China Telecom gains Xbox One exclusivity

China Telecom will be the exclusive carrier of Microsoft Corp’s video game console Xbox One, the first of its kind to launch in the Chinese mainland this autumn, the Chinese operator announced on Thursday. The console will be sold in China Telecom’s sales outlets from September, the state-owned telecom firm announced at a press conference. […]

China vows heavier penalties for Internet rumormongers

China will redouble its efforts to rid cyberspace of rumors and slanderous content and dish out heavier punishments for Internet rumormongers, a government statement said on Tuesday. The joint statement issued by the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the State Internet Information Office said the move aims to “protect […]

China launches 6th Arctic expedition

Scientists onboard the icebreaker Xuelong, “Snow Dragon”, have begun China’s 6th Arctic expedition. They spent about three hours on the first research site in the Bering Sea on Friday night. A 200-kg CDT (conductivity, depth and temperature) instrument was put more than 3,000 meters below the surface to survey the sea water. During the following […]

1st official Apple store to open in Chongqing

1st official Apple store to open in Chongqing

With the creation of the new slogan tailored to Chongqing by Apple, “Share in Chongqing’s abundance”, the largest official Apple store in southwest of China is counting down the days till opening. Early in the morning, the external wall curtain hiding the interior of the Apple store, located in Beicheng Paradise Street (北城天街), Chongqing, was […]

China breaking Latin alphabet’s domain name monopoly

Chinese-speaking Internet users are increasingly able to type the address of a website into a browser using Chinese characters rather than the Latin alphabet. On Thursday, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC)formally launched two top-level domain names using Chinese characters, the Chinese parallels to “.com” and “.net.” The Chinese domain names were approved in […]

China’s LED industry brightens up

China’s growing demand for greener illumination gave the country’s light emitting diode (LED) makers an easy time this year with good profits in the first half of 2014. Of 38 listed LED makers to publish semiannual financial results, 31 reported improved performance. The net profits of 12 companies grew by more than 50 percent. HC […]

Shaolin plans kung fu on call

Shaolin plans kung fu on call

The ancient martial art of kung fu might become as easy as a tap on the screen of your smart phone soon. China’s 1,500-year-old Shaolin Temple is looking to develop a game app to teach users martial arts on cell phones. Monks from the temple attended a summit held by e-commerce giant Alibaba this month […]

Chongqing Cross-Border E-Commerce Platform develops well

23 days on from the installation of the Chongqing Cross-Border E-Commerce Service Platform, completed transactions have already numbered 6,359. The financial transaction quantity has amounted to over 2.0525 million yuan according to news from the Chongqing Administration of Customs (CAC) on Tuesday. Xu Xin, Deputy Commissioner of the CAC, stated the integration of a number […]

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