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China lost 27.8 million microblog users last year

By Fri, Jan 17, 2014 2:36PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — The number of online microblog users in China dropped by more than 27.8 million last year, marking the first major decline in popularity of a social media genre that has offered a way to share unfiltered information in a country with strict controls....

US panel: China tech giants pose security threat

By Mon, Oct 08, 2012 5:16PM UTC 3 Comments On Sept. 13, 2012, Zhu Jinyun, ZTE Corporation's senior vice president for North America and Europe, is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, prior to testifying before the House Intelligence Committee as lawmakers probe whether Chinese tech giants' expansion in the U.S. market pose a threat to national security. In a report to be released Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, the House Intelligence Committee is warning that China's two leading technology firms pose a major security threat to the United States. The panel says regulators should block mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. by Huawei Technologies Ltd. and ZTE Corp. It also advises that U.S. government systems not include equipment from the two firms, and that private U.S. companies avoid business with them. Pic: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — American companies should avoid doing business with China’s two leading technology firms because they pose a national security threat to the United States, the House Intelligence Committee is warning in a report to be issued Monday. The panel says U.S. regulators should block mergers and acquisitions in this country by Huawei Technologies...

An in-depth analysis of China’s mobile phone market

By Tue, Apr 17, 2012 12:36PM UTC 1 Comment An in-depth analysis of China’s mobile phone market

A large number of China-specific mobile industry news has been cropping up of late. When it comes to the players – wireless carriers, handset manufacturers, device makers — obviously both local and foreign parties will find the market tremendously attractive. We won’t be surprised reading major headlines telling that the executives of tech world’s biggest...

China Internet video giants merge

By Tue, Mar 13, 2012 12:05PM UTC Comments Off China Internet video giants merge

Two of the leading online video companies in China are coming together in a stock-for-stock transaction that will capture over a third of China’s burgeoning online video advertising market. Youku (“excellent and cool” in Mandarin), the number one company in terms of market share (21.8%) is buying out its bitter rival Tudou (“potato” — a...

Twitter of the East: China’s love affair with Weibo

By Mon, Feb 27, 2012 6:36PM UTC Comments Off Twitter of the East: China’s love affair with Weibo

The Chinese love to Weibo. This notwithstanding issues like real-name registration requirements, filtering and censorship. Weibo has become part of Chinese online culture, and even with challenges in the freedom of use and of information, this is a nation of Internet users who love to micro-blog. Vanity Fair calls Weibo services the “Twitter of the...

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