Posts Tagged: MIIT


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Nearly one quarter of China’s population now shops online

The deputy minister of China’s MIIT says 52.5 percent of Chinese internet users now shop online – about 332 million in total.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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How deliberately crippling its 4G rollout will help China bust a global monopoly and make billions

Hundreds of millions of people in China still have no 4G thanks to blatant protectionism. This is why the rest of the world should care.

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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China cracks down on Apple’s iMessage as national web cleanup continues

The measures include tools to monitor and prevent spam messages, which the ministry says are prevalent on the iOS default messaging app.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Microsoft could sell the first legal game console in China in over a dozen years

No, it’s not the Xbox One. Sorry to disappoint. But Chinese media are reporting that a new console is in the works, dubbed Bestpad, and ba...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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iPhone 5S and 5C get China Mobile network license, but still no word on a deal

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveiled the iPhone 5S and 5C overnight in Asia. While the much-anticipated China Mobile (NYSE:CHL; HKG:0941) deal didn...

  • September 11, 2013
  • at 4:07 pm
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Report: China Mobile To Launch 4G Network in October (Or Later)

Contradicting previous reports that China Mobile’s 4G network could be granted the official permit it needs to begin commercial operat...

  • May 9, 2013
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China Won’t Force WeChat to Subsidize Telecoms, Says MIIT Spokesman

The battle between Tencent’s WeChat and major Chinese telecoms has been raging all spring, but it looked to be pretty close to over wh...

  • April 24, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Chinese Law Proposes Real Name Requirements for All Phone and Mobile Network Connections

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is very enthusiastic about real-name registration. The rest of the coun...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Official: WeChat Will “Definitely” Have to Pay Fees in China

The battle has been raging for several months now over how Chinese telecoms should be compensated, if at all, for the losses they incur as O...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 11:52 pm
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China to require real-name registration for all app developers

The aim is to discourage developers from anonymously pushing apps containing pornographic content and viruses, both of which are illegal in ...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 4:49 pm
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China sold only 6,900 domestic electric cars in 2013, subsidies and sweeteners just not sweet enough

China sold only 6,900 domestic electric cars in 2013, subsidies and sweeteners just not sweet enough

China sold only 6,900 domestic-brand electric cars in 2013. These are the many hurdles that EVs face in China right now, despite a raft of ...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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China will get 4G before year’s end, says MIIT chief

It has been speculated for quite a while that China would be getting its first 4G network this year, and the fact that even the State Counci...

  • September 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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MIIT: who said China gets 4G?

Many in the media have reported that China’s 4G licenses would be handed out on September 28, but the MIIT announced today that those ...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 12:18 pm
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Despite China’s Smartphone Boom, People Still Use Very Little Mobile Data Each Month

China has over 300 million people on 3G, and China’s smartphone boom is still young and frisky. So how much mobile data are all those ...

  • August 8, 2013
  • at 4:32 pm
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China Nears 200 Million Broadband Subscribers (But the Mobile Web is Still Way Bigger)

China Nears 200 Million Broadband Subscribers (But the Mobile Web is Still Way Bigger)

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released the latest official numbers for broadband penetration in t...

  • April 26, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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China Moves to Stop Spam Texts

Over this past weekend, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) released a new policy that should be a welcome ...

  • April 23, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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For the Future of Chinese Startups, Tencent’s WeChat Must Not Subsidize the Telcos

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is pressuring Tencent to subsidize telcos in China for supporting the huge ...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 11:58 am
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Government Signals China Might Finally Get a 4G Network This Year

The folks over at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) sure know how to play hard to get. They hold all the ...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 7:00 am
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