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China opens mobile services to non-state firms

China will launch a two-year trial for private firms to provide mobile services to users, ending th

Protests against China's media censorship escalate

Chinese journalists who began striking on Sunday after provincial government censors altered part o

Xinhua news site applies for Shanghai IPO

State-owned online news agency Xinhua has applied to list its shares for its online news site on th

Lenovo's China profits to fund expansion abroad

Chinese electronics giant Lenovo Group (0992.HKG, LHL.FRA, LHL1.FRA) is on the cusp of recording it

China moves for real-name online registration

China intends to pass legislation that would tighten control over the internet after a series of re

Apple records strong China sales for iPhone 5

Apple (AAPL.NASDAQ) recorded sales of more than 2 million iPhone 5s in the three days since the sma

E-commerce site Taobao taken off US piracy list

The US Trade Representative has removed Taobao, China's leading online retailer by volume, from a l

iPhone 5 launches in China

Apple (AAPL.NASDAQ) released the iPhone 5 in mainland China on Friday, sales of which should help t

China, Russia seek more control over web

An eight-country group, including China and Russia, have redrafted a proposal to the UN agency for

Xi emphasizes reform as web unblocked

Newly appointed Communist Party Secretary Xi Jinping said on Sunday that China must reform to devel

IDC: Apple falls in China's smartphone rankings

Apple's (AAPL.NYSE, APC.FRA) ranking in the Chinese smartphone market fell to sixth in the third qu

Lenovo set to lead China's smartphone market

Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo's (0992.HKG, LHL.FRA, LHL1.FRA) third-quarter smartphone sales in Ch

This week in China

Hu and Wen exit with Mexican chicken wrap; Middle Kingdom malaise

Chinese website operator gains off US IPO

Social networking firm YY's (YY.NYSE) share price jumped after it raised US$81.9 million from an in

Baidu raises $1.5bn in bond issue

The owner of China's leading search engine Baidu (BIDU.NASDAQ, B1C.FRA) raised US$1.5 billion in it

Tencent eyes WeChat as new revenue source

Chinese internet company Tencent (0700.HKG) plans to integrate its third-party payment service TenP

CCTV draws $2.5bn in advertising

China's state-run television network CCTV sold US$2.55 billion (RMB15.9 billion) in ad time for 201

Sources: Alibaba to invest in Sina Weibo

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group intends to invest in Sina’s (SINA.Nasdaq) Weibo microbloggin

China's Huawei predicts rapid growth in Africa

China's biggest telecom-equipment producer Huawei Technologies said revenue in south and east Afric

Google Maps continues to struggle in China

Online map service provider Google Maps continued to lose China market share in the third quarter a

Chinese search engines adopt code of conduct

Chinese online search operators along with a mainland internet trade group agreed to a code of cond

Hon Hai reports better-than-expected profit

Hon Hai Precision Industry (2317.TSE), the listed arm of electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technolog

Baidu exceeds Q3 expectations

China's largest search engine operator Baidu (BIDU.NASDAQ) reported third-quarter profits of US$480

China Unicom Q3 profit up 27%

Major Chinese mobile carrier China Unicom (CHU.NYSE, 0762.HKG, 600050.SH) saw net profit rise 27% y

This week in China

Balloon violence; Rule by force

Huawei proposes security center in Australia

Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies proposed setting up a cyber-security evaluation

China Mobile reports bigger profit in Q3

State-owned mobile operator China Mobile (CHL.NYSE, 0941.HKG, CTM.FRA) saw profit increase 1.3% yea

Apple unveils two new China stores

Apple (AAPL.NASDAQ) will open two new stores in China, one in Shenzhen and one in Beijing, as it lo

ZTE sells security subsidiary amid US probe

Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE (0000.SHE, 0763.HKG) sold a surveillance systems subsidiary, a

ZTE forecasts Q3 losses

China's second largest telecom equipment company ZTE (000063.SHE, 0763.HK) warned that it is likely

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