Those charged were from five gangs and had smuggled 162,000 mobile phones--a majority of which were iPhones worth of US$79 million--and committed for tax evasion amounting to US$8.68 million.
View from China
Based in Beijing, ZDNet bloggers report on ICT industry developments from the Chinese perspective.
The ZDNet China editorial team, based in Beijing, reports on IT industry developments from the Chinese perspective.
In just 8 hours, the country's biggest online store Tmall.com clocked sales of over US$800 million on Nov. 11-- Singles Day Shopping Festival--bringing new challenges to traditional retailers.
Although the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei didn't make an appearance at Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 global launch, its Ascend D Quad XL smartphones could challenge other Chinese manufacturers, such as Lenovo and Xiaomi.
Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant, which produces various high-tech devices including Apple iPhone and Amazon Kindle, is evaluating Detroit and Los Angeles, among other cities, as potential sites.
Windows and Samsung are definitely eroding Apple's popularity in the world's largest smartphone market as the latter, which is making tons of profits in the territory, is still treating China like a lower-end market.
An online credit recharge bug could cost China's leading business-to-consumer (B2C) website into the millions, while subscribers who took the advantage of the flaw could be put behind bars.
Despite Apple adopting the lottery ordering system for iPad mini and iPad 4 in Hong Kong, the sufficient stocks suggest its latest tablet isn't really viewed a hotcake item among Chinese people.
Under pressure from the U.S. government, Huawei will miss the Windows Phone 8 launch today. Facing setbacks, Chinese smartphones makers could turn to developing their own mobile operation systems.
24Quan, one of China's top 5 group-buying service provider, has shut down its services "temporarily" due to dissension among its investors.
Amid fierce local competition, China's biggest online store -- 360buy.com -- has launched its English website and now ships to 36 countries.