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[Reprint] Can China’s R&D Boom Bolster the Quality of Visual Entertainment?
Editor’s note: This was contributed by Chris Colman, a creative and communications professional working primarily in the animation industry. He consults for Oriental DreamWorks, is the founder of the China Animation and Game Network (CAGN) and writes for
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[Reprint] Evernote Announces Plans to Migrate All Data in China to Tencent Cloud
Evernote has announced plans to migrate all local data to Tencent Cloud iFeng reports (in Chinese). The company said the data migration is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018. The company also revealed they will begin working closely with T
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[Reprint] The Final Crackdown? China Moves to Completely Ban and Block Cryptocurrency Trading at Home and Abroad
China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China, has announced that it aims to crackdown on cryptocurrency trading with bans on both domestic and international trading platforms, The Paper reported on Sunday (in Chinese).
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[Reprint] Apple’s New China iCloud Data Center to Begin Construction This Year, Ready For Launch in 2020
Apple China is building its very own data center according to reports from Guizhou City News (in Chinese). The data center construction is said to begin this year and is expected to complete and be in operation as soon as early 2020.
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[Reprint] Xiaomi's IPO Rumored to Bring Its Valuation to $200 billion
Sources close to Xiaomi’s senior executives are claiming that Xiaomi has decided to set its IPO for the second part of 2018 with the exact month still unknown, according to Pheonix News (in Chinese). The company is due to be listed in Hong Kong, sources s
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Foxconn Rolls Out HPC-as-a-service Platforms
Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn, formally Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., on Dec. 26 said it has set up a high-performance computing (HPC) center in Kaohsiung Taiwan, as part of a new HPC-as-a-service platform offering cloud hosting for clients
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[Reprint] Russia is now the new frontier for Chinese smartphone makers
Chinese smartphone brands are gaining momentum in their Russia expansion efforts, according to a research report from Counterpoint.
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[Reprint] Tencent creates independent online insurance unit
The strategic importance of China’s online insurance industry is increasingly valued by Chinese internet behemoths, so much so that a partial layout in the sector through joint ventures is not enough for their ambition for the sector.
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[Reprint] China makes progress on its national facial recognition surveillance system
China is making progress on a surveillance system that will connect security cameras nationwide via a cloud to a database of every person’s facial ID profile and a file of their personal details, according to an article in the South China Morning Post. Th
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[Reprint] WSJ: Chinese government wants to enter boards of Chinese tech giants
Coming from the Chinese government which is currently preparing for the 19th CPC National Congress another news that has surprised no-one: According to a report from Wall Street Journal quoting unnamed sources, the party is planning to take a stake in Ten
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[Reprint] China tightens inspection over O2O food delivery
China’s food inspection authorities on Thursday released new regulations for O2O food delivery services. The new rules require the restaurants registered on the apps to have offline stores and to be licensed with certifications to run food-related busines
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[Reprint] Analyse Asia 208: Microsoft Enterprise in Asia Pacific with Ricky Kapur
Editor’s note: This originally appeared on Analyse Asia, a weekly podcast hosted by Bernard Leong, dedicated to dissecting the pulse of business, technology, and media in Asia. The podcast features guests from Asia’s vibrant tech community.
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