Social Media

China’s Sina Weibo beats Twitter past the 140-characters mark

Popular Chinese social network, Sina Weibo, plans to abolish its 140-character limit, just weeks after Twitter was rumored it would be doing the same. Weibo will allow posts of up to 2,000 characters.
Movies & TV

The Deadpool movie gets banned in China

Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool movie won't be screened in Chinese theaters due to its raunchy, violent content, according to a new report on the "R"-rated film's impending release next month.

ZTE announces Nubia Prague S with an all-metal design and eye scanner

ZTE has announced the Nubia Prague S earlier today, a slight upgrade on the recently released My Prague model. The new smartphone comes with an eye scanner for security, and clever touch-sensitive device edges.
Cool Tech

China plans to land a probe on the dark side of the moon in 2018

After its Chang'e-3 lander discovered a new type of moon rock this year, China says it now plans to send a probe to land on the moon's dark side in 2018. No other space program has attempted this feat in the past.

Xiaomi misses 2015 sales target, still manages to sell 70 million phones

Chinese mobile giant Xiaomi has missed its sales target for 2015 by 10 million units, but still managed a 14 percent growth in sales. While it is not a bad sign, it is much smaller than the massive surge in popular Xiaomi noticed in 2014.

It took Uber five years to reach 1 billion rides, Chinese rival reaches milestone in one

Uber might be tearing away at the taxi industry in the Western world, but in China a rival service named Didi Kuaidi is surpassing all of the records. It reached 1 billion rides four years faster than Uber, showing the prominence of the…

Lenovo mobile chief spills the beans on Google’s plans for China

Lenovo's head of mobile Chen Xudong has revealed Google is on track to launch Play services in China this year, five years after leaving the country due to government censorship. It is the second confirmation of Google re-entering the…
Movies & TV

Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues record streak in China

Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues its record breaking streak in China and blows right past Avatar's domestic box office record. The movie is on its way to potentially become the globally highest grossing film of all time.
Movies & TV

Netflix’s fate in China? Either like Google or Apple, says Netflix CEO

In a recent interview, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings outlines the problems Netflix is facing with expanding into China, and how the country is not central to its international expansion plans.
Movies & TV

Watch Chinese pop star LuHuan’s official music video for The Force Awakens

Courtesy of the musician LuHuan, Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens now has an official music video, which will be used to promote the film's upcoming theatrical release in China.

Apple scales back production of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, expects lower sales in 2016

Apple has informed suppliers to scale back production of components for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, after lower than expected sales numbers. Suppliers might be forced to lower expectations until the iPhone 7 release, coming later this year.
Movies & TV

China box office grew nearly 50 percent in 2015

The Chinese box office is closing in on North America's. China's movie theater market reached a record $6.78 billion in revenue. It's not helping Hollywood, though: Chinese films claimed nearly two-thirds of the country's box office.