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Monday, 10 Nov 2014

Xiaomi overtakes Samsung to top Chinese smartphone market

Xiaomi overtakes Samsung to top Chinese smartphone market

According to a market research firm, Xiaomi has overtaken Samsung to be the number one smartphone brand in China with a market share of 14%.

Monday, 15 Sep 2014

City in China introduces 'cellphone lane' for pedestrians glued to their smartphones

City in China introduces 'cellphone lane' for pedestrians glued to their smartphones

Some places have bicycle lanes; Chongqing, China has a phone lane. The designated sidewalk is intended for pedestrians glued to their smartphone screens and includes two way demarcations to try to prevent collisions between distracted phone users.

Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014

CNNIC and IP Mirror to Launch Chinese Versions of Top-level Domains

CNNIC and IP Mirror to Launch Chinese Versions of Top-level Domains

Two new top level domain names that will cater specifically to the Chinese market are coming soon, and could represent a unique way to gain a niche in China's online community.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

China Bans Windows 8 on Government Computers

China Bans Windows 8 on Government Computers

Following Microsoft's decision to officially end support for Windows XP, China has decided to ban the use of Windows 8 on its government computers, citing that it was to ensure "computer security".

Monday, 20 Jan 2014

Meet The Chinese-made OS Designed To Break China's Android Dominance

Meet The Chinese-made OS Designed To Break China's Android Dominance

The Chinese government is hoping to end China's reliance on Android-based smartphones, with the release of the China Operating System, or COS, a new homegrown OS co-developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai-based Liantong Network Communications Technology.

Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013

Xiaomi's Mi 3 Smartphone Sells Out in Under Two Minutes

Xiaomi's Mi 3 Smartphone Sells Out in Under Two Minutes

The Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, Xiaomi, maintains its local popularity as it sees its latest smartphone sell out online in under two minutes.

Thursday, 29 Aug 2013

Android VP Hugo Barra Leaves for Chinese Handset Maker Xiaomi

Android VP Hugo Barra Leaves for Chinese Handset Maker Xiaomi

Hugo Barra, one of Google's top Android executives, will be leaving Google to join up-and-coming Chinese handset manufacturer, Xiaomi. It is currently one of China's fastest growing tech companies, and is said to be worth approximately US$10 billion.

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013

Lenovo Opens Manufacturing Plant in U.S

Lenovo Opens Manufacturing Plant in U.S

Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo, has recently announced that it just opened a manufacturing plant right in the U.S. The world's largest PC manufacturer will now be assembling some devices in their North Carolina factory, cutting down on shipping times to American consumers.

Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013

Apple Apologizes to Chinese Consumers Over Warranty Policy

Apple Apologizes to Chinese Consumers Over Warranty Policy

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, has posted an apology on Apple's Chinese website, followed by details on how the company would amend its warranty policies in China. The apology comes after China's state-run media criticized Apple's warranty policies on certain products.

Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013

China May Allow Video Game Consoles Again After Ban in 2000

China May Allow Video Game Consoles Again After Ban in 2000

China might be lifting its ban on gaming consoles, which started in 2000. This could be good news for gaming console vendors who are having difficulty getting into China's vast market officially.

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