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China to strike down Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
China to strike down Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
China has expressed that it will disallow the use of virtual currency, or cryptocurrency, in the country, Wall Street Journal reports. Previously ...... 11 Sep 2017 - 1 comment
Apple loses the number one spot in China
Apple loses the number one spot in China
Apple's iPhone has been the number one smartphone around the world for much of the last 10 years. Even in China, which the Cupertino, CA compnay ...... 31 Jan 2017 - 4 comments
Didi wants to expand outside of China
Didi wants to expand outside of China
Didi Chuxing, the popular Chinese ride-hailing company, is looking to expand outside of its home country. "We're definitely going global," ...... 22 Oct 2016
Netflix: Expansion to China is unlikely in near future
Netflix: Expansion to China is unlikely in near future
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has said this week that entry to China is very unlikely in the near future. When asked why the company is not in ...... 10 Oct 2016
Despite being banned in country, Twitter estimates 10 million users in China
Despite being banned in country, Twitter estimates 10 million users in China
Despite being blocked in the country since 2009, Twitter estimates that over 10 million people actively use the service in China. The source ...... 06 Jul 2016
'Warcraft' sets opening week record in China
'Warcraft' sets opening week record in China
Despite a tepid opening week in the U.S., the Duncan Jones directed 'Warcraft' film has set the record for largest debut in China by a foreign film. ...... 14 Jun 2016
China bans Apple's iBooks Store and iTunes Movies Store
China bans Apple's iBooks Store and iTunes Movies Store
The Chinese government has banned Apple's iBooks Store and iTunes Movies store in the nation, following new regulations that put strict regulations ...... 23 Apr 2016 - 2 comments
Xiaomi claims 16 million 'reservations' for new Mi 5 flagship
Xiaomi claims 16 million 'reservations' for new Mi 5 flagship
According to founder Lei Jun, the company has 16 million 'reservations' for its new Mi 5 flagship smartphone, beating expectations handily. ...... 07 Mar 2016 - 2 comments
Uber is getting killed trying to compete with Didi in China
Uber is getting killed trying to compete with Didi in China
According to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, the company is losing a billion dollars a year trying to compete against rival Didi Kuaidi in China. ...... 21 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
MUBI expands streaming catalog to China
MUBI expands streaming catalog to China
MUBI, the "Netflix for independent films," is expanding to China. The streaming startup has announced a partnership with Hong Kong-based ...... 15 Jan 2016
Lenovo: Google Play will be back in China this year
Lenovo: Google Play will be back in China this year
According to Lenovo CEO Chen Xudong, Google will finally bring the Google Play store back to China. Google has had very limited exposure ...... 13 Jan 2016
Samsung Galaxy A9 with massive battery headed to China
Samsung Galaxy A9 with massive battery headed to China
Samsung has announced the Galaxy A9 today for the Chinese market, the high-end model for the company's metal designed A-series line. The ...... 27 Dec 2015
Apple Pay officially headed to China
Apple Pay officially headed to China
Apple has confirmed that their Apple Pay service is officially headed to China next year thanks to a partnership with China UnionPay. UnionPay ...... 18 Dec 2015
Xiaomi shows off all-metal Redmi Note 3 and Mi Pad 2
Xiaomi shows off all-metal Redmi Note 3 and Mi Pad 2
Giant Chinese smartphone OEM Xiaomi has launched their first all-metal devices this week, the Redmi Note 3 and the Mi Pad 2. The Note has ...... 26 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
Apple Pay now expected to launch in China in February
Apple Pay now expected to launch in China in February
According to new reports, Apple is looking to launch Apple Pay in China by February. The company has inked deals with China's four largest ...... 25 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
Pepsi releases new smartphone
Pepsi releases new smartphone
Pepsi (yes, the soda giant) has officially unveiled their Pepsi Phone P1s for China. The device has relatively high-ends specs and will sell ...... 22 Nov 2015 - 7 comments
Google wants to return to China by next year
Google wants to return to China by next year
According to sources, Google is aiming to have a Chinese version of the Google Play store available in the nation next year. The store will ...... 22 Nov 2015
Tencent signs deals to distribute James Bond and Star Trek in China
Tencent signs deals to distribute James Bond and Star Trek in China
Tencent, China's largest social network and online gaming company, has announced new deals with Hollywood that will give the company distribution ...... 08 Nov 2015
