5 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week


China tech news

The impending spring festival holiday hasn’t kept this week from being full of tech news drama. We’ve got special investigations, secret meetings, big acquisitions, and big launches. Read on for the tops in this week’s China news!

1. Qihoo’s iOS Apps Under Special Investigation by Apple

Qihoo’s apps are still gone from the app store, and one report suggests the company is being investigated by Apple for providing easy downloads of its apps for jailbroken iPhones. If you’re interested in Qihoo, stay tuned, because they’re going to show up again later on this list.

2. Monster.com’s China Dream Shattered, ChinaHR Sold at Huge Loss

And yet another big web player from the west bites the dust in China. After a pretty rocky couple of weeks, Monster’s ChinaHR subsidiary was sold to an Irish company for a small fraction of what Monster originally paid for it.

3. Xiaomi Confirms Taiwan, Hong Kong Launch in April

Xiaomi is finally going international! The handset maker will begin offering its phones in Hong Kong and Taiwan this April. This move has been rumored for quite a long time, but now it’s finally happening.

4. Rumor: Qihoo 360 CEO in Secret Meetings with Sogou Over Partnership

Is Qihoo’s Zhou Hongyi trying to start an alliance with Sogou’s Wang Xiaochuan to take down Baidu’s Robin Li? It sounds like the plot of an imperial-era drama, but it might actually be happening.

5. Huawei, ZTE, and Lenovo Among Top 5 Global Smartphone Makers

Chinese brands are beginning to dominate the global smartphone market. Not too much of a surprise considering we also learned this week that China is now producing more than 50 percent of the world’s phones.

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