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China box office beats US for first time in February

China's monthly box office revenue in February beat out the US for the first time thanks to Spring

Alibaba-controlled finance outfit said to plan mainland IPO as early as 2016

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) is planning an initial public offering in mainland China next yea

Baidu revenue up 48% in Q4 2014

Baidu announced its revenues increased 48% in the fourth quarter off the back of improved marketing

Chinese hackers hit blue-chip firms through Forbes site

Chinese hackers exploited the Forbes website late last year in order to launch attacks on blue chip

Qualcomm to pay record $975m fine for violating China antitrust law

Disneyland Shanghai prepares for its 2016 debut

Long time coming

Broadband firm HKBN approved for Hong Kong listing

Regulator bans impersonation accounts, to enforce real-name rules

The Cyberspace Administration of China will ban online accounts impersonating people or organizatio

Alibaba enlists Lending Club to facilitate loans for smaller US buyers

Alibaba's (BABA.NYSE) eponymous online trading platform will allow small US-based companies to appl

Tencent plans to issue US dollar bond

Tencent Holdings will issue a US dollar bond to be coordinated by Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Goldm

China's Internet users total 649m, most of them mobile

China's Internet users totaled 649 million at the end of last year, 557 million of whom were using 

Alibaba, regulator step back from brink after counterfeit accusations

Alibaba Group Holdings (BABA.NYSE) and China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce have

Alibaba shares down 8.8% after revenue disappoints, regulator row continues

Shares in Alibaba Group (BABA.NYSE) fell 8.8% on Thursday to close at a three-month low of US$89.81

Fraud accusations held for Alibaba IPO made public in regulator's report

A white paper from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce published Wednesday alleged t

New tech disclosure, compliance rules rile foreign firms in China

New rules adopted by the Chinese government will require companies selling computer equipment to th

Apple's Q1 sales in greater China rise 70% to $16.1 billion

Apple's (AAPL.NASDAQ) offering of large-screen smartphones appears to have paid off as revenue for

Alibaba Pictures expects 2014 loss of up to $77.4 million

Alibaba Pictures Group (0160.HKG, S91.SGX) said it expected to report a loss for 2014 of up to HK$6

2014: The year China's film industry got more industrial

Revenue boom

Regulators to require online authors to register real names

New guidelines from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television requ

China's animation industry tries to find its feet

One frame at a time

Proposed rules may ease ban on foreign investment in China's Internet giants

China's Ministry of Commerce has released draft rules for regulation of the complex corporate struc

Vetting of foreign IT products to begin this year, regulator says

Director of the Cyberspace Administration of China Peng Bo announced on Wednesday that a new system

Defect found in nearly 1 in 4 sampled solar panels set for use China

Defects in 23% of sampled solar panels planned for use in China could drastically reduce energy pro

Sentence reduction law spurs underground market in prisoner patents

A Chinese law granting inmates who patent new technologies eligibility for sentence reductions has

China Telecom says "preliminary study" underway after report on possible broadband bid in Mexico

A China Telecom spokesperson said the company was doing a preliminary study on investment in Mexico

Cab-hailing app Kuaidi to receive over $500mn in funding, sources say

The latest round of fundraising for Alibaba (BABA.NYSE) backed ride-hailing platform firm Kuaidi Gr

Alibaba buys China's biggest advertising tech outfit

Alibaba (BABA.NYSE) announced on Wednesday it had purchased a controlling stake in China's largest

Alibaba to invest in Indian e-commerce outfit One97, source says

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) and affiliate Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services G

Sony delays PlayStation 4 mainland launch at government's request

Sony (6758.TYO, SNE.NYSE) has postponed the launch of its PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game c

China to end contentious rare earth export quotas

Beijing is set to end the use of quotas to regulate the export of rare earth minerals,

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