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.


A Quarter of Chinese Startups Are Founded by Overseas Returnees; Is That a Problem?

A Quarter of Chinese Startups Are Founded by Overseas Returnees; Is That a Problem?

China’s startup scene is booming, and its heart — the Zhongguancun area of Beijing — has more startups than ever before. B...

  • May 29, 2013
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No Chrome, No Firefox: Why Chinese Online Banking Still Requires Internet Explorer

Banks in any country aren’t generally known for being on the technological cutting edge — my American bank’s banking platf...

  • May 28, 2013
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400 Million Users Strong: UCWeb CEO Shares Turning Points of the Company

With more than 400 million users of its UC Browser, China’s UCWeb is probably one of most popular mobile browser makers in the world. ...

  • May 28, 2013
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Samsung Sold 12.5 Million Smartphones in China in Q1, Heading for Blockbuster 2013

Samsung (005930:KS) sold 30 million phones in China in 2012, but that number looks set to be surpassed by a blockbuster 2013. That’s becau...

  • May 27, 2013
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China’s Daily Deals Market Hits $1.7 Billion in Q1, Not So Fragmented Any More

It’s time to check back in with China’s massive daily deals industry and see how all the Groupon-like sites are progressing in Q...

  • May 27, 2013
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Discuss: Is Line Wrong to Censor Politically Sensitive Words in China?

Is Line wrong if it were to really censor politically sensitive words in China?

  • May 24, 2013
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Beijing Shuts Down Taobao’s ‘Take a Number’ Service for Hospitals, But Consumers Cry Foul

Chinese hospitals are, to put it mildly, a bureaucratic nightmare. Just checking into one generally involves, among other processes, waiting...

  • May 24, 2013
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Tencent to Open Malaysia Office: Good News for Malaysian Startups?

Tencent to Open Malaysia Office: Good News for Malaysian Startups?

The overseas expansion of Chinese tech giant Tencent continues, following along with the success of its mobile chat app WeChat outside China...

  • May 24, 2013
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This Report Shows That Chinese Startups Need to Get the Hell Out of Beijing

You’re an entrepreneur or working for a startup. You’re young. You’re about to have a family that you want to bring up in ...

  • May 23, 2013
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Insights in Insults: Dave McClure Speaks in Beijing

Both entrepreneurs and investors can probably learn a lot from 500 Startups founder Dave McClure, but it takes a thick skin. He doesnR...

  • May 28, 2013
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Suning Planning Wholesale Shift to the Web, Launching Open Platform in June

Chinese retail electronics giant Suning has had an online e-commerce platform for quite a while now, but it hasn’t been able to compet...

  • May 28, 2013
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Beijing and Shanghai Ban Monetized Taxi-Finder Apps, But Free Ones are OK

Beijing and Shanghai Ban Monetized Taxi-Finder Apps, But Free Ones are OK

Last week, we saw Chinese local governments take a stand against convenience, with Shenzhen banning taxi finder apps outright and Beijing ba...

  • May 28, 2013
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Singapore Meetup: Premiere Screening of Alibaba Documentary ‘Crocodile in the Yangtze’

Update: We can’t emphasize enough how important it is that Digital Media Partners (DMP) is making this premiere screening of the Croco...

  • May 27, 2013
  • at 5:28 pm
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9 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

A bonanza of social media (WeChat, Line), e-commerce and mobile commerce, and lots more in this week's top China tech news list.

  • May 26, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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China’s LightInTheBox Adjusts US IPO Plan, Now Seeks to Raise $100 Million

China’s first tech IPO of 2013 is still in the works as the global B2B e-commerce platform LightInTheBox seeks to hit the New York Stock E...

  • May 24, 2013
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Ctrip Confirms Investment in Hotel Booking Mobile App

After rumors had begun to swirl about the two companies, Chinese travel site Ctrip’s vice-chair Tang Lan announced officially that the...

  • May 24, 2013
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Neiman Marcus in China

US Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Closes China Warehouse, Changes Strategy

The century-old US luxury retailer Neiman Marcus launched in China very quietly late last year after investing $28 million in Chinese site G...

  • May 23, 2013
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Chinese City Bans Taxi Finder Smartphone Apps, Threatens to Punish Drivers Who Use Them

Chinese City Bans Taxi Finder Smartphone Apps, Threatens to Punish Drivers Who Use Them

Taking a cab in China can be a real pain, but increasingly, smartphone apps can make the process quicker and easier by allowing you to conta...

  • May 23, 2013
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