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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GMIC Beijing gears up for its biggest conference yet (promo)

The annual Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing is one of the most influential mobile industry conferences on the continent...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 8:50 pm
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Ricebook foodie app in China

Check, please! Another Chinese foodie app gets funding, this time to the tune of $7 million

Chinese foodie app Ricebook is no longer sitting on an empty stomach – 36kr reports that the IDG ventures just led a series B funding ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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new Xiaomi MiKey extra button for smartphones

Xiaomi rips off a Kickstarter project to give your smartphone an extra, configurable button

Over the weekend, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi added to its growing repertoire of accessories with the MiKey. It’s an extra, configurabl...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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After a stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

After stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun is spewing out more numbers than the Count in Sesame Street today. After saying that Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 3:42 pm
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Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

China’s biggest ecommerce company is fusing online shopping with good, old-fashioned brick-and-mortar retailing. Today, Alibaba announced ...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Sina Weibo: “Just call me Weibo”

Sina Weibo is now officially just Weibo. China’s Twitter-like social forum dropped the former half of its name as it prepares for a pu...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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China pollution vs blue skies

Remember blue skies? A new photo app comes with an environmental message in China

Earth Hour is on March 29. It’s an annual awareness-raising event in which people turn off their lights for an hour. To get more peopl...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
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12 tech entrepreneurs under 30 making awesome stuff in China

Inspired by a Forbes list of 30 entrepreneurs in China, we decided to pick out the most exciting-sounding and promising tech and web startup...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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Tencent takes stake in Korea's CJ Games

Tencent pays $500 million for big stake in Korean mobile gaming company

Chinese web and game company Tencent is boosting its mobile gaming prowess today by paying US$500 million for a stake in South Korea’s CJ ...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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8 of the best April Fools’ pranks from Asia’s tech community

Happy April Fools’ Day, everyone! We’re celebrating with a list of today’s best stunts by tech companies all around Asia. ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Apple brings 4G-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini to China

Apple brings 4G-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini to China

China’s shoppers got the newest iPhone and iPad models on their global launch day – for the first time ever – on November ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Unblockable? Unstoppable? FireChat messaging app unites China and Taiwan in free speech… and it’s not pretty

Over a week ago a messaging app for the iPhone called FireChat launched and quickly attracted attention from the international tech media. C...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing

Xiaomi wants to sell 100 million phones in 2015, tall task to equal Lenovo

Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million smartphones next year, according to Sina Tech. Founder and CEO Lei Jun commented on the number at the recen...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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China tech news this week

6 must-read tech stories in China this week

Bitcoin, Malaysia Airlines, and Xiaomi are among our favorite stories from China this week. Here’s our top picks. 1. This handheld gam...

  • March 30, 2014
  • at 10:56 am
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Chinese travel sites boycott Malaysia Airlines ticket sales

As outrage grows over missing flight, Chinese websites ban Malaysia Airlines ticket sales

Two of China’s largest online travel booking sites have decided to banish Malaysia Airlines as anger grows over the lack of answers ab...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 3:39 pm
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing's Haidian district

Looking to future growth, Xiaomi will build its own campus

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi revealed today that it’ll build its own campus in Beijing’s top Silicon Valley area. The company sign...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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This handheld game console crossed with a smartphone could be the future of gaming in China

Among the dozens of booths at this year’s Global Mobile Game Congress in Beijing, one hardware company in particular stands out: a l...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 11:44 am
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How does Alibaba respond when China cracks down on investment products? It launches another investment product.

Chinese tech giant Alibaba rolled out its second investment-themed offering today, and it’s probably not what followers of the company...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 6:19 pm
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