Upstart Chinese phone maker Xiaomi revealed today that its version of Android, called MIUI, now has 100 million users.
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.
You'll be amazed and horrified just how much Chinese startups intentionally misrepresent their funding rounds.
Speaking at Xiaomi’s ‘meet the media’ event in San Francisco, Hugo Barra ruled out launching Xiaomi smartphones or tablets in the US in 2015.
Zhou Hongyi let spill a couple of details about his company's $400 million dive into the smartphone market, and they don't bode well.
Do you miss the glory days of operatic Soviet-style Chinese propaganda? Fret not, because China's internet censorship authorities are bringing it back with this new music video.
After nearly three years of development, China’s first all-electric light aircraft, the Rui Xiang RX1E, now has its air worthiness certification and is finally close to going on sale.
Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk said today during the company’s post-earnings conference call that he’s “still confident” in the Chinese market.
Alibaba has launched its enterprise chat app Ding Ding, which it hopes will be able to find a niche in China's crowded social media market.
Working conditions at Apple’s China-based supplier Pegatron may have improved, but all is not well according to a new report from American NGO China Labor Watch. Apple moved some of its China producti...
What could go wrong when you're giving away free money? Quite a lot, as Alibaba's Alipay discovered yesterday.
China's mobile gaming market may not be very profitable outside of a few games, but it generated a lot more revenue in 2014 than it has in previous years, despite only small growth in the number of mo...
Chinese smartphone glucometer Dnurse raised millions in an undisclosed series A round led by SAIF and Innovation Works. It's an investment that makes a lot of sense given China's sharp rise in diabete...
Qualcomm’s battle with Chinese regulators over charges of monopoly practices has finally come to an end after more than a year of disputes.
A massive infographic breaks down China's large and often confusing social media market, and what social media users are doing in the Middle Kingdom.
This year, Tencent announced plans to unleash 500 million red envelopes full of cash and another 3 billion virtual coupons to WeChat users over a 10-day period.
China’s ecommerce titan Alibaba started the week by announcing a US$590 million investment in phone maker Meizu.
Real-name registration is one thing. But now the Chinese government plans to control what actual usernames web users are allowed to choose.
Tired of doing your laundry? In China, there’s an app for that. And that app – Chinese O2O startup Bear Butler – has just raised RMB 6 million (US$960,000) in angel funding to continue its dry-cleanin...