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.



Walmart Now Owns a Controlling Share of Yihaodian

Fans of Walmart (NYSE:WMT) or Chinese e-commerce site Yihaodian may recall that back in February, Walmart announced its intentions to up its...

  • August 15, 2012
  • at 2:27 am
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A Week Later, China Says TV Adaptations Ban is Just a False Rumor

Two weeks ago, the folks over at SARFT announced a ban on six aspects of television drama, including banning shows adapted from web novels a...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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IDA helps Singapore startups enter China, public briefing 21 Aug

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is continuing their market entry iStart series of visiting tours with iSTART@Beijing a...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 5:57 pm
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Mysteries surround Facebook’s Asia Pacific Gateway project

The Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) is an NTT (Nippon Telephone and Telegraph)-led initiative to lay submarine cables across 12 Asian Telcos and ...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 11:33 am
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TaoU Helps Find Friends and Content On Sina Weibo

Leveraging on the Sina Weibo API, TaoU is a China-based startup that aims to help users find the right connections and content on your micro...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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30 Million QQ Users Are Paying Members

In an interview with Paidcontent, Tencent’s GM Sophia Ong revealed that out of Tencent’s 752 million QQ active users, over 30 mi...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 1:48 am
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Google’s Loss is Baidu’s Gain as Google Maps Tanks in China [CHARTS]

Usage of Google Maps for mobile seems to be tanking in China. New data from Analysys International shows that Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) p...

  • August 13, 2012
  • at 9:50 pm
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AngelVest Preps $10 Million China Fund, Will Focus on Seed Funding

In great news for China-based startups, they’ll soon have a new potential source of seed funding in the form of a $10 million fund fro...

  • August 13, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Bu Yi Hopes the One-T-Shirt-Per-Day Formula Will Work in China

The idea of starting an e-commerce site that just sells one thing a day isn’t exactly new. Nor is the idea of making that thing a t-sh...

  • August 11, 2012
  • at 4:00 am
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Nearly 3,000 Chinese Group Buy Sites Have Closed So Far in 2012

A couple weeks ago we looked at some data from Tuan 800 that suggested things were pretty bad for China’s group buy industry, with mor...

  • August 15, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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China’s Biggest Search Engine Sees Android Dominate, But iPhone Top for Pageviews

China’s top search engine, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), has released its newest mobile trends report, giving us some neat insights into the in...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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A Well-Kept Secret: China’s Tencent Has Games on Facebook, Doing Well

The fact that Facebook is inaccessible in China is not stopping the nation’s biggest web company, Tencent (HKG:0700), from getting onb...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 3:01 pm
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If China Really Wants Soft Power, It Should Be Making Games

China’s government talks a lot about soft power. The country’s rise is evident in almost everything from its economy to its athl...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Is the Tech Incubator Model Broken in China?

Following the success of Kaifu Lee’s Innovation Works, startup incubators have sprung up all across China. But Innovation Works is now...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 3:00 am
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Sina Weibo Dominates During Olympics

Now that the Olympics themselves are over, it’s time for everyone to move on to the gloating phase. And that’s not just for the ...

  • August 13, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Chinese Startups Are Slowly Moving Away From Beijing, Shanghai [CHART]

One of my first posts at the beginning of 2012 was about where China’s startups are based. Today, looking at the same stats source, I ...

  • August 13, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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11 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

The past seven days were a pretty busy week in China from a technology point of view, with news of big investments and acquisitions, some fe...

  • August 12, 2012
  • at 7:05 pm
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China Mobile Donates $2.1 Million to Children with Heart Disease

We write a lot about telecoms like China Mobile (NYSE:CHL), but it’s rare I get to write a story as pleasant as this one: the company ...

  • August 10, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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