Law & Policy

Ride Sharing Services Are Driving Meituan-Dianping In China

Combining group buying with restaurant deals and ride sharing is now on Meituan-Dianping's menu.The merged company Meituan-Dianping has morphed in China from a Groupon-like...

Facebook Suspends Ads For Chinese Smartphone Utility Apps

Facebook issued a ban to its advertising agencies, asking them to suspend all advertisements for certain kinds of Chinese utility apps.Facebook said that recently...

Uber Will Suspend Services In Taiwan

Taiwanese Uber drivers and riders are going to see their apps become unresponsive tomorrow. Uber announced that the company would suspend its services in...

Apple Sues Qualcomm For Abuse Of Market Position In China

Apple has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm in Beijing, and it is accusing the latter of abusing its dominant position in the chip...

Seagate Will Shut Suzhou Plant, Cut Over 2,000 Employees

Hard disk manufacturer Seagate announced that they will shut down their plant in Suzhou and cut over 2,000 employees.The Suzhou plant already posted a...

Xiaomi Inks AAC Patent Licensing Deal With Dolby Subsidiary

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has reached an Advanced Audio Coding patent licensing agreement with Via Licensing Corporation.Under the agreement, Via will allow Xiaomi to...

China's National Memory Chip Project Begins Construction In Wuhan

China's national memory base project recently has begun construction in the Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone.With a total investment of USD24 billion, this...

Midea's Acquisition Of Kuka Gains Full Approval

German industrial robot manufacturer Kuka Group announced that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and Directorate of Defense Trade Controls recently...

Ant Financial's Rural Strategy Focuses On China's Microfinance Opportunities

Even with the explosive growth of technology in China, it's still important to remember that China is still a nation of peasants. So Alibaba's...

Alibaba Lands On U.S. Notorious Markets List For Lax Counterfeit Policies

Alibaba's ecosystem comprises China's biggest Internet marketplace, and it's again in the crosshairs of United States Trade Representative Michael Froman.The USTR's annual report this...

China's Cross-border E-commerce Scale Up 30% During H1 2016

Over the first half of 2016, China's cross-border e-commerce businesses achieved explosive growth despite the weak economic trends and it became a new driving...

China's Cybersecurity Law Enacted

Worries for technology companies in China have been compounded with the enactment today of China's new Cybersecurity Law.Chinese media report the law was enacted...

China's Huawei Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project

Linux Foundation-led Hyperledger blockchain project announced the addition of ten new members, including Chinese telecom device maker Huawei.Other new members include Hundsun Technologies, Hyperchain...

Illegal Activities Push 360 Cloud Disk To Stop Services In China

360 Cloud Disk published a notice on its official website stating that they will stop providing cloud disk services to individual users from November...

Chinese Government Joins Hands With Companies To Promote VR

The Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance has been established in China as part of the government's effort to partner with private industry.The IVRA claims...

Chinese PE Firm Buys American Mobile Ad Company

Foreign mobile advertising companies are prohibited from gaining an operating license in China, so it makes sense for a foreign company to seek a...

Ban On Foreign Investment In Chinese Tech Businesses Scuttles Deal

The frustrations for foreign companies doing business in China are on display in a new incident that shows how government roadblocks are created to...

Foxconn Reshuffles How It Handles Sharp's Assets

Sharp and its new Taiwanese parent company Foxconn will jointly establish an intellectual property management company on October 3, 2016 to put the stake...

NetEase Will Close Its Online Forums Next Month

Chinese Internet portal NetEase says that due to media business development needs, the company's online forums will stop providing services from October 19, 2016.This...

HP Screws Printer Owners And Ink Manufacturers

Many non-HP cartridges used in its printers are manufactured in China, and HP has now upset these manufacturers and HP printer owners by disallowing...

No News Is Good News For Netease In China

"Panem et Circenses" (bread and circuses) was used in ancient Rome to curtail revolts and appease the citizenry. In today's China, online Web company...
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