Major Chinese chip maker SMIC announced on August 26 that it will invest $7.5 billion to build a new 12-inch wafer plant in Tianjin.
The northern Chinese city of Tianjin has asked state-backed companies to migrate their data from private cloud operators like Huawei, Alibaba, and Tencent to a state-backed cloud system by September, 2022. The city asked all companies to stop signing new contracts with third-party cloud platforms in a document dated Aug. 12. The government-run cloud is operated by a subsidiary of the Tianjin State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, a state-owned asset manager. [Reuters]
Rising manufacturing costs, declining market share push Samsung to close its Tianjin mobile phone manufacturing plant.
Samsung has invested more heavily in production facilities in Vietnam and India in recent years.
We’ve written that Sohu is planning to spin off its video biz SohuTV before, and its move on video front is striding forward with an announcement of relocating the headquarter of the new SohuTV subsidiary to Tianjin’s Economic-technological Development Area (TEDA). CEO Deng Ye said, “SohuTV has been growing up fast over the past seven […]
In China, guanxi (relationships) means everything, especially for climbing your way up the social career ladder. That’s why any service that gives you the extra edge will be super valuable. Back in June, we interviewed Derek Ling, CEO and Founder of one of the leading online professional social networking services in China, Tianji.com. The Chinese […]
In the last part of our interview with Derek Ling, CEO of Tianji, he said professional SNS grows slowly in China because the Linkedin model does not fit China’s environment. In Linkedin, people frequently get requests like ‘I need this and this,” or “I need to hire such and such”. However, in China, it will be […]
Founded in 2005, Beijing based Tianji is one of the first to do Linkedin type professional SNS in China. Currently, it has 6 million members in the country and is adding 200,000 more a month. Tianji’s founder and CEO Derek Ling was a former VP in Sina when it had just 20 person in the U.S. He […]
140 millions users by end of April, that’s the latest figure released by Sina weibo. Weibo has become a phenomenon in Chinese web. If you don’t have a weibo account yet, you are out. Tianjin Airline, has just done probably the most interesting marketing campaign with weibo: one of its planes is now named Sina […]
I have been wondering who would be the first OpenSocial partner in China for days. I learned from Isaac Mao that Wealink.com, the Chinese Linkedin would support OpenID and was also considering OpenSocial; Bruce Wang, CTO of Linkist.com which is another popular Social Networks talked with me in Beijing two weeks ago, he also said […]