Chinese writers demand Apple pay for piracy

Chinese writers demand Apple pay for piracy

A group of Chinese writers have filed a claim against Apple, alleging that the company’s App Store sells unlicensed copies of their books and seeking 50 million yuan (7.9 million U.S. dollars) in compensation. The claim, filed on behalf of 22 famous writers, involves 95 books that have allegedly been sold as pirated copies on […]

IPTV in China: only 14 million subscribers after eight years

IPTV in China: only 14 million subscribers after eight years

According to the statistics of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as of January this year, the IPTV users has reached 14 million in China. Since the first IPTV service opened in 2004, IPTV has been recognized as “the most promising, but the slowest in actual development” business of the fixed-line service. In 1999, […]

Netizens were able to visit Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, for two days

Netizens were able to visit Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, for two days

China, with over 500 million Internet users, forms the largest and most vibrant community of Internet worldwide. China blocks most foreign social networking sites (SNS) for fear that unrestricted access will lead to instability in the country. Chinese SNS companies have filled the void in the market, offering similar products that censor sensitive issues. This […]

Shanghai court rejects suit against Apple over trademark

Shanghai court rejects suit against Apple over trademark

A Shanghai court ruled against a Chinese company on Thursday in a suit that sought to prevent Apple from selling its popular iPad mobile device in China. The Pudong New District People’s Court held a hearing Wednesday after Proview Technology (Shenzhen) asked the court to immediately ban the sale of the iPad, claiming that it […]

Kingsoft spins off online storage business, establishing Kingsoft cloud company

Kingsoft spins off online storage business, establishing Kingsoft cloud company

Kingsoft announced Tuesday to spin off its online storage business “Kuai Pan” and set up an independent subsidiary “Kinsoft Cloud” focusing on cloud storage market. The CEO of Kingsoft, Zhang Hongjiang (张宏江) will be the CEO of Kingsoft Cloud concurrently. This move is the first Major structural adjustment since he became the head of the […]

Chinese court denied Apple’s right to brand “iPad”

Chinese court denied Apple’s right to brand “iPad”

The Court of Huizhou city (Guangdong Province) ruled that a local company Proview Technology owned the trademark “iPad”, and ordered the local retailers to stop selling the iPad tablet manufactured by Apple. At the same time, the Associated Press emphasizes that the Huizhou court’s decision is unlikely to have noticeable effects. The lawsuit on who […]

Foxconn to raise wages in its factories

Foxconn to raise wages in its factories

Taiwanese electronic components manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., whose trade name is Foxconn, announced on Saturday to raise workers’ wages by 16-25% in its factories. Monthly earnings of workers in its factories in Shenzhen have been increased from 1800 to 2,500 yuan on 1 February, according to their performance. Foxconn, the No.1 global […]

Apple claims firm broke trademark agreement

Apple claims firm broke trademark agreement

After a number of online stores suspended sales of Apple’s iPad, the US tech giant accused Proview Technology of not honoring its agreement to transfer the rights to use the trademark for the product in China. Many Chinese online stores, including Amazon China and Gome, pulled the iPad after local administrations of industry and commerce […]

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