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Alibaba

Alibaba to shut down Xiami music app next month

Alibaba Group will shut its audio streaming platform Xiami Music following month, in a move that marks a step back from its ambitions to push into China’s entertainment indus...

Apple

In China, Apple’s 5G iPhone 12 sparks fever-pitch, but divided reaction

Apple’s iPhone 12 launch drew mixed responses in mainland China on Wednesday, with fans cheering a 5G version for their favourite brand while others planned to wait for upcom...

Weibo

Sina to go private in $2.6 billion deal with CEO-led business

Sina Corp, the owner of social media platform Weibo, will be taken private in a $2.6 billion agreement with CEO Charles Chao, the Chinese internet business said on Monday.

Alibaba

China tech giant Alibaba dismisses its livestreaming head

Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group has fired the head of its livestreaming division, on grounds of nepotism and accepting gifts, according to an internal memo announcing his te...

Modi PM of India

Indian Prime Minister Modi closes his Weibo account

Sina Weibo said it has deleted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s account at the request of the Indian embassy, as tensions between the two countries continue to simmer.

Weibo

China punishes microblog platform Weibo for interfering with communication

China’s internet regulator has ordered the Sina Weibo social media platform to disable some of its features for a week, rare punishment for what it said was interference with...

Playstation

Sony suspends PlayStation Store in mainland China to upgrade security

Sony has suspended its PlayStation Store in China saying it wanted to improve the online store’s security, in a move that will temporarily prevent it from selling games in th...

Apple

Apple doubles China donations for COVID-19 recovery efforts

Apple more than doubled its donation to China’s efforts to fight COVID-19 to over 50 million yuan ($7 million), CEO Tim Cook posted on Weibo on Wednesday, weeks after the iPh...