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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Huofar Aims to Promote Healthy Living in China [INTERVIEW]

Huofar.com caught my eye as soon as I saw it. Now, I know what you’re thinking — why should anyone care about yet another social...

  • September 30, 2011
  • at 9:48 am
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Weibo Launches New Rules Against Spam, Calls Out Spammers Publicly

In the wake of high-profile accidents, pundits have fretted about the danger of rumors on Weibo, but for the average user, spam, ad bots, an...

  • September 29, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Fruit Ninja Dev Visits Beijing, Talks China Plans and Game Development

Shaniel Deo, the CEO of Halfbrick Studios (developers of Fruit Ninja), sliced his way into China for the first time a couple weeks ago and h...

  • September 29, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Zombies Will Eat Your Brains (And Boost Your Followers on Weibo)

Are you happy with the number of followers you have on Sina Weibo or its Tencent equivalent? No? Then let zombies help you… Zombie acc...

  • September 28, 2011
  • at 8:15 pm
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Fire, Explosions at Shandong Foxconn Plant

Yesterday morning, Weibo reports indicated that a possible explosion caused a fire in Foxconn’s Yantai plant in Shandong, China. Detai...

  • September 28, 2011
  • at 2:48 pm
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China’s Most Audacious Groupon Clone on the Brink, 80% of Staff Fired

The group buy website that most audaciously cloned Groupon in China looks like it might be one of the first big-name casualties in the feroc...

  • September 28, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Chinese-Made UC Browser Targets America, After 20 Million Overseas Downloads

UC Browser, the mobile web browser from China that has turned into a global hit, has passed the major milestone of 20 million overseas users...

  • September 27, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Chinese Luxury E-Commerce Start-Up Pockets Seed Funding

The Chinese luxury e-commerce start-up ‘The Luxury Club’ – or Hui She Shang to use its local name – has completed a ...

  • September 27, 2011
  • at 3:48 pm
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LeKan Aims to be a Cartoon Netflix for Chinese Kids

LeKan is a brand-new Chinese start-up – it launched only last Friday – that aims to be a sort of Netflix for Chinese kids. It streams a ...

  • September 27, 2011
  • at 11:05 am
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Amazon.com Launches Special Section for China Books, Maybe

Amazon.com’s big announcement today was the new family of Kindles, most especially the impressive — and cheap — Kindle Fir...

  • September 29, 2011
  • at 10:52 pm
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China’s Telecom Industry By The Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thanks to Sunny over at TechRice for pointing out this absolutely wonderful graphic created by NetEase Tech. It gives an excellent overview ...

  • September 29, 2011
  • at 3:00 pm
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Four New Reforms Revealed in Chinese Clampdown on VIEs, Overseas IPOs

Variable Interest Entities (VIEs) – those structures that form an agreement between Chinese web companies and foreign investors –...

  • September 28, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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Rumor: E-Commerce Fashion Site Vancl Preps for Q4 US IPO

There are reports emerging this afternoon that Chinese e-commerce site Vancl will file its US IPO prospectus in October with a view towards ...

  • September 28, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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Casco to Blame for Shanghai Subway’s Signaling System…and a Lot More

Yesterday’s subway accident in Shanghai appears not to have cost any passengers their lives, although it injured at least 270 people....

  • September 28, 2011
  • at 1:48 pm
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China Unicom’s SIM Sticker Gives You Two SIMs In One

Competition between China’s top two mobile telcos, China Mobile and China Unicom, is ferocious. But Unicom – ever the underdog ̵...

  • September 28, 2011
  • at 10:08 am
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Subway Crashes in Shanghai, Weibo Explodes

This afternoon, a subway train on Shanghai’s line ten collided with the train in front of it. The situation is far from clear at the m...

  • September 27, 2011
  • at 6:43 pm
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Giant Interactive’s “Long Journey 2″ Hits Over 400,000 Players Online at One Time

Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) has achieved quite a bit of success with its Long Journey online games. Both the original game and its sequel,...

  • September 27, 2011
  • at 12:58 pm
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China’s Renren Acquires Video Site 56.com

Social networking service Renren has just announced that it has acquired 100 percent of 56.com, one of China’s video streaming service...

  • September 27, 2011
  • at 10:05 am
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