NSA China Hacking

Leaked NSA slides: Chinese hackers have been wreaking havoc on corporate America

By on July 31, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Leaked NSA slides: Chinese hackers have been wreaking havoc on corporate America

NBC News this week obtained leaked slides from a February 2014 NSA presentation which highlight in specific detail the extent to which China has successfully hacked U.S. corporations and individuals.

As indicated by the map above, each red dot represents a unique “successful Chinese attempt to steal corporate and military secrets and data about America’s critical infrastructure, particularly the electrical power and telecommunications and internet backbone.” All told, there were nearly 700 successful hacking attempts on U.S. targets over the last five years.

More →

No Comments
Asian Black Bears Raised Puppies Man China

A Man Thought He Was Raising Puppies… But They Were Actually Rare Bears

By on July 8, 2015 at 8:29 AM.

A Man Thought He Was Raising Puppies… But They Were Actually Rare Bears

When your puppies kill and devour your pet chickens, it might be a good time to ask yourself whether you’re raising dogs or a different kind of animal. One man in China didn’t see that as a troubling sign though, and it took him a while to realize he had gotten himself a pair of bear cubs rather than puppies. More →

No Comments
China Dog Meat Eating Festival

Dog Eating Festival in China Continues Despite Global Horror

By on June 22, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

Dog Eating Festival in China Continues Despite Global Horror

People around the world love their pet dogs, which is why they’re understandably horrified that a province in southwestern China is having a festival that revolves around the slaughter and consumption of 10,000 dogs every year. The BBC informs us that despite worldwide outrage at the festival, the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin in Guangxi province will continue as planned this year. More →

No Comments
Abandoned Chinese Village Buildings Vines

Eerie photos show vines slowly consuming an abandoned village

By on June 12, 2015 at 3:44 PM.

Eerie photos show vines slowly consuming an abandoned village

If you’ve ever played games like The Last of Us or watched movies like I Am Legend, then you know one of the eeriest details shown in those worlds is the way plant life slowly takes over the remains of human civilization after an apocalyptic cataclysm. Mashable draws our attention to some photos that were recently taken of an abandoned village called Shengshan in China. More →

No Comments
China Drones

How China is using drones to stop cheating on University entrance exams

By on June 9, 2015 at 11:21 AM.

How China is using drones to stop cheating on University entrance exams

Beginning this week, over 9 million high school students in China will sit down for a test called the Gaokao, an exam similar in nature to the SAT. As China’s University entrance exam, the Gaokao, otherwise known as the Higher Education Exam, is both high stakes and high pressure as it helps determine which tier of University each student can attend. As CNN points out, “failure means no degree, poorer job prospects and possibly a life of regret.”

With so much on the line, some students over the years have increasingly turned to high-tech cheating in order to improve their scores.

More →

No Comments
Tesla Model S China Sales

Tesla’s strategy may finally succeed in China

By on April 9, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Tesla’s strategy may finally succeed in China

In every country around the world where the Tesla Model S is sold, demand far outstrips supply. That is, every country except one. The lone outlier is China, where Model S have been wildly disappointing and way below both analyst and Tesla’s expectations. Recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained that part of the problem was that he was “misled” by Chinese speculators who ordered cars but never ended up buying one.

Compounding the problem is that Tesla appears to have completely misread Chinese culture as it pertains to luxury automobiles, a problem it’s already begun fixing. More →

No Comments
Apple iPhone Trade-in Program: China

Apple has a clever iPhone plan to quietly win over China

By on March 26, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Apple has a clever iPhone plan to quietly win over China

China is slowly becoming Apple’s main iPhone market and Apple has a new initiative in place to help it sell more iPhones while simultaneously increasing market share in the highly competitive market. Instead of cutting prices on top devices or worrying about launching cheaper devices, Apple plans to enlist Foxconn’s resources to sell used iPhones in the region, Bloomberg has found out. More →

No Comments
China Video Sharing Real Name Law

China outlaws anonymous online video sharing to curb government critiques

By on January 21, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

China outlaws anonymous online video sharing to curb government critiques

China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, film and Television (SARFT) on Monday announced that Internet users who want to post videos on any of the available online video sharing sites in the region will have to register their real names before being able to do so, Reuters reports. According to the publication, there are more than 428 million users in China that access online video sites. So far, Youku Tudou and Renren, which operate such popular sites, have not commented on the new policy. More →

No Comments
iPad Mini Demand China

iPad mini met with ‘insatiable’ demand in China

By on December 28, 2012 at 7:05 PM.

iPad mini met with ‘insatiable’ demand in China

Despite a “soft” launch with few lines and seemingly abundant availability, China is going crazy for the iPad mini according Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White. His checks in China and Hong Kong reveal consumers are snapping up iPad minis at rapid rates, causing short supply, even with Apple (AAPL) opening two new retail stores in Hong Kong and three in China. White wrote in a research note on Friday that the iPad mini was sold-out at virtually all Apple Stores in both regions this week and is already more popular than the fourth-generation iPad thanks to the tablet’s smaller size and lower price.

More →

No Comments
Android Chinese Market Share

Android dominates China, takes 90% of the mobile market

By on November 16, 2012 at 2:30 AM.

Android dominates China, takes 90% of the mobile market

Little green robots have invaded China and conquered its mobile market. The Android operating system has seen substantial growth in the Asian country and is now estimated to have captured 90.1% of the market, a year-over-year increase from 58.2%. The numbers come to us from Analysys International, which in a new report also revealed that Apple’s (AAPL) Chinese market share declined from 6% to 4.2% in the same timeframe. Numbers for both operating systems may be higher than recent estimates, however. The research firm does not include knock-off Android smartphones, nor does it include iPhones that have been smuggled in from Hong Kong. Budget smartphones continue to be a hot seller in the country with the average price of an Android device being roughly $220, compared to the iPhone’s average of $720. While China has more than 1 billion mobile subscribersGoogle’s (GOOG) mobile monopoly isn’t as lucrative as it sounds. A number of the Internet giant’s services are blocked or constricted in the country and make it difficult for it to capitalize on Android’s success.

No Comments
China Blocks Google Services

China blocks main Google services, likely related to 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress

By on November 9, 2012 at 11:56 PM.

China blocks main Google services, likely related to 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress

Relations between Google (GOOG) and China haven’t been anything short of ugly since Google discovered Chinese hackers had broken into hundreds of Gmail accounts last year. According to Greatfire.org (via Bloomberg Businessweek), Gmail, Google Maps and Google Drive are now all being blocked in China. Google told Bloomberg that it “checked and there’s nothing wrong on [its] end.” It’s believed that China’s 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress is responsible for the block and is forwarding Google searches “to another site located in Korea, using a tactic known as DNS poisoning,” reports Greatfire.org. 

No Comments

HTC sees China as key factor in ending sales slump

By on August 13, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

HTC sees China as key factor in ending sales slump

HTC China Smartphones

As HTC (2498) continues to lose market share to Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (005930), the troubled Taiwanese manufacturer is looking toward China to help stabilize the its plummeting sales. HTC is expanding both its engineering team and sales channels in China, and hopes to become one of the top two smartphone brands in the country by 2015, Ray Yam, head of HTC’s China operations, told the Wall Street Journal. More →

No Comments