More Chinese translating online

Chinese are becoming increasingly dependent on translation tools that run online as well as on mobile devices, according to a report conducted by an online translation service provider. Some 73.7 percent of Chinese Internet users surveyed for the report said they use online translation tools. Language translation ranked fourth on the list of what people […]

Conference updated on China’s regulation of e-commerce

China’s commerce regulators have shut down 168 illegal e-commerce websites in 2012, patrolling a bustling online shopping environment, attendees of a conference on e-commerce regulations on Tuesday were told. Authorities have inspected 290,000 e-commerce websites and 28,000 offline stores this year, it was revealed at the conference, which gathered heads of industry and commerce administrations […]

Taiwan NCC to release 4G licenses for mobile Internet

Taiwan’s Internet users will be able to enjoy faster connectivity following the latest decision by the National Communications Commission to release 270 megahertz of bandwidth to mobile service operators. “The decision is a key component of ROC government efforts to promote next-generation broadband Internet services with a peak download rate of 100 megabits per second,” […]

Taiwan’s export orders up 3 pct on new tech products

The value of Taiwan’s export orders in October increased by 3.2 percent compared with the same period last year due to launches of new technology products, according to statistics released by Taiwan’s economic authorities on Tuesday. Export orders amounted to 38.38 billion U.S. dollars in October, a 1.9-percent increase month on month. Statistics show that […]

Taiwan’s e-commerce value to reach $22.6 bln

The value of Taiwan’s e-commerce sector will reach 6,600 billion New Taiwan dollars (22.6 billion U.S. dollars) this year, a 17 percent growth over 2011, economic authorities said Monday. The figure is predicted to top 1 trillion NTD (34.3 billion U.S. dollars) in 2015. The Chinese mainland will be a key market for Taiwan’s e-commerce […]

Chongqing to set up cloud computing association

Chongqing Cloud Computing Industry Association, the first professional association for cloud computing in Chongqing, will be set up in the near future and now it is enrolling members, according to Chongqing Economy and Informationization Commission on November 14. The Association is a non-profit organization established by enterprises of cloud computing development or application and units […]

Chongqing electronic exports boom

In January-October 2012, the growth of value added in Chongqing’s industries above designated size ranks the second in China and in the meantime, Chongqing’s exports are booming as the shopping peak of electronic products in Europe and the U.S. draws near, according to Chongqing Statistics Bureau on November 14. The shopping peak in Europe and […]

Alibaba pockets 3 bln U.S. dollars on “Singles’ Day”

Alibaba cashed in 19.1 billion yuan (3.04 billion U.S. dollars) during its “Singles’ Day” shopping promotion on Sunday, the Chinese e-commerce giant announced on Monday. The figure was three times more than that of last year, according to taobao.com, a key sales platform under Alibaba. “The high sales proved the consuming capacity of Chinese consumers,” […]

China to become largest robot consumer in 2014

Demand for industrial robots is predicted to hit 32,000 units by 2014 making China the world’s largest robotics consumer. According to the International Federation of Robotics, the sector’s technology and production have gained momentum amid higher labor costs and China’s efforts to restructure its economic growth pattern and improve energy efficiency. At the China International […]