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.



Twitter is Working in China, While the Trick Lasts

Good news, everyone! Twitter is now working in China, without the need for a proxy or a VPN, via a genuine, alternative Twitter server. This...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 12:22 pm
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China Dominance Ends, as Brazilian-Made iPads Ready to Roll

Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in Brazil. We’re more used to seeing the name China at the end of that phrase, but thatR...

  • September 14, 2011
  • at 11:30 pm
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Rumor: Apple’s Third Shanghai Store Set to Open Next Week

Apple’s third Shanghai store – its fifth in mainland China (and sixth, if you include the upcoming Hong Kong store) – look...

  • September 14, 2011
  • at 2:43 pm
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Jiepang Check-Ins Reveal Favourite Brands, Foods, Movies in China [INFOGRAPHIC]

One of Jiepang’s most popular location-based services (LBS), Jiepang, has made a neat infographic that breaks down some user trends. It gi...

  • September 13, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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Google Launches Shihui, a Beta Test Group Deal Aggregator in China

There are so many group buying sites in China that consumers, if they want to find great bargains, might very well end up hopping from site ...

  • September 13, 2011
  • at 4:18 pm
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Alibaba.com to Launch Factory Checks in New Push for Security, Trust

Alibaba.com, China’s massive B2B trade platform, is pushing security by introducing onsite checks – actual physical visits to fa...

  • September 12, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Google, Baidu Celebrate With Doodles

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Both search engine giants, Google and Baidu, are celebrating the Chinese festival with doodles right smack in the...

  • September 12, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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AliYun Tablet Coming Soon, English Support Even Sooner

At a media event at Alibaba’s huge new campus in eastern China, Dr Wang Jian, the “chief architect” of the company’s...

  • September 10, 2011
  • at 2:30 pm
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Report: DHGate Cuts Staff, Some Departments Down 50%

DHGate may be the latest in the string of high profile Chinese e-commerce companies to make high-profile staff cuts. First it was Groupon Ch...

  • September 9, 2011
  • at 1:52 pm
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Chinese Search Giant Baidu Joins World Wide Web Consortium

Yesterday we received word from Baidu that it has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community whose members work ...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Tencent B2B2C Platform Set for October Launch, With Partners

Tencent’s huge new B2B2C e-commerce platform is on course to launch in October, according to the Chinese media today. Tencent already ...

  • September 14, 2011
  • at 6:00 pm
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Social Media Engagement in China: Top 20 Luxury Brands

A new annual report from the L2ThinkTank has been released today, giving insights into which big-name luxury brands are best engaging with C...

  • September 14, 2011
  • at 11:43 am
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Baidu Facelifts its Android App Catalog, Brings Maps into the Browser

Baidu has been big on its mobile apps recently, with a host of speedy updates to its downloadable Android apps. And now we have some new web...

  • September 13, 2011
  • at 6:00 pm
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Taiwanese Pop Star Jay Chou Invests in 31SMS Start-Up

Taiwanese pop singer Jay Chou (pictured right) seems to have been inspired by Hollywood movie star Aston Kutcher in investing in a start-up....

  • September 13, 2011
  • at 12:57 pm
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8 Ways That Sina Weibo Will Shut You Up, or Shut You Down

A Chinese blogger has identified the eight key ways that Sina Weibo – China’s most popular microblogging service – can shu...

  • September 12, 2011
  • at 4:43 pm
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Jack Ma: You Know What’s Cool? One Trillion RMB in Turnover

"You know what’s cooler than a billion RMB? A trillion RMB!" OK, so those weren’t the actual words of Alibaba’s founder and CEO, Jack ...

  • September 11, 2011
  • at 8:30 pm
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Rovio Brings Chinese Theme To Angry Birds Seasons: Moon Festival!

We just received a quick note from Rovio to say that it has finally introduced its Moon Festival theme for Angry Birds Seasons. Rovio explai...

  • September 9, 2011
  • at 10:35 pm
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Chinese Group Buy Site Lashou Plans US IPO

Amid whispers that no one in China’s group buy scene is making money and sites are running out of cash, reports have surfaced that Las...

  • September 9, 2011
  • at 10:30 am
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