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 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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Beware Twitter, Sina Weibo is Launching an English Interface This Year

From an English mobile app, to a soon-to-be-launched full-fledged English microblog, Sina is moving full speed ahead. Sina told Reuters that...

  • June 7, 2011
  • at 3:05 pm
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6 Tips To Avoid Investing in Fraudulent Chinese Stock

The recent accounting scandal at Chinese software company Longtop (NASDAQ: LFT), which hoodwinked even its blue-chip underwriters, causing i...

  • June 7, 2011
  • at 10:01 am
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China Unicom Closing the Digital Divide in Sichuan Province

In contrast to China’s fast developing urban centers, much of the nation’s rural areas are still struggling to catch up. This discrepanc...

  • June 6, 2011
  • at 3:07 pm
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Top 10 Baidu Searches in China Last Week

Welcome to our very first Baidu weekly list of top searches. Without further ado, here’s what people in China were searching for on Ba...

  • June 6, 2011
  • at 12:18 am
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Paypal Pulls Its Service From Alibaba’s B2B Platform

Well, that didn’t last long. Just a year after Paypal announced a deal with Abibaba’s B2B sales platform AliExpress.com, the online paym...

  • June 5, 2011
  • at 5:08 pm
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Thoughts on Asia, China, and Digital Media [INTERVIEW]

For the most part, digital media like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs were very much originated from and were popularized by Westerners. Asia i...

  • June 3, 2011
  • at 11:08 am
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Indian Travelers, Clay Telecom Now Offers SIM Cards in Indonesia

Adding to its wide range of international SIM card offerings, including 35 other countries and a SIM card for the whole of Europe, Indian te...

  • June 2, 2011
  • at 10:26 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
  • at 10:00 am
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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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Chinese Netizens Tune in to Apple Keynote, Hope For Unblocked iCloud

At 1am on June 7, 2011 (Beijing time), diehard Apple fans in China were staying up late for Apple’s WWDC keynote. As expected, Steve Jobs...

  • June 7, 2011
  • at 10:01 am
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62 Arrested Selling Cheating Devices Before China’s College Entrance Exams

Tiny wireless earpieces, high-tech receivers, and the underground sale of documents — no, this isn’t a James Bond movie plot. This is wh...

  • June 6, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Chinese Microblogs More Than Just Twitter Clones

In 2006, Twitter introduced a new way people communicate and interact. In the following year, the same concept was brought to China by a few...

  • June 6, 2011
  • at 2:08 pm
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Li Na and China’s Digital Fandom

Last night at 11 P.M. Beijing time, a Chinese woman won the French Open. Even though it’s a holiday weekend, there were no celebration...

  • June 5, 2011
  • at 9:48 pm
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How a Malicious Adobe Flash File Caused the China Gmail Hack [VIDEO]

In an alarming new angle on yesterday’s news of Gmail hacks that originated in China, here’s a video showing a different approac...

  • June 3, 2011
  • at 10:07 pm
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The Social Media Landscape in China [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here is a gorgeous infographic on the social media landscape in China, hat tip to CIC for the great work done. This infographic provides sev...

  • June 3, 2011
  • at 9:11 am
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Chinese Boy Sells Kidney to Buy iPad, Now Regrets It [VIDEO]

To call this ‘buyer’s remorse’ would be putting it perhaps a little too lightly. But one 17-year-old student in China says that he now...

  • June 2, 2011
  • at 8:15 pm
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