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Alibaba won't budge on partnership structure

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group will not change its partnership structure in order to meet l

Alibaba to take control of ChinaVision

Alibaba Group Holding is set to take control of ChinaVision Media Group (1060.HKG) in a deal valued

Tencent buys into JD to compete against Alibaba

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings (0700.HKG) has agreed to buy a 15% stake in online retail p

Huayi Brothers plans to invest up to $150m in Studio 8

Bejing-based entertainment company Huayi Brothers Media (300027.SHE) plans to buy a US$120 million-

IBM workers in China protest Lenovo sale

More than 1,000 workers at an IBM (IBM.NYSE) factory in southern China have protested against a pro

Baidu outdoes itself once again

Market roundup: February 28

President Xi to head internet security body

Chinese President Xi Jinping will head a central government body for internet security,

China Unicom to spend $13bn on 4G this year

China Unicom (CHU.NYSE, 0762.HKG) said on Thursday that it plans capital expenditure of US$13 billi

Baidu tops fourth-quarter revenue estimates

Baidu (BIDU.NASDAQ), China's largest search engine by revenue, beat its own fourth-quarter revenue

No space for fledgling brands at China's mega online malls

E-commerce

Sina plans to take Weibo public in US

Sina Corporation (SINA.NASDAQ), owner of China's Weibo social-media service, aims to take Weibo pub

Huawei sees opportunity in US smartphone market

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, Huawei Technologies, is eyeing smartphone expansion in

Tencent invests in Chinese reviews website Dianping

Tencent Holdings (0700.HKG) bought about a 20% stake in Dianping Holdings, the operator of a custom

China out-spends US on smart grids

China spent US$4.3 billion on energy-efficient smart grids in 2013, more than the US for the first

China smartphone sales fell last quarter

China’s smartphone sales fell in the fourth quarter of last year for the first time in two years, s

Good news for people who like Chinese milk

Market roundup: February 14

Jade Rabbit hops back to life

After what appeared to be an untimely death on Wednesday night, China's Jade Rabbit moon rover may

Lenovo sees surge in quarterly 3Q earinings

Chinese PC maker Lenovo Group (0992.HKG) reported a 30% increase in fiscal third-quarter earnings t

Alibaba to launch US e-commerce site

Alibaba Group Holding announced on Tuesday that two of its US subsidiaries are set to launch an e-c

Alibaba seeks another 72% stake of AutoNavi

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group is offering to buy out AutoNavi in a deal which values the Chinese o

Lenovo to buy Google's Motorola handset business

China’s leading PC maker Lenovo Group (0992.HKG) said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy Google (GOO

Alibaba Group posts profit ahead of potential IPO

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group posted its fourth straight quarterly profit gain ahead of a

China bright spot in Apple’s weak earnings

Apple (AAPL.NASDAQ) saw revenue from the Greater China region surge 29% from a year earlier to US$8

Lenovo to buy IBM server unit

International Business Machines (IBM.NYSE) agreed to sell its low-end server business for US$2.3 bi

Building a Chinese floor under the market

Market Roundup: January 24

China Mobile will have to make nice with internet firms

Smartphone apps

Government reports 9% drop in Chinese microblog use

The number of Chinese using microblogs fell 9% in 2013 from 2012, according to a report by the gove

China’s ZTE hopes to almost double US smartphone share

The world’s seventh-biggest smartphone maker, ZTE Corp (0763.HKG, 000063.SHE), aims to almost doubl

Foreign firms tighten their grip on Chinese robotics

Automation

China Mobile receives 1.4mn iPhone 5Ss from Foxconn

Apple's (AAPL.NASDAQ) primary supplier Foxconn has delivered about 1.4 million iPhone 5Ss to China

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