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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 takes aim at Alibaba with new foreign products platform

Online retailer launched a volley across Alibaba's bow Wednesday with the launch of JD World

Alibaba ups stake in healthcare branch, banking on medical retail reform

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) will shift the pharmacy branch of its Tmall online marketplace to

Security firm suggests Beijing may be behind decade-long malware campaign

California-based security software firm FireEye has released a report alleging that a single entity

Beijing threatens to shutter Sina's news site over inadequate censorship

The Cyberspace Administration of China has threatened to shut down the news service of Sina (SINA.N

"Great Cannon" web disruption program said to be in development for a year

China's "Great Cannon" traffic-redirection program, used recently to flood developer website GitHub

US agencies block exports to Chinese supercomputer projects

US agencies have placed technical centers in China associated with the massive Tianhe-2 supercomput

Hospital group boycott hits Baidu shares as ad revenue threatened

Baidu (BIDU.NYSE) shares fell 2.4% to US$203.60 after China Business News reported that members of

Computer engineer appointed as new CCTV president

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Ratio, Film and Television has appointed computer e

Telecom SOEs' joint services firm to get nearly 1mn network towers

China Tower Company--a joint venture between China Telecom (CHA.NYSE, 0728.HKG), China Unicom (CHU.

Valuation for China's Yelp-Groupon hybrid Dianping hits $4.05bn

Shanghai-based startup Dianping Holdings, owner of the eponymous restaurant-review and group-buying

China drugmakers set to boom--if they can get through regulatory system

A new drug for a rare type of lymph-node cancer developed entirely by Shenzhen Chipscreen Bioscienc

Google ends support for China Internet security certificates

Internet services giant Google (GOOGL.NASDAQ) announced it would no longer recognize online securit

Alibaba finance branch's money market fund worth about $93 billion

Alibaba-affiliated (BABA.NYSE) Ant Financial disclosed that its consumer-facing Yu'ebao money marke

H-P said to near deal selling H3C to Tsinghua Unigroup

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ.NYSE) is closing in on a deal to sell control of its China-based data-networki

Lionsgate films agrees to co-financing of 50 films by Hunan TV

US movie studio Lionsgate, producer of the Hunger Games franchise, has agreed to co-financing at le

Yahoo to shutter Beijing R&D center six years after opening

Internet firm Yahoo (YHOO.NASDAQ) will close its Beijing research center, offering its 350 employee

End is nigh for lockup of about 340 million shares in Alibaba

340 million shares in Alibaba Group Holdings (BABA.NYSE) valued at about US$29 billion will be free

Largest Lenovo shareholder aims for $3bn IPO in Hong Kong

State-linked Chinese conglomerate Legend Holdings Corp -- largest shareholder of Lenovo Group (0992

Foreign cloud services could see backlash from activist activities

Activists' use of cloud computing to allow unapproved data to slip past China's Internet filtration

China's arms sales rise to make it world's third-largest exporter

China's arms exports rose 143% in the last five years over the previous half-decade, overtaking Ger

Beijing-set deadline passes for foreign IT firms' bank tech backdoors

International banks were required this Sunday to submit plans to Chinese officials on how to conver

Baidu CEO proposes state-level artificial intelligence initiative

Baidu (BIDU.NASDAQ) founder and chief executive Robin Li has proposed China establish a state-level

Fake orders and shell storefronts plague Alibaba marketplaces

Faked orders in which sellers pay for buyers to make a transaction and leave a glowing review--know

Property sector faces consolidation, shakeup from online services

Tencent-backed (0700.HKG) online sales site (WUBA.NYSE) announced Monday it had acquired pro


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