Tag Archives: China

No Agreement Yet Between US, China on ZTE: Trump Aide

The United States and China have not yet reached a deal on Chinese telecoms giant ZTE that would lift crippling sanctions against the company, top US economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Wednesday. “No decision has been reached by both sides as of now,” Kudlow told reporters. ZTE was fined $1.2 billion (roughly Rs. 8,000 crores) in March 2017, but in April, Washington banned the ... Read More »

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 »

US Ban on Sales to ZTE Triggers Patriotic Rhetoric in China

A US ban on sales of American components to ZTE Corphas unleashed a patriotic backlash in China’s cyberspace, highlighting the growing tension between the world’s two largest economies. The United States this week imposed a ban on American companies selling parts and software to ZTE for seven years, saying it had broken a settlement agreement with repeated false statements – a move that threatens ... 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 »

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 »

iPhone X First Batch, With Just 46,500 Units, Ships Out of China: Report

Ahead of the November 3 shipping date of the iPhone X, the first batch of iPhone X units have shipped out of China, according to China’s state run news agency Xinhua. Even as it appears that Apple is in line to begin delivering this year’s flagship iPhone X units on time, it appears the company is still struggling to solve the production issues. ... Read More »

China Says Investigating Baidu, Tencent, Weibo for Breaching Cyber Laws

China’s cyber regulator on Friday said it was investigating the country’s top social media sites over failing to comply with strict laws that ban content which is violent, obscene or deemed offensive to the Communist Party. The Cyberspace Administration said it was investigating Tencent Holdings’ WeChat, Weibo and Baidu’s forum site Tieba over suspected violations of the country’s strict cyber-security laws. “Users are spreading ... Read More »

Tencent’s Honor of Kings to Launch in US, EU Amid Regulatory Chill in China

Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd will launch its mega-hit smartphone game “Honor of Kings” in the EU and United States this year, a person familiar with the plans said, amid a backlash in China over its addictive features. The game has roughly 55 million daily active users and analysts estimate its monthly revenue is more than CNY 1 billion ($147.09 million), ... Read More »

Twitter Chief for China Quits, Hails Its Performance

HIGHLIGHTS Kathy Chen was appointed in April as general manager for the China region Twitter is inaccessible in mainland China Twitter’s advertising base in the China had grown almost 400 percent Twitter’s manager for China, whose appointment just eight months ago sparked controversy, has announced her resignation but welcomed the growing number of Chinese advertisers even though the service is ... Read More »

China Targets Parents In New Religion Rules For Xinjiang

‘ China Targets Parents In New Religion Rules For Xinjiang China has locked up Uighurs who have campaigned for better treatment of their people BEIJING: Parents and guardians in China’s Muslim majority region of Xinjiang who encourage or force their children into religious activities will be reported to the police, the government said on Wednesday while unveiling new education rules. ... Read More »