China Now Has 300 Million 3G Subscribers

All three of China’s mobile telcos have just released their May figures, and the huge mobile market has hit another significant milestone: It has surpassed 300 million 3G users. China Mobile now has 129.40 million on its TD-SCDMA network despite it not supporting Apple’s iPhone or iPad for full 3G functionality, China Unicom is now…

Chinese Scammers Turn Fake iPhones Into Real Ones

Apple has gotten a lot of flack over the last month for its after-sales service practices in China, and perhaps rightfully so. But instead of being exploited by Apple, police have discovered that some Chinese criminals used Apple’s return system to turn more than 100 fake iPhones into real ones. In December, a Wenzhou Apple…

Why Don’t More Chinese Internet Companies Expand Overseas?

We’ve written a lot about Tencent’s success with WeChat, which now has 50 million overseas users, but the truth is that Chinese Internet companies don’t step outside the country’s borders often. And when they do, they tend not to succeed. What’s stopping other Chinese web companies from seeing the same kind of success WeChat has…

China’s Sina Weibo Targeted 100,000 Accounts for Violating Government Rules

Authorities in China issued new rules this summer in order to tidy up online discourse in the country. These new guidelines are called the Seven Bottom Lines. Today, state news agency Xinhua reports that more than 100,000 accounts on Sina Weibo have been closed or in some way punished for flouting these rules. As outlined…