Business / Trendsetter

Guiyang looks to new tech for growth

[2014-03-07 17:27]

Cloud computing will become a new "pillar industry" for Guiyang, a city known for Soviet-era military industries such as fighter plane manufacturing, local officials have said.

Titans nab apps and grab maps to fill the gaps

[2014-03-06 07:17]

With the country rapidly moving to smartphones, domestic Internet giants go on a merger and acquisition spree.

Wall Street preps for more Chinese dotcom listings

[2014-03-06 02:12]

Price of shares in most US-listed Chinese Internet companies surged over the past week after quarterly reports beat investors' expectations.

Mind the gap in fast-changing environment

[2014-03-03 07:45]

The Chinese economy has reached the stage where technology-digital savvy businesses are likely to be hailed as the new champions.

Weibo owner faces modest growth in '14

[2014-02-27 08:49]

Sina Corp - a Chinese online media company that runs Weibo, China's version of Twitter - received a "buy" recommendation from an analyst who also reduced her 12-month price target.

Huawei to build 4G networks in Czech

[2014-02-26 14:47]

Huawei will help deploy networks for Telefonica Czech Republic, T-Mobile and Vodafone. All were granted LTE licenses in November.

Qihoo 360 ordered to pay $820K to Tencent in monopoly case

[2014-02-24 22:06]

The long-term dispute between Qihoo 360 Technology Co and Tencent Holdings Ltd over unfair competition finally came to an end as the Supreme People's Court ruled in favor of Tencent on Monday.

Shanghai schools invest in online teaching methods

[2014-02-24 03:29]

As college students increasingly turn to free online courses, Chinese educators are seeking to implement the latest developments in online learning for primary, middle and high schools.

No smartphone, no taxi

[2014-02-21 18:08]

Senior citizens found it more difficult to hail a taxi recently after two Internet companies offered subsidies to taxi drivers and customers who use their products.

Air China to test faster inflight WiFi

[2014-02-19 16:48]

Honeywell Aerospace announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Air China to begin testing GX Ka-band connectivity on the carrier's A330 aircraft.

China's antitrust watchdog confirms probe of InterDigital

[2014-02-19 16:30]

China's antitrust watchdog confirmed on Wednesday that it is investigating InterDigital Inc and the US technology company has applied to have the probe halted after months of cooperation.

MIIT: China to have 30 million 4G users by 2014

[2014-02-19 15:51]

China is expected to have 30 million fourth-generation mobile network service subscribers by the year-end, according to officials from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Shareholder confirms investment talks between Tencent,

[2014-02-19 14:27]

A shareholder of confirmed that Tencent Holdings Ltd has been talking to since mid 2013 about making an equity investment in the e-commerce company.

Regulators vow to boost IT sectors

[2014-02-19 08:52]

The regulatory body of China's information technology market on Tuesday pledged to nurture fresh demand in the e-commerce and information service sectors.

Apple may be expanding to Wuxi

[2014-02-18 08:56]

US computer giant may be starting its expansion to China's second-tier cities with a new retail store in Wuxi, Jiangsu province.

China Telecom kicks off TD-LTE 4G service

[2014-02-14 17:48]

China Telecom Corp Ltd, the third-largest telecom carrier in the country, officially started its TD-LTE 4G project on Friday despite a failure to yet attain a FDD-LTE standard license, in a move to compete with its leading rival China Mobile Ltd in the early stage of the new era.

Taxi-booking apps disrupt airport service

[2014-02-14 07:00]

Taxi apps are causing turbulence at Beijing Capital International Airport with some passengers getting taxis quickly while others are left with a sense of being grounded.

Surgery performed using 3D printing technology

[2014-02-13 17:34]

A hospital in Guangdong province successfully performed surgery on a patient who suffered from acetabular fractures using 3D printing technology.

Red e-envelope game a new test of Web-based merchandising

[2014-02-13 08:27]

The most popular game during the Lunar New Year undoubtedly was grabbing red envelopes online. With a click on one's mobile phone, one could send an envelope to or get one from a friend.

Chinese consumers most confident in online payments

[2014-02-12 18:04]

Chinese consumers report the highest level of confidence in the world in using payment cards on a mobile device, a report from Nielsen showed on Wednesday.