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China market roundup: May 17

Tencent to add games to WeChat

China's internet giant Tencent Holdings (0700.HKG) seeks to monetize its WeChat messaging service b

EU to launch probe of China telecoms

The EU announced Wednesday that it plans to investigate the export practices of Chinese telecommuni

Chinese solar firm expands into UK

China’s Hanergy Holding purchased London-based Engensa for an undisclosed amount to expand into the

EU to warn Beijing of potential telecom duties

The EU's top executive body is preparing to warn Beijing that it may place tariffs on major Chinese

EU seeks backing for Chinese telecom probe

The European Union’s trade chief will begin seeking support this week for an investigation into all

M&As fuel stock rally in China's internet sector

Mergers and acquisitions in China's Internet industry spurred gains in the sector's New York-listed

Lenovo to debut Africa smartphone

China’s Lenovo Group (0992.HKG, LHL.FRA, LHL1.FRA) said it is planning to sell smartphones in Afric

WeChat to remain free for customers

The chairman at Chinese internet giant Tencent announced his company’s popular chatting application

Backed into a corner

After the Alibaba-Weibo deal, necessity will breed innovation at Tencent

Baidu eyes online video service

Chinese internet search giant Baidu said it would pay US$370 million (RMB2.2 billion) to acquire st

A bug by any other name

The real threat from Huawei might be sloppy coding – not electronic warfare

Alibaba looks to avoid Facebook's IPO woes

Alibaba Group Holding, the world's biggest online retailer, will look to avoid a Facebook-style IPO

Alibaba secures $8bn loan

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has secured US$8 billion in loans from nine banks in a lendi

Domestic drama

Chinese directors can play to audiences’ growing weary of Hollywood blockbusters, writes Ying Zhu

Baidu marks slowing profit growth

Chinese internet-search company Baidu (BIDU.NASDAQ) said earnings increased 8.5% to US$328.9 millio

Notorious P.I.G.

Even dead hogs have a silver lining; Huawei plays hard to get

Huawei gives up on US market

After a continued battle with US congressmen on concerns over national security, China telecom equi

China Mobile reports weak profits

China Mobile (CHL.NYSE, 0941.HKG) profits barely grew in the first quarter, rising 0.4% to US$4.5 b

Xi Djinping unchained

What do China's new president and Jamie Foxx have in common?

China Mobile's Taiwan bid collapses

China Mobile's (CHL.NYSE, 0941.HKG) bid to buy a 12% stake in Taiwan's Far EasTone Telecommunicatio

Innovation nation?

China scores miserably on some types of innovation but does surprisingly well on others

China orders Apple to clean up obscene content

Apple Inc (AAPL.NASDAQ) ran into its second public relations snafu in China in a month on Wednesday

Cost-per-billion

China’s digital advertisers need to grow up instead of just growing fast

Taxing Taobao

New tax rules could weigh on the soaring sales of China’s e-commerce industry

Alibaba to spend $160m promoting mobile OS

Alibaba Group said it plans to promote its mobile operating system with subsidies for phone makers

A China moment

Brian Wong, CEO of advertising platform Kiip, points out innovation and inefficiency in the mainland’s advertising market

China growth pushes up Huawei's earnings

Growing smartphone sales in China pushed Huawei’s (002502.SZ) earnings up by 32% in 2012,

US tech concerned over bill targeting China

A consortium of trade groups and the US Chamber of Commerce expressed their opposition Thursday to

Paramount partners with China on film

Viacom’s (VIAB.NASDAQ) Paramount Pictures plans to produce one of its upcoming blockbusters in Chin

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