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Apr 2, 2015

IBM forges mobile app partnership with China Telecom

BEIJING (Reuters) – International Business Machines (IBM) (IBM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has struck a deal with China Telecom Corp Ltd (0728.HK: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) to offer and manage corporate-grade mobile apps, the latest in a string of tie-ups with Chinese firms.

Under the agreement, state-owned China Telecom will host on its servers IBM’s MobileFirst service, which helps corporations manage apps for Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) iPhone and iPad devices.

Mar 23, 2015

IBM to share technology with China in strategy shift: CEO

BEIJING (Reuters) – IBM Corp will share technology with Chinese firms and will actively help build China’s industry, CEO Virginia Rometty said in Beijing as she set out a strategy for one of the foreign firms hardest hit by China’s shifting technology policies.

IBM must help China build its IT industry rather than viewing the country solely as a sales destination or manufacturing base, Rometty said at the China Development Forum, an annual Chinese government-sponsored conference bringing together business executives and China’s ruling elite.

Mar 19, 2015

China’s Huawei leads international patent filings: WIPO

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] became the world’s No. 1 applicant for international patents in 2014, a United Nations agency said Thursday, underscoring the innovative strides made by Chinese technology companies.

Huawei was followed by San Diego-based chipmaker Qualcomm Inc while Huawei’s crosstown rival ZTE Corp, which was the world’s leading applicant in 2012, took third place in its number of filings, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Mar 18, 2015

China Telecom’s full-year profit misses, VAT hurts

BEIJING, March 18 (Reuters) – China Telecom Corp Ltd
reported a lower-than-expected profit of 17.68 billion
yuan ($2.83 billion) in 2014, roughly unchanged from a year
earlier, as the smallest of the country’s three carriers
struggled with the effects of a new value-added tax (VAT)
imposed this year.

China had imposed a flat 3 percent business tax on carriers
until a value-added tax, levied at between 6 percent and 11
percent for various services, was enforced from June 1.

Mar 10, 2015

Apple Watch not yet setting Chinese pulses racing

BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) had China front and center at the San Francisco launch of its smart Apple Watch, trumpeting a new store in Hangzhou city and demo-ing hit Chinese messaging app WeChat.

Also, the new Apple Watch will go on sale in China on April 24, the same day as the United States – unlike the iPhone 6, which hit Chinese stores almost a month after the U.S.

Mar 10, 2015

Twitter opens Hong Kong office, gains China foothold

BEIJING (Reuters) – Twitter Inc has opened a Hong Kong office, its first in the Greater China region, the company whose microblogging services are blocked on the mainland said on Tuesday.

The office, to be headed by Twitter executive Peter Greenberger, will allow the San Francisco-based company to tap China for advertising revenue, the company said, even if Internet users on the mainland cannot see those ads.

Mar 4, 2015

China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law

BEIJING, March 4 (Reuters) – China’s proposed anti-terrorism
law will not affect the legitimate interests of technology
firms, a top Chinese spokeswoman said Wednesday after U.S.
President Barack Obama warned of its impact and demanded
amendments.

China’s proposals, which would require tech firms to provide
encryption keys and install backdoors granting law enforcement
access for counterterrorism investigations, drew criticism from
Obama, who told Reuters in an interview this week China would
have to change the draft law if it were “to do business with the
United States”.

Mar 3, 2015

JD.com tops expectations with 73 percent rise in quarterly revenue

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s JD.com Inc, the biggest e-commerce rival to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, posted a 73 percent rise in revenue for the three months through December, topping estimates as it expanded sales across more consumer goods categories.

Revenue for JD.com’s fourth quarter rose to $5.6 billion versus the $5.3 billion average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.

Mar 3, 2015

Exclusive: Huawei plans big push to sell its phones, wearable devices in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) – Two years after U.S. legislators branded it a national security threat, China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] is planning a campaign to win over U.S. consumers, rolling out new mobile phones and wearable devices backed by a marketing effort.

China’s second-largest smartphone maker, already with more than $40 billion in annual revenue from a wide range of telecom gear and products, is preparing to introduce Americans to several of its smartphones and wearable devices this year, including its youth-oriented “Honor” phone, Huawei officials told Reuters.

Feb 27, 2015

China issues 4G licences to China Telecom, China Unicom

BEIJING, Feb 27 (Reuters) – China has issued licences to
operate 4G wireless networks to China Telecom Corp Ltd
and China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd, two of the country’s
three state-owned carriers, the Ministry of Industry and
Information Technology said on Friday.

The development is likely to greatly boost revenue at the
two rivals of No.1 carrier China Mobile Ltd, and win
back Chinese smartphone users who demand cutting-edge Internet
speeds for surfing the Web and watching videos.