Law & Policy

Alibaba Closes Offices In India

Over the past few months, China-based Alibaba has closed four enterprise e-commerce platform offices in India. According to reports in Indian local media, Alibaba Group...

China Bans Apple's Latest iPhones Over Patent Dispute

Investors eyeing Apple's China growth with anticipation have had their bubbles popped today with news that the tech company was ordered to stop selling...

R&D Accounts For 15% Of Huawei's Income

Chinese telecom device maker Huawei invested USD9.2 billion in research and development in 2015, accounting for 15% of the total annual income of the...

British Telecom Tests VPN Service In Shanghai Free Trade Zone

British telecom operator BT just submitted an application to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to gain a license to operate a value-added...

New Chinese Search Engine Deal Removes Some Frustration

How frustrating is it to conduct a search on China's leading search engine and not easily find the correct answer? This happens often partly...

Chinese I.T. Salaries Rise As Employees Poached By Traditional Businesses

Chinese technology companies are always worried about having their top employees poached by rivals, but now they also have to fear the human resource...

Is Alibaba Starting Its Own SME Investment Bank?

What better way to cash-out your cronies, pay back local government officials, and inject some capital into s business than to push your company...

Apple Loses iPhone Trademark Case In China

There is now no need to worry the next time you purchase a leather case for your iPhone and wonder if the odd all-caps...

Qihoo 360's Privatization Approved By NDRC

According to information published by an online regulatory approval platform for investment project under China's National Development and Reform Commission, the privatization project of...

Censorship Is LinkedIn's China Friend As It Boasts User Milestone

Shen Boyang, LinkedIn's global vice president and China president, said that the company's number of users in China has surpassed 20 million. He also announced...

Who's To Blame For Apple's China Closure?

Apple's iTunes and iBook users in China the past few days have been unable to access their accounts and data online. Apple's streaming music service...

Twitter's Appointment Of New China Chief Won't Mean Much

Jace Dorsey, chief executive officer of Twitter, announced via a tweet that the company has appointed Kathy Chen as Twitter's Greater China managing director. Dorsey...

China Can Be Deadly For Foreign E-commerce Firms

Asos, a leading fashion e-commerce operator in Great Britain, announced plans to end its China business after less than three years of operating in...

Nobody At The Wheel For Volvo In China!

A Volvo executive revealed that the company plans to test driverless cars in China and they will deploy up to 100 vehicles for testing. This...

Cainiao's New Logistics Alliance Incentivizes Chinese Vendors To Join

Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba is slowly snaking its arms around a larger piece of China's online business growth. Cainiao Network Technology, logistics subsidiary of Alibaba...

Nanjing Welcomes Latest TSMC Chip Manufacturing Facility

China's previous capital city, Nanjing, is now home to a big Taiwanese semiconductor investment. The Nanjing municipal government has inked a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor...

Does Alibaba's Move Have The Power To Forge Better Indo-China Ties?

Alibaba president J. Michael Evans recently told Indian local media that the group plans to enter the Indian e-commerce market in 2016. According to Evans,...

LinkedIn Expands Headhunting Reach Into China

LinkedIn, the U.S.-based social network for working professionals, announced that the company has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese human resources service organization...

Facebook's Founder Loses Face While Catching Breath In Beijing

Mark Zuckerberg, the American founder of Facebook, jogged in Beijing this week. And it caught everybody's attention. Chinese social media was ablaze in amazement that...

Ant Financial Aims To Become Giant With USD3.1 Billion Infusion

Ant Financial, the Internet financial affiliate of Alibaba Group, plans to raise CNY20 billion, which is about USD3.1 billion, in a new round of...

Alibaba Bets On Chinese Lottery In Latest Acquisition

Alibaba's Alipay affiliate controls how Chinese netizens spend their money; and now Alibaba Group owns a lottery operator and controls how Chinese consumers waste...
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