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China launches WTO case against EU solar subsidies

November 5, 2012 10:37 am | News | Comments

China has filed a World Trade Organization case challenging subsidies provided by some European Union members to help promote the solar panel industry. The case adds to a flurry of trade disputes that Beijing is locked in with the European Union and the United States.

Microsoft expands Internet, data centers in China

November 1, 2012 8:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. is expanding its data-center service and Internet version of its Office software suite into China. The deal announced Thursday calls for Microsoft to work with Beijing-based 21Vianet Group Inc. to sell Office 365 and Windows Azure to companies in the world's most populous country....

China pollution protest

October 29, 2012 10:33 am | by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press | News | Comments

A victory by protesters against the expansion of a chemical plant proves the new rule in China: The authoritarian government is scared of middle-class rebellion and will give in if the demonstrators' aims are limited and not openly political. It's far from a revolution. China's nascent middle class, the product of the past decade's economic boom...

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China blocks New York Times website

October 26, 2012 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China blocked access to The New York Times website Friday after the paper published a lengthy article claiming the family of Premier Wen Jiabao has amassed assets worth $2.7 billion through a web of investments. The report said most of Wen's family's wealth was accumulated after he rose to high office in 2002...

Son-Tinh Moving Into South China Sea

October 25, 2012 4:10 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Tropical Storm Son-tinh soaked the Philippines and is now moving into the South China Sea. NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of the storm as the bulk western half of the storm had already moved over water. On Oct. 25, 2012 at 0525 UTC (1:25 a.m. EDT) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer...

Ai Weiwei goes 'Gangnam Style' with handcuffs

October 25, 2012 12:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei is the latest to go "Gangnam Style" — but in a trademark act of irreverence, he's thrown in a pair of handcuffs and a poke at Chinese censors. In a video posted on YouTube, Ai sports a neon-pink T-shirt, black jacket and dark sunglasses and energetically mimics...

Honeywell Buying Saia Burgess Controls

October 25, 2012 12:06 pm | News | Comments

Technology and manufacturing company Honeywell International Inc. said Wednesday it agreed to buy Saia Burgess Controls for $130 million. Saia Burgess controls is based in Switzerland and it is owned by Johnson Electric Group of Hong Kong.

China set to okay nuke plants

October 24, 2012 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China has announced it is ready to approve new nuclear power plants as part of ambitious plans to reduce reliance on oil and coal, ending a moratorium imposed after Japan's Fukushima disaster. The government said Wednesday that it hopes to generate 30 percent of China's power...

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Hen Rui Xin Buys LDK Solar Stake

October 23, 2012 12:47 pm | News | Comments

Chinese solar equipment maker LDK Solar is selling a stake in the company of about 20 percent to Hen Rui Xin Energy, a state-run Chinese company, for around $23 million. LDK Solar Co. said Monday that Hen Rui Xin is buying approximately 26.7 million shares...

Chinese Gov't Backs Clearwire TD-LTE Band

October 16, 2012 12:41 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The Chinese government is backing the use of the 2.6 GHz band for TD-LTE, the same band Clearwire plans to use for its TD-LTE network in the United States. The announcement is a victory for Clearwire, which has been working with China Mobile to build global support for TD-LTE in the band through the Global TD-LTE Initiative.

ZTE Lands China Mobile LTE Contract

October 16, 2012 10:37 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

ZTE announced that it has won the contract for China Mobile’s TD-LTE rollout in five major Chinese cities. According to the contract, ZTE will construct China Mobile’s TD-LTE networks in Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shenyang, with more than 13,000 carrier frequencies...

Frontier Silicon and iPhone 5 at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair

October 15, 2012 1:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Frontier Silicon, the leading supplier of Digital Radio and Network Audio technology, today announces the launch of Venice 6.5, its most cost-effective module for network audio devices. Following the launch by Apple last month, the module supports iPhone 5 docking using the new Lightning connector...

Mindspeed to attend 2012 China Small Cell Symposium

October 12, 2012 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, today announced that the company will address processor demands and small cell base station solutions during the 2012 China Small Cell Symposium in Beijing...

