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The Chinese government wants foreign technology companies operating inside its borders to hand over their software's source code and use only state-approved encryption algorithms.
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi says that the first batch of its new Mi Note flagship sold out in under three minutes, and claims that it has received 'over 220 million reservations' for the device.
Apple's new, larger iPhones have proven to be a major hit in Asian markets and have propelled the company both in terms of sales and marketshare. Meanwhile Samsung has seen its share sliced.
Less than a month after Gmail was banned in China, Microsoft's Outlook email service has found itself under attack with users unable to access the company's servers.
Hackers this morning targeted the Twitter feeds of two major news agencies, sending out a barrage of doomsday tweets that made it seem as if China and the United States had just sparked World War III.
Customs officials, suspicious at the man's "weird walking posture" discovered 94 iPhones strapped to his body, but for bonus points he also set off airport metal detectors in the process.
Microsoft's relationship with China has always been a bit strained; on the one hand, the country has a massive economy, but on the other, Windows is pirated heavily in this region.
The number of tablet users is still growing at a great speed, but not for long, due to abundance in developed markets, as well as competition from other mobile devices like phablets and hybrids.
Sony was supposed to launch its PlayStation 4 console in China in just a few days but according to a statement that has been postponed indefinitely thanks to negotiations with the government.
Nokia has opened pre-orders in China for its new Android 5.0-based tablet, priced at 1599 CNY (just under $260 USD), and the device is expected to launch in some European markets later this year.
Xiaomi continues their journey taking over the gadget world. They have now announced the successor to the Redmi 1 smartphone, the Redmi 2. The device packs quite a punch, but is still affordable.
Microsoft has released a new touch version of Office to other platforms first, which has upset the users of Windows mobile devices -including Windows Phone, but the wait may be over soon.
Google's analytics have revealed that the Gmail service is once again becoming accessible, albeit slowly, in China after being blocked for more than three days due to unknown reasons.
With Chinese manufacturer OPPO breaking into the markets of Australia, Indonesia and India and actually being succesful there, the company is confident it will double shipments in 2015.
Traffic to Gmail, Google's email service, has dropped off nearly entirely across the entire nation of China, with research firms and Chinese citizens reporting an IP-level block on the service.
Nokia unveiled its new Android tablet last month with a $250 price tag, promising that it will go on sale in Q1 2015 - and it seems that it could launch in its first market, China, in just two weeks.
Official websites of the Afghan government have been found to be infected with malicious software, and a US firm said they have linked it to China.
The long awaited Lumia Denim update is finally available for a few Lumia Windows Phones in China. It brings a variety of improvements to your Windows Phone device.
Sony has confirmed that the PS4 will go on sale in China next month, with a launch price of 2,899 CNY - 22% lower than that of Microsoft's basic Xbox One model, which launched there in September.
Microsoft has been fined in China roughly $140 million for cross-border tax evasion in that country which is quite similar to that which was investigated by the IRS.
Although it may sound hilarious and far fetched, malware can use just about anything as a vehicle to your PC, especially when a USB charger is involved, as one executive and IT department discovered.
Rumors floating around suggest that Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer that is absolutely killing the Asian markets, is looking to challenge GoPro with their own wearable action camera.
Microsoft is said to have closed its Xbox One R&D base in China - but its 80 staff have reportedly refused the severance package, since they're entitled to far greater compensation under Chinese law.
Apple CEO Tim Cook took time out to meet the workers on the assembly lines of the iPhone 6 and other devices during his stay in China, ahead of a planned expansion of the workforce at that plant.
A new report mentions that the Chinese government is employing phishing attacks against Apple's iCloud and Microsoft's Live services. This comes just days after both companies launched new products.
Apple is positioning its new Watch as a special fashion accessory. The device showed up at Paris Fashion Week and next month it will be featured on the cover and in an editorial of Vogue China.
It seems Foxconn is once again in the public's eye thanks to the way they treat their workers. Employees are protesting for higher wages and better conditions at one of the company's plants.
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It may struggle in places like Japan and South Korea, but Microsoft's Xbox One finally released in China to healthy sales and plenty of fanfare despite Chinese government regulation.
Microsoft has confirmed that its new Lumia 830 will go on sale in China next month, with the latest Lumia Denim firmware on board, and support for the Chinese version of Cortana out of the box.
China has finally lifted its ban on console sales from the West, but at a price, the console will launch with ten "non-violent" titles and just five million will be up for grabs, costing more too.
Mainland China has placed a nationwide block on popular photo sharing service Instagram, likely to prevent the spread of photos from Hong Kong's ongoing pro-Democracy protests.
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The Xbox One was supposed to be launching in China today - but after announcing a delay to the launch on Sunday, Microsoft has now confirmed that the console will go on sale on September 29.
DuckDuckGo, the popular privacy-oriented search engine, has joined the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter to be blocked from being accessed in China, without any prior information.
While queuing for the iPhone has become a phenomenon, one videographer caught a different side of the event by capturing those that are poised to make a profit selling to China's black market.
Microsoft has sent out a notice that they will have to delay the launch of the Xbox One in China but that it will still be released by the end of the year as it ties up loose ends.
A city in China is tackling the problem of people staring at their screens while walking by introducing special pedestrian 'lanes' on sidewalks for those who just can't stop looking at their phones.
In an attempt to compete with its rivals, Chinese search giant Baidu hired Zhanq Yaqin, Microsoft's ex-vice president and ex-chairman of the firm's Asia-Pacific research and development group.
Microsoft China posted up an image teasing Windows 9 earlier today before quickly removing the post, and confirmed its name and other bits in the process, asking "will the Start menu make a return?"
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Chinese authorities looking into alleged antitrust violations by Microsoft have given the company twenty days to "make a written explanation" to questions and concerns raised by investigators.
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Microsoft is finally shutting down its Windows Live Messenger service - still popularly known as 'MSN Messenger' - on October 31, after it closed in all markets last year with the exception of China.
A new report out is saying that Satya Nadella will pack his bags and head to China in September and the topic will likely be about the anti-trust probe that is being conducted by the country.
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As its antitrust investigation into Microsoft continues, China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce says the company has not been 'transparent' in disclosing data on its Chinese sales.
China has approved sales of 5 million Xbox One consoles there, according to Microsoft's Chinese partner BesTV, with domestic sales of foreign games consoles predicted to grow to 50 million by 2019.
Microsoft has confirmed that its Xbox One console will finally make its way to Russia next month, launching there on September 26 - just a few days after its launch in China and many other markets.