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Mobile chat apps eat into SMS in China: Person-to-person text messaging is down 11% in a year

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Traditional SMS text messaging appears to be losing steam in the People’s Republic of China. According to a report from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), overall use of traditional SMS messaging services has experienced an annual increase of 0.5%. However, when mass texts sent to multiple users...
Mobile chat apps eat into SMS in China: Person-to-person text messaging is down 11% in a year
China becomes first country to reach 1 billion mobile subscribers
Chinese government hopes to create another five Lenovos by 2015

China: We Are in Talks With Google. Also, We Are Not in Talks With Google

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Like so many of its services, Google’s so-called “New Approach to China” appears to be in perpetual beta. Though Google (GOOG) has said repeatedly that it is in discussions with Chinese officials about its plans to end censorship of its search results in the country, the Chinese govenment claims Google...
China: We Are in Talks With Google. Also, We Are Not in Talks With Google

What's Really Behind China's Attacks On Apple And Android?

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American technology is winning the smartphone wars. Apple's iPhone captures the lion's share of the industry's profits and Google's Android operating system easily dominates smartphone market share. Is this a cause for concern in China - which has grown accustomed to dominating tech manufacturing? Clearly, something is bothering the Chinese...
What's Really Behind China's Attacks On Apple And Android?

SMS growth in China slows as mobile customers turn to alternatives like Tencent's WeChat

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The rise of mobile messaging services like Tencent’s WeChat looks to be having a direct effect on China’s SMS volume. The country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has revealed that the number of text messages sent on mobile networks grew by only 2.1% in 2012, even as wireless...
SMS growth in China slows as mobile customers turn to alternatives like Tencent's WeChat

Chinese government issues draft proposal for MVNO telecom licenses

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued a draft proposal for possible mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licenses that could expand the country’s telecommunications market beyond its three existing players, as noted by Morning Whistle. The Chinese government has up to this point kept a tight hold...
Chinese government issues draft proposal for MVNO telecom licenses

Chinese Government To Open Mediation Center For Online Piracy Disputes

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) plans to establish a center that will deal with disputes over intellectual property and online copyright issues, reports Sina Tech (link via Google Translate). Slated to launch later this year, the center will be part of the MIIT, which made the announcement...
Chinese Government To Open Mediation Center For Online Piracy Disputes

China: Google's too controlling, we should create our own damn smartphone OS

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PRC officials are voicing concerns about Android’s use in China and Google’s tense relationship with Chinese web companies. In a white paper on the mobile web published last month, China’s Academy of Telecommunication Research (the research branch of the PRC’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) states that while...
China: Google's too controlling, we should create our own damn smartphone OS
Chinese government projects domestic Internet population to reach 800 million users in 2015

IDC: Smartphone shipments overtake feature phones in China, as Apple's share halves

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IDC‘s latest figures for China’s mobile market are out and the research firm has revealed that smartphone shipments outnumbered that of feature phones for the first time, according to data captured between April and June. The company reported that 44 million smartphones shipped during the period, that’s 51 percent of...
IDC: Smartphone shipments overtake feature phones in China, as Apple's share halves
China has a billion mobile subscriptions
China may be planning a single national computer architecture

Chinese government says preparations for LTE licenses will be complete next year

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has confirmed that it intends to have 4G LTE licenses ready in 2013, Sina Tech reports. “In 2013, China will promote the coordinated development of TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE, actively promote the expansion of TD-LTE trials, and conscientiously finalize LTE frequency allocation and...
Chinese government says preparations for LTE licenses will be complete next year

China's Mobile Masses Top One Billion

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China, the world’s most populous nation, has long been the world’s largest mobile market. Now it’s claimed a new title: First country in the world to reach 1 billion mobile phone subscribers. According to the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the number of mobile phone subscribers in China...
China's Mobile Masses Top One Billion

Chinese government's proposed regulations for mobile apps threaten app industry gold rush

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The end of a ‘Wild West’ gold rush era for mobile application developers in China could be near, if the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) follows through on plans to create a country-wide assessment system that would require real-name verification. Drafts of the proposed laws first appeared this...
Chinese government's proposed regulations for mobile apps threaten app industry gold rush

China pledges to grow broadband coverage to 70% of households

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Mobile internet access? Yeah, that's pretty popular in China, but according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, household access is on the rise, too. The country says it will be expanding FTTH connections by 35 million households in 2013, putting 4M broadband connections (or faster) in over...
China pledges to grow broadband coverage to 70% of households

China: We Are in Talks With Google. Also, We Are Not in Talks With Google [Digital Daily]

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Like so many of its services, Google’s so-called “New Approach to China” appears to be in perpetual beta. Though Google (GOOG) has said repeatedly that it is in discussions with Chinese officials about its plans to end censorship of its search results in the country, the Chinese govenment claims Google...
China: We Are in Talks With Google. Also, We Are Not in Talks With Google [Digital Daily]

Tech Titans In Asia: Apple's Cook Visits China, While Google's Schmidt Makes A Stop In North Korea

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Two top tech executives are currently visiting Asia, but while Eric Schmidt’s trip to North Korea is confusing observers of the authoritarian regime and Google alike, the reasons for Apple CEO Tim Cook’s China sojourn are much more obvious. Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Miao Wei, minister of China’s...
Tech Titans In Asia: Apple's Cook Visits China, While Google's Schmidt Makes A Stop In North Korea

China's Broadband Penetration Is Increasingly Lagging Behind Developed Nations, Says MIIT's Research Head

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The research chief of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said yesterday (link via Google Translate) that there is still a significant gap between China’s broadband coverage and that of developed nations, and that the lag is increasing. At a panel about the future of digital technology, MIIT research...
China's Broadband Penetration Is Increasingly Lagging Behind Developed Nations, Says MIIT's Research Head

China phone manufacturing from January to July grows 3.4% year-on-year to 621m units

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China churned out an impressive 621 million handsets from the beginning of the year through July, up 3.4 percent from the same period last year, a government agency has reported. DigiTimes compiled the statistics from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). In addition to handsets, Chinese makers produced 127...
China phone manufacturing from January to July grows 3.4% year-on-year to 621m units

Driven by Android, smartphone shipments overtake feature phones for the first time in China

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China’s smartphone market is already ahead of the US on quarterly device shipments and device activations, and now the volume of smartphone shipments has overtaken feature phones in the country for the first time. According to a report from China’s Sina Tech [via Tech In Asia] China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)...
Driven by Android, smartphone shipments overtake feature phones for the first time in China

Official: China now has more than 1 billion mobile phone users

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The Chinese government has revealed that the country now has more than 1 billion mobile phone users, confirming a fact that had been anticipated for some while, in response to the continued growth of mobile devices there. As Tech In Asia reveals – citing a Chinese language report from Sina Tech...
Official: China now has more than 1 billion mobile phone users
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