Stories by Michael Kan

OnePlus refines its successful formula with new phone

Chinese vendor OnePlus has done it again, and produced a powerful smartphone at a bargain price.

Chinese police shut down supplier of over 40,000 fake iPhones

Apple's iPhones are a big business in China. So big that an alleged supplier of knock-off iPhones in the country produced at least 40,000 units, before local police shut down the massive operation.

Walmart to boost its e-commerce investment in China

China's e-commerce market hasn't been easy for Walmart to crack, but the U.S. shopping giant isn't giving up. The company is investing even more in its e-commerce operations there, by taking full control of a Chinese online retailer.

Higher-end phones help Huawei rake in the cash

Huawei Technologies' shift to selling high-end smartphones is paying off. The more expensive devices helped almost double the company's handset revenue in this year's first half.

ZTE fights off low-end stereotype with high-end Axon phone

Chinese brands don't always command much attention in the U.S. So when ZTE teased its newest smartphone, the Axon, it initially didn't mention the company at all.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 focuses on thin and light profile

Samsung Electronics' newest Android tablets might as well be called "the Galaxy Air" series. They are the company's thinnest and lightest yet, and could offer an attractive alternative to Apple's iPad Air 2.

Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones

A consumer protection group in China is suing Samsung Electronics and a Chinese vendor for placing too many preinstalled apps on phones, and is demanding that the whole smartphone industry eschew bloatware.

Xiaomi faces challenge to reach sales goal, amid slowing smartphone growth

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi has hopes of selling at least 80 million smartphones this year, but that goal may harder to reach than originally thought.

Xbox One, PS4 sales in China could be disappointing

After China lifted its ban on video game consoles, both Microsoft and Sony moved fast to launch their products in the country. But at least for this year, the sales will be lackluster, according to a research firm.

China tightens grip over the Internet with new security law

China has adopted a new security law that gives the government control over its Internet infrastructure, along with any critical data.

Xiaomi break outs of Asia, introduces phones to Brazil

Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi will finally begin selling product in Brazil, marking the first time it has sold handsets outside of Asia.

Huawei's Honor brand strives to become global

Huawei isn't a name that's easy to pronounce. Nor has it been free of controversy. In 2012, U.S. politicians called the Chinese company a potential security threat.

Foxconn's CEO backpedals on robot takeover at factories

Foxconn Technology Group's plan for a "robot army" won't come as quickly as originally anticipated, according to its CEO.

Foxconn CEO defends labor practices in wake of protest

Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group has been on the receiving end of continued criticism over its factories' labor conditions for years. But on Thursday, the company's CEO let loose his outrage over the complaints.

Qualcomm partners with large Chinese foundry on chips

China's largest chip foundry is entering into a joint venture with Qualcomm to develop chips, at a time when the country is looking for technology to emerge as a semiconductor producing powerhouse.