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.



Tmall Will Make More than $30 Billion in Sales This Year

Alibaba’s Tmall may have changed its name to Skycat (in Chinese) earlier this year, but it apparently hasn’t changed its habit o...

  • July 18, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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WTO Ruling May Open China’s E-Payment Market to Overseas Players

As of now, the lucrative market in online and electronic payment solutions in China is controlled more or less entirely by Chinese players. ...

  • July 18, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Ushi: Aiming for $5 Million in New Funding Round This Year

We spotted a report on ChinaVenture (article in Chinese) earlier that says there’s a rumor that Ushi.com, the Shanghai-based business-...

  • July 17, 2012
  • at 4:15 pm
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Suning Shares Plunge After Warning of 30% Slump in Profits

Chinese electronics retailer and e-tailer Suning (SHE:002024) is having a nightmare time with its stock down 15 percent from this point last...

  • July 17, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Asia Pacific participants join winners at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2012

credits: Imagine Cup The Asia Pacific region was well-represented in the winner’s circle at the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals. ...

  • July 17, 2012
  • at 9:57 am
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Speculative Specs: This Should Be the Next Xiaomi Phone

In the space of just one year, the Chinese startup Xiaomi has gone from being the maker of an Android-based ROM beloved of Android tweakers ...

  • July 16, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Viki enters China by partnering with Renren, one of the country’s top social networks

Viki, a video site that translate content into 150 languages, has announced last week a deal with Renren, known as China’s Facebook, t...

  • July 16, 2012
  • at 11:59 am
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Lenovo Ready to Leap Past HP in Global PC Shipments [Chart]

This morning the folks over at Reuters pointed to an upcoming shift in the global PC market that most industry watchers have been expecting ...

  • July 16, 2012
  • at 9:03 am
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Most China Check-ins: Starbucks Tops on Jiepang for Second Year Running

Here’s a pretty graphic that came our way on this Friday afternoon. It’s not the usual infographic about the Chinese social media or...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 10:08 pm
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After 5 Million Travel App Downloads, Chinese Startup Seeks $1 Million in Funding

Building a startup that’s focused on free apps is always a tricky business, and so the Chinese company 8684 is heralding its milestone...

  • July 18, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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State Council’s Plan for China 2015: 3G Everywhere, 100 Mbps Broadband

China’s powerful State Council released a report yesterday that addresses, among many other things, its plans for the development of t...

  • July 18, 2012
  • at 11:14 am
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Rumor: Slipping RedBaby to be Bought Out by Suning

RedBaby, one of China’s earliest specialized e-commerce sites, was once the belle of the ball. In 2008, the baby-products specialist s...

  • July 17, 2012
  • at 3:02 pm
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ZTE Profits Slide, But What’s the Cause?

Chinese handset maker and general telecommunications megacorp ZTE recently released first half estimates for this year that would make even ...

  • July 17, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Baidu Dominating China Search Market, Google Hanging On

China's search market is a but of a foregone conclusion these days. Baidu has long been the reigning domestic champion, and things have been...

  • July 16, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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China’s Provinces Ranked By Internet Speed

The internet isn’t particularly fast anywhere in China, but if you’re looking for a fast connection, all provinces are not creat...

  • July 16, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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Police Warn of Dangers on Tencent’s Weixin

Tencent’s (HKG:0700) Weixin messaging app (known as WeChat outside China) is growing more popular by the minute (it now has more than ...

  • July 16, 2012
  • at 11:45 am
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5 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

We had an awful lot of China news this week. And look, you’re busy, we get that. You didn’t read all of it. It’s not the e...

  • July 15, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Is This Satire? Sina Weibo Censors Searches for Truth. Seriously.

The truth may set you free, but in China, searching for it is illegal. Or so says Sina Weibo, China’s largest microblogging service, w...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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