Michael KanBeijing correspondent, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

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

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Baidu, Tencent help Chinese shopping malls take on Alibaba

Baidu, Tencent and Dalian Wanda Group are establishing a new e-commerce joint venture

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Samsung clashes with labor group over allegations of Chinese underage workers

China Labor Watch claims to have found 'child workers' at a Samsung supplier, but the Korean company has denied the allegations

China says Microsoft hasn't been fully transparent in anti-monopoly probe

China has been conducting raids on Microsoft offices in the country as part of its probe.

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IBM turns to local rival for help as China gets tougher for foreign firms

Inspur has been trying to steal IBM's server business in China

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Chrome OS everywhere: Acer announces new Chromebook, desktop Chromebox

The PC maker also announced its new Chromebook 11

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Amazon strikes deal in China to offer more imported goods

Amazon had signed an agreement with a free trade zone in Shanghai

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Tablets with voice calling functions take off in Asia

These low-cost tablets appeal to people who can't afford to buy a separate phone

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China paving the way for big Xbox One sales

The Chinese version of the Xbox One goes on sale in Sept, but with a high price

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Baidu partners with U.N. to tackle e-waste in China

Baidu and the United Nations Development Programme have opened a joint lab

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Apple bans two chemicals from product assembly after protests

Apple has found no widespread use of n-hexane and benzene at final assembly facilities for its products, but the company has still elected to not use the chemicals in those processes anymore.

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Lenovo sells more smartphones than PCs, net profit up 23 percent

Lenovo has also been making gains selling PCs in markets outside of China

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Chinese smartphone vendors meld tech savvy with low prices to win home market

Both Lenovo and Xiaomi are outselling Samsung in the Chinese smartphone market

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China's Xiaomi faces privacy hurdles ahead of international expansion

Xiaomi apologized on Sunday for causing privacy concerns related to its phones

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Acer stabilizes with stronger profits in Q2

Taiwanese PC maker Acer is trying to mount a comeback in the consumer tech space through cloud services and consumer devices.

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China aims to rein in mobile messaging apps with new regulations

The regulations target WeChat, a popular messaging app with 400 millon users