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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Stabbing at Foxconn Leaves Worker Dead

A Foxconn worker named Ah Hao was stabbed to death by three other workers in a pool room near Foxconn’s Guanlan factory on August 17. ...

  • September 1, 2011
  • at 11:01 am
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MiniGames: A Review of Sina Weibo’s Texas Hold ‘Em Poker

In a bid to monetize its user-friendly but financially dragging giant, Sina recently imbued its Weibo microblogging platform with its own cu...

  • August 31, 2011
  • at 10:38 pm
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Are Apple Suppliers Causing Cancer in China?

Apple hasn’t had the best luck when it comes to suppliers in China. Or perhaps it’s that Apple just doesn’t care. Whatever...

  • August 31, 2011
  • at 11:45 am
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Customer Service in the Weibo Era

Customer service in China is traditionally…well, not so great. Why? At least in part, it’s because companies don’t really ...

  • August 30, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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Lei Jun: ‘We’re All Just Waiting for Steve Jobs to Kick the Bucket’

Lei Jun is an interesting guy. Right now, he’s the man behind the remarkable Xiaomi Android phone, which boasts impressive specs for i...

  • August 30, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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MiniGames: A Review of Sina Weibo’s WeiCity

In a bid to monetize its user-friendly but financially dragging giant, Sina recently imbued its Weibo microblogging platform with its own cu...

  • August 30, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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For Chinese Net Startups, Winter is Coming

Perhaps Chinese internet companies could learn a thing or two from the Starks, the awesome but ill-fated northerners in George R.R. Martin&#...

  • August 29, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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Xiaomi vs Meizu: China’s iPhone Killers Turn on Each Other

Last week, few tech stories in China made more headlines than the announcement of Android-based smartphone Xiaomi, the first product by Xiao...

  • August 29, 2011
  • at 12:15 pm
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Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys Banned for Being Vulgar? Not so much.

Earlier this week, we reported that China’s Ministry of Culture had released a list of 100 banned songs for music websites to delete....

  • August 28, 2011
  • at 10:08 pm
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Chinese Student Loses a Year’s Tuition in a Day of Online Gambling

Online games are changing the lives of China’s younger generation, sometimes in a bad way. September 1st is the beginning of the new schoo...

  • September 1, 2011
  • at 10:09 am
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Qihoo’s Group Messaging App, KouXin, Hits China’s Smartphones

Qihoo 360 has launched a beta version of its brand-new group messaging app KouXin, which means ‘message’ in Chinese. It joins an increas...

  • August 31, 2011
  • at 4:18 pm
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China’s Top 10 Online Ad Styles – Which Get More Clicks?

We’ve probably all cursed banner ads or pop-up messages. So I have good news and bad news for you. Good news is that those two ad deli...

  • August 31, 2011
  • at 10:00 am
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Chinese CEO Demonstrates How Not to Pick Up Girls on Weibo

Sina Weibo is an interesting place. Just a few months back, we reported on China’s answer to the Anthony Weiner scandal, in which a Chines...

  • August 30, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Taking a Bigger Bite Than Expected, Sina Takes 9% of Tudou.com

China’s second-biggest video-sharing site Tudou.com (NASDAQ:TUDO) nailed its US IPO two weeks ago, and since then has been courting at...

  • August 30, 2011
  • at 12:28 pm
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Om nom nom! Squawk! Angry Birds Mooncakes Hit China

Last month we saw Rovio Mobile give a sneak peak of its next Angry Birds Seasons update, which will be themed around the upcoming Chinese Mi...

  • August 29, 2011
  • at 11:00 pm
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Chinese Start-Up Gezbox Wants You to Show Off Your Stuff

Gezbox is a stylish Chinese social network that centres around sharing images of the stuff that you own – gadgets, brand-name clothes and ...

  • August 29, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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One Year Into China’s Real-Name System for Cell Phones, Things Aren’t Going Well

Around a year ago, China implemented a new, real-name registration system for cell phone SIM cards. The idea was that anyone buying a new SI...

  • August 29, 2011
  • at 11:24 am
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What’s Wrong with Groupon in China?

Things have been looking sort of grim for Gaopeng.com, Groupon’s joint-venture in China with Tencent. Before the JV was even launched ...

  • August 26, 2011
  • at 9:30 pm
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