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China vs Apple, round 5: State-owned movie studio sues for copyright infringement

Chinese journalists strike after propaganda department rewrites New Year editorial

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Protests have erupted in southern China after the Guangdong propaganda department rewrote a New Year editorial for the Southern Weekend newspaper. The government has an escalated situation on its hands now that the publication’s journalists have gone on strike and have received support from students and netizens. If you’re just...
Chinese journalists strike after propaganda department rewrites New Year editorial

Apple's China woes mount as Shanghai film studio reportedly sues it over unauthorized App Store downloads

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Apple has once again found itself on the receiving end of litigation in China, this time initiated by a state-owned animation studio, reports the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post. According to the Post, Shanghai Animation Film Studio is suing Apple to the tune of 3.3 million yuan (around US$500,000), accusing...
Apple's China woes mount as Shanghai film studio reportedly sues it over unauthorized App Store downloads

Alibaba's Taobao preps international expansion with Hong Kong, Taiwan push

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Taobao, the popular consumer ecommerce site from Alibaba, has revealed that it has already attracted almost 2 million users in its expansion into Greater China, with 1.2 million members in Hong Kong and 500,000 in Taiwan, as it uses the markets as a stepping stone to make the jump overseas....
Alibaba's Taobao preps international expansion with Hong Kong, Taiwan push

The Depressing Lives Of China's Porn Inspectors

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Despite China's ongoing sexual revolution, pornography is still illegal. Under Chinese law, anyone found to be producing and distributing obscene material can get three years in jail. The country requires many pornography censors to find and censor content considered obscene, and it's not always easy work. 70-year-old Liu Xiaozhen is...
The Depressing Lives Of China's Porn Inspectors

Snowden: U.S. is spying on Chinese carriers, stealing 'millions' of texts

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now In what will surely rile up tensions between the United States and China even further, everyone’s favorite former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed on Saturday that the U.S. is tapping into Chinese mobile carriers to access customers’ text messages....
Snowden: U.S. is spying on Chinese carriers, stealing 'millions' of texts

NSA leaker Snowden leaves Hong Kong reportedly for Russia

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Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about the country's surveillance programs, left Hong Kong Sunday to a third country.Snowden left Hong Kong on his own accord for a third country through "a lawful and normal channel," despite an earlier request from the U.S....
NSA leaker Snowden leaves Hong Kong reportedly for Russia

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the overnight news: Facebook finally launched Hashtags to show when people write a status update that is part of a larger conversation. It's what Twitter and Instagram have been using for years. IBM is reportedly laying off thousands of workers worldwide. Apple's dive into cheaper iPhones with...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Snowden revelations a threat to US-China relations, says Beijing

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State-run China Daily points to countries' 'soured relationship' on cybersecurity and suggests huge surveillance net is unjustifiedChina has warned that revelations of electronic surveillance on a huge scale by American intelligence agency the NSA will "test developing Sino-US ties" and exacerbate their "soured relationship" on cybersecurity.The assessment in an article...
Snowden revelations a threat to US-China relations, says Beijing

Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow

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NSA whistleblower left on Aeroflot flight to Moscow, Hong Kong government confirms, two days after US charged him with espionageNSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong, where he had been in hiding since identifying himself as the source of revelations on US surveillance programmes.The 30-year-old had previously said he...
Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow

Apple's Chinese woes increase as State-owned film studio sues

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Photo: South China Morning Post Apple is being sued by a Chinese State-owned film studio, alleging that the company sold its animated movies on iTunes without permission, reports the South China Morning Post. The 3.3m CNY ($531,000) lawsuit follows five consecutive days of media attacks by the State-owned People’s Daily, claiming that Apple’s...
Apple's Chinese woes increase as State-owned film studio sues
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China's State-Run TV Uses Daily Show Clip To Demonize US, Viewers Point Out The Irony

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By now we should all be aware that in many arenas the United States and China are engaged in a giant political pissing match. Everyone by now is also aware of how afraid the Chinese government is of their citizens getting their hands on any information or news that...
China's State-Run TV Uses Daily Show Clip To Demonize US, Viewers Point Out The Irony

Apple Hit With $530,000 Chinese Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Sales of Animated Films

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M.I.C. Gadget reports that Apple has been hit with a new lawsuit in China, with the state-owned Shanghai Animation Film Studio claiming that Apple has permitted sales of its movies without authorization. Given that Apple does not directly sell audio or video content through the iTunes Store in China, it...
Apple Hit With $530,000 Chinese Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Sales of Animated Films

Lenovo Is Still On The Hunt For A Big Server Acquisition, And It's Also Hungry For Enterprise Storage (LNVGY, IBM)

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Lenovo's recent bid to buy IBM's low-end server business fizzled, but Lenovo is still looking to acquire servers and storage to fill out its enterprise tech portfolio. "Servers and storage is the business we want to expand and develop," Lenovo CEO  said Thursday at a conference in Chengdu, China, as reported...
Lenovo Is Still On The Hunt For A Big Server Acquisition, And It's Also Hungry For Enterprise Storage (LNVGY, IBM)
Chinese Man Uses Google Maps To Find Family 23 Years After He Was Abducted

Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott

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Baidu, Hillhouse Capital, and GGV Capital have invested a total of $57 million in Chinese travel site Qunar, according to a report by First Financial Daily (link via Google Translate). The news comes as Qunar weathers a boycott by third-party service providers triggered by a change in its operational and...
Baidu, Hillhouse & GGV Reportedly Invest $57M In Qunar As The Chinese Travel Site Weathers A Boycott

Suspected Anonymous Hong Kong member arrested for plotting government hacks

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Police in Hong Kong have arrested a 21-year old man who is believed to be affiliated with the Anonymous hacking group on suspicion of planning to take down a number of government websites, Channel News Asia reports. The man, whose name has not been revealed, was booked on Friday for...
Suspected Anonymous Hong Kong member arrested for plotting government hacks
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