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China's Huawei vows security after alleged US hacks

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei pledged to protect cyber security, following reports this month that a US government agency had been secretly tapping the company's networks.

1 Apr 2014 09:01


China's Huawei condemns NSA spying

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese telecommunications and Internet company Huawei condemned the US National Security Agency after reports revealed the organisation had been secretly tapping the company's networks for years.

25 Mar 2014 06:34


WeChat revolution speaks to the masses

SHANGHAI, CHINA: When condom maker Durex wants to send an intimate message to customers in China, it uses a homegrown instant messaging platform called WeChat, which has taken the country by storm in just three years.

13 Mar 2014 08:07


Apple asks Chinese court to overturn patent ruling

BEIJING - US technology company Apple has asked a Beijing court to strike down a patent ruling by state authorities, as it fights an intellectual property battle with a Chinese firm.

28 Feb 2014 07:05


Bing accused of Chinese-language censorship

BEIJING, CHINA: Microsoft's search engine Bing appears to be heavily censoring its Chinese-language search results across the globe as well as inside China, a cyber-monitoring group said on Wednesday, 12 February.

13 Feb 2014 07:27


Lenovo signals 'global ambitions' with Motorola deal

BEIJING, CHINA: In 1984, with only US$25,000 in Chinese government funding and a dusty 20-square-metre bungalow as their headquarters, a small group of scientists in Beijing founded a firm called New Technology Developer Inc.

3 Feb 2014 10:26


New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals World's Best Advertising competition has announced five additional appointments to the 2014 Executive Jury.

27 Jan 2014 08:19


Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013 09:47


Apple monitors plant after 15-year-old worker dies in China

BEIJING, CHINA: Apple sent inspectors to one of its contractor factories in China after the death of an underage worker, it said, vowing to ensure "high standards" were maintained.

17 Dec 2013 10:22


China issues 4G mobile licences

BEIJING, CHINA: China has issued licences for "fourth generation", or 4G, mobile phone services in a move to boost economic growth and job creation.

10 Dec 2013 06:52


2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards: Winners

BEIJING, CHINA: The winners of the 2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards, honouring the best in Asia Pacific's digital marketing, have been announced.

18 Nov 2013 15:05


China Singles Day sees shoppers spend US$5.7bn

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese shoppers spent a record 35bn yuan (US$5.7bn) at the country's biggest online marketplaces on Singles Day, their operator said on Tuesday (12 November), after the festival created by e-retailers to persuade the loveless to console themselves with some retail therapy.

13 Nov 2013 20:28


Chinese state media sets sights on Samsung

BEIJING, CHINA: China's state-run broadcaster launched a broadside against South Korean electronics company Samsung, the latest foreign brand to be castigated by authorities in the world's second-largest economy.

23 Oct 2013 07:47


Chinese couple sells daughter for iPhone

SHANGHAI, CHINA: A young Chinese couple are facing criminal charges for "selling" their daughter and using part of the proceeds to buy an Apple iPhone, state media said.

21 Oct 2013 08:22


Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners

SINGAPORE: The hotly anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony has taken place at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Over 1,000 delegates attended to be the first to hear this year's winners and celebrate the best of creativity in communications from across Asia Pacific.

19 Sep 2013 05:49


SA exhibitors show off products at China's trade fair

XIAMEN, CHINA: The annual China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) got underway on Sunday, 8 September, with South African exhibitors showing off their wares.

9 Sep 2013 07:26


China's secretive anti-graft agency unveils website

BEIJING, CHINA: The secretive anti-graft department of China's ruling Communist Party has launched a website, as part of Beijing's attempts to promote its anti-corruption campaign with a fanfare of publicity.

5 Sep 2013 07:40


Taiwan probes HTC staff over secrets theft

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Taiwanese prosecutors are investigating allegations that three employees at leading smartphone maker HTC stole trade secrets to sell to Chinese firms, reports said on Saturday.

2 Sep 2013 09:33


Service now trumps price for Asian consumers: survey

HONG KONG - Consumers in Asia are fed up with poor service and are willing to pay more for a good customer experience, according to a survey which punctures the received wisdom that "price is king" in the region.

29 Aug 2013 08:16


China Internet hit by 'largest ever' attack

BEIJING, CHINA: China has been hit by the "largest ever" attack on its Internet structure, crashing the country's .cn servers, according to a government-linked agency.

28 Aug 2013 05:50


Adultery website shines spotlight on Hong Kong marriages

HONG KONG, CHINA: The founder of a dating service promoting adultery is setting his sights on China's cheating hearts after a controversial launch in Hong Kong.

27 Aug 2013 06:30


Spending a penny could cost US$16 in Shenzhen

BEIJING, CHINA: People with a poor aim are to be fined if they miss their mark when using public toilets in a Chinese city, officials said, provoking online derision over how the rule will be enforced.

21 Aug 2013 11:42


China Mobile's net profit up 1.5%

HONG KONG, CHINA: China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator by subscribers, said on Thursday (15 August) its net profit for the first six months of the year grew by 1.5%, beating analysts' predictions.

16 Aug 2013 07:36


East China island dispute at the heart of new video game

SHANGHAI, CHINA: A military-backed Chinese video game released on Thursday (1 August) allows players to satisfy their patriotism by fighting enemy forces in islands disputed with Japan, reflecting enduring tensions.

2 Aug 2013 10:48


China's Baidu buys mobile app firm for USD1.9bn

BEIJING, CHINA: China's leading Internet search engine is to buy a smartphone app distribution firm for US$1.9bn, it said yesterday, in what is said to be the largest takeover deal in the country's internet industry.

17 Jul 2013 16:45


Apple to probe Chinese claim of iPhone death

BEIJING, CHINA: Apple said Monday it would investigate claims that an iPhone electrocuted a Chinese woman who was making a call while charging the device.

16 Jul 2013 11:43


Angry Internet users hunt down Nile relic vandal

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese tourist who defaced an ancient Egyptian monument was hunted down by angry Chinese Internet users who prompted his parents to apologise, state media reported yesterday.

28 May 2013 12:06


Search for China's missing children goes online

BEIJING, CHINA: It took dozens of volunteers half a year searching old Chinese maps and villages, but finally the online-organised group helped Luo Gang find where he was kidnapped 23 years ago - and his birth family.

27 May 2013 12:25


The Bees Awards announces nominations

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The 4th edition of The Bees Awards - 1st international social media marketing awards - has announced their 2013 nominations.

21 May 2013 09:07


China warns EU to drop telecom probe, solar panel tax

BEIJING, CHINA: China has warned the European Union against escalating bilateral trade disputes, urging Brussels to drop plans to probe Chinese telecom products and impose hefty taxes on its solar panels.

20 May 2013 09:48

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