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Doubled iPhone sales in China can't ward off fall for Apple shares

Apple's (AAPL.NASDAQ) profit grew 38% in its third fiscal quarter thanks to strong demand for the c

Study finds 1.55% of public WeChat posts censored

1.55% of public posts by users of 36,000 "official" accounts on Tencent's (0700.HKG) social network

Beijing plans to coordinate tighter regulation of online financing

The People's Bank of China has announced stricter guidelines regulating online finance that clarify

Souped-up 4G mobile service could launch next year in China's top-tier cities

Testing has begun by China Mobile on mobile internet connections potentially more than 10 times fas

Executives at WeChat, Weibo called in by regulator after sex tape goes viral

The Cyberspace Administration of China said it had summoned executives from social networking sites

Alibaba-affiliated financing platform halts new accounts and fund deposits

Financial information and software firm Hundsun Technologies (600570.SHA) has announced it will not

China's tech start-up sector is big on cash but short on experience


Yihaodian's chairman and CEO resign

E-commerce company Yihaodian's CEO Junling Liu and Chairman Gang Yu have both resigned "to pursue t

Regulator investigating Alibaba-affiliated gray market financing outfit

China's gray market financing sector is under pressure as the China Securities Regulatory Commissio

Tsinghua Unigroup offers $23bn for American chipmaker Micron, sources say

China's largest state-owned microchip designer, Tsinghua Unigroup, has offered to buy US chipmaker

Alibaba says VP Patrick Liu's arrest related to time at Tencent

A report on the results of an internal investigation at Tencent (0700.HKG) has implicated Alibaba (

Alibaba invests over $100m in luxury goods site

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) will invest over US$100 million in fashion and luxury goods site

Rare earths still plentiful despite crackdown on smuggling operations

Chinese authorities are struggling to break up an illegal supply chain for rare earth metals, 40,00

Alibaba, shares in New York dinged by mainland stock rout

Even stocks for mainland firms not listed in China are feeling the hurt from the ongoing rout, with

Beijing plans 'Internet Plus' infrastructure program

China will upgrade and expand its existing infrastructure, from optic fiber networks to satellite c

New national security law's call for more control unsettles tech multinationals

A newly enacted national security law announced by Beijing this week has unsettled multinational te

Amazon plans entry into China's online business loans industry plans to launch a business loan program for small sales enterprises in eight new countri

Alibaba-Tencent-backed taxi app raises $1.5bn in five days

The Alibaba and Tencent-backed car-booking app business Didi Kuaidi have managed to drum up US$1.5

Alibaba-affiliated online bank launches without ability to open user accounts

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) affiliate Ant Financial Services Group began operations of its on

US SEC freezes Chinese trader's assets following fishy Qihoo trades

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has frozen the assets of Luo Hanjian, the chief executive

Alibaba hosting service gives contradictory causes for Hong Kong crash

A Hong Kong data center run by Alibaba Group Holding's (BABA.NYSE) Aliyun cloud computing branch we

Alibaba stumbles in US but advances at home with booking services investment

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.NYSE) has announced it will sell its US-based online shopping site to N

Chinese fund manager may invest up to $1bn in Uber

Hillhouse Capital Group is leading a round of investment in Uber that could go as high as US$1 bill

Funding round said to value Alibaba's Ant Financial at over $40bn

Alibaba Group Holding finance affiliate Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group has

85% of Australian goods to enter China tariff-free under new trade pact

Australia and China have signed a free trade pact allowing 85% of Australian goods to enter the lat

UnionPay buys stake in major Hong Kong ATM operator JETCO

Mainland China's sole clearing services firm UnionPay has purchased 3% of Joint Electronic Teller S

UnionPay preps for expansion in Central Asia

State-backed payment service firm UnionPay is preparing to install thousands of point-of-sales mach

Alibaba-backed online bank hits snag in client registration

The launch this month of Alibaba-backed online bank MYbank - run by Ant Financial Services Group -

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


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