Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

China boosts cybersecurity efforts, strives to become 'Internet power'

A new Chinese government committee will focus on improving the nation's online censorship systems as well as its security.

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Factory scene changes for iPhone workers in China but their budgets are tight

Workers are witnessing changes at the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou, China

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Server market revenue down 4.4 percent in fourth quarter

Taiwanese makers of servers continue to see robust growth

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Baidu's growing research, marketing costs keep Q4 profit flat

The investments are bringing more revenue from Baidu's mobile advertising business

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China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo concedes slowing growth

Earlier reports suggested traffic to Sina Weibo was falling, amid a government crackdown on online rumors

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LinkedIn opens Chinese-language site, agrees to rules on censorship

LinkedIn has a major growth opportunity on its hands, but will need to adhere to China's rules on censorship

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WhatsApp deal gives Facebook a path to crowded China market

Facebook has been blocked in China, but WhatsApp can still be downloaded

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China probing allegations that Qualcomm overcharged local clients

Regulators are also investigating U.S. company InterDigital for overcharging clients

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Intel invests in Chinese cloud providers, eyes makers of components for wearables

Intel is making the investment as demand for its servers continues to grow in China

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Tizen OS gets Baidu, ZTE, Softbank and Sprint among 15 new partners

The Tizen Association is promoting the alternative mobile OS

Acquisitions likely to hit Lenovo's profits in short term

While net profit rose 30 percent for the fourth quarter, the proposed acquisitions of Motorola Mobility and IBM's low-end server unit figure to cause a short-term drop.

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Apple's iPhone shipments strong in China, but can't catch Xiaomi

Vendors shipped 100 million smartphones to China in the fourth quarter

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China's Alibaba offering to buy mapping service for $1.1 billion

Alibaba wants to buy the remaining stake in AutoNavi

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Foxconn investing $1B in Indonesia to build factories

Foxconn and BlackBerry are jointly developing a phone for the Indonesian market

Lenovo faces rare chance to succeed with PCs and phones

Lenovo is buying Motorola Mobility to shield itself from patent lawsuits, according to analyst