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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What I learned in my first year as an angel investor in China

In the beginning of 2013, I jumped headfirst into early stage technology investing by joining the hybrid startup accelerator and seed stage ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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China’s Great Firewall blocks website of UK newspaper Guardian (UPDATE: unblocked)

UPDATE: The Guardian reported today its website is now accessible from within China again. No explanation was given as to what prompted the...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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Imagining a Chinese game console

Now that game consoles are officially legal in China, everyone is talking about what that could mean for the big console makers Sony, Micros...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 10:42 am
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China’s travel booking leader Ctrip acquires overseas tourism site ToursForFun for over $100 million

Ctrip (NASDAQ:CTRP), the most popular site in China for booking flights and hotels, is shelling out over $100 million to make Chinese site ...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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China’s 450 million online video viewers watch 5.7 billion hours of vids every month (INFOGRAPHIC)

When the hotly-anticipated third season of Sherlock returned to screens last week, there were only two places in the world where you could w...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Former Google China boss, after quitting last year, reemerges at rival Qihoo

Former Google China boss, after quitting last year, re-emerges at rival Qihoo

Google China boss John Liu quit in July last year after nearly six torrid years in the role. But he’s been very quiet since then. Toda...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 9:11 pm
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In China you can now hail a taxi and pay the driver on WeChat

That was fast – just days after Chinese tech giant Tencent (HKG:0700) threw some cash into the massive series C funding round for taxi...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 6:13 pm
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China's GFW unblocks Chinese versions of Reuters and WSJ sites

In a rare move, China unblocks Chinese versions of Reuters and WSJ sites

China’s Great Firewall blocks a number of big-name sites every year. Last year, news sites were under fire for their reporting on Chin...

  • January 6, 2014
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Where do Xiaomi’s 30 million MIUI users live, and what do they do on their phones? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi recently released an infographic covering some data points for MIUI, the company’s Android skin and ecosystem t...

  • January 3, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Alibaba goes right for Tencent’s gut as it reveals plans go into mobile games

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba spent much of 2013 entering seemingly every sector in the mobile internet space it wasn’t already active ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
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China's Taobao bans trading of Bitcoin and sales of Bitcoin mining kit

China’s top e-store bans trading of Bitcoin and sales of Bitcoin mining kit

Taobao, China’s biggest online marketplace for amateur shopkeepers, has said it will impose a blanket ban on selling anything related ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
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Apple aims for more Chinese customers with a new e-store on Alibaba’s Tmall

Apple has opened an official web store on Tmall, Alibaba’s “online mall” for brands and big-name merchants, reports the Wall Street Jo...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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China’s next Apple Store will open its doors on Friday

Beijingers, rejoice – China’s next Apple store opens for business this Friday at a newly-built location in China Central Place Shopp...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 4:24 pm
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New web game in China lets you taser corrupt government officials

Tase him, bro! New game in China lets you zap corrupt government officials

A new web game has appeared in China that lets you taser corrupt government officials. Given how touchy Chinese state-run media can be about...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 12:12 pm
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Oh happy day! China officially lifts game console ban

After 13 long years, China’s State Council has officially lifted the ban on gaming consoles, according to Techweb. Foreign companie...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 7:57 pm
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Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

Sina Weibo takes the fight to WeChat, wants to be your mobile wallet

Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, has updated its iPhone and Android apps with something it’s calling Weibo P...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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8 must-read tech stories in China this week

Xiaomi and Tencent top the headlines for China this week, along with some big announcements for the new year. Here’s our top eight sto...

  • January 5, 2014
  • at 3:23 pm
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Demohour, a Chinese version of Kickstarter, rakes in millions from Intel, Matrix Partners

Chinese crowdfunding site Demohour announced today it has received “millions” of US dollars in funding from Matrix Partners China and ...

  • January 3, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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