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An artist render of the iPhone 8 as it sports a bezel-less design.
Apple iPhone 8 specs: Device will no longer have curved display design, long range wireless charging, larger RAM, longer battery life, more!

Contrary to popular belief and expectation, Apple may not have a total revolutionary smartphone design with its upcoming iPhone 8.

In the “Made in China 2025” program, the Chinese government will give out large, low-interest loans and research subsidies.
Western Businesses Worry China’s High-Tech Industries Will Take Over

China is ready to start the next stage of its economic development. A $300 billion plan is expected to overhaul several of China’s important industries to make the country mostly self-sufficient by 2025.

Sabrina Ellis, Director of Product Management at Google Inc., speaks during an event to introduce the Google Pixel phone and other Google products on October 4, 2016 in San Francisco, California.
Google launches March Android security patches for Pixel, Nexus devices with OTAs, factory images

Google updated its security bulletin for March, which is composed of security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities and factory OTA images for selected Nexus and Pixel models.

The USTR noted that Taobao continues to be the subject of an “unacceptably high” number of reports on counterfeiting.
Counterfeits on Alibaba: E-Commerce Giant Holds Key to Upholding Chinese Anti-Counterfeiting Laws

China continues to wage war against counterfeiters, whose handiwork have reached the realm of e-commerce. Taobao, one of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s online retailing platforms, has been cited as among the most-visited websites where fake products have been found to spread.

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JD.com’s growing fortunes is a testament to its increasing competitiveness against Alibaba, which is still making waves as it plots its rise in markets outside China.
JD.com’s Revenue Increase Signals Stiff Competition with Alibaba

Alibaba is currently the undisputed king of retail in China, but its closest competitor JD.com is treading towards an upward trajectory, what with its revenue increase prompted by its expansive logistics network comprising around 250 warehouses throughout the country.

Alibaba's APASS Club serves as the e-commerce firm's
Lazada vs Amazon: Tussle Between E-Commerce Giants Inevitable in Alibaba’s Expansion in Southeast Asia

With Amazon’s forthcoming plans to open its Southeast Asian operations, Alibaba-controlled e-commerce company Lazada is setting its sights on further regional expansion, as it banks on its status as the leading online shopping website in Southeast Asia.

Virtual Gifting on WeChat
Virtual Gifting Market Trend: China's Tech, Financial Firms Keen to Boost Virtual Gold Trade

An emerging trend in virtual gifting market is attracting China’s tech firms and financial institutions into using gold as a potential commodity for virtual trade and business.

Lei Jun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xiaomi Inc., introduces Xiaomi VR glasses and new smartphones during a launch event at Peking University Gymnasium.
Xiaomi Mi 6 specs rumor, release date: Device to sport Snapdragon 835 SoC, set for April 16 launch

Although Xiaomi skipped the Mobile World Congress this year, news on its upcoming flagship phones still surfaced online, which reveals the future release date for its Mi 6 handset and its high-end mobile chipset.

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Chairman of Tencent Holdings Proposes Construction of China's 'Bay Area' Equivalent

Ma Huateng, the chairman of Tencent Holdings Ltd, proposed to build the "Bay Area" equivalent in China. It will be a tech zone in southern China that include the financial center of Hong Kong and the gambling city of Macau.

A billboard showing Apple phones is seen at an Apple Store in Beijing, China.
Apple Accused of Pulling Ads from Australian-Chinese Media Companies; China Attempting to Increase Control of Media in Australia?

Apple has been accused of pulling ads from Australian-Chinese media companies that are not friendly toward Beijing. This came after the company removed U.S. news apps from its app store in China in December last year at the request of the Chinese government.

Chinese Tourists in the U.S.
Growth in China-US Tourism to Boost Relations Between Citizens of Both Countries, Ctrip CEO Says

China-U.S. tourism is predicted to make a huge growth, which will enhance connections between people of the two countries, according to Jane Sun, CEO of China’s leading online travel service provider Ctrip, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

Lei Jun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xiaomi Inc., introduces Xiaomi VR glasses and new smartphones during a launch event at Peking University Gymnasium.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 specs: Device to sport in-display fingerprint sensor, slated for 2017 Q2 launch; Apple iPhone 8 to use similar technology

Xiaomi’s Mi MIX is currently making the rounds online with its impressive features like for one, revealing the renewed participation of famous French designer Philip Starck on the Mi MIX 2’s design. Now, new details on the said phone are emerging such as the newly-confirmed in-display fingerprint technology.

The Tech Cube is an open-planned facility for TAS’ STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) program.
Taiwan’s Tech Cube Ready for Construction

The ground has been broken for Taiwan’s Tech Cube as Taipei American School (TAS) broke ground for its construction last Thursday, March 2.

An Android one sign is seen on stage during the Google I/O Developers Conference at Moscone Center on June 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
General Mobile debuts Android One GM 6 phone; Device comes with selfie flash, fingerprint sensor

Google’s Android One initiative is putting more Android phones in emerging markets, which promise low-priced stock components. In the recent MWC 2017 event, the smartphone manufacturer General Mobile unveiled its latest Android One smartphone dubbed as GM6.

A protester against Internet censorship, wearing a computer as a helmet, is seen outside Hanover Congress Centrum.
Senior China Government Adviser Criticizes the Effects of Internet Censorship on Scientific Research, Economic Development

In a rare public criticism of a sensitive policy that China's government has vigorously defended, a senior government adviser has warned that the country's Internet censorship is hampering both scientific research and economic development.

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