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Chinese appliances brands expand presence in Korea

Chinese appliances brands are gaining a greater hold in the Korean market, thanks to their lower prices and improving quality, South Korean media (in Chinese) are reporting. According to the reports, the smartphone launch by Chinese tech giant Xiaomi in 2014 has served to change the stereotype that Chinese electronics products are shoddy and dangerous. Chinese […]

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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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Xiaomi Launches Mobile Payment Service Mi Pay

Mi Pay, the long-awaited mobile payment service from Xiaomi, will be available for all Xiaomi users from tomorrow (September 1st). Xiaomi registered a payment service company as early as in 2013, but only in January this year did the company obtain an official license by acquiring a controlling stake in local online payment services company Ruifutong. Like Apple […]

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China’s tech firms are adapting to an increasingly IP sensitive environment

Over the past few decades, China has been perceived as a land of copycats where local firms duplicate proven technologies and business models from the West without giving due credit. Counterfeit apparel, blatant technology infringements and pirated movies are still stereotypical portrayals of  the state of intellectual property (IP) protection dynamics in the Middle Kingdom. […]

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Xiaomi Has Revealed Their VR Headset

China is obsessed with VR, and Xiaomi is not about to be left behind. The hardware giant revealed their first VR product on Thursday: a smartphone-enabled headset called Mi VR. True to Xiaomi style, the gadget is ridiculously cheap at 1 yuan a piece (about $0.20), but before you go scrounging through your spare change jar, […]

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How Chinese manufacturers’ interception of foreign IoT tech is a threat to our privacy

The Internet of Things (IoT) is ushering in the world of connected devices. Set to become an industry worth $8.9 trillion by 2020, it is, however, one of the rockiest industries for startups entering the field, according to industry insiders. In the “factory of the world,” getting your product manufactured can sometimes also get it […]

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