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  • Chinese firms charge multinationals for medical market control

    Chinese firms charge multinationals for medical market control

    Backed by cost savings and a marketing edge, domestic Chinese firms are mounting a siege on the medical equipment market, with an annual capacity of nearly US$50 billion, in attempt to break the ...

  • ZhongAn Insurance to cover Xiaomi's Mi 4

    ZhongAn Insurance to cover Xiaomi's Mi 4

    ZhongAn Insurance, the first online insurance company in China, has announced the launch of an insurance plan covering the next model of budget smartphone brand Xiaomi, reports the Chinese-language ...

  • SAIC teams up with Alibaba on in-car applications

    SAIC teams up with Alibaba on in-car applications

    SAIC Motor Corporation and e-commerce giant Alibaba have signed a memorandum of understanding in Shanghai to work together on car-related applications, reports Sina's tech news website. The Shanghai ...

  • CLSA upbeat on Advantech-Hiwin robot alliance

    CLSA upbeat on Advantech-Hiwin robot alliance

    Brokerage CLSA has raised its price target for shares of industrial computer supplier Advantech from NT$210 (US$7.00) to NT$270 (US$9.02) after the company forged a robotics alliance with machine ...

  • Parkson department store vows to stage comeback in Beijing

    Parkson department store vows to stage comeback in Beijing

    Department store operator Parkson plans to follow through with a store opening in northern Beijing despite its diminishing performance and closure of several stores in Guizhou and Beijing, reports ...

  • Latvian airline now accepts bitcoin ticket purchases

    Latvian airline now accepts bitcoin ticket purchases

    Peer-to-peer digital currency bitcoin is now accepted by Latvia's national airline AirBaltic, which aims to take a new innovative approach to its clients. The airline plans to be the first aviation ...

  • US approves probes targeting Chinese tires

    The US International Trade Commission (USITC) on Tuesday okayed the anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations against imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China....

  • Bitcoin debit card launched

    Bitcoin debit card launched

    Consumers can now use a bitcoin debit card issued by ANX Bitcoin Exchange to make purchases at retailers and online merchants and withdraw cash at ATMs globally, as the virtual peer-to-peer currency ...

  • China set to retain position as top e-commerce market

    China set to retain position as top e-commerce market

    China has seen rapid growth in its e-commerce market, which is expected to continue to gain steam this year in line with global trends, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) said Wednesday....

  • Xiaomi's new Mi 4 smartphone not 4G ready

    Xiaomi's new Mi 4 smartphone not 4G ready

    Xiaomi unveiled its Mi 4 smartphone on Tuesday but market insiders have deemed the new model outdated as it does not support China Mobile's 4G network.The Mi 4 has a Snapdragon 805 CPU, a five-inch ...

Who's Who

  • Jiang Yikang (姜異康)

    Jiang Yikang (姜異康)

    Jiang Yikang is the party chief of Shandong province. A native of Zhaoyuan in Shandong, he was born in 1953, entered the workforce in 1969, and ...