Stories by Michael Kan

China to open up Internet broadband market with upcoming trials

With China's Internet growth slowing, the country is opening up the broadband provider market to private enterprises as part of government sponsored trial.

Microsoft fingered as company forced to pay $136M in back taxes in China

Microsoft may be have been targeted in a Chinese government crackdown on tax evasion, at a time when the company is already facing an anti-monopoly probe related to Windows and Microsoft Office sales in the country.

China's Xiaomi delays international push into some foreign markets

Fast-rising Chinese handset maker, Xiaomi, is scaling back some of its international expansion plans, and won't be entering Latin American markets as soon as expected.

Google Play taps Chinese developers for paid apps, despite block

Even though China has blocked access to Google Play in the country, the app platform is still hoping to bring aboard more Chinese-made apps, and help them make money from international customers.

Qualcomm to tap server market with the help of China

Qualcomm wants to enter the server market, but it won't do it alone, and will tap expertise in China to build the low-power chips.

Apple to Xiaomi: Easier said than done to become top smartphone vendor

A day after China's Xiaomi said it wanted to become the world's number one smartphone vendor, an Apple executive weighed in and told the Chinese company to hold its horses.

China's Xiaomi makes $300 million investment in Baidu's online video site

Although better known for its smartphones, China's Xiaomi is spending big to prop up its fledgling smart TV business, with a new investment in an online video company belonging to Chinese search engine Baidu.

Blocked messaging app Line looks for comeback in China

Months after its messaging app was blocked in China, the company behind Line is "optimistic" it can bring the service back to the country in the near future, in spite of the government's growing censorship of the Internet.

China disrupts some websites linked to US content delivery network

It's no surprise when China censors a site with anti-government content, but starting last week the country has potentially cut access to scores of non-political sites with a block on U.S. content delivery network EdgeCast Networks.

Apple app store taps large Chinese banking card provider UnionPay

Millions of Chinese will now be able to buy from Apple's App Store through the country's major domestic banking card provider, in a deal that could help the company squeeze even more revenue from one of its biggest markets.

Suspected WireLurker malware creators arrested in China

Beijing police have arrested three people suspected of developing the "WireLurker" malware that may have infected as many as hundreds of thousands of Apple users.

Warner Music strikes deal in China to stem piracy, spur sales

China's rampant piracy has made the country an unfriendly market for digital music, but the U.S,'s Warner Music Group hopes to change now that it has cut a distribution deal with one of the country's biggest Internet firms.

Alibaba rakes in $US9.3bn as Chinese splurge online during Singles' Day

In a monumental e-commerce splurge, Chinese consumers bought a whopping $US9.3 billion in goods on Alibaba Group's sites on Tuesday, as part of a major online shopping festival that took the country's Internet market by storm.

Xiaomi rises fast in China's tablet market, but Apple still top dog

Fast-rising smartphone maker Xiaomi has quickly become one of China's biggest tablet makers as well, but Apple is still holding steady as the country's top vendor, according to new data.

China's e-commerce binge tests logistics, rakes in sales

What happens when the world's most populous country goes on an online shopping binge?