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.


Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing

Xiaomi wants to sell 100 million phones in 2015, tall task to equal Lenovo

Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million smartphones next year, according to Sina Tech. Founder and CEO Lei Jun commented on the number at the recen...

  • March 31, 2014
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China tech news this week

6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Bitcoin, Malaysia Airlines, and Xiaomi are among our favorite stories from China this week. Here’s our top picks. 1. This handheld gam...

  • March 30, 2014
  • at 10:56 am
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Chinese travel sites boycott Malaysia Airlines ticket sales

As outrage grows over missing flight, Chinese websites ban Malaysia Airlines ticket sales

Two of China’s largest online travel booking sites have decided to banish Malaysia Airlines as anger grows over the lack of answers ab...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 3:39 pm
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing's Haidian district

Looking to future growth, Xiaomi will build its own campus

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi revealed today that it’ll build its own campus in Beijing’s top Silicon Valley area. The company sign...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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This handheld game console crossed with a smartphone could be the future of gaming in China

Among the dozens of booths at this year’s Global Mobile Game Congress in Beijing, one hardware company in particular stands out: a l...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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How does Alibaba respond when China cracks down on investment products? It launches another investment product.

Chinese tech giant Alibaba rolled out its second investment-themed offering today, and it’s probably not what followers of the company...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 6:19 pm
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Shaolin kung-fu monks visit Google, try on Google Glass

Shaolin kung-fu monks visit Google, try on Glass, manage not to kick anybody’s ass

The martial arts experts at China’s Shaolin Temple have been around for centuries, but they’re not stuck in a time-warp. The kun...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 7:45 pm
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on mobile payments

Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on online payments

Mobile commerce, online savings funds, and QR code-based m-payments are all under threat in China right now. The People’s Bank of China (P...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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WeChat’s latest update adds restaurant tagging as app seeks to boost local listings

WeChat (or Weixin, as it’s known domestically), China’s leading mobile messenger, released an update for iOS last week that brings a...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 2:48 pm
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Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

China’s biggest ecommerce company is fusing online shopping with good, old-fashioned brick-and-mortar retailing. Today, Alibaba announced ...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Sina Weibo: “Just call me Weibo”

Sina Weibo is now officially just Weibo. China’s Twitter-like social forum dropped the former half of its name as it prepares for a pu...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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China pollution vs blue skies

Remember blue skies? A new photo app comes with an environmental message in China

Earth Hour is on March 29. It’s an annual awareness-raising event in which people turn off their lights for an hour. To get more peopl...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
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12 tech entrepreneurs under 30 making awesome stuff in China

Inspired by a Forbes list of 30 entrepreneurs in China, we decided to pick out the most exciting-sounding and promising tech and web startup...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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Tencent takes stake in Korea's CJ Games

Tencent pays $500 million for big stake in Korean mobile gaming company

Chinese web and game company Tencent is boosting its mobile gaming prowess today by paying US$500 million for a stake in South Korea’s CJ ...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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China forces video sites to hire government-approved censors

Update March 27, 2014 @ 11:30am - China’s state news agency Xinhua has released a report denying heavier scrutiny of US and UK video ...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Goldman Sachs eyes China’s mobile content market with investment in Wandoujia

Chinese mobile content search engine and Android app store Wandoujia today announced it closed its series B round of financing with a follow...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 12:09 pm
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5 ways to sneak through China’s Great Firewall

At this point, pretty much everyone knows China has a one of the most advanced internet censorship systems in the world. Referred to as the ...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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Meiaoju - New startup joins China's overseas property gold rush, nabs series A funding just weeks after launch

New startup joins China’s overseas property gold rush, nabs series A funding just weeks after launch

Earlier this month, a new site launched in China that helps eager buyers find overseas property. That site, Meiaoju, has already secured RMB...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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