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Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei commits to consumer markets with ‘Smart Office’ launch

China’s Huawei launched seven new “Smart Office” products, including a top-end laptop and its first printer and e-ink tablet, on Sunday, underlining its commitmen...

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Fresh fears over Beijing regulatory crackdown drive China tech rout

Investor worries over the potential for a fresh wave of regulatory crackdowns by Beijing set off steep drops in Chinese tech shares.

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

SoftBank seen trimming Alibaba stake to fill shortfall?

SoftBank is likely to trim its stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, an analyst has said, as the Japanese tech conglomerate invests in unlisted start-ups through its second Vi...

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US adds e-commerce sites operated by Tencent, Alibaba to ‘notorious markets’ list

Online marketplaces operated by China’s Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group were included on the US government’s latest “notorious markets” list of entities ...

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How a China-based dealmaker got shell company for Trump’s deal off the ground

A China-based financier, once reprimanded by US regulators and barred from taking his company public, played a bigger role than is publicly known in the shell company that agreed t...

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China revises draft rules on data security for business sectors

China’s industry ministry published revisions to draft rules dictating how companies and localities should manage data, bringing more specificity to the country’s evolv...

Platform News: China's Alibaba online marketplace

Alibaba creates virtual idol to promote Olympics merchandise

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding has released a virtual idol promoting the 2022 Beijing Olympics, riding on a trend that has swept China.

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Japan eyes tighter curbs to counter cyberattacks

Japan will consider imposing tighter curbs on companies in security-sensitive sectors that procure overseas software as part of efforts to ramp up steps to counter cyberattacks, ac...

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Tencent plans to take US-listed streaming firm DouYu private

Tencent Holdings Ltd plans to take DouYu International Holdings Ltd private amid disagreements over strategy among executives at the Chinese videogame streaming firm, two people wi...

Platform News: Tim Cook is the happy CEO of Apple

Apple poised for strong earnings despite supply constraints, Omicron

Apple Inc navigated pandemic-related supply chain issues better than rivals at the end of 2021, likely helping the iPhone maker surpass Wall Street revenue growth targets of 6%, so...

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China targets celebrities, fan groups in new month-long clean up campaign

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has launched a month-long “clean cyberspace” campaign, which it said would target online abuse, “chaos” in cele...

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Australia PM Morrison loses control of WeChat Chinese account

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party lost access to his official WeChat social media account months ago, politicians said on Monday, issuing claims...

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China cyberspace regulator drafts new rules for internet behemoths

China’s cyberspace regulator has drafted new guidelines that will require the country’s internet behemoths to obtain its approval before they undertake any investments ...

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China’s digital yuan wallets swell but usage lags

China’s digital currency has debuted on app stores with fanfare, with online wallets for the electronic yuan seeing mass adoption in the two weeks since a public launch, yet ...

Platform News: Tencent conference and exhibition in China

Tencent raises $3 billion by trimming stake in Shopee-owner Sea

Chinese gaming and social media company Tencent Holdings has raised $3 billion by selling 14.5 million shares at $208 each in Sea, which owns e-commerce firm Shopee, according to a...