Posts Tagged: shanzhai


Up and coming Taiwan chipmaker MediaTek posts group sales of $1.3 billion, up 17%

MediaTek (TPE: 2454), the Taiwan-based chipmaker that’s risen from the shanzhai slums to attracting big name clients like Sony and Sa...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 2:16 pm
Read More
fake iphones

Scammers in China Exploit Apple to Turn Fake iPhones into Real Ones

Apple has been taking quite a bit of stick over the last month for its after-sales service practices in China, and perhaps rightfully so. Bu...

  • April 12, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
Read More

Chinese Mobile Phones Hold a Big Chunk of East African Market, But That’s Not a Good Thing

Just yesterday, I wrote about China’s soft-power failures from a regulatory perspective, and today there is more news about soft power...

  • December 19, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
Read More

China’s Biggest Search Engine Sees Android Dominate, But iPhone Top for Pageviews

China’s top search engine, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), has released its newest mobile trends report, giving us some neat insights into the in...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
Read More

Return of the Knockoffs: Shanzhai Manufacturers Switching to Smartphones

The feature phone era was a godsend for the thousands of manufacturers of China’s shanzhai — a slang word for ‘knockoff...

  • July 9, 2012
  • at 8:15 pm
Read More

Guess What? Tencent Clones Zynga’s Draw Something [LEAKED PICTURES]

No sooner has the smash-hit social game Draw Something been bought up by Zynga [1] than we hear that China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) has al...

  • April 2, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
Read More

Path Gets Cloned Again in China, But With a Focus on Following Celebrities

The American social network Path has got itself another Chinese clone. This new imposter is called Daka, which has made a pixel-perfect copy...

  • March 21, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
Read More

Taobao Launches Microsite to “Name and Shame” Counterfeit Sellers and Cheats

Alibaba has long been criticized for not being tough enough on cheats and counterfeiters who use platforms like Taobao to trick consumers. A...

  • March 8, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
Read More

Chinese Shanzhai Phone Sales in India are Nose-Diving

Indian consumers’ love affair with cheap and gimmick-packed Chinese phones seems to be over, as reports emerge that all ‘shanzha...

  • March 6, 2012
  • at 1:40 pm
Read More

Chinese Segway Clone Nets $2 Million Investment

Is it the second coming of the Segway? The American dual-wheeled transportation device hailed as a revolution ultimately wasn’t, but t...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
Read More

Chinese League of Legends Clone Hopes to Capture a Slice of China’s DOTA Market with Home-Grown Heroes

China’s casual and social gamers are growing by the day, especially on mobile platforms. But what about the country’s more hardc...

  • April 2, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
Read More

Chinese Studio Blatantly Copies Foreign Indie Game, Developers Pissed [UPDATED]

China has made great strides away from its reputation as the home of all things fake and copied over the past few years, which makes an inci...

  • August 17, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
Read More

China’s Mobile Phone Exports to US Way Up, Exports to Africa Way Down

China makes an awful lot of mobile phones. Most of those phones are exported and sold elsewhere. So who is China’s biggest mobile cust...

  • August 9, 2012
  • at 4:30 am
Read More

Fujian Taobao Vendor Sentenced to Three Years for Selling Fake Converse Shoes

A Fujian woman who operated a Taobao shop selling fake Converse shoes was sentenced to three years in prison by a Fuzhou Drum Tower District...

  • May 3, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
Read More

‘Fake’ Android Store in China Can’t Resist Selling iPhones Too

In the south China city of Zhuhai, one enterprising phone vendor has opened an ‘Android’ brand shop that’s a sort of fake ...

  • March 22, 2012
  • at 3:20 pm
Read More

Baidu: iPhone Now the Leading Handset Bringing Traffic to its Search Engine

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s most-used search engine, has revealed updated statistics showing that the iPhone is far-and-away the bigg...

  • March 12, 2012
  • at 2:19 pm
Read More

Meet Hedy, China’s Most Audacious Smartphone Cloners

Whoever works at the design department at Hedy (SHE:002027), a Chinese phone manufacturer, must have very worn-down Ctrl, C, and V keys on t...

  • March 8, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
Read More

Are Pinterest Clones the New Groupon Clones in China?

What a difference a year makes! A year ago, inspired by the success of Groupon in the US, group buy clones were spreading across the Chinese...

  • March 2, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
Read More