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Online privacy tools likely compromised by Chinese hackers

Attacks likely originating in China indicate that two online privacy tools - Great Firewall-hopping

Alibaba affiliate gets permission to open online private bank

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) affiliate Ant Financial Group has received permission to establis

US officials say China-sponsored hackers breached federal personnel office

US officials have accused hackers employed by the Chinese government of breaching the computer syst

Focus Media secures $7.4bn backdoor listing in Shenzhen

Shanghai-based Focus Media has reached a deal enabling it to do a backdoor listing on the Shenzhen

Alibaba plans investment in China Business Network, sources say

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) plans to invest more than RMB1 billion (US$161 million) in financ

State-owned nuclear power firms announce merger

Government-owned State Nuclear Power Technology and China Power Investment Corp have announced they

Alipay service interruption prompts questions about backup system

The sudden breakdown of Alibaba's (BABA.NYSE) Alipay online payment system for 2 1/2 hours this wee

Q&A: Outlier's Ash Henson on developing a new kind of Chinese dictionary

Language startups

HP sells stake in networking equipment unit to Tsinghua University

Hewlett-Packard has sold its 51% stake in its Chinese networking equipment division, H3C, to Beijin

Beijing plans $180 billion in upgrades for China's high-speed networks

Beijing plans on spending more than US$180 billion on boosting China's Internet speeds over the nex

China Mobile tells Guangzhou users to register with real names or lose service

China Mobile has informed subscribers in Guangzhou that the firm will cut off calling and texting s

Shanghai exchange plans new board for start-up companies

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is planning to establish a new board to host innovative start-up compan

Two Chinese professors charged with economic espionage in the US

Six Chinese citizens have been charged with stealing mobile phone technology from two firms in the

JD.com ties up with Shanghai Pharmaceuticals in online healthcare push

E-commerce behemoth JD.com has joined forces with local drugmaker Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding

Uber may never dominate in China—but it doesn't need to

Transport appocalypse

State telecom firms to cut mobile data prices in China by 20-35%

China's state-owned wireless carriers have announced cuts to their mobile data prices and plans to

One fifth of China's wind-generated power being wasted by state grid operators

State grid operators are wasting enough electricity to run Beijing for 40 days by intentionally del

Listed mainland firms change names in shift to tech

Almost 100 listed firms in China changed their names, often to reflect a shift toward the technolog

Alibaba shares up on news of rising sales, new CEO

Shares in Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NASDAQ) jumped 7.5% to close at US$86 after the e-commerce fi

Shenzhen drone maker backed by Silicon Valley's Accel Partners

Shenzhen-based drone maker SZ DJI Technology will receive US$75 million from Silicon Valley venture

Foreign medical equipment makers said to be probed on suspicion of using bribes

Regulators including the State Administration for Industry and Commerce are investigating whether f

Regulator shutters site of 21st Century Business Herald

The mainland's media regulator ordered the website of the 21st Century Business Herald, on

Alibaba to cap employee head count at current level

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) will not increase its head count by a single person this year,

Apple Q1 iPhone sales in greater China grow 71% to surpass US

Apple (AAPL.NASDAQ) announced Monday that quarterly iPhone sales in greater China has surpassed tho

Internet regulator announces more explicit rules for net news censorship

The Cyberspace Administration of China has delegated power to question online news content provider

Coal firms diversify with an eye toward entertainment

Many of China's struggling coal mining firms are branching out into sectors as diverse as film prod

Chinese researchers modify human embryo genomes in experiment

Chinese researchers have genetically modified non-viable human embryos to test a genome-editing tec

Mastercard, Visa shares up on news UnionPay monopoly could end

Shares in global payment networks Visa (V.NYSE) and MasterCard (MA.NYSE) jumped Wednesday following

Huawei CEO criticizes tech security rules as undermining innovation

Huawei chief executive Eric Xu has openly criticized rules pushed by Beijing meant to close off sev

Controversial bank tech rules suspended in official notice

Beijing has suspended bank-technology rules that included requirements for firms in China turn over

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