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 Mobile, After Corruption Scandals, Appoints New Chief

China Mobile, the country’s biggest mobile telco, this week installed a long-serving bureaucrat as the new ‘Party Chief’ a...

  • July 3, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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A Rough June for Renren: But Still Over-Valued at Half-Price?

June has come and gone, leaving a lot of investors wondering if they’re either holding on to a new Chinese tech IPO bomb, or in the ri...

  • July 2, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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For Motorola and HTC, Android Success in China Requires Adaptations

When it comes to smartphone sales in China, Motorola and HTC have garnered the most consistent success from their Android platform – a...

  • July 1, 2011
  • at 6:00 pm
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Chinese Soliders Play “Counter Strike” For Training

Soldiers nowadays seem to be enjoying much better treatment. First we have soldiers getting iPad 2s, and now in China soldiers are playing a...

  • June 30, 2011
  • at 9:09 pm
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Chinese Web Portal TOM.com Fires 60+ Workers, Struggling to Survive

Chinese web portal TOM.com is struggling to survive, as yesterday 70% of its Sports channel employees were laid off, leaving only about a do...

  • June 30, 2011
  • at 12:05 pm
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Top 10 Baidu Searches Last Week

Apologies for the slight delay — normally we post this on weekends but I was caught up in some international travel. Anyway, here’s ...

  • June 29, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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China’s Sina Finds Partner to Verify Japan Weibo Accounts

Chinese company Sina announced yesterday that it would be partnering with Find Japan to help push its Weibo microblog among Japanese users. ...

  • June 29, 2011
  • at 11:58 am
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Virus Attack on Sina Weibo

China’s Sina Weibo experienced what we believe is its very first virus outbreak this evening. Within only a few hours, over 30,000* users ...

  • June 28, 2011
  • at 11:47 pm
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Youku Inks Deal With Warner Bros, Will Add 400+ Premium Titles

Youku today announced it has signed a three-year deal with Warner Bros’ China joint-venture, CAV Warner Home Entertainment, to “...

  • June 28, 2011
  • at 5:30 pm
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Top 10 Baidu Searches Last Week

Here’s what people were searching for on Baidu (China’s biggest search engine) last week: Honor Mission: Honor Mission is a free-to-play...

  • July 3, 2011
  • at 10:30 am
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13 Chinese Red Communist Web Designs

Today is July 1 and it is the 90th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC). There isn’t any Google doodle to commemorat...

  • July 1, 2011
  • at 9:48 pm
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AliPay Invades China’s High Streets With Mobile Barcode Payments

AliPay, the online payment division of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is today bringing the ‘mobile wallet’ to China’s streets ...

  • July 1, 2011
  • at 1:30 pm
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Google+ Not Actually Blocked in China, Just Being Slowly Throttled

Google+ is not actually blocked in China, contrary to reports today from the WSJ, TechCrunch and some other western media. Right now Google+...

  • June 30, 2011
  • at 3:23 pm
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Sina Weibo Powered by Nokia’s Qt [VIDEO]

We’ve stumbled upon a fascinating video on YouTube, which tells the tale of how Sina’s developers have built its Sina Weibo smartphone a...

  • June 30, 2011
  • at 10:42 am
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China’s Radio, TV Ministry Clamps Down on Online Video News

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) is clamping down on the news content of online video sites such as ...

  • June 29, 2011
  • at 2:47 pm
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Major Chinese Websites Go Red for Communist Party’s 90th Anniversary

July 1st marks the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and already a number of China’s major websites and web port...

  • June 29, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Baidu Pushes ‘Box Computing’ for Smarter, Interactive Web Searches [REVIEW]

Baidu is pushing to make its search results box smarter, more relevant, and more alive – that’s why numerous popular searches in...

  • June 28, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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Wikileaks Cable Says Chinese Minister’s Mistress Was Taiwan Spy

From Wikileaks’ massive collection of U.S. diplomatic cables, comes a very juicy piece of news that former Chinese Finance Minister Ji...

  • June 28, 2011
  • at 11:48 am
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