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Sina Weibo Begins Testing New User ID System

CCID, 11/03/11

Chinese internet company Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) has begun small-scale testing of "Weihao" user account numbers for its Weibo microblogging platform among popular microbloggers.   Read More...

Follow5 to Cease Operations in 30 Days

Sina Tech, 11/04/11

Chinese microblogging platform Follow5 today announced it will cease operations in 30 days.   Read More...

Rumor: China Mobile TD-SCDMA Procurement Bids Rise

Sina Tech, 11/04/11

China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) fifth-phase TD-SCDMA systems equipment tender preliminary results were recently released, according to an industry source, unexpectedly showing manufacturer bids had no appreciable decline from the last tender and were in some cases considerably higher than fourth-phase bids.   Read More...

Beijing Mobile Launches Corporate Push-to-Talk Service

Beijing Morning Post, 11/04/11

Beijing Mobile recently announced its launch of a new Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) service, available for RMB 30 per month to corporate users.   Read More...

UC Mobile Sues Tencent for Unfair Competition

iFeng Tech, 11/04/11

At a press conference in Beijing today, Chinese mobile browser developer UC Mobile announced that it was filing suit against rival Tencent (0700.HK) for unfair competition.   Read More...

Apple, Environmental NGOs Discuss China Pollution

Oriental Morning Post, 11/04/11

On October 31, Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPEA), a Chinese NGO, met with Linda Greer, director of the US National Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) public health program, and representatives of Apple's operations, government relations, and China supply chain management at Apple's Cupertino headquarters for a five-hour discussion.   Read More...

 

Telecom

Guangzhou Telecom FTTx Users Reach 450K

Information Times, 11/04/11

Guangzhou Telecom announced recently that the number of Guangzhou FTTx broadband subscribers had grown to 450,000.   Read More...

 

Wireless

Baidu Acquires Mobile Photo App Developer

Sina Tech, 11/03/11

Chinese internet company Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) has acquired Innovation Works-backed Beijing-based mobile app developer PhotoWonder Technology.   Read More...

Spreadtrum, Sohu Launch Feature Phone App Store

PR Newswire, 11/03/11

Chinese wireless baseband chipset provider Spreadtrum Communications (Nasdaq: SPRD) and Internet firm Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU) have launched a mobile app store for Spreadtrum's WRE ("Windows Runtime Environment") platform for feature phones.   Read More...

China's LBS Users Reach 18 Mln in Q3 2011

DeNA Partners with China's 3 Mobile Operators

Netease Tech, 11/04/11

Wang Yong, China region president of Japanese mobile game developer and operator DeNA, recently divulged that DeNA has completed partnership talks with China's three major telecom operators.   Read More...

DeNA Launches 3 iOS Games in Mainland China

Sina Tech, 11/03/11

Japanese mobile game developer and operator DeNA today unveiled its entry strategy for the mainland China iOS market, launching three new games in Apple's mainland China iTunes App Store.   Read More...

Erdo, China Mobile Launch Mobile Animation Software

The9 Launches Ad-Supported Mobile Virtual Currency System

Mmclick.com, 11/04/11

Shen Guoding, VP of Shanghai-based online game developer and operator The9 (Nasdaq: NCTY), has announced that The9 launched Juzi.cn today after a period of low-key beta testing.   Read More...

China Mobile, Hisense Release RMB 1,000 Smartphone

Hisense PR, 11/03/11

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) and Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Hisense recently released an operator-customized RMB 1,000 3G TD-SCDMA smartphone, the Hisense T80.   Read More...

Trunkbow, China Telecom Partner on Mobile Payment

PR Newswire, 11/03/11

Beijing-based wireless value-added services (WVAS) and mobile application provider Trunkbow International (Nasdaq: TBOW) today announced that it has signed a formal strategic partnership agreement with Tianyi E-Commerce Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Telecom (NYSE: CHA; 0728.HK), for the development and marketing of China Telecom's BestPay m-commerce payment application.   Read More...

ZTE Brazil Denies Rumors of Apple OEM Deal

Beijing Times, 11/04/11

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) has denied reports that it plans to manufacture Apple products in Brazil, saying the production facility will not engage in any contract manufacturing.   Read More...

ZTE Leads Global CDMA Base Station Market in H1 2011

ZTE, 11/03/11

Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) announced today that, according to global market research firm IDC, it has taken the lead in the global CDMA base station market with a 32.6% share in H1 2011.   Read More...

China All Access Wins Civil Defense Supply Contract

PR Newswire, 11/03/11

Hong Kong-based communications and security solutions provider China All Access Holdings (0633.HK) has secured a civil defense communication system construction project for a province in northern China.   Read More...

 

Internet

Four Writers Sue Baidu for Copyright Infringement

The Beijing News, 11/04/11

Beijing Haidian District People's Court yesterday accepted a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Chinese internet company Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) document sharing platform, Baidu Wenku, by four Chinese writers.   Read More...

Rumor: Baidu Wenku Partners with Copyright Society

DoNews, 11/04/11

An industry source revealed today that Chinese internet company Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) has formed a partnership with the China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS) regarding its Baidu Wenku document-sharing service.   Read More...

Baidu Invests RMB 100 Mln in Job Site

Sina Tech, 11/04/11

Chinese internet company Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU) has announced that it has injected a second round of funding into its recruitment website Baijob.com exceeding RMB 100 mln for brand development and product R&D.   Read More...

Gaopeng Accused of Selling Counterfeit Tissot Watches

DoNews, 11/03/11

Gaopeng, the group buy joint venture between Groupon and Tencent (0700.HK), has denied accusations by customers that it recently sold counterfeit Tissot watches.   Read More...

