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China Mobile plans widespread rollout of TD-LTE network, 20,000 base stations to be operational this year

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China Mobile announced a deal with Clearwire last fall to speed up the rollout of its TD-LTE network, and now China's largest wireless provider has revealed some additional details about when that rollout will take place and just how big it will be. Speaking at Mobile World Congress, China Mobile...
China Mobile plans widespread rollout of TD-LTE network, 20,000 base stations to be operational this year

This Is Apparently A Picture Of Chinese Returning New Apple iPads Because No One Wants Them

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A cottage industry has sprung up to take advantage of Apple's rolling global launches of new products. Basically, Chinese "importers" pay people to stand in lines in the U.S. to buy the latest iPhone or iPad and then ship the gadgets to China, where they can be sold at...
This Is Apparently A Picture Of Chinese Returning New Apple iPads Because No One Wants Them

Foxconn reportedly halts hiring due to slow iPhone 5 production, resumes next month (for next iPhone?)

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According to the report from Financial Times, Apple’s major assembly partner Foxconn has halted new hirings at its facilities due to a slow down in production for the iPhone 5: The suspension in hiring by China’s largest private sector employer and the biggest assembler of Apple products, is the first...
Foxconn reportedly halts hiring due to slow iPhone 5 production, resumes next month (for next iPhone?)

Tragic Teen Murder Causes Chinese Netizens To Question Oversharing

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Chinese netizens are wondering if a murdered 16-year-old endangered herself by sharing too much on Weibo, according to Shanghaiist. Shenzen-resident Lai Zengyutong filled her Weibo with self portraits, photos of what she was eating, and information on where she was socializing. The teenage girl went missing on January 12 in Shenzhen's...
Tragic Teen Murder Causes Chinese Netizens To Question Oversharing

Another Likely Physical Mockup of Next iPhone Offers a Realistic Look

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Gizmodo points to a newly-discovered product page from case manufacturer Shenzhen Coolzone Technology displaying what appears to be a high-quality physical mockup matching up with rumors and leaked parts for the next-generation "iPhone 5". Case manufacturers have become increasingly sophisticated with their physical mockups created for design and testing of...
Another Likely Physical Mockup of Next iPhone Offers a Realistic Look

ZTE's 2013 Q1 sees profits of $33 million despite three percent sales slide

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ZTE has managed to break a run of two straight quarterly losses by posting a net profit of $33 million in its first 2013 financials. Unfortunately, the extra cash has come from selling a $133 million stake in surveillance firm Shenzhen ZNV, rather than any surge in handset popularity....
ZTE's 2013 Q1 sees profits of $33 million despite three percent sales slide

Foxconn, Samsung face labor issues at Chinese factories

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Assembly line workers are logging 12-hour days to churn out the latest handsets for Samsung Electronics at a factory in Huizhou, China. 24-year-old Wang Hong Wei knows what it's like: He and about four to six others would collectively assemble 2700 Samsung Galaxy S III phones each day at...
Foxconn, Samsung face labor issues at Chinese factories
Romo, The iPhone-Powered Robot, Grows Up

This is where Proview, the company that could cost Apple millions in China, lives

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Precious little is known about Taiwanese firm Proview, but a notable fact about the company is that that it legally holds the rights to the iPad trademark in China. The company’s challenge to Apple’s use of iPad, which began back in 2010, has seen a serious legal case build up,...
This is where Proview, the company that could cost Apple millions in China, lives
Chinese Case Maker Reveals Potential iPhone 5 Design

Apple retail chief John Browett confirms Shenzhen Apple Store

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In guiding a tour of Apple's soon-to-open Wangfujing retail location, the company's senior vice president of retail John Browett confirmed a fourth Chinese store is being built in Shenzhen, where Foxconn and other manufacturing partners operate fabrication plants....
Apple retail chief John Browett confirms Shenzhen Apple Store

Foxconn raises pay up to 25% to mitigate concerns

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Foxconn on Friday significantly raised pay for its floor workers in China for the third time in about one and a half years. An entry-level factory worker in Foxconn's main facilities at Shenzhen would now get between 16 to 25 percent more pay per month depending on whether or not...
Foxconn raises pay up to 25% to mitigate concerns

Haxlr8r Is Looking For A Few Good Hardware Start-Ups To Be Close To The Action

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Cyril Ebersweiler has launched one of the coolest incubators I’ve seen in a while. Based in Dalian, China, the incubator has already run one group through the ringer and now they’re looking for hardware hackers to join them in their second round. This time, however, they’re doing it up nice....
Haxlr8r Is Looking For A Few Good Hardware Start-Ups To Be Close To The Action

VIDEO: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made

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Much has been written about conditions at Foxconn, the embattled Chinese manufacturer for Apple and a host of other hardware companies. But only a couple of reporters have had access to one of the sprawling company’s factory floors: Joel Johnson wrote Wired‘s March 2011 cover story, “1 Million Workers....
VIDEO: At Foxconn, An Exclusive Look At How An iPad Is Made

TC Makers: Engineering The Perfect iPhone Cover At Element Case

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A buddy of mine who lives in Shenzhen said that the best tech business to be in – the one that offers the most profit for the least amount of work – is soft goods, meaning cases, bags, and other paraphernalia. Don’t tell that to the guys at Element...
TC Makers: Engineering The Perfect iPhone Cover At Element Case

