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.



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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Xiaomi to Launch in Taiwan Later This Year?

According to a Techweb report quoting “Taiwanese media,” Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has announced that a Xiaomi phone will launch in Tai...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 4:40 pm
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Shanghai’s Games Industry Reports Massive Growth

If you’re planning a gaming startup in China, you could hardly choose a better location than Shanghai. At the opening of the CCG Expo ...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Why Your BlackBerry Isn’t Made in China

Most phones are made in China. But not RIM’s BlackBerry. Look at the flip side and most people will see that it says “Made in Me...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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Sina Weibo Backlash Beginning as US Consulate in Shanghai Gets Banished

The official Weibo page of the US Consulate in Shanghai has met its end, today being blocked by Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) with no explanation. Form...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Meituan CEO to Entrepreneurs: Don’t Let Your Money Use You

Meituan CEO Wang Xing certainly seems to know what he’s doing; after all, his company is one of the few that has emerged victorious fr...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 9:00 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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Docomo’s Doubles Down on China, Completes Investment in Baidu Joint Venture

Japan’s NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) today announced that it has completed its $22.5 million investment in its joint venture with China’...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 7:08 pm
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Rumor: Skype and China’s TOM No Longer Talking, About to Hang Up

There are rumors in the tech industry in China that Microsoft-owned Skype and its China partner, TOM (HKG:2383), have already effectively en...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 2:10 pm
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Sina to Unveil a Social Web TV Service Today

Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) is set to expand on the success of its Twitter-esque social media platform Weibo by launching a web TV service later toda...

  • July 13, 2012
  • at 11:44 am
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China Blocks Slideshare

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a ruling Party in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a dissent-free internet. To th...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 11:34 pm
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Kickstarter Project Plans to Measure Beijing Pollution Using Kite Sensors

Thanks to the folks over at China Digital Times for pointing out this great Kickstarter project that aims to help measure Beijing’s ai...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Xiaomi and MIUI Reach For the Cloud With New MiDrive

Here comes yet another cloud storage service that’s geared towards smartphone users. The Xiaomi-owned MIUI team, which makes the Andro...

  • July 12, 2012
  • at 4:38 pm
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