacks”

In a move that’s likely to escalate the enmity between the world’s largest search engine and the government of the world’s...

  • June 6, 2012
  • at 11:57 am
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TasteV: Shopping for Wine Gets Social, Lets Users Sample the Goods

Wine is best enjoyed with friends – and that’s the approach being taking by the new Chinese startup TasteV with its “invit...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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DeNA Continues China Push, Partners with Renren on Mobile Games

Japanese social gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432) is announcing today that it is allying with Chinese social networking site Renren (NYSE:RENN) i...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 4:25 pm
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Internet and Technology Trends in China, as Seen by Trendwatching

Trendwatching just released its free report on China trends, which you can read in its entirety below. The trends cover a wide spectrum but ...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 12:50 pm
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Kaifu Lee States the Obvious: ‘Now is a Good Time for Mobile Startups in China’

It’s no secret that China’s mobile internet is growing like a…well, like a thing that grows really fast. A weed, perhaps? ...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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