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China ramps up its backend IC
Published in News
Monday, 06 April 2020 11:39

China ramps up its backend IC


Needs to be free of western influence

The moves by the US to shut down Chinese manufacturing of high tech gear appear to have resulted in a self-sufficiency push which should put the fear of Chiyou in the hearts of western chipmakers.

UK MPs worried about Chinese takeover of Imagination
Published in News


Worried that British technology could end up in Chinese paws

Senior MPs are asking the government to intervene to prevent a Chinese state-owned business from taking control of the board of British chipmaker Imagination Technologies.

China to speed up 5G roll out
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 13:57

China to speed up 5G roll out


Best way to limit coronavirus impact

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has called on localities to accelerate 5G network buildouts and applications to minimise the impact of the coronavirus.

Apple reopens stores in China
Published in News
Monday, 16 March 2020 11:07

Apple reopens stores in China


As it shuts down else where

Fruity cargo cult Apple has decided it is safe enough to open 42 of its branded retail temples to western consumer capitalism in China.

Chinese don't believe in "an Apple a day" any more
Published in News


iPhone demand halves in China and Apple blames Kung Flu

Apple sold fewer than half a million iPhones in China in February, government data showed as the coronavirus outbreak halved demand for smartphones.

Red Candle preserved from Chinese lack of pooh humour
Published in Gaming


Ironically by Americans

A game by Taiwanese developers Red Candle which miffed the Chinese so badly that it was pulled from Steam will be preserved by Harvard University.

Kung Flu kills Chinese Big Brother
Published in News
Friday, 07 February 2020 10:53

Kung Flu kills Chinese Big Brother


Unexpected spin-off

One of the silver clouds in China’s coronavirus crisis is that it has managed to shut down the Middle Kingdom’s mass surveillance programme.

Chinese deliver blow to Apple where it hurts
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 13 December 2019 11:05

Chinese deliver blow to Apple where it hurts


No one believes in the cargo cult any more

Apple's iPhone shipments in China fell more than 35 percent in November, marking their second straight double-digit decline as sales of the cheaper iPhone 11 remained sluggish.

Chinese working on a home operating system
Published in News
Friday, 13 December 2019 10:56

Chinese working on a home operating system


Part of the glorious plan to rip out foreign software

The two biggest OS (operating system) makers in China announced plans last week to unite and jointly build a new "domestic operating system".

Samsung plans to outsource to China
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 18 November 2019 11:10

Samsung plans to outsource to China


Observers worried about the risks

Samsung has announced that it plans to outsource a fifth of its smartphone production to China next year, but the move has not been greeted with the enthusiasm it expected.