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China's Huawei to reverse controversial deal for 3Leaf

Chinese network equipment supplier Huawei has reversed its stance and has accepted a U.S. panel's recommendation to voluntarily divest from a business acquisition that had drawn national security concerns.

Written by Michael Kan19 Feb. 11 18:54

Lenovo to launch LePad tablet worldwide in June

Chinese PC maker Lenovo plans on selling its LePad tablet worldwide in June, but will first launch the device in China at the end of March, a company spokesman said on Friday.

Written by Michael Kan18 Feb. 11 13:49

China microblog blocks searches for Hillary Clinton

A top microblog in China has blocked searches for the Chinese words for "Hillary Clinton" and "Hillary", just a day after the U.S. Secretary of State gave a speech urging governments to end Internet censorship.

Written by Michael Kan17 Feb. 11 16:59

Carriers back LTE TDD for 4G through new initiative

Mobile carriers including China Mobile, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone have launched a new initiative to promote the 4G (fourth-generation) network technology LTE TDD as a global standard.

Written by Michael Kan16 Feb. 11 21:52

ZTE aims to sell first smartphone in the U.S. this year

Chinese handset manufacturer ZTE plans to launch its first smartphone in the U.S. this year, a move that follows the company's latest success in securing a bigger hold of the mobile phone market.

Written by Michael Kan16 Feb. 11 15:28

Huawei refuses U.S. panel's advice to divest from 3Leaf

Chinese network supplier Huawei has declined a U.S. panel's recommendation that it voluntarily divest from a business acquisition that has raised national security concerns, likely putting the fate of the deal in the hands of President Barack Obama.

Written by Michael Kan15 Feb. 11 22:41

China group buying sites say Groupon must adapt to succeed

While Groupon continues to say little about its plans for China, local group buying sites in the country already expect the U.S. company to arrive, but not without facing a host of challenges.

Written by Michael Kan15 Feb. 11 20:03

Report: U.S. panel to recommend reversing Huawei deal

A U.S. committee that overseas foreign investments will likely recommend that President Barack Obama reverse a deal by Chinese network supplier Huawei to acquire intellectual property from a U.S start-up, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

Written by Michael Kan11 Feb. 11 18:21

Lenovo breaks ground on new production center in China

Chinese PC maker Lenovo has broken ground on a new operations center in southwestern China that will produce computers, as well as bolster the company's research efforts in mobile Internet.

Written by Michael Kan31 Jan. 11 17:11

China 4G TD-LTE trials expected to last 18 months

China has begun large-scale trials of fourth-generation (4G) mobile technology known as TD-LTE, with the tests expected to last 18 months, according to the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Written by Michael Kan27 Jan. 11 20:32

China group buying sites fight Groupon's alleged poaching

Group buying sites in China are vowing not to re-hire employees who go to work for Groupon, as a way to prevent the company from poaching their workers, according to a staff member at one Chinese group buying site.

Written by Michael Kan27 Jan. 11 14:50

IBM to build Asia's largest cloud computing center

IBM and the China-based Range Technology will build a cloud computing data center near Beijing that the companies claim will be Asia's largest by floor space.

Written by Michael Kan26 Jan. 11 18:50