Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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China defends cybersecurity back door demands as Obama protests

Proposed security rules from China would demand U.S. tech companies hand over sensitive technology to the country's government.

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Xiaomi enters low-cost action camera market

Xiaomi's Yi Action Camera comes at a low price of about US$65

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Foxconn expects robots to take over more factory work

In three years, Foxconn will probably use automation to complete 70 percent of its assembly line work

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Google offers Gmail in Burmese language

Gmail is hugely popular in the country, according to local tech entrepreneurs

PCWorld News

With no Google, Chinese app stores soar on high downloads

Baidu surpassed Apple to become the world's second-largest app distributor

PCWorld News

Google targets Chinese developers with new YouTube channel

Despite a government block on Google, the company is still trying to reach developers in the country

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Xiaomi leads China's smartphone market, despite Apple's iPhone 6

Samsung continues to struggle in the market due to stiff competition

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Asus seeks to expand smartphone presence in Europe, China and US

The Taiwanese PC maker is targeting more smartphone sales in the U.S. and Europe, the company says in an earnings call.

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Apple ends system of recruitment fees that tied labor to contractors

Apple claims that its audits and labor policies are helping to improve its supply chain

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Obama looks for common ground with China on cyber issues

The two countries have often been at odds on cybersecurity matters.

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Alibaba props up mobile OS with investment in Chinese smartphone maker

Alibaba is investing $590 million in smartphone vendor Meizu

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LinkedIn's China bet starts paying off with increase in users

LinkedIn has doubled its Chinese user base to 8 million in the year since it set up a local subsidiary

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China demands use of real names in social media accounts

China wants to stamp out accounts that impersonate real groups and people, but the rules effectively terminate social media anonymity.

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ARM taps China to bring chip designs to emerging markets

ARM hopes its latest chip design will be a hit among its Chinese customers

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Foxconn draws flak from Chinese trade union for overworking employees

Foxconn continually violates China's labor laws on overtime, a Chinese official trade union said on Monday