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Apple To Participate In Environmental Audit Of Suppliers Apple To Participate In Environmental Audit Of Suppliers

Apple has agreed to participate in an environmental audit of one of the Chinese factories in its supply chain. The inspection would be the beginning of a pilot program designed to gauge the environmental impact of manufacturers. According to a …

Does China Have An Internet Kill Switch? Does China Have An Internet Kill Switch?
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Anonymous has been battling China’s Great Firewall for the past two weeks after an initial attack that left many government Web sites defaced with instructions on how to get around said firewall. It’s going to take Anonymous a while to …

Tech Corruption in China [Infographic] Tech Corruption in China [Infographic]

A new chart illustrates the love/hate relationship China has with technology. Having the largest internet user base in the world, along with a country-wide firewall, China has been at odds with the internet, as well as all sorts of corruption …

China’s Online Sales to Triple by 2015 China’s Online Sales to Triple by 2015
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According to The Boston Consulting Group, China is on a trajectory to become the world’s largest online retail market, and is expected to achieve $364 billion in sales by 2015. Current projections for U.S. online retail offered my Forrester Research …

Anonymous Planning More Attacks On Chinese Web Sites Anonymous Planning More Attacks On Chinese Web Sites
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We reported a few weeks ago on Anonymous starting up a new operation that targeted Chinese government Web sites. They defaced several of the Web sites, leaked databases and provided links to Chinese citizens that would show them how to …

Chinese Kidney-For-iPad Case Sees Multiple Arrests

Last June, we told you about the truly WTF case of a 17-year-old Chinese high-schooler who made some deals and eventually ended up in a hospital getting his kidney extracted by black market surgeons. He gave up the organ for …

Facebook’s Play on China Facebook’s Play on China

With Facebook soon going public, and its founder Mark Zuckerberg in China once again, one might speculate how the social networking giant might traverse the largest internet market in the world, where its site is currently banned. William Moss at …

China Partially Lifts YouTube Ban – For A Few Minutes, Maybe China Partially Lifts YouTube Ban – For A Few Minutes, Maybe
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Soon after Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the company’s manufacturing facility in China, the Chinese government appears to have partially lifted the ban on YouTube. Meaning: Tim Cook should visit China more often. Actually, China’s authorities peeling back the blockade …

Anonymous Takes Down And Defaces Chinese Government Web Sites Anonymous Takes Down And Defaces Chinese Government Web Sites
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All has been relatively quiet on the Anonymous front as far as defacing Web sites are concerned. That has changed today as Anonymous China has attacked and defaced a number of Chinese government Web sites to protest the country’s censorship …

Foxconn Promises More Wages, Less Hours Foxconn Promises More Wages, Less Hours
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Foxconn, the main manufacturer of electronics for Apple, has promised to reduce working hours and increase wages across its factories in China, the New York Times is reporting. The changes come after inspections from the Fair Labor Association discovered poor …

Best Buy Closing 50 U.S. Stores, Stock Drops Best Buy Closing 50 U.S. Stores, Stock Drops

It has been reported that Best Buy plans to close 50 big-box U.S. stores by 2013, causing its stock to take a hit. Still, the company says it seeks to open 50 stores in China, after reporting its quarterly results. …

China Has Hacked Every U.S. Major Company, Claims Richard Clarke China Has Hacked Every U.S. Major Company, Claims Richard Clarke
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“There are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.” If you listen to people talk about cyber security long enough, you’ll hear a hundred subtle variations of that statement. Another version goes: “There …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits China Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits China

Apple’s Tim Cook was reportedly spotted in an Apple Store in Beijing’s Xidan province, making him the first Apple CEO to visit that country. This isn’t the first time Cook visited the world’s most populous country – Steve Jobs once …

New iPad Passes China’s Quality Control New iPad Passes China’s Quality Control

China granted regulatory approval to Apple for its new iPad last week, which indicates the company plans to formally release the device in that country. The China Quality Certification Center gave the tablet China Compulsory Certification, which afforded the mandatory …

China Unicom’s Profits Up 14% China Unicom’s Profits Up 14%

This week China Unicom executives reported that the company’s partnership with Apple has done better than expected, and added to a 14% rise in profits for 2011. Li Gang, Executive Director at China Unicom, described the partnership with Apple as …

China Phasing Out Prisoner Organ Donation

In a effort to prompt more free citizens to donate, China will phase out executed prisoner organ donation over the next five years, according to a top health official. China, who executes far more prisoners than any other nation, apparently …

Chinese Spies Target US Made Systems In Taiwan

14 months ago Taiwanese Major General Lo Hsieh-che was arrested for being a Chinese spy. Since then 3 more people have been arrested for the same crime. The Chinese spies all seem to want one of two things. Either the …

China Beats Out U.S. In iOS, Android Activations China Beats Out U.S. In iOS, Android Activations

China has recently surpassed the United States in iOS and Android activations for the first time, and is now the fastest growing device market in the world. China also has the fastest growth in application usage, which correlates with that …

China Takes The Lead In Worldwide iOS, Android Activations China Takes The Lead In Worldwide iOS, Android Activations

China has passed the U.S. to become the global leader in new iOS and Android activations. China has been the world’s largest mobile phone market for some time, now it appears to have become the top smartphone market as well. …

China: The Rising Giant [Infographic] China: The Rising Giant [Infographic]

There’s no question that the United States and other developed nations face fierce competition from rapidly expanding economies like China and India. Our own Mike Tuttle reported last week that Americans have declining confidence in their economic place at the …

Pakistan Scraps Firewall Pakistan Scraps Firewall

Pakistan, a country which recently placed print ads to recruit non free-speech minded internet professionals for the “development, deployment and operation of a national level URL Filtering and Blocking System,” now says that it has scrapped its idea for the …