Tag Archives: China

As Doklam standoff ends, China says it will strengthen patrols along the border

China’s defence ministry said on Thursday it will beef up patrols along a disputed stretch of the border in Doklam sector near Sikkim but also “adjust” troop deployments after ending a more than two-month standoff with India. Indian and Chinese troops had confronted each other on Doklam plateau, near the borders of India, its ally Bhutan and China,… Read More »

UC Browser Reportedly Under Government Scanner for Sending Data to China

UC Browser, the most popular mobile browser in India, is reportedly being probed by the government for sending data from Indian users out of the country. According to Business Standard, “a government lab in Hyderabad is probing how Alibaba-owned UC Browser can send user details and location data to a remote server”. Another report by ICTFlash identifies this lab as Centre… Read More »

China targets social media in new crackdown

  Chinese social media sites are accused of jeopardising national security China’s largest social media platforms are being investigated for suspected breaches of the nation’s strict cybersecurity laws. The new laws, which critics say seek to control citizens’ access to information, are being rigorously enforced ahead of a planned reshuffle at the top of the Communist Party. According… Read More »

Exclusive: U.S. Cardinal Health puts $1.5 billion China business on block – sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) – U.S. drug distributor Cardinal Health has put its China business up for sale, drawing keen interest from state-backed Chinese pharmaceutical firms in a deal that may be worth up to $1.5 billion, sources familiar with the matter said. Shanghai Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd, China Resources Pharmaceutical Group Ltd and Sinopharm Group Co Ltd are… Read More »

China opposes interference after Vatican concern over bishop

China said on Tuesday it opposed outside interference in its internal affairs after the Vatican expressed concern about a Chinese bishop it said had been “removed”. Pope Francis would like to heal a decades-old rift with China, where Catholics are divided between those loyal to him and those who belong to a government-controlled official church. The Vatican said… Read More »

For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition

Because Windows doesn’t make much money for Microsoft these days, the company decided, beginning in Windows 10, that snooping on users à la Google and Facebook could be profitable. But one country said enough was enough. It would stand up for its users’ “privacy.” That country? The People’s Republic of China. Cough. Didn’t see that one coming, did… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7R Reportedly Selling in China Ahead of Launch

Samsung’s plans to relaunch its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in refurbished versions are moving ahead steadily. A recent report tipped that the refurbished units of Galaxy Note 7, dubbed as Galaxy Note 7R (R for refurbished), will be sold at half the price of the original. While this information is still to be officially confirmed, a Chinese e-commerce… Read More »

World’s First Quantum Computer Made By China — 24,000 Times Faster Than International Counterparts

Short Bytes: A team of Chinese scientists has claimed that it has built the world’s first quantum computing machine. According to them, the machine is 24,000 times faster than its international counterparts and 10-100 times faster than the first electronic computer, ENIAC. While it might not be of any practical use at the moment, it surely shows China’s work in the… Read More »

Honor V9 to be available outside China as Honor 8 Pro

Huawei announced it will unveil Honor V9 on February 21 – the week before MWC. The device has a ChinaMobile branding on its back, indicating its China-exclusive status. But according to a company insider the device will go global just under a different name. The V9 will be rebranded to Honor 8 Pro and revealed at the Huawei… Read More »

China posts worst export fall since 2009 as fears of U.S. trade war loom

China’s massive export engine sputtered for the second year in a row in 2016, with shipments falling in the face of persistently weak global demand and officials voicing fears of a trade war with the United States that is clouding the outlook for 2017. In one week, China’s leaders will see if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on… Read More »