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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Chinese Social Network Renren to Issue Social Credit Card

Chinese social networking giant Renren has teamed up with China Merchants Bank in creating a co-branded Renren CMB credit card “with socia...

  • June 15, 2011
  • at 11:07 am
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Google Maps is China’s Top Mobile Mapping Client

Google Maps was the dominant mobile mapping service in the first quarter of 2011, according to a report by Chinese firm Analysis. Tallying &...

  • June 14, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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China’s In-Taxi Touchscreen Workouts

Chinese company Touchmedia has developed an intriguing campaign to help taxi passengers get in a little bit of exercise as they ride from he...

  • June 13, 2011
  • at 8:34 pm
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China Drops Even Further in Net Freedom Study

American NGO Freedom House has published its Freedom on the Net 2011 study, and it’s no surprise to see that China ranks near the bottom o...

  • June 13, 2011
  • at 12:15 pm
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Independent Chinese Website Allows Netizens to Report Corruption

A new Chinese website, based on a similar Indian site, proports to be a convenient platform for Chinese netizens to report instances of brib...

  • June 12, 2011
  • at 2:27 am
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Hundreds of Vietnamese Websites Hacked After Island Dispute With China

The recent dispute between China and Vietnam over the Spratly/Nansha Islands has apparently spilled over online, as a security firm says tha...

  • June 10, 2011
  • at 11:40 pm
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How Influential Are You On Sina Weibo?

There are many analytics sites to measure influence on Twitter and now, Sina Weibo has one for its users too. On the analytics page you can...

  • June 9, 2011
  • at 10:37 pm
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Chinese Digital Media Site Xunlei Files for IPO

Chinese digital media company Xunlei Ltd has filed for an initial public offering with the SEC, accordind to a Reuters report. The company, ...

  • June 9, 2011
  • at 3:17 pm
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Renren To Launch Social Wedding Services

After Renren’s recent IPO, we saw Plants and Zombies move onto the popular social network. And now today there’s news that it has pa...

  • June 8, 2011
  • at 1:00 am
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Chinese Man Goes to Work in Ironman Suit, Videos go Viral

A Chinese man has become a viral hit on the internet after showing up at his office wearing an Ironman suit that he created at home. 25-year...

  • June 14, 2011
  • at 11:09 am
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China’s Location-Based Service Market Hits 6.55 Million Accounts

A study by EnfoDesk released via Analysys International revealed that China reached 6.55 million location-based accounts by the end of the ...

  • June 13, 2011
  • at 11:34 pm
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Sina Weibo Testing Enterprise Accounts

We recently wrote a report about how Sina Weibo would soon be rolling out an English version, making it possible for non-Chinese speaking us...

  • June 13, 2011
  • at 4:19 pm
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Top Ten Baidu Searches in China Last Week

Here’s what the hot topics have been on Baidu search this past week: NBA Live Broadcast- The NBA Finals are underway and Chinese viewe...

  • June 13, 2011
  • at 1:00 am
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Alibaba Helps Japanese Firms Enter China Through Taobao

China seems to be on everyone’s radar this year, including Japan. But it isn’t an easy market to start a business. Its laws, culture...

  • June 12, 2011
  • at 1:25 am
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Derek Ling, CEO of Tianji, Talks On Professional Social Networks In China

Derek Ling is the CEO and founder of Tianji, the largest professional social networking site (SNS) in China with over 6 million registered u...

  • June 10, 2011
  • at 10:40 am
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Chinese Internet Users Like Portals Best [REPORT]

comScore has released a report showing a breakdown of how internet users in Greater China spent time online. According to the firm’s resea...

  • June 9, 2011
  • at 9:21 pm
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Chinese Web Sensation Street Cleaner Fired For Missing Work [VIDEO]

Zhang Xiufang worked as a Beijing street cleaner, one of many women who patrol the roads sweeping up litter and dirt. She took up the job af...

  • June 9, 2011
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Chinese Animation Studio Brings Kung-fu Cooking Girls To YouTube

China’s animated films don’t often get much attention, with anime-nation Japan sitting right next door enjoying most of the glob...

  • June 7, 2011
  • at 5:04 pm
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