Huawei becomes top Chinese smartphone maker
Huawei becomes top Chinese smartphone maker
According to the latest Q3 figures from Canalys, Huawei has now become the top selling smartphone vendor in China, beating out massive 'startup' Xiaomi. ...... 24 Oct 2015
Apple finally launches Apple Music, iTunes and iBooks in China and everything is really cheap
Apple finally launches Apple Music, iTunes and iBooks in China and everything is really cheap
Apple has announced this week that their Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks services are now available in China. Music will feature prominent ...... 01 Oct 2015
Two more idiots tried to sell their kidneys for new iPhones
Two more idiots tried to sell their kidneys for new iPhones
According to the China Daily, two men tried to sell their kidneys in order to afford the new Apple iPhone 6S. One man, Wu, knew he could ...... 16 Sep 2015 - 7 comments
iPhone 6S, Plus already on backorder in China
iPhone 6S, Plus already on backorder in China
According to Apple fan Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune, the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are already on significant back order in China. The ...... 12 Sep 2015 - 1 comment
Dell to make significant investment in China
Dell to make significant investment in China
The world's third largest PC maker will make a massive $125 billion investment in China. Dell says the company is actively looking to expand ...... 11 Sep 2015
Android Wear makes its way to China
Android Wear makes its way to China
Lenovo and Google have teamed up to bring Android Wear to China, a surprising move as the search giant has been notably absent in the world's ...... 09 Sep 2015
The Google Play Store could finally be headed back to China
The Google Play Store could finally be headed back to China
After years of being banned from the nation, Google could be well on its way to having the Google Play Store return to China this fall. According ...... 05 Sep 2015
China lifts the decade and a half long ban on game consoles
China lifts the decade and a half long ban on game consoles
China has had an peculiar ban on video game consoles for 15 years. Since last year it hasn't affected companies registered in he Shanghai Free ...... 26 Jul 2015 - 1 comment
Chinese consumer group files lawsuits against Samsung and Oppo over bloatware
Chinese consumer group files lawsuits against Samsung and Oppo over bloatware
The Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission has filed lawsuits against Samsung and Oppo this week, specifically over the large amount ...... 05 Jul 2015 - 2 comments
Alibaba launches online video streaming service in China
Alibaba launches online video streaming service in China
Alibaba will launch a Netflix clone for China in the coming two months, as the online video streaming industry begins to pickup significantly ...... 15 Jun 2015
China to spend over $180 billion to boost Internet speeds in coming years
China to spend over $180 billion to boost Internet speeds in coming years
The Chinese State Council has said today that the government will invest $182 billion to boost Internet speeds in the world's most populous nation by 2017. ...... 21 May 2015
Netflix looks to break into China
Netflix looks to break into China
According to new reports, Netflix is in talks with Wasu Media Holding, the Chinese company backed by Alibaba's Jack Ma, looking to partner up ...... 17 May 2015
Uber's offices in China got raided
Uber's offices in China got raided
In their ongoing effort to crackdown on ridesharing apps, the Chinese government has raided Uber's offices in Guangzhou. Uber, one of the ...... 03 May 2015
Xiaomi says over 15 million counterfeit Mi Power Banks were sold last year
Xiaomi says over 15 million counterfeit Mi Power Banks were sold last year
Chinese startup giant Xiaomi says counterfeiters and taking a major chunk out of their revenue, especially for one specific accessory: The Mi ...... 14 Apr 2015 - 6 comments
HTC's larger One M9+ is now available in China
HTC's larger One M9+ is now available in China
HTC has launched the metallic One M9+ for China, a slightly larger and feature-full version of the recently launched One M9. The M9+ has ...... 10 Apr 2015 - 1 comment
Microsoft letting all Chinese Windows users upgrade to Windows 10 for free, even from pirated versions
Microsoft letting all Chinese Windows users upgrade to Windows 10 for free, even from pirated versions
Microsoft has made an unprecedented move today, announcing that all Chinese Windows users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10, for free - ...... 18 Mar 2015 - 14 comments
Chinese companies take down 60,000 accounts with vulgar, sexual or inappropriate usernames and avatars
Chinese companies take down 60,000 accounts with vulgar, sexual or inappropriate usernames and avatars
Some of China's largest companies have already begun taking down accounts that do not conform to the new standards set forth by the Cyberspace ...... 01 Mar 2015 - 3 comments
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