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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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

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Lenovo smartphone sales tilt away from China after Motorola buy

Lenovo's smartphone business in China is facing more competition

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VPN providers play 'cat-and-mouse' with China's growing censorship

China disrupted several VPN services last week, and could crack down further

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Alibaba calls Chinese regulatory report unfair, as customer numbers grow

A Chinese regulator has criticized Alibaba for allegedly helping merchants to sell counterfeit goods

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Boosted by iPhone 6 sales, Apple ties with Samsung for top smartphone rank

Samsung is losing market share to Apple and Chinese vendors.

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Alibaba clashes with Chinese regulator over online sales of fake goods

Alibaba was quick to protest some of the regulator's conduct in making its findings