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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Chinese chip makers ride wave of low-cost tablets

Allwinner and Rockchip are flooding the market with low-priced 'white box' Android tablets

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iPhone factory in China under-reporting long working hours, labor group claims

A 15-year-old worker at the factory also died while employed at the facility

Labor group: Apple supplier Foxconn still struggles to limit working hours

While the Fair Labor Association says the parts supplier is making progress, Foxconn fell short in trying to limit overtime hours for Chinese workers.

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South Korea court denies Samsung a ban on Apple's iPhone and iPad

Samsung's lawsuit alleged that the iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, and second-generation iPad had infringed on its patents

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Deaths at Apple supplier in China concern labor group

The Shanghai factory builds the iPhone 5C handset, according to China Labor Watch

Chinese vendors stop taking bitcoins as a result of new regulations

Last Thursday's ban on Chinese banks trading in the virtual currency is having repercussions

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Samsung investigating labor conditions at supplier factory in China

China Labor Watch has accused a Samsung supplier of mistreating its workers.

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China bans banks from trading in Bitcoin

The Bitcoin has been growing in popularity in China as a new kind of investment.

China issues 4G TD-LTE licenses, paving the way for more iPhone sales

For now, China is only issuing licenses to operate LTE TDD networks

NSA spying scandal accelerating China's push to favor local tech vendors

The NSA spying scandal has put a strain on the China business of Cisco and Qualcomm, the companies said recently

Acer needs to focus on brand building, tablets under new leaders

As it searches for a new president and chairman, Acer looks for ways to shed its reputation as a low-end seller of notebooks.

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Amazon's Kindle Fire still a minor player in China's tablet market

Chinese users had to wait for over a year before Amazon.com officially brought its Kindle Fire tablet to the country back in June. But so far, shipments of the products have been very low as competition in the country's tablet sector continues to remain fierce.

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A quiet social network makes China happy in recent crackdown

China welcomes foreign Internet sites, but says they must follow relevant regulations.

Another Apple supplier faces criticism over labor conditions in China

A manufacturer of glass coverings for Apple is drawing accusations of worker exploitation from Hong Kong labor groups concerned with several employee suicides at its factory in China.

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Foxconn invests $40 million in Pennsylvania to tap research, talent

Don't expect any U.S.-made iPhones yet, but electronics supplier Foxconn Technology Group is expanding its manufacturing presence in the nation with a new US$40 million investment to tap research and talent in Pennsylvania.