Stories by Michael Kan

IBM joins Tencent to target China's growing enterprise cloud market

After partnering with Apple and Twitter for the enterprise market, IBM is doing the same in China with local Internet giant Tencent in a deal targeting growing businesses in the country.

Samsung attacks Chinese rivals with new mid-range Galaxy phones

With Chinese vendors coming out with high-spec phones at affordable prices, Samsung is hitting back with two handsets sporting "metal unibody" designs that'll be targeting consumers in China with mid-range prices.

China: Facebook not banned, but must follow the rules

China may be blocking access to Facebook, but that doesn't mean the social media network can't one day enter the country, as long as it follows the rules, a top government official said on Thursday.

China's Xiaomi surges to become world's third largest smartphone vendor

Phones from Xiaomi still haven't arrived in the U.S., but the company's booming sales in China have been enough to make it the third largest smartphone vendor in the world.

Baidu traffic from mobile devices now more than from PCs

In a sign that more Chinese are relying on their smartphones to go online, local search giant Baidu said its mobile Internet traffic had surpassed traffic from PCs during the third quarter.

China's Xiaomi defends itself from Apple copycat claims

Facing claims that the company lifts too much from Apple, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi defended its design philosophy and said the whole industry is constantly innovating on the ideas of the competition.

Tim Cook to explore tie-up with China's Alibaba on Apple Pay

Apple is eyeing a possible partnership with China's biggest e-commerce player Alibaba Group that could help bring the company's Apple Pay service to the country.

Lenovo reveals wearable smartband to track exercise stats

Lenovo has posted pictures of its own wearable smartband, hinting that the company could be preparing to launch the product soon.

China develops its first homegrown server amid cybersecurity concerns

A Chinese company has developed the country's first homegrown servers, built entirely out of domestic technologies including a processor from local chip maker Loongson Technology.

What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said in Mandarin that so impressed the Chinese

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg stunned many Chinese on Thursday, not with a new Facebook feature, but because he spoke and answered questions in Mandarin for almost half an hour.

Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is moving customer data and its Internet platforms to servers outside China, only months after the company apologized over privacy concerns.

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Chinese official after iCloud attack

Just after Apple's iCloud service faced a hacking attack from China, Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a Chinese official on Wednesday to discuss protecting users' privacy.

China attacks lead Apple to alert users on iCloud threats

Apple has warned users about attacks on its iCloud website, after monitoring groups alleged that China had tried to intercept customer information from the service.

Alibaba's mobile OS in China boosted by Meizu partnership

Android may still be the most popular mobile OS in China, but local e-commerce giant Alibaba Group continues to offer its own alternative, and has just landed its biggest partner yet.

Apple's iCloud targeted in man-in-the-middle attack in China

Following the iPhone 6 launch in China, Apple's iCloud service began facing a "man-in-the-middle" style attack in the country, in an apparent attempt to steal username and password information, according to an anti-censorship watchdog group.