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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 tech news this week

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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Tencent: $3.15 billion in profit in 2013 as company shifts focus to mobile, ecommerce

China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) has just published its Q4 and full-year 2013 earnings report, full of financial details and user numbers fo...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 6:59 pm
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Tencent invests in a mobile commerce site for low-income feature phone owners

Chinese mobile commerce retailer Maimaibao announced it received an undisclosed amount of funding led by Tencent and followed by MediaTek ...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Tencent versus Alibaba: a complete guide to an increasingly fierce rivalry (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tencent (HKG:0700) is the world’s fourth largest web company, and Alibaba is on the verge of history’s largest tech IPO. Both o...

  • March 19, 2014
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OKCoin, now China’s largest Bitcoin exchange, gets $10 million investment

Contrary to popular belief, Bitcoin is not dead in China. Chinese Cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin announced today it closed a US$10 million...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 4:06 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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Why did Alibaba invest $215 million in Tango when no one in China uses Tango?

In yet another boon to the mobile messaging race, Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has led a $280 million investment round in the Mountain Vi...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 1:53 pm
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WeChat sees resurgent growth, now has 355 million active users

Chinese web titan Tencent (HKG:0700) has just put out its Q4 2013 earnings report. Amidst the financial figures is the one number everyone w...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 5:28 pm
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Beijing-based mobile game company FunPlus raises $74 million in funding

FunPlus, the Beijing-based mobile gaming company, has completed a $74 million series B funding round, according to reports from the Wall Str...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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China Unicom finally rolls out 4G, but confusion reigns over dual LTE strategy

China Unicom (NYSE:CHU; HKG:0762) punched above its weight in the 3G era, closely challenging the behemoth China Mobile in terms of 3G subsc...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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Hugo Barra visits Foxconn, teases Xiaomi launches across Latin America

Hugo Barra, the former Googler who moved to Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi, has just teased Xiaomi’s launch in a whole new area – La...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 1:52 pm
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