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China video site signs deal to legally show Hollywood films

In a move that will legally bring more American TV shows and films to the Internet in China, Ku6 Media, an operator of one of the country's largest video hosting sites, has signed content deals with Sony Pictures Television and a major Hollywood studio.

Written by Michael Kan17 Sept. 10 06:54

Former Google China head invests in Chinese startups

One year after leaving his position as head of Google's China operations, Kai-Fu Lee is funding a dozen startups with his new company, Innovation Works, to seize on opportunities with China's booming Internet market.

Written by Michael Kan06 Sept. 10 18:10

Shanda launches new e-reader in China

Shanda Literature, one of China's largest online publishers, released a new e-reader called Bambook this week, making it available to a select number of customers.

Written by Michael Kan12 Aug. 10 20:26

Baidu looks to expand overseas

Baidu, China's largest search engine, is looking to expand its business overseas and is preparing to invest internationally, the company's chief executive said on Thursday.

Written by Michael Kan06 Aug. 10 04:14

New Google site blocked in China

A newly launched Google site for Chinese users appears to be blocked in China just days after it went online.

Written by Michael Kan03 Aug. 10 00:01

Google reports brief search outage in China

Google's search engine in China appeared to have been partially blocked overnight Thursday, but a Google spokeswoman said the service was up and running again by Friday morning local time.

Written by Michael Kan30 July 10 10:46

World of Warcraft expansion gets approval in China

Months after being caught in a dispute between Chinese regulators, World of Warcraft is having a smoother time clearing government hurdles in China. Last Friday, the expansion pack "Wrath of the Lich King" was approved by the country's General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP).

Written by Michael Kan28 July 10 21:18

Google search share falls again in China

The fallout from Google's decision to stop censoring its search results in China has brought a continued decline in the company's search business, according to a research firm.

Written by Michael Kan22 July 10 04:41

Lenovo to release tablet PC at year's end

After releasing its own handset to compete with Apple's iPhone, Lenovo looks like it may be preparing to take on the iPad. The Chinese company plans on releasing its own tablet PC at the end of the year.

Written by Michael Kan20 July 10 15:46