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.


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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China forces video sites to hire government-approved censors

Update March 27, 2014 @ 11:30am - China’s state news agency Xinhua has released a report denying heavier scrutiny of US and UK video ...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Goldman Sachs eyes China’s mobile content market with investment in Wandoujia

Chinese mobile content search engine and Android app store Wandoujia today announced it closed its series B round of financing with a follow...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 12:09 pm
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5 ways to sneak through China’s Great Firewall

At this point, pretty much everyone knows China has a one of the most advanced internet censorship systems in the world. Referred to as the ...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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Meiaoju - New startup joins China's overseas property gold rush, nabs series A funding just weeks after launch

New startup joins China’s overseas property gold rush, nabs series A funding just weeks after launch

Earlier this month, a new site launched in China that helps eager buyers find overseas property. That site, Meiaoju, has already secured RMB...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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Tencent boosts ecommerce business yet again with $180 million stake in property portal

Chinese web giant Tencent has paid US$180 million to take a 15 percent stake in a major real estate portal and ecommerce site in the country...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 10:20 pm
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World’s most popular mobile browser from China soars past the half billion user mark as it picks up steam overseas

UC Browser, the world’s most popular third-party mobile browser made by China’s UCWeb, announced today it passed the 500 millio...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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China Mobile says most of its 4G subscribers are using iPhones

“Most of our 1.34 million 4G users are using an iPhone,” said China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua today. He was speaking in the post...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm
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Xiaomi confirms its first phablet, the Redmi Note, will make its way to customers in May

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra announced on his Google+ page that the Redmi Note, Xiaomi’s first-ever phablet device, will ship to custom...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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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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Shaolin kung-fu monks visit Google, try on Google Glass

Shaolin kung-fu monks visit Google, try on Glass, manage not to kick anybody’s ass

The martial arts experts at China’s Shaolin Temple have been around for centuries, but they’re not stuck in a time-warp. The kun...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 7:45 pm
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Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on mobile payments

Alibaba’s Jack Ma slams monopoly power as banks introduce new curbs on online payments

Mobile commerce, online savings funds, and QR code-based m-payments are all under threat in China right now. The People’s Bank of China (P...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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WeChat’s latest update adds restaurant tagging as app seeks to boost local listings

WeChat (or Weixin, as it’s known domestically), China’s leading mobile messenger, released an update for iOS last week that brings a...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 2:48 pm
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14 must-read news stories from China last week

Missed out on China news last week? Fear not, here’s our roundup for your weekend coffee reading. 1. OKCoin, now China’s largest Bi...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 10:55 am
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China’s OnePlus leaks specs for upcoming smartphone, but can it stand out?

New Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus slipped us some new specs for its upcoming OnePlus One flagship device this week. The One is slated to ...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 5:13 pm
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Despite running at a loss, JD valuation jumps to $15.7 billion ahead of US listing

JD.com (a.k.a. Jingdong) updated its SEC prospectus today, showing the company’s equity valuation nearly doubled since December to U...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 12:04 pm
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China Mobile's telco in Pakistan reaches new milestone with 25 million subscribers

China Mobile’s telco in Pakistan reaches 25 million subscribers, but still an also-ran

Zong is Pakistan’s fourth biggest mobile telco. While that’s not remarkable in itself, it’s notable that it’s actual...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 5:53 pm
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Crowdfunded in China: cheap 3D printers, smart thermometers, and glucometers for your phone

All of the projects in this month’s edition of Crowdfunded in China come courtesy of Demohour, the country’s leading tech-focuse...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 4:31 pm
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