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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China to block IT products that don't pass cybersecurity vetting

Tensions are rising between China and the U.S. over cyber security issues

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Lenovo's Q1 profit grows 25 percent on PC, smartphone gains

Lenovo's smartphone shipments continue to soar in China. Yes, smartphones.

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China bans government purchases of Windows 8, surprising Microsoft

Microsoft is still selling Windows 7 to Chinese government offices.

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China counters US claims with own charges of cyber-espionage

China said the U.S. accusations were based on "fabricated facts"

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Why are Xiaomi phones so cheap?

Xiaomi's unique business model is propelling the company outside its home base in China as an up-and-coming smartphone maker.

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Samsung's Galaxy S5 sales outpace S4's in first month

The Galaxy S5 smartphone has been getting strong sales despite some bad reviews

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China's Xiaomi breaks into tablet market, launches low-price 4K TV

Xiaomi has been gaining popularity for selling Android phones at just above cost

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IPhone helps boost earnings for Foxconn's Hon Hai

Foxconn assembles the iPhone and iPad in factories in Brazil and China

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Facebook considers sales office in China to address local advertisers

Facebook has a growing number of advertisers in China

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Xiaomi becomes China's third-largest smartphone vendor

In the first quarter, Apple ranked as the fourth largest smartphone vendor in China

Asus preps wearable for third quarter release

Asus expects the company's mobile devices sales to exceed its PC sales by 2017

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Acer back in profit, but barely

Revenue, however, was still down by 17 percent year-over-year

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Alibaba's business model and the Chinese market make its IPO hot

Alibaba's IPO in the U.S. could surpass the US$16 billion offering from Facebook

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Games console maker Ouya exploring the Chinese market

China recently ended a ban on foreign-made game consoles

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After company overhaul, Acer chairman to step down in June

Acer's co-founder Stan Shih says he's satisfied with the changes wrought at the PC maker in his six months as Chairman