Topic / China

iPhone 4 to be sold in China on Sept 25

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iPhone lovers in China can now rejoice as they will soon join the long list of countries that will be getting the iPhone 4 roll out, according to an Apple press release. The phone, which has been known to have problems with the antenna, screen and camera, will be hitting store shelves in all Apple retail stores in China on September 25 at 8am; including the new Apple Stores in […]

iPhone 4 to land in China in September

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While the iPhone 4 success is no doubt huge – despite the several reported problems like Antennagate and the proximity sensor – China looks to be the next market for Apple’s iPhone 4 world domination with state-run telecommunications company China Unicom announcing it will sell the device next month, according to state-run media. China Unicom has not confirmed any deals with Apple, but the company has an exclusivity agreement with […]

China renews Google’s licence to operate after compromise

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Google has announced that China has renewed its ICP licence to operate in the country, after announcing a week ago that it plans to end the automatic redirect to Google.com.hk, its Hong Kong-localised version of Google, with a landing page. The move to stop the redirect was due to the objection by the Chinese government in March.

China, Taiwan, HK get Chinese language domains

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With all the hoopla over the .xxx domain name, we forgot to report on this interesting topic. ICANN also approved the use of Chinese language top-level domains (TLD) for China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. From today, alongside their Latin alphabet-based TLDs, China will have .中国 and .中國, Hong Kong will have .香港 and Taiwan will have .台灣 and .台湾. China and Taiwan have two domain names because one is written […]

Foxconn reported to shut down Chinese factories

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After numerous reports of suicides and after trying to attempt to stop it, Foxconn – the Taiwan-based manufacturer for Apple, Dell, HP, Intel, Sony and other technology companies – will be shutting down its operations that could axe 800,000 workers from their positions According to the Register, quoting a story on ON.CC (in Chinese, translation by Google here), this announcement comes as Foxconn announced a restructuring within the company at […]

Aigo’s sexy tablet fills the the Slate hole – packs Tegra 2 and Android

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Look at that sexy design. No, that’s no mockup. It’s a new tablet from Aigo (or Patriot) with beautiful slate-like design. According to new details from China, it will run on the Tegra 2 processor from NVIDIA alongside a 1GB ARM Cortex A9 processor with 512MB of DDR2 memory, a 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen display and HDMI output. It comes with a 4GB, 16GB and 32GB options and will […]

Vietnam rejects Google claims of hacking

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Google’s claims that Vietnamese computer users were spied on and blogs critical of the government were hacked into were rejected by Vietnamese authorities talking to the AFP, telling the news agency that these were “groundless opinions”. A spokeswoman from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Vietnam has “specific regulations against computer viruses, harmful software and for ensuring information security and secrecy.”

Google upgrade blocks Hong Kong site in China

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Chinese users behind the “Great Firewall of China” have reported that Google Hong Kong has been blocked, according to several sources. While initially admitting it was a fault on their end, Google has now said that it is China blocking the site. When news of Google China/Hong Kong was blocked, Google said that it was because of a new set of characters in all of its search URLs, “gs_rfai”, triggered […]

Symantec calls Chinese city world’s hacker hub

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China isn’t getting any good news within the technology sector, especially when Google just pulled Google.cn from the country and moved it to Hong Kong. Now, Symantec has identified a city in China to be the world’s capital of cyber-espionage, after identifying and tracing 12 billion e-mails that were “target attacks” coming from China – a higher number than what Symantec initially thought. Researchers found that 21.3% percent that were […]

Google redirects China domain to Hong Kong

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Google has acted on its threat of shutting down Google.cn by redirecting all traffic from that domain to its Hong Kong localised version, which effectively means that all Chinese results will be uncensored – unlike the mainland version because of strict laws regarding censorship. Previously, searches for Falun Gong and the Taiwanese independence were controversial topics that were often censored by localised versions. Like Google, Bing China and Yahoo China […]

Google might shut down China search engine

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A report in the Financial Times is reporting that Google is “99.9 per cent” sure in shutting its search operations in China after failing in convincing the Chinese Government in allowing it to show uncensored results. The shutdown, however, might take a few months as Google wants it to go through a process and to make sure its employees are protected from retaliation from local authorities. After publicly announcing that […]

Apple audit reveals child labour, underpaid employees

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An audit commissioned by Apple on its suppliers has found that three facilities had hired employees that were 15 years old in countries where the minimum age of employment is sixteen; along with eight facilities charging agency recruitment fees in excess of legal limits. While not named, it is assumed the factories that have failed in Apple’s audit were in China, the home of where most of Apple goods are […]

Apple parts maker confirms workers poisoning

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Taiwanese manufacturer Wintek, the manufacturer that makes LCD screens and components for Apple and Nokia, has confirmed that more of its workers in China have become ill after being exposed to chemicals than it previously reported. According to Global Post, 62 of the employees have became ill after a report that ran on state-controlled media – 15 more than it was reported – that were exposed to chemicals last summer; […]

Govt Freelancer claimed to wrote Google attack code

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Analysts from the United States government have said that they have found the programmer who wrote the code that was used to hack into Google’s servers last year, according to the Financial Times. According to the newspaper, the man is a security consultant in his 30s and posted sections of the code to a hacking forum. The creator is known to be a freelancer, but while he did not launch […]

Mobile operators unite to bring global apps store

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Twenty-four telecom operators – including Vodafone, SingTel, China Unicom, China Telecom, Telenor, TeleSonera, Sprint, T-Mobile, Orange , AT&T and Verizon Wireless – have announced that they will form together a group known as the Wholesale Applications Community. The group will have the backing of the GSMA consortium and will be backed by LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. The group was founded on a goal to “establish a simple route […]