Domestic growth and overseas transactions have helped Tencent beat Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard in terms of revenue for the first three quarters in 2012.
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In a poll, 90 percent of Chinese users said they would abandon WeChat if it was no longer a free service, following news the government will mandate a fee on the mobile messaging app.
In a series of editorial spanning a week, state-owned newspaper People's Daily criticizes Apple's discriminatory policies and arrogance toward Chinese consumers. Other local media note the significance of this heavy focus.
Facing decreasing profits in cellphone manufacturing, Foxconn is now looking toward solar energy in China with plans to build 20 solar power generating plants.
Chinese students turn to fast loans to acquire new gadgets including iPhones, but some are failing to make the monthly payments and end up earning a bad credit record.
State broadcaster alleges Apple practices different after-sales policies in China compared with other markets. However, subsequent online activities suggest the anti-Apple campaign was premeditated.
The biggest telecom carrier in China, and the world, China Mobile has been criticized for offering far cheaper monthly service plans in Hong Kong than mainland China, triggering much discontent among Chinese customers.
ZTE signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Intel last week to equip its next-gen Android smartphones with the latest Atom processors.
The Chinese Internet media and games company has denied rumors it is planning to delist, but local reports suggest this move is a good option for Sohu.com.
Chinese telecom giant Huawei is looking to challenge Apple and Samsung in consumer products by leveraging its dominance in network infrastructure.
Lesser-known Chinese search engine, Jike.com, aims to develop search which impacts people's livelihood, as it launches a site to let consumers file complaints against inferior pharmaceutical products in the country.
Apple supplier in Shanghai, which makes iPad cases, has been fined and its production suspended for allegedly pouring waste chemicals into a local river. The company denies any wrongdoing.
Key manufacturer for Apple has halted hiring at its Chinese plants because it wants to further automate its processes with robots and replace employees.
Apple factory workers in China are still facing hefty work loads, harsh, sometimes demeaning, factory rules, and even sexual harassment, according to one undercover reporter.
China looks to lower the cost of 3D printing and make large titanium components to build the next-gen fighter jet and self-developed passenger plane.