Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers IT, telecommunications, and the Internet in China for the IDG News Service.

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Amazon opens store on Alibaba to sell imported goods in China

Unlike Alibaba, which has a huge share of China's market, Amazon has a small presence

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China aims to help local Internet firms cross into the global market

China is implementing an "Internet Plus" plan to promote its local IT industry

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China says new cybersurveillance proposal follows US security practices

The U.S. argues China's anti-terrorism law would require foreign tech businesses to hand over sensitive data to the government

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Alibaba enters US cloud market, signaling global ambitions

Alibaba's cloud business is expected to face an uphill battle in the U.S. market

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China defends cybersecurity back door demands as Obama protests

Proposed security rules from China would demand U.S. tech companies hand over sensitive technology to the country's government.

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Xiaomi enters low-cost action camera market

Xiaomi's Yi Action Camera comes at a low price of about US$65

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Foxconn expects robots to take over more factory work

In three years, Foxconn will probably use automation to complete 70 percent of its assembly line work

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Google offers Gmail in Burmese language

Gmail is hugely popular in the country, according to local tech entrepreneurs

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With no Google, Chinese app stores soar on high downloads

Baidu surpassed Apple to become the world's second-largest app distributor

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Google targets Chinese developers with new YouTube channel

Despite a government block on Google, the company is still trying to reach developers in the country

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Xiaomi leads China's smartphone market, despite Apple's iPhone 6

Samsung continues to struggle in the market due to stiff competition

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Asus seeks to expand smartphone presence in Europe, China and US

The Taiwanese PC maker is targeting more smartphone sales in the U.S. and Europe, the company says in an earnings call.

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Apple ends system of recruitment fees that tied labor to contractors

Apple claims that its audits and labor policies are helping to improve its supply chain

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Obama looks for common ground with China on cyber issues

The two countries have often been at odds on cybersecurity matters.

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Alibaba props up mobile OS with investment in Chinese smartphone maker

Alibaba is investing $590 million in smartphone vendor Meizu