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Foxconn freezes new year hiring

Foxconn (2038.HKG) and other electronics companies have frozen post-Chinese New Year hiring as they

Saudi billionaire takes 360buy stake

Investment company Kingdom Holding (0528.HKG) bought a stake in Chinese online retailer 360buy Jing

Baidu's Q4 profits surge

Chinese online search platform Baidu (BIDU.NASDAQ, B1C.FRA) reported a net profit increase of 36% i

Fit to print?

Amid growing competition from the internet, China’s tightly controlled media fights to retain its relevance and profits

Sohu profits drop in Q4

Chinese internet firm Sohu.com (SOHU.NASDAQ, XOU.FRA) reported that earnings fell in the fourth qua

Chinese hackers infiltrate The New York Times

Chinese hackers infiltrated The New York Times' computer network, attaining passwords for

Lenovo profit rises 34%

Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo Group (0992.HKG, LHL.FRA, LHL1.FRA) reported a 34% increase in third

Gome Electrical expects 2012 losses

Gome Electrical Appliances (0493.HKG) said it will likely post a loss for 2012 after rising rent co

Hong Kong journalists protest privacy law

Journalists in Hong Kong urged the island's government to drop a proposed law that would limit acce

This week in China

They might be giants

Foxconn sees net loss in 2012

Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Foxconn International Holdings (2038.HKG, FW3.FRA), said it w

China Mobile expands 4G trial

The world's largest mobile network operator China Mobile (CHL.NYSE, 0941.HKG) is looking to expand

Low-cost phones outsell pricy Apple devices

Demand for low-cost smartphones in China continues to highlight the difficulties faced by US mobile

China plans to forge electonics giants

China's industry ministry plans to create international electronics giants withinin two years via m

Huawei's profits robust while ZTE flounders

China's two largest telecommunications equipment producers will report markedly different 2012 fina

Lenovo in talks to buy TV factory

Chinese PC company Lenovo (0992.HKG) is in talks to acquire a mainland TV factory from Japanese ele

Sources: Alibaba retains Credit Suisse, Goldman for IPO

China's largest online retail conglomerate Alibaba Group Holdings hired Goldman Sachs Group (GS.NYS

Germany's Metro shutters China retail stores

Germany's Metro is exiting the Chinese consumer electronics retail market, after a two year trial p

HP surpasses Lenovo in Q4

US information technology multinational Hewlett Packard (HP; HPQ.NYSE) edged past Chinese computer

US concerned about China's space activities

The US government is worried about China's advancing capacity to interfere with sensitive US satell

Citic Telecom makes US$1bn Macau acquisition

Mainland-owned telecommunication vendor Citic Telecom International Holdings (1883.HKG) will acquir

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

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