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'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

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