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Beijing opens whole subway system to mobile phones

From now on, all Beijing subway lines will support NFC-enabled mobile phone entrance. The passengers no longer need to use public transport cards or tickets, and can just swipe their phone to enter the subway, Chinese media Beijing Youth Daily is reporting. Smartphones installed with NFC (near-field wireless communication) module can support the public transport […]

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Samsung and Huawei’s Honor score top honors in China Mobile report

China Mobile (中国移动), China’s largest mobile network operator, released a report today ranking China’s mobile phone brand (in Chinese). According to the report, Chinese brands have caught up with international brands in some areas. China Mobile surveyed 42 million users from 15 provinces and used 18 network indicators for their analysis and evaluation. They also randomly […]

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Analyse Asia Podcast: Xiaomi (Part 2/2) – The Future Of Xiaomi

http://content.blubrry.com/analyseasia/Episode_130__The_Future_of_Xiaomi_with_Eva_Xiao.mp3 Eva Xiao from TechNode continued our discussion on Xiaomi, focusing on what kind of company Xiaomi truly is, and the current challenges they are facing to justify their US$45B valuation. We discussed the company’s recent failures to hit their 100 million smartphones target, their loss of smartphone market share, their failure to expand aggressively […]

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Tactics to make sure you get your hongbao this Chinese New Year

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on our sister site, TechNode Chinese. If you’re working in a Chinese company, then you’d better be prepared for Chinese New Year’s Eve, the best time of the year to grab red envelopes on your WeChat group. Chinese people give red envelope (hongbao, 红包) with money to their younger children and co-workers as […]

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Huawei Says They Can Hang On To Growth As Operating Margins Shrink

Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone brand, posted a 40 percent increase in first quarter sales revenue when they reported their earnings on Monday. The company says they expect to maintain their current growth trajectory throughout the year. Huawei recorded $245.5 billion yuan ($37 billion USD) in revenue during the first six months of 2016, claiming they have managed […]

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Chinese Smartphone Company IUNI Cuts 60% Of Staff: Another One Bites The Dust

China’s saturated smartphone market saw another victim on Tuesday, as Chinese media reported the extreme downsizing of domestic smartphone company IUNI, which cut around 60 percent of its staff. IUNI is a wholly owned subsidiary of fellow smartphone vendor Gionee Communications Equipment Co. Ltd. “After this round of layoffs, the only employees left will be product development […]

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Oppo Defies Saturated Market With 50 Million Sales In 2015

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo shipped 50 million smartphones in 2015, exceeding expectations with 67 percent year over year growth. It’s part of a wider reshuffle in China’s smartphone market that saw Xiaomi fall from grace and Huawei take top spot as the country’s largest vendor by shipments. Xiaomi sold just over 70 million, falling well short of their […]

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