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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Apple's iPhone trade-in program in China could boost sales

The trade-in program could help promote adoption of Apple Pay and Apple Watch

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Bitcoin in China still chugging along, a year after clampdown

Local bitcoin exchange BTC China is thriving from speculative interest in the cryptocurrency

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ZTE's Nubia Z9 Max phablet packs a powerful camera

It also has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen and Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 810 processor, which has 8-cores and runs at 2.0GHz

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Foxconn to enter information security realm with joint venture

Foxconn and Korea's SK C&C will establish a joint venture in May

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Elves, pandas, and minotaurs: is Soul Clash ripping off World of Warcraft?

Soul Clash allegedly copies elements from Blizzard's Warcraft games, Blizzard alleges in a new suit.

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Foxconn partners with China's Tencent on smart electric cars

Foxconn's CEO has said he hopes to make electric cars priced less than $15,000

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HTC swaps out CEO Peter Chou for co-founder Cher Wang

Peter Chou will continue to lead HTC's development lab as Cher Wang takes over.

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Anti-censorship group in China faces DDoS attack

GreatFire.org has been trying to poke holes in China's online censorship

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Microsoft to release lowest-priced Lumia smartphone yet

Earlier this year, Microsoft launched two other affordable Lumia phones targeting emerging markets

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Microsoft's Windows 10 deal with Xiaomi raises eyebrows

Microsoft will preview Windows 10 to select Xiaomi phone users

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Qualcomm faces dispute in China over its local trademark

Both Qualcomm and a Chinese company use the "Gaotong" trademark

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Xiaomi's fitness tech to help power smart shoes

Li-Ning is developing smart shoes that will use Xiaomi's mobile exercise app

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Alibaba uses facial recognition tech for online payments

The technology could replace the use of passwords on Alibaba's Alipay service

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Alibaba investing $200 million in photo-messaging app Snapchat

Alibaba has recently been investing in both U.S. and Chinese tech companies

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Baidu ends support for Android platform

The Baidu Cloud OS represented the company's efforts to integrate more services with Android phones