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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Chinese Inmates Forced Into Gold Farming, Earning Money for Guards

There’s a fascinating piece in The Guardian this morning reporting that many Chinese inmates (at least in Jixi labor camp) are forced to p...

  • May 26, 2011
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Report Claims China’s Lashou Involved in Group-Buy Fraud

The Global Times, citing an article in New Express Daily, is reporting that Chinese group-buy service Lashou has been falsifying the origina...

  • May 25, 2011
  • at 10:33 am
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In China, You Can Now Buy Yourself a Lamborghini Supercar Online

On Taobao, China’s biggest consumer ecommerce site, Chinese netizens could now buy themselves something a bit more special than the us...

  • May 23, 2011
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China’s iPhone Users Are Older, Surf the Internet Less

According to a new study from the folks over at iResearch, iPhone users in China are a little bit different than average smartphone users in...

  • May 20, 2011
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Visit China Again This Year

At Reuters’s Global Technology Summit on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg have again cemented Facebook...

  • May 20, 2011
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Baidu Sued By Eight New York Residents Over Censorship

Bloomberg is reporting this morning that Chinese search giant Baidu is being sued by eight Chinese residents of New York. According to the r...

  • May 19, 2011
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Plants vs Zombies: The China Invasion

PopCap Games, the makes of the wildly popular Plants vs Zombies, announced today an exclusive partnership with social networking site Renren...

  • May 18, 2011
  • at 9:18 pm
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Taobao Holds In-House ‘Horse Race’ To Spur Innovation

We’ve all heard about how Google engineers get to set aside 20 percent of their time to work on their own ideas. But how do the most succe...

  • May 18, 2011
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Walmart Invests in Yihaodian, a Fast Growing E-Commerce Site in China

After its investment in 360buy.com in December last year, Walmart has moved to invest another Chinese e-commerce site. This time around, the...

  • May 16, 2011
  • at 11:51 pm
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South Korea, Japan Lead Asia in Internet Contribution to GDP (For now)

According to a new report from McKinsey (pdf), the current internet revolution is driving economic change not seen since the 19th century. T...

  • May 25, 2011
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China’s E-commerce Giant Taobao Launches Women Apparel Aggregator Site

Taobao recently launched a site that specializes in women’s apparel. The site works like a product aggregator which picks quality clo...

  • May 24, 2011
  • at 9:18 am
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Cisco Sued, Accused of Helping Design China’s Great Firewall

Following a lawsuit filed against Baidu by eight Chinese New York residents last week, there’s news this morning from The Wall Street Jour...

  • May 23, 2011
  • at 12:18 pm
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iPhone Coming to China Mobile

China Mobile, the largest Chinese mobile operator, is set to finally get the iPhone according to All Things Digital citing 163.com. The comp...

  • May 20, 2011
  • at 11:47 am
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China’s Great Shoe Attack, As It Unfolded On Twitter

Chinese Twitter user @hanunyi had quite a busy day today. We thought we’d collect a few of his Tweets to try to get a broad overview o...

  • May 19, 2011
  • at 11:48 pm
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Youku Unveils New Video Search engine, Soku.com

China’s biggest video site, Youku.com, has revamped and relaunched its search feature, creating a more stripped-down and focused searc...

  • May 18, 2011
  • at 11:08 pm
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Amid Tensions Over Chinese Censorship, US Unveils Strategy for Cyberspace

We recently wrote about the growing tensions between the US and China over online censorship and internet freedoms. In part to address growi...

  • May 18, 2011
  • at 2:10 pm
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Chinese Microblog Suicide?

EastSouthWestNorth is reporting on a grim story that emerged on Sina Weibo, as an individual posted what appeared to be pictures of his own ...

  • May 17, 2011
  • at 12:15 pm
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Apple’s iPhone 5 Design Appears on Alibaba.com

Alibaba.com, China’s largest B2B e-commerce site, did it again. First with the leaked iPad 2 design and now possibly with the iPhone 5. Ok...

  • May 16, 2011
  • at 10:15 pm
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