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Tencent WeChat

China’s WeChat blocks Australian PM in doctored image dispute

The WeChat platform blocked a message from Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison amid an ongoing dispute between Canberra and Beijing within the doctored tweeted image of an Aust...

Paytm

Ant considers Paytm stake sale amid tensions with India

Chinese fintech giant Ant Group is considering selling its 30% stake in Indian electronic payment chip Paytm amid tensions between the two Asian neighbours and a toughening competi...

Facebook

From hate speech to nudity, Facebook’s oversight board launches

Facebook’s independent Oversight Board has announced the first six cases where it might overrule the social networking business’s decisions to remove certain parts of c...

Xiaomi

Xiaomi seeking up to $4 billion in equity deals

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp is aiming to increase up to $4 billion in an equity and convertible bond agreement launched in Hong Kong on Tuesday, as reported by a term shee...

President Donald J Trump

President Trump to add China’s SMIC and CNOOC to defence blacklist

The Trump administration is poised to include China’s leading chipmaker SMIC and federal offshore gas and oil producer CNOOC into a blacklist of alleged Chinese military comp...

UK Huawei Technologies 5G

UK bans new Huawei 5G kit installation from September 2021

British telecommunications businesses should not install new Huawei 5G kit following September 2021, the British government has said, as part of a plan to purge the Chinese busines...

iQIYI

Sources: Alibaba and Tencent put talks to buy iQIYI stake on hold

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd have every held separate talks with Baidu Inc to obtain a controlling stake in movie streaming service iQIYI Inc, people with kno...

Huawei Technologies

Huawei founder urges Honor subbrand to become a competitor post split

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei called on employees of its own departing Honor sub-brand to strive to surpass its parent in a farewell address as the tech giant sells the funding brand...

Apple

India import hurdles hit Apple iPhone, Xiaomi devices from China

India’s tight control of quality clearances for electronic products from China slowed the import of Apple’s brand new iPhone version a month and held up other goods mad...

India Banned Apps

India bans another 43 mobile apps as it takes on China

India has banned another 43 smartphone apps, including Alibaba Group’s e-commerce app Aliexpress, in a new wave of web sanctions targeted at China after the acquaintancesR...

UK Huawei Technologies 5G

UK’s telecos face fines if they use high risk suppliers, like Huawei

Britain’s telecoms firms may be fined up to 10% of earnings or 100,000 pounds per day should they contravene a ban on using equipment made by China’s Huawei under a new...

UK Parliament

UK warns tech firms over risks of China expansion

The UK’s digital and tech businesses must be wary of the ethical, legal and commercial risks of expanding to China and accepting Chinese investment, according to a UK governm...

Huawei Technologies CFO

Canadian officer in Huawei CFO’s arrest says he did not ask for phone passcodes

A Canadian police officer involved in the arrest of Huawei CFOOfficer Meng Wanzhou 2 years ago in a US extradition case testified on Monday he did not plan to obtain her cellular p...

Alibaba

Alibaba CEO says China’s draft anti-monopoly rules ‘timely and necessary’

China’s move to draft rules aimed at preventing monopolistic behaviour by online platforms is timely and necessary, Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang has said.