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.


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China’s Xiaomi is working on phone launches in India, Indonesia, and other Asian markets

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi held an event in Singapore this morning. Aside from launching the Redmi and Mi3 phones in Singapore, Xiaomi’...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 1:28 pm
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Chinese Coursera-style education portal scores $16.5 million funding

Uniquedu, the maker of China’s Coursera-style online education portal Kaikeba, secured RMB 100 million (US$16.5 million) in series A ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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Crowdfunded in China: wireless chargers, smart bracelets, and electrical sockets

Welcome to our second installment of Crowdfunded in China, a monthly list of our favorite projects that successfully reached their fundraisi...

  • February 18, 2014
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Startups in Asia: change has come, and it’s never going to be the same

Tech entrepreneurship in Asia has undergone a sea change in the past half decade. While Silicon Valley has remained a barometer for the rest...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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We ran our own Microsoft Bing censorship test. This is what we found.

Last week Greatfire.org, a website that tracks web censorship in China, issued a report claiming that Microsoft Bing was deliberately censor...

  • February 17, 2014
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China now has a luxury electric car brand after $149 million bid for Fisker

China now has a luxury electric car brand after $149 million bid for Fisker

Failed US electric/hybrid car-maker Fisker is now owned by China’s Wanxiang Group after a $149 million bid at Fisker’s bankruptcy au...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 11:31 am
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Led by UC Browser, China spends twice as much time on mobile browsers as last year

iResearch, the Shanghai-based internet research firm, released a report today revealing data on mobile browser usage in China. Among other k...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 8:30 am
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Here comes the first daily deals site from China to seek a US IPO

China’s daily deals market is huge, but it’s even more fragmented and risky as a business than the country’s cut-throat e-...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 8:28 pm
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VIPShop pays $112 million for controlling stake in cosmetics e-store

VIPShop pays $112 million for controlling stake in cosmetics e-store

Chinese flash sales site VIPShop (NYSE:VIPS) has paid $112.5 million in cash to acquire a majority stake of cosmetics e-store Lafaso. The de...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 5:11 pm
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Xiaomi to sell Mi3 flagship phone in Singapore starting March 7

At an event in Singapore this morning, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi revealed that it’ll launch its flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi3, in Si...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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How Chinese New Year affected China’s mobile habits in 2014

Everything’s getting back to normal in China as the New Year festivities dwindle to a halt. The daily lives of Chinese people dramatic...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
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New regulations force China’s e-stores to offer hassle-free, 7-day product returns

All e-commerce sites operating in China must soon offer hassle-free seven-day product returns to their customers. This new regulation from C...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 2:16 pm
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Kamcord records 2 billion mobile game videos as it launches Chinese, Japanese, and Korean versions

We’ve had our eye on Kamcord, the maker of a mobile game recording SDK for iOS and Android, ever since it received funding from Chi...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 7:00 am
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Welcome back! Dropbox is now unblocked in China

Dropbox got blocked in China in 2010. It was probably due to Chinese authorities finding politically sensitive material being shared or stor...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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Alibaba, Temasek, Qiming Venture Partners pump $100m into online education platform

Online education platform and English-learning institution TutorGroup announced it has raised $100 million in strategic funding from Alibaba...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 9:20 am
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10 must-read tech stories in China this week

China’s tech companies are becoming more visible overseas, with regional and global expansions, IPOs on NASDAQ, and greater media atte...

  • February 16, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Chinese online retailer Jingdong offers shoppers up to $2,500 credit line

What if Amazon offered you a loan to buy products on its website? Consumer credit lines are the latest promotion from one of China’s b...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 6:06 pm
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Over 20% of bookings on China’s top flight and hotel site come from mobile

Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP) has led China’s online travel booking industry since the sector’s infancy, and it’s latest earnings c...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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