Mecox Lane Provides COD in 1,000 Cities

Sina Tech, 11/03/11

Chinese B2C mail-order e-commerce company Mecox Lane (Nasdaq: MCOX) said recently that its cash-on-delivery (COD) service had expanded to more than 1,000 cities.   Read More...

Rumor: Private Investors Complete Acquisition of 5% Alibaba Stake

Oriental Morning Post, 11/04/11

A group of private investors including Yunfeng Fund have reportedly completed acquisition of a 5% stake in Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group for USD 1.6 bln.   Read More...

ChinaEdu Appoints New CFO

PRNewswire-Asia, 11/03/11

Chinese education services provider ChinaEdu (Nasdaq: CEDU) today announced the appointment of Simon Mei as chief financial officer, effective immediately.   Read More...

17173 Releases 'Most Anticipated Games' Ranking

17173.com, 11/04/11

Chinese online gaming portal 17173 has released its "Most Anticipated Games" ranking for the week ending November 4, 2011, with ranking determined by votes cast online by players.   Read More...

Taomee to Begin CB of Social Game

Wabei, 11/04/11

Shanghai-based children's virtual world developer and operator Taomee (NYSE: TAOM) today revealed that it will begin closed beta testing of its new self-developed social game "Puke Huanyou Ji" ("Boke's Travel Album") on November 4.   Read More...

Perfect World to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

17173.com, 11/04/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Perfect World (Nasdaq: PWRD) has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its self-developed Three Kingdoms-themed 3D MMORPG Chi Bi on November 24, titled "Chezhan Wushuang."   Read More...

Perfect World to Open New Server for MMO

Sina Games, 11/03/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Perfect World (Nasdaq: PWRD) has announced that it will open a new server for its self-developed MMORPG Dragon Excalibur: Ultimate Edition on November 3.   Read More...

Giant to Begin Unlimited CB of MMO

17173.com, 11/04/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) has announced that it will begin unlimited closed beta testing of its licensed 3D MMORPG Elsword on November 11.   Read More...

Giant to Open New Servers for MMO

17173.com, 11/04/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA) has announced that it will open two new servers for its self-developed MMORPG ZT Online II on November 4.   Read More...

KongZhong to Release New Version of TPS

17173.com, 11/04/11

Chinese online game developer and operator KongZhong (Nasdaq: KONG) has announced that it will soon release a new version of its licensed TPS (Third Person Shooter) World of Tanks.   Read More...

Kingsoft to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 11/04/11

Chinese online game developer and operator Kingsoft (3888.HK) has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its licensed cartoon-style fantasy turn-based MMORPG Dream Fantasy (Dahua Honglou) in December.   Read More...

Kingsoft to Begin CB of MMO

17173.com, 11/04/11

Chinese game developer and operator Kingsoft (3888.HK) has announced that it will begin closed beta testing of its self-developed martial arts MMORPG JX Online 3 on November 17.   Read More...

Linekong to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

17173.com, 11/04/11

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Linekong has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its self-developed MMORPG Journey to the West on November 18.   Read More...

CATV to Release New Expansion Pack for MMO

17173.com, 11/04/11

Beijing-based online game operator China Cable TV Network (CATV) has announced that it will release a new expansion pack for its licensed 3D fantasy MMORPG Tianzi Chuanqi Online ("Legend of the Emperor OL") on November 18, titled "Datang Weilong."   Read More...

7fgame to Begin Initial Technical Test of MMO

Sina Games, 11/03/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator 7fgame Digital has announced that it will begin initial technical testing of its self-developed MMORPG Xiuzhen Shijie in December.   Read More...

Heaven to Release New Version of MMO

Sina Games, 11/03/11

Shenzhen-based online game developer and operator Heaven Network Technology (previously known as Shenzhen Yi Tong Da) has announced that it will release a new version of its licensed 3D MMORPG Tian Jing on November 4, titled "Er Zhuan."   Read More...

Dayou Shikong to Begin Initial CB of MMO

Sina Games, 11/03/11

Beijing-based online game developer and operator Dayou Shikong has announced that it will begin initial closed beta testing of its self-developed 3D Chinese fairytale MMORPG Huluwa in April 2011.   Read More...

 

Television

PPTV Denies Involvement in Unlicensed Internet TV

PPTV, 11/03/11

Chinese P2P streaming video platform PPLive (PPTV) has denied allegations that it is involved in illegal internet TV services, saying all of its partners are licensed to operate broadcast and control platforms.   Read More...

Jilin Province Completes 2011 Convergence Objectives

Jilin Government, 11/03/11

China's Jilin province has announced that it met its network convergence deployment goals for 2011 as of the end of October.   Read More...

 

Hardware & Software

Rumor: Microsoft China Reshuffles Senior Management

Sina Tech, 11/04/11

According to reliable industry sources, Microsoft China recently made changes to its senior management team.   Read More...

HP China Personal Systems Group GM Resigns

Sina Tech, 11/04/11

A spokesperson for HP China confirmed today that Isaiah Cheung, global VP and general manager of the company's Personal Systems Group for China and Hong Kong, has resigned.   Read More...

Luxshare Applies for RMB 150 Mln Credit Line

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 11/04/11

Chinese cable assembly manufacturer Luxshare (002475.SZ) today announced it has applied for a one-year RMB 150 mln line of credit from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's Shenzhen Bao'an District branch.   Read More...

Luxshare Establishes New Subsidiary in Jiangsu

Shenzhen Stock Exchange, 11/04/11

In a public filing today, Shenzhen-based cable assembly manufacturer Luxshare Precision Industry (002475.SZ) said that following board approval it had recently established a subsidiary in Kunshan in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, with the official approval of the Kunshan Bureau of Industry and Commerce.   Read More...

 
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