Overseas WeChat users reach 100 million

Overseas WeChat users reach 100 million

WeChat, a mobile text and voice messaging application developed by Chinese Internet service portal Tencent, now has more than 100 million overseas users, Tencent vice president Sun Zhonghuai said at a communications forum held on Thursday. The mobile app supports 18 languages and is available in more than 200 countries and regions, Sun said. Tencent […]

China sees slowing tablet PC sales growth

Tablet computer sales growth in China slowed during the second quarter of this year with sales totaling 3.57 million units, a major technology industry analyst said. The figure represents a 5.2 percent increase over first quarter sales, compared with a 6.3 percent quarter over quarter increase reported in the first quarter, according to a report […]

Chongqing to build more bridges

Chongqing to build more bridges

Chongqing Development and Reform Commission has approved the preliminary work for Baijusi Yangtze River Bridge and Baoshan Jialing River Bridge on August 13, 2013. During the 12th Five-Year Plan period, the main urban districts will start construction of Yangtze River bridges in Cuntan, Guojiatuo and Baijusi. And Jialing River Bridges in Hongyancun, Shuitu, Lijia, Baoshan, […]

Chinese representative could sit on New Zealand government Fonterra investigation: PM

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Monday that he wants a government inquiry into the Fonterra contamination scare to allay consumer fears in China, possibly with a Chinese representative. His announcement came as two other inquiries — one by Fonterra and one by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) — were formally announced to […]

Emarsys and StartupsHK in dynamic new partnership to deliver business expertise to tech start-up community in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 7 August 2013 – emarsys a global market leader of all-in-one email, mobile and social marketing automation applications has joined forces with StartupsHK Hong Kong’s biggest networking community of tech start-ups and entrepreneurs. The new year-long partnership was established with the aim to bolster Hong Kong’s young and dynamic tech community. As well as providing financial support […]

Chinese businesses in Africa urged to create local jobs

An official with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has urged Chinese businesses in Africa to create jobs for local residents and increase local tax revenues. Liu Hongkuan, deputy director of the Department of Foreign Capital and Overseas Investment under the NDRC, made the remarks at a forum with the theme “Chinese Businesses in […]

Defective Buicks, Cadillacs recalled in China

Shanghai General Motors Co. is recalling 5,744 Buicks and Cadillacs in China starting Monday due to a potential problem with the gear information transfer, China’s quality watchdog said. The company will recall 5,008 Buick LaCrosse sedans manufactured between July 13, 2012 and March 8, 2013, and 736 imported Cadillac SRX cars made from July 11, […]

People will decide on the success of railway reform

China’s latest railway reform must be tested and accepted by the public before it can be considered a success. China has dismantled the controversial Ministry of Railways, which was founded on the same day as the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The former ministry will be divided into two parts to carry out administrative […]

China to boost coalbed gas sector

China will earmark more funds and roll out favorable policies to further exploit its coalbed methane reserves amid increased efforts to step up new energy exploration, the central government has said. The Chinese government will allocate more money from the central budget and encourage the inflow of private capital for this emerging energy sector, according […]

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