Tag Archives: China

China gave Donald Trump a win on trade and he didn’t even know it

China’s opening of banks and brokers to foreign control was the single most-important thing that happened while Donald Trump was in China. Photo: Reuters Danang, Vietnam: American and other securities firms scored what looks like a big win Friday when China announced new rules allowing them to own 51% stakes in joint ventures. It’s just the sort of market-opening move President ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5X gets Red special edition in China

The Xiaomi Mi A1 (aka Mi 5X) got a fresh coat of paint – red paint. That’s in addition to the launch colors of Black, Gold and Rose Gold. Xiaomi Mi 5X in Red: on sale November 1 for CNY 1,500 Sales – both online and offline – will start on November 1 and price remains the same, CNY 1,500. This is ... Read More »

Workers at iPhone Supplier in China Protest Unpaid Bonuses

HIGHLIGHTS Apple said it was investigating the complaints Apple pledged to ensure that workers got fair compensation Apple said the incidents had to do with security guards Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier’s factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and a US nonprofit group said Thursday. ... Read More »

Sharp Aquos S2 sells out in China, back again on August 18

Chinese e-tailer JD.com started selling the Sharp Aquos S2 on the 14th and less than 24 hours later there are no more units left. There will be another batch available on August 18, but you’ll need to register first. The bezel-less phone is priced at CNY 2,500 locally for a unit with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is an international version – CNY ... Read More »

Smartphone shipments in China decrease in H1 2017

Sigmaintell Consulting published its data research on smartphone shipments on the Chinese market for the first half of 2017. The initial numbers reveal that companies shipped 230 million units or 1.4% less than the January-June period of 2016. China-based vendors sent abroad 290 million phones, but this figure is 6.2% less than the same time span a year ago. Even ... Read More »

Apple Appoints Isabel Ge Mahe as New China Head Amid Localisation Drive

Apple Inc on Wednesday said it has appointed a managing director for Greater China – a newly created role – in its latest move to localise product features and comply with new cyber regulations in China governing foreign technology firms. Isabel Ge Mahe, who worked in wireless technology at Apple for over nine years, will coordinate teams across China, the US company ... Read More »

Motorola Moto Z2 Play launched in China, BlackBerry KEYone arriving soon

Available to pre-order since last week, the Motorola Moto Z2 Play has now gone on sale in China. The device carries a price tag of CNY 3,299 ($485), and can be purchased through the company’s official website as well as retailer JingDong. Color options include gold. In a separate development, the BlackBerry KEYone has been okayed by the Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA, something which ... Read More »

China Has Now Eclipsed US in AI Research

Humanity may still be years if not decades away from producing sentient artificial intelligence. But with the rise of machine-learning services in our smartphones and other devices, one type of narrow, specialized AI has become all the rage. And the research on this branch of AI is only accelerating. In fact, as more industries and policymakers awaken to the benefits ... Read More »

China admits political education for students is poor

China is doing a poor job at political education for university students because the classes are outdated and unfashionable, the education minister said on Sunday in a rare admission of the difficulties faced enforcing a key government policy. Beijing has campaigned against the spread of “Western values” at universities, and the ruling Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog last year sent inspectors ... Read More »

BMW 5 Series L spotted in China

The new generation BMW 5 Series in a long wheelbase guise has been spotted in China, ahead of its official debut. Christened as 5 Series L, the executive sedan is set to go on sale in China after a formal debut at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show in April. Compared to the standard car, the wheelbase of the 5 Series ... Read More »