China archive

  • Apple reforms warranty policies in China after huge public backlash
    Online

    Apple reforms warranty policies in China after huge public backlash

    By 2 April 2013

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced warranty changes in China, following a large amount of public backlash in the country. Last week state-controlled media outlets, including China Central Television, criticised Apple for replacing iPhones in China with...

  • Weatherman caught playing online game on TV
    Gaming

    Weatherman caught playing online game on TV

    By 28 January 2013

    If there's a film crew visiting your office you really should be careful what you're seen doing. Especially if you are in the background of an interview with your boss. And even more so if you work for the Chinese government. During a news broadcast about...

  • Apple's cellular fourth-gen iPad and iPad mini launching in China this Friday
    Online

    Apple's cellular fourth-gen iPad and iPad mini launching in China this Friday

    By 15 January 2013

    Apple has just announced that cellular editions of its fourth-generation iPad and first-generation iPad mini will be available in China from  Friday, 18 January. The Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available at Apple's retail stores, online store, and third-party...

  • Huawei and ZTE pose security threat according to US Intelligence report
    Phones

    Huawei and ZTE pose security threat according to US Intelligence report

    By 8 October 2012

    US Intelligence has conducted an 11-month investigation into Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE, concluding that both should be shut out of the US market. In a document, drafted by the US House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee, both Huawei and...

  • Is China the new Japan?
    Phones

    Is China the new Japan?

    By 17 May 2012

    "By 2015 China will have more than 650 million people connected and online.”  These were the words of HP's CEO Meg Whitman at the company’s recent conference in Shanghai. “China is just below the worldwide average at about 200 PCs per 1000,”...

  • Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai: the ultimate gadget hotel
    Gadgets

    Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai: the ultimate gadget hotel

    By 17 October 2011

    It's not every day that you open the door to your toilet to watch it automatically opening its door for you, but then it's not every day you find yourself staying at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai. Being a journalist can be a pretty good gig from time...

  • Chinese fakery continues - this time it's Apple Stores
    Online

    Chinese fakery continues - this time it's Apple Stores

    By 21 July 2011

    Apple has seen massive success amongst the emerging Chinese well to do classes who can afford to pay for its high end goods. But not everyone in China is willing to dish out cash for the latest piece of Cupertino equipment. Instead they opt for one of...

  • Accusations of Gmail spying unnacceptable, says Chinese gov
    Online

    Accusations of Gmail spying unnacceptable, says Chinese gov

    By 2 June 2011

    Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei is not happy about the recent blame placed upon China for the attempted hacking of the Gmail accounts of top US gov officials and journalists. "Hacking is an international problem and China is also a victim....

  • Google avoids Chinese take-away
    Online

    Google avoids Chinese take-away

    By 9 July 2010

    Google has updated its blog post regarding its censorship row in China with the simple sentence: "We are very pleased that the government has renewed our ICP license and we look forward to continuing to provide web search and local products to our users...

  • Google gets the wobbles in China censorship row
    Online

    Google gets the wobbles in China censorship row

    By 29 June 2010

    Google, who at one point threatened to pull out of China as a result of its web censoring, has now buckled in the long running dispute, by offering a compromise to the Chinese government that it hopes will be enough to let it carry on operating in the...

  • India bans phone imports from China
    Phones

    India bans phone imports from China

    By 29 April 2010

    India's Department of Telecommunications has issued a blanket ban on imports of telecoms equipment from China, in a move that will hurt Huawei and ZTE, along with the rest of the Chinese telecoms industry. Interestingly, the reason for the ban isn't competition...

  • Canon launches special-edition Jackie Chan 550D in China
    Cameras

    Canon launches special-edition Jackie Chan 550D in China

    By 27 April 2010

    We're already in agreement that the Canon 550D is one hell of an affordable DSLR. And, there's absolutely no doubt that Jackie Chan is anything other than a bone fide genius. So, what happens when you put them both together? Cue grown men fainting with...

