Tag Archives: China

Nokia X Receives Certification in China; Affordable Price Tag Likely

Nokia X is yet to receive an official confirmation, but it recently surfaced in China with a launch dateslated for April 27. And now, two of the long-rumoured Nokia X models have received a certification from wireless authority China Compulsory Certification (CCC) that points to an affordable price bracket. The listing shows that both Nokia X models will come with a regular ... Read More »

Samsung Says to Start Building New China Memory Chip Line This Month

Samsung Electronics plans to begin building a new memory chip production line in China in late March, a spokesman said on Thursday, as the tech giant ramps up efforts to boost NAND flash technology to meet future demand. The tech giant said in August last year that it expected to invest $7 billion (roughly Rs. 45,000 crores) over the next three years to ... Read More »

China Looks to Stamp Out Cryptocurrency Trading

China plans to stamp out all remaining cryptocurrencytrading in the country by blocking access to overseas-based websites and removing related applications from app stores. The moves were outlined in a report Sunday by Financial News, a publication under the People’s Bank of China, which said the aim was to snuff out the “dying cinders” of cryptocurrency trading and initial coin offerings ... Read More »

Samsung Faces French Legal Case Over Alleged Abuses in China

Two French campaign groups filed a legal case against Samsung in France on Thursday over the alleged use of child labour and other abuses in Chinese manufacturing plants working for the electronics giant. Accusing the company of misleading commercial practices, the NGOs Peuples Solidaires and Sherpa lodged a complaint in Paris against Samsung’s French subsidiary and international parent company. Based on research ... Read More »

China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei

China has moved to censor discussion of its censor-in-chief’s censure, apparently fearful the country’s 750 million internet users might use his downfall to assail the Communist party’s draconian online controls. One week after China was re-crowned the world’s worst contravener of internet freedoms, a leaked censorship directive indicated online publishers had received orders to extinguish debate over the toppling of former internet ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5X gets Red special edition in China

The Xiaomi Mi A1 (aka Mi 5X) got a fresh coat of paint – red paint. That’s in addition to the launch colors of Black, Gold and Rose Gold. Xiaomi Mi 5X in Red: on sale November 1 for CNY 1,500 Sales – both online and offline – will start on November 1 and price remains the same, CNY 1,500. This is ... Read More »

China Life and Baidu to launch $1 billion internet fund

FILE PHOTO: A smartphone showing the Baidu Browser application is seen in this picture illustration, February 22, 2016. BEIJING (Reuters) – China Life Insurance Group Co and Baidu Inc will form a 7 billion yuan ($1 billion) private equity fund, targeting internet and other technology investments, China Life’s listed arm said on Thursday. The Baidu Fund Partnership will be capitalized ... Read More »

Sharp Aquos S2 sells out in China, back again on August 18

Chinese e-tailer JD.com started selling the Sharp Aquos S2 on the 14th and less than 24 hours later there are no more units left. There will be another batch available on August 18, but you’ll need to register first. The bezel-less phone is priced at CNY 2,500 locally for a unit with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is an international version ... Read More »

China Moves to Sharply Limit Outside Internet Availability

FILE – Computer users sit near a monitor display with a message from the Chinese police on the proper use of the Internet at an Internet cafe in Beijing, China. China has asked the country’s three top internet providers to prevent cell phone users from getting access to online material that it does not control. Reports say the telecommunications companies China Mobile, ... Read More »

Nepal to get internet connection from China

Nepal has already completed the task of laying optical fiber on its side for the connection.  KATHMANDU/BEIJING: Nepal is likely to get internet connection through Chinese optical fiber from next month, ending India’s monopoly over the online services in the landlocked Himalayan country. Nepal has relied on India for internet services for long as the country is optically connected with the southern ... Read More »