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Microsoft says it pays Chinese taxes after cryptic media report
Microsoft says it pays Chinese taxes after cryptic media report

BEIJING, CHINA: Software giant Microsoft said Wednesday that it pays Chinese taxes "consistent" with a China-US bilateral agreement, following a cryptic media report that a foreign company with similarities to it agreed to settle a multi-million dollar bill for back taxes...

28 Nov 2014 09:28

CHINA

Alibaba creates Alitrip for online travel arrangements
Alibaba creates Alitrip for online travel arrangements

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, which completed the world's biggest stock offering last month, is tapping into the country's growing online travel business with an independent platform, know as Alitrip.

29 Oct 2014 08:29

CHINA

China blocks BBC website amid Hong Kong protests
China blocks BBC website amid Hong Kong protests

BEIJING: The BBC's website was blocked in China Wednesday, hours after a video of Hong Kong police beating and kicking a pro-democracy protester began circulating online.

16 Oct 2014 12:42

CHINA

Xbox now available in China
Xbox now available in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Microsoft has finally launched its Xbox One game console in China, the first foreign company to enter the potentially massive market after the government lifted a 14-year ban against foreign companies.

30 Sep 2014 11:42

CHINA

Adobe to shut research arm in Beijing
Adobe to shut research arm in Beijing

SHANGHAI, CHINA: US software company Adobe will shut its research arm in Beijing by the end of the year, laying off 350 people, according to a statement, as foreign technology firms face a worsening business climate in China.

26 Sep 2014 10:24

CHINA

Saatchi & Saatchi appointed Sands China account
Saatchi & Saatchi appointed Sands China account

SHANGHAI: After a competitive pitching process, Saatchi & Saatchi was appointed by Sands China, a US casino and resort, as creative agency to serve its properties in Macao Cotai Strip for mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao.

19 Sep 2014 07:43

CHINA

Microsoft's music player and browser scrutinised by China
Microsoft's music player and browser scrutinised by China

SHANGHAI, CHINA: The head of the Chinese government agency investigating Microsoft for alleged monopoly actions said the probe includes the way the US technology company distributes its media player and browser.

26 Aug 2014 12:15

CHINA

Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai creates campaign for Nippon Paint
Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai creates campaign for Nippon Paint

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Nippon Paint, changing its role as a paint supplier, to an ambassador providing complete painting systems, iColor Design and refresh service, has a new TVC campaign from Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai and a reality show, 'Home Transformer'. (video)

25 Aug 2014 07:40

CHINA

PlayStation, Xbox butt heads at Hong Kong games fair
PlayStation, Xbox butt heads at Hong Kong games fair

HONG KONG, CHINA: Fans dressed as Transformers, Iron Man and Jedi knights were among thousands at the first day of Hong Kong's comic and games expo, where Xbox and Playstation went head-to-head with their new consoles.

28 Jul 2014 07:51

CHINA

Media claim iPhone is a threat to national security
Media claim iPhone is a threat to national security

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has accused US technology company Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location.

14 Jul 2014 08:06

CHINA

Chinese hackers accessed US govt computers: report
Chinese hackers accessed US govt computers: report

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese hackers accessed US government computers containing personal information on all federal employees, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

11 Jul 2014 12:49

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Henry Buell
Redefining direct sales to reach Generation C

RIXEYVILLE, US: The direct sales industry has changed very little over the last few decades, incorporating new technologies as they have developed, rather than evolving their business practices to capitalise further on existing markets.

By Henry Buell 20 Jun 2014 14:53

CHINA

PlayStations to be sold legally in China
PlayStations to be sold legally in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Sony will sell its PlayStation consoles in China through two joint ventures, the Japanese gaming company and its Chinese partner, as they seek to tap into the estimated 500m people who play video games in China.

27 May 2014 08:21

CHINA

China detains man in online 'rumour' crackdown
China detains man in online 'rumour' crackdown

BEIJING, CHINA: A Chinese man apologised on state television Tuesday after being detained for "publishing false stories" on an overseas news portal alleging gross rights abuses, the latest step in a wide-ranging crackdown on "Internet rumours".

15 May 2014 07:41

CHINA

Emerging markets enter Top 30 global media owners
Emerging markets enter Top 30 global media owners

CHINA: For the first time, two Chinese media companies, CCTV and Baidu, have entered ZenithOptimedia's Top Thirty Global Media Owners ranking this year.

12 May 2014 14:18

CHINA

China's Huawei vows security after alleged US hacks
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

China's Huawei condemns NSA spying
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

CHINA

WeChat revolution speaks to the masses
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

CHINA

Apple asks Chinese court to overturn patent ruling
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

CHINA

Bing accused of Chinese-language censorship
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

CHINA

Lenovo signals 'global ambitions' with Motorola deal
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

CHINA

New York Festivals: Third round, Executive Jury appointments
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

CHINA

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog
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

CHINA

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

China issues 4G mobile licences
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

CHINA

2013 Digital Asia Festival Awards: Winners
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

China Singles Day sees shoppers spend US$5.7bn
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

CHINA

Chinese state media sets sights on Samsung
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

CHINA

Chinese couple sells daughter for iPhone
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

CHINA

Spikes Asia announces 2013 winners
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

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