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Telit modules to help improve smart grid in China

October 11, 2012 11:26 am | News | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global vendor of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, announced expansion with Beijing Yupont Electric Power Technology Co., a leading innovator in the Smart grid and Automated Meter Reading Segments.

Beijing Completes Air Quality Monitoring System

October 8, 2012 12:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Beijing authorities have completed a network of monitors that will more accurately measure air quality in the pollution-ridden city. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center have begun releasing real-time data on small particulates known as PM2.5 from another 15 monitoring stations.

Ericsson Digital Power Module Wins Electronic Products China Award

October 8, 2012 11:50 am | News | Comments

The Ericsson digital power module has been named as a winner in the annual Electronic Products China Top Product Awards in recognition of the company's expertise in developing innovative and highly efficient products that reduce the environmental impact of electronic equipment.

U.S. Panel: China Tech Giants Pose Security Threat

October 8, 2012 10:18 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. House Intelligence Committee is warning American companies that China's two leading technology firms poses a national security threat. "We hope the U.S. will do more to benefit the interests of the two countries, not the opposite," said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Hong Lei.

Nokia outfitting Oracle with map technology

October 1, 2012 12:12 pm | by PCmag.com | News | Comments

Nokia and Oracle have struck a mapping deal that will give Oracle customers access to the Finnish phone maker's location platform, the companies announced Monday. As part of the agreement, Nokia's Location Platform will be integrated into Oracle Fusion Middleware Map Viewer, described as "a J2EE service for rendering maps and creating mashups using spatial data."

White House says it thwarted cyberattack

October 1, 2012 12:07 pm | by The Age | News | Comments

The White House is acknowledging an attempt to infiltrate its computer system but says it thwarted the effort. A White House official said the attack targeted an unclassified network. He said the attack was identified and the system was isolated to prevent spread. He said there was no indication that any data was removed.

How China will become a world technological power

September 28, 2012 3:58 pm | by ChinaDaily | News | Comments

China aims to become a world technological power by 2049 and strives to be a leader in innovation and science, according to a newly-released government guideline on its technological development. The framework document sets the goal for the country to be "in the ranks of innovative nations" by 2020, urging efforts to deepen the reform of the scientific and technological system.

How will China become world technological power

September 28, 2012 3:22 pm | by ChinaDaily | News | Comments

The framework document sets the goal for the country to be "in the ranks of innovative nations" by 2020, urging efforts to deepen the reform of the scientific and technological system. It also aims to step up the building of a national innovative system so to lay a foundation for the country to become a technological power when celebrating the centennial anniversary of New China in 2049.  

Apple Built Special Version of Maps for China

September 28, 2012 3:18 pm | by The Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Apple's efforts to create its own mapping software has led to a different set of maps for its new mobile operating system built specifically for China. When the Silicon Valley company released its iOS 6 mobile operating system, customers who upgraded their devices began to complain that one of the marquee technologies–a new maps app to replace Google's maps service–had misplaced or missing labels for businesses, landmarks and roads.

Lenovo Counting on China Advantage to Challenge Apple Lead

September 28, 2012 3:05 pm | by Bloomberg | News | Comments

Lenovo Group Ltd. set to overtake Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) as the biggest PC maker this year, now has its sights on the smartphone and tablet markets, as it takes on Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. in China. “We want to test the market, see the first steps toward success in China, then roll out to the rest of world,” Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing said.

Microsoft Reveals New Version Of Chinese Bing Search Engine

September 28, 2012 2:31 pm | News | Comments

Harry Shum, Microsoft's global senior vice president in charge of the development of the company's global search engine, announced that a new version is now available for Bing Chinese search, Cn.bing.com. The new version reportedly features a new dynamic front page, more concise web search pages, and more accurate results.

Nokia To Build Innovation Center In Beijing

September 28, 2012 2:26 pm | News | Comments

Nokia will build an experience innovation center in Beijing to provide a mobile Internet entrepreneurial solutions platform; serve developers and entrepreneurs; and promote the building of a world-class software ecological park in Beijing.

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