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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China’s Alipay Has 700 Million Registered Accounts, Beats Paypal?

Two weeks ago I was at Alibaba’s HQ in Hangzhou. One thing that caught my eye was its data room which is dominated by a big screen fil...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 9:48 pm
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WoW Mists of Pandaria Gets October 2 Launch Date in China

Chinese gamers will only have to wait one week longer than the rest of the world for the launch of the World of Warcraft expansion Mists of ...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Amid Flood of Traffic from China, UK Wine Site Responds with Chinese Version

We recently pointed out figures from Analysis International which said that Chinese consumers are expected to buy $2 billion in wine, beer, ...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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China’s Newly-Upgraded Train Ticket Site is Broken. Again.

Well, that didn’t take long. On Sunday, the upgraded version China’s 12306.cn — the official online ticket sales service o...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 1:00 am
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WeChat App Aims at Social, Cash-Less Mobile Payments in China

The world’s biggest messaging app, WeChat, is getting support for mobile payments in China thanks to its parent company, Tencent (HKG:...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 5:25 pm
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Baidu’s Digital Patriotism Looks Like Corporate Suicide for Overseas Expansion Plans

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s biggest search engine, has engaged in a surprising bit of digital activism and patriotism, declaring that...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 1:35 pm
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Enhance.cn Hopes to Enhance Chinese Students’ Standardized Test Scores with Slick Web Service

As a former teacher, I tend to think standardized tests are basically the devil, and I abhor the idea of “teaching to the test.”...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Han Han vs. Baidu Legal Battle Settled: Baidu to Pay Peanuts, Wenku Stays Open

Sometimes, legal battles seem to drag on for years. Such has been the case with famed blogger Han Han’s lawsuit against Baidu over the...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 12:05 am
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China’s Innovation Works Adds $224 Million To Its Second Fund

Following Innovation Works’ recent $148 million second fund (aka ‘Fund II’), Kai-Fu Lee’s incubator has added another $224 m...

  • September 17, 2012
  • at 8:58 pm
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A Mobile Biz Social Network is Needed to be China’s LinkedIn

Perhaps by now, most people realise what is the next wave in the internet industry. It’s mobile. At Techweb’s IT Conference yesterda...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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What is the Best E-Commerce Strategy For Western Companies in China?

I always enjoy connecting with other Asia technology professionals to share insights on how to best leverage digital media and e-commerce in...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
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21 Nanjing Schools Try Replacing Heavy Textbooks with iPads

Chinese students have a tough life. There’s pressure on them from everywhere to work extremely hard, they have to pass grueling exams ...

  • September 19, 2012
  • at 2:30 am
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China’s Alibaba Hands Over $7.6 Billion to Yahoo For Share Buyback, Financing Values It at $40 Billion

You know how painful it is to make a huge payment that seems to empty your pockets and your bank balance? Perhaps that’s how the folks at ...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 11:13 pm
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Chinese Developers and Advertisers Protest New Mobile Ad Blocker

Ad-blocking might be routine for some people on laptops and desktop computers, but a new way to block in-app mobile ads is causing uproar in...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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The Story Behind Renren, China’s Facebook-ish Social Network

Renren, China’s largest Facebook-ish social network, has a long and complex history which probably not more than a handful of people h...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 10:30 am
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CNNIC Report Breaks Down China’s Mobile Browsers: UCWeb, Tencent Dominating

Stats alert! CNNIC — an agency under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology that manages several aspects of China’s...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 4:30 am
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Alipay Establishes Internet Payment Security Alliance in China

Alipay Establishes Internet Payment Security Alliance in China

China’s biggest third party online payment platform, Alipay, established China’s first internet payment security alliance, which...

  • September 17, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Is Google and its Android Partners a Mafia Mob Out to Kill China’s Aliyun OS?

So, you’ve heard the Google smackdown on Acer’s planned partnership with China’s Alibaba to make its latest flagship Aliyu...

  • September 17, 2012
  • at 2:45 pm
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