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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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

Windows XP will continue receiving security support in China

Windows XP still reigns as the most popular PC OS in the nation

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