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 […]

China launches Yaogan XIX remote-sensing satellite

China launches Yaogan XIX remote-sensing satellite

The Yaogan XIX remote-sensing satellite is launched on the back of a Long March 4C carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Taiyuan, capital of north China’s Shanxi Province, Nov. 20, 2013. Successfully launched on Wednesday, the satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and […]

Overseas WeChat users reach 100 million

Overseas WeChat users reach 100 million

WeChat, a mobile text and voice messaging application developed by Chinese Internet service portal Tencent, now has more than 100 million overseas users, Tencent vice president Sun Zhonghuai said at a communications forum held on Thursday. The mobile app supports 18 languages and is available in more than 200 countries and regions, Sun said. Tencent […]

China sees slowing tablet PC sales growth

Tablet computer sales growth in China slowed during the second quarter of this year with sales totaling 3.57 million units, a major technology industry analyst said. The figure represents a 5.2 percent increase over first quarter sales, compared with a 6.3 percent quarter over quarter increase reported in the first quarter, according to a report […]

Big Data, Mobile Tech & Electronic Medical Records discussed at Greater China Healthcare IT conference in Hong Kong

12 August, Asia Pacific: Over 750 healthcare IT delegates from 23 countries and regions including  Greater China, Australia, Singapore and the US attended HIMSS AsiaPac13 Greater China eHealth Forum in Hong Kong first week of August to hear from the world’s leading experts on how IT is transforming the medical landscape.  Global experts from technology suppliers, medical establishments, […]

Emarsys and StartupsHK in dynamic new partnership to deliver business expertise to tech start-up community in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 7 August 2013 – emarsys a global market leader of all-in-one email, mobile and social marketing automation applications has joined forces with StartupsHK Hong Kong’s biggest networking community of tech start-ups and entrepreneurs. The new year-long partnership was established with the aim to bolster Hong Kong’s young and dynamic tech community. As well as providing financial support […]