Apple continues China expansion retail job openings in Chengdu, Shenzhen

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Job listings for Apple Retail store leader positions in Shenzhen and Chengdu hint at the company's plan to expand its retail operations to new cities in China....
Apple continues China expansion retail job openings in Chengdu, Shenzhen

Apple and Proview trade blows in a Shanghai courtroom

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In a fractious four-hour hearing, both sides were admonished by the judge Proview's i-Pad The world’s most valuable company and a troubled Chinese electronics manufacturer that’s about to be delisted from the Hong Kong stock exchange unless it can come up with some cash squared off in a Shanghai courtroom...
Apple and Proview trade blows in a Shanghai courtroom

ZTE Is Betting On China's Nascent 4G Network To Bolster Its Flagging Profitability

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ZTE is honing in on increased investment in 4G networks by China’s major telecom operators as it struggles to catch up with domestic rival Huawei Technologies, reports Reuters. ZTE and Huawei are expected to compete for most 4G network contracts with China’s three major carriers (China Mobile, China Unicom, and...
ZTE Is Betting On China's Nascent 4G Network To Bolster Its Flagging Profitability

Apple to open Stores in Chinese cities where iOS devices are made

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Reuters today reports that Apple will be expanding its current five store Chinese Store presence to Chengdu and Shenzhen.  Interestingly, both of those cities are where Foxconn produces iPhones and iPads (or have in the past). The pessimist would say: Now factory workers can save a few months wage and head...
Apple to open Stores in Chinese cities where iOS devices are made

Chinese city Shenzhen puts a stop to taxi-finding smartphone apps, citing lack of standards

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Finding a taxi via a smartphone app may be highly convenient, but authorities in the Chinese city of Shenzhen are cracking down on such services, which it accuses of lacking standards and breaching regulations. According to a report on Sina Tech (via Tech in Asia), an internal memo issued by the Transport...
Chinese city Shenzhen puts a stop to taxi-finding smartphone apps, citing lack of standards

Apple: China's Proview Trying to Weasel Out of iPad Trademark Deal

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Proview Technology, the cash-strapped Chinese company scrapping with Apple over the iPad trademark, best steel itself for a long, grueling legal battle. Cupertino is adamant that it legally owns the iPad mark throughout Asia, and that Proview is doing nothing more than squeezing it for additional money to use the...
Apple: China's Proview Trying to Weasel Out of iPad Trademark Deal

Andre Cassagnes, Creator Of The Etch A Sketch, Dead At 86

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What Andre Cassagnes thought of today’s beeping and whirring playrooms we don’t know. We do know that the former electrician, born on September 23, 1926, created his iconic toy after noticing how graphite clung to a thin film of plastic while he was marking up a light switch decal. He...
Andre Cassagnes, Creator Of The Etch A Sketch, Dead At 86

Hong Kong court allegedly sides with Apple in iPad name dispute

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If you've been following the latest bub around the hub, you may remember Apple's recent scuff with Shenzhen-based Proview Technology -- the Chinese outfit that holds the local trademark on the name "iPad." Not only did Apple lose a trademark lawsuit for the iPad name, but some time later...
Hong Kong court allegedly sides with Apple in iPad name dispute
Proview tries to block iPads from coming in or going out of China

CHINESE TECH GIANT FIRES BACK: US Report Is Based On Rumors And Intended To Restrict Competition

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Earlier today the House Intelligence Committee issued a report warning U.S. companies to avoid doing business with two top Chinese tech firms  Huawei Technologies Ltd. and ZTE Corp. The report specifically asked U.S. government contractors to exclude Huawei or ZTE equipment or component parts. Huawei meanwhile issued a statement saying...
CHINESE TECH GIANT FIRES BACK: US Report Is Based On Rumors And Intended To Restrict Competition

Apple looks to expand China presence with new Apple Stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen

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Chinese government officials have revealed that Apple is making plans to increase its presence in China by opening two new Apple Stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen. The move would represent the first retail outlets that the Cupertino-based firm has opened outside of Beijing and Shanghai, and would take the total number...
Apple looks to expand China presence with new Apple Stores in Chengdu and Shenzhen

Surprise -- Proview's Ready to Talk Settlement With Apple

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Proview's Shenzhen HeadquartersProview, the bankrupt company embroiled in a pitched battle with Apple over the Chinese rights to the iPad trademark, says it’s willing to negotiate out of court to reach a settlement. On the eve of a hearing that would determine whether or not an injunction against iPad sales...
Surprise -- Proview's Ready to Talk Settlement With Apple
Samsung supplier accused of forced overtime and hiring underage workers, even after audit

Don’t cry for the workers at Foxconn

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I’ve been interested in gadget manufacturing for a while now and, as I reported a few months ago, things are pretty bad but they’ve been worse. Now, however, we’re seeing clusters of suicides at Foxconn as well as an undercover “report” from Foxconn’s “Hell Factory.” I’m calling bull. First,...
Don’t cry for the workers at Foxconn

Chinese Firm Steps Up Attack on Apple in iPad Trademark Spat

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The company that registered the “iPad” trademark in China doesn’t just want to keep Apple from selling the popular tablet device inside China. Now it wants to keep Apple from shipping iPads across China’s borders as well. Associated Press A man stands near Apple’s iPad advertisement in Shanghai, China. Proview...
Chinese Firm Steps Up Attack on Apple in iPad Trademark Spat
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