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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 58.com (WUBA.NYSE) announced Monday it had acquired pro

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 

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