  • 'MMS Bomber' mobile virus infects millions in China
    Phones

    'MMS Bomber' mobile virus infects millions in China

    By 2 April 2010

    A mobile virus has run riot in China since February causing financial loss to owners of infected devices. The "MMS Bomber" has made its way into over a million smartphones running Symbian S60 3rd Edition and largely affects Samsung and Nokia handhelds....

  • Motorola flees to Bing in Android deal
    Phones

    Motorola flees to Bing in Android deal

    By 11 March 2010

    Following Google's noisy exit from China in January, Motorola's been wondering what to do about the handsets that it's planning to launch in the country in 2010. It can't run Google Search or Google Maps any longer, so instead it's jumped into the arms...

  • Google postpones Chinese phone launch
    Phones

    Google postpones Chinese phone launch

    By 19 January 2010

    Google will delay launching two new mobiles phones into the Chinese market as a direct result of the current tensions between the internet giant and communist country's government. Following the attacks on Google Gmail accounts belonging to human rights...

  • Google hack aided by insiders?
    Online

    Google hack aided by insiders?

    By 18 January 2010

    Google is reportedly conducting an internal investigation into whether one or more of its employees aided Chinese hackers in breaking into the email accounts of dissidents in the much-reported "Operation Aurora" hack on its Gmail service. Reuters is claiming...

  • China defends its right to censor web
    Online

    China defends its right to censor web

    By 14 January 2010

    In the wake of the recent declaration by Google that it will be refusing to censor search results in China any more, all eyes have been on the Asian superpower for its response. That response has now arrived, with multiple government departments issuing...

  • Google threatens withdrawal from China
    Online

    Google threatens withdrawal from China

    By 13 January 2010

    Google has announced on its blog that it's considering pulling out of the Chinese market, following a cyber-attack from the country. Google says it has evidence that in mid-December hackers attempted to access the Gmail accounts of human rights activists....

  • iPhone finally confirmed for China
    Phones

    iPhone finally confirmed for China

    By 28 August 2009

    The Republic of China is finally to officially get Apple's iPhone later this year, although many unofficial units are already reported to be widely in use in the region. The mobile operator China Unicom has signed a much-rumoured deal with Apple to launch...

  • Dell's Mini 3i smartphone unveiled
    Phones

    Dell's Mini 3i smartphone unveiled

    By 17 August 2009

    There's been whispering and murmerings of an Android smartphone from Dell for some time, and earlier in the year we brought you the first spy pictures of the device, but now the handset has finally been made official. The Mini 3i, as it's called, is only...

  • China bans gold farming
    Gaming

    China bans gold farming

    By 30 June 2009

    The Chinese government, amidst a crackdown on shady websites, has declared that virtual currency cannot be traded for real goods or services. It could, if fully enforced, bring an end to the practice of "gold farming" in online games. Gold farming is...

  • Every Chinese PC at risk of hacking
    Online

    Every Chinese PC at risk of hacking

    By 11 June 2009

    Controversial software that screens out "offensive material" from the internet, better known as "Green Dam", has been shown to have security flaws that could lead to the computer being taken over by malicious hackers. The government has mandated that...

  • Google offers free music in China
    Audio

    Google offers free music in China

    By 31 March 2009

    Google has launched a free music download service in China, apparently in a bid to combat widespread piracy issues in the country. The service is advertising-supported and offers just over a million tracks of both Chinese and Western music from Warner...

  • Apple opens second-hand store in China
    Audio

    Apple opens second-hand store in China

    By 20 January 2009

    Apple has launched an online shop selling second-hand Apple products in China, apparently in an attempt to "beef up" its business in the country. The products on offer are refurbished so have been previously sold and returned to Apple and then have undergone...

  • iPhone heading for China?
    Phones

    iPhone heading for China?

    By 17 November 2008

    The talks between Apple and various Chinese telecoms companies have been going on for ever, it seems. But now there has been a hint that a deal may actually be on the table. Apple has listed in its career pages a position for an iPhone Quality Assurance...