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 calls US spying actions 'hypocrisy,' plans to beef up security

Recent reports allege the U.S. has been spying on Chinese company Huawei Technologies

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HTC to develop products for China with help of local retailer

HTC and Suning have entered in a partnership to sell the company's phones

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Lenovo buys mobile-related patents for $100 million

Unwired Planet is also licensing its remaining patent portfolio to the Chinese PC maker

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China Mobile's Q4 profit drops 16 percent on 4G network costs

Mobile messaging apps are also taking revenue away from the company

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China's Alibaba invests $215 million in Tango messaging app

Alibaba will get a seat on Tango's board of directors, and hold a minority stake

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Tencent to focus WeChat on markets where competition isn't entrenched

Tencent last year launched its biggest marketing campaign to promote WeChat outside of China

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Twitter still has no plans to launch in China

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is visiting China to learn about its tech market

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China's WeChat cracks down on accounts, amid nation's growing censorship

On Thursday WeChat closed the public accounts of several publications known for their political writings

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Singapore clamps down on Bitcoin exchanges with new regulations

Singapore is requiring Bitcoin exchanges to verify customer IDs

Strike at IBM's China factory falters as hundreds quit jobs

About 1,000 workers had staged a protest outside the factory starting last week

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Samsung says fire at supplier will not delay Galaxy S5 production

In the wake of a fire at a supplier's factory, Samsung said it relies on multiple contractors for its hardware.

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Tencent deal heats up rivalry in China's e-commerce market

Tencent is joining forces with JD.com, another top Chinese e-commerce player

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China blames terrorism on technologies to bypass Internet censorship

China has been stepping up control of the Internet, citing threats to national stability

IBM workers in China strike to protest Lenovo server sale

The server factory has stopped production because of the protest

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Chinese search engine with links to state press goes online

Two of China's state press groups have previously struggled in the nation's search market