Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics

Cross-strait News Daily Round-up for Dec. 12

Highlighted business news in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong for Dec. 12, 2014

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics

Cross-strait News Daily Round-up for Dec. 10

Highlighted business news in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong for Dec. 10, 2014

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics

Cross-strait News Daily Round-up for Dec. 9

Highlighted business news in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong for Dec. 9, 2014

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics

Cross-strait News Daily Round-up for Dec. 8

Highlighted business news in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong for Dec. 8, 2014

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics

Cross-strait News Daily Round-up for Dec. 2

Highlighted business news in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong for Dec. 2, 2014

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics

Cross-Strait News Daily Round-Up for Dec. 1

Highlighted business news in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong for Nov. 28, 2014.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics

Cross-Strait News Daily Round-Up for Nov. 25

Here are the top business stories from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong for Nov. 25 2014.

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Analysis

Chinese Smartphone Brands Test Taiwan’s Waters

The tiny Taiwan market is proving tough for Chinese smartphone brands, Matthew Fulco reports.

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Analysis, VR World

Xiaomi Plans Big Funding Round, But IPO Still Far Away

Reported $50 billion valuation would make it larger than Sony and Lenovo .

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VR World

Xiaomi to Move Data Out of China

Announcement comes days after Chinese authorities wage war on Apple’s iCloud.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

Report Shows China’s Dominance of Rare Earth Market Subsiding

Fears of rare earth shortages have led countries to develop their own supplies.

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Auto, VR World

Tesla Model S to Sell in China via Alibaba e-Com Store Tmall

Chinese buyers can pay the reservation fee via Tesla’s Tmall store and pick up their car in five days’ time. Will this be a new sales model for Tesla elsewhere?

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VR World

This is What it Looks Like When China Censors Live TV

The Great Firewall can also extend to TV broadcasts.

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Analysis, Global Politics, US

China Challenges Taiwan in Tech Hardware

State support is helping Chinese firms catch up fast to their Taiwanese rivals in the China technology market, Matthew Fulco reports

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Global Politics, US, VR World

InnoLight Raises $32M to Build Faster Optical Transceivers for Servers

Chinese startup InnoLight raises $32M in Series C funding led by Google Capital, and will focus on building 100Gbps optical transceivers that enable servers to communicate through fiber-optics.

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Gaming, VR World

Xbox One is China’s First Big Console Launch in 14 Years

With today’s launch of the Xbox One in China, Microsoft gets a head start over Sony and Nintendo by becoming the first console to enter the market since the country lifted its ban on consoles.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

Intel Makes Another Major Investment in Chinense SoC Makers

In order to catch up in a mobile SoC market dominated by Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) and MediaTek (TPE: 2454), Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) announced Friday that it is making a strategic investment in two Chinese SoC makers via Tsinghua Unigroup, a government-affiliated private equity firm. “China is now the largest consumption market for smartphones and has the largest number of Internet users in the world,” said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO, in a statement. “These agreements with Tsinghua Unigroup underscore Intel’s 29-year-long history of investing in and working in China. This partnership will also enhance our ability to support a wider range of mobile customers in China

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Global Politics, Software Programs, US, VR World

Adobe Closes Down China R&D Unit Along With Cloud Push

Adobe will shut down its R&D unit in China amid its new focus on its Creative Cloud platform. Sources also cite piracy as a reason for closing the unit.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Smart Chopsticks Check Food Before You Eat

Smart devices are apparently everywhere. In fact, they are now even invading our home food space. Baidu, China’s biggest search engine, had just unveiled what is introduced as a set of “smart” chopsticks, that can help users tell if what they are eating is safe or not. The smart chopsticks set were first unveiled last week during this year’s Baidu World technology conference event. Externally it may look like an ordinary pair of plastic chopsticks, but it is actually infused and buffed with tech inside. To use it, the chopsticks must first connect to a smartphone that uses its special app. As the chopstick touches

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