If not by 2015, then shortly thereafter, China will likely become the largest online retail market in the world, with close to 10 percent of retail sales occurring online, a report predicts.
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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.
Copying business ideas from both foreign and domestic firms has been standard operating procedure for Chinese Internet companies. But these borrowing practices could be losing their momentum.
China sits on 36 percent of the known rare earth reserves in the world and accounts for over 90 percent of the total trading volume.
Nine of the leaderboard's top 10 programmers are from China. The only American in the top 20 ranks 12.
At Lenovo's fiscal 2012 pep rally, president and CEO Yang Yuanqing reveals the company's objective in the coming fiscal year: To be number one in global PC market.
China Mobile, the world's biggest carrier, turns the buses in the capital city of Zhejiang province into moving 4G hot spots and provides Internet service with a downloading speed of 70Mbps, free of charge.
It is almost a month since Apple released its new iPads, and as usual, the kit is not yet officially launched in China. But buoyant overseas purchases enabled Chinese people to have any products as fast as consumers in other countries, at a higher cost. The black-market price, on the other hand, measures the popularity of these products. The new iPad this time, received very lukewarm responses in China.
In the smartphone market, Apple is playing catch up with Samsung in China, the world’s biggest mobile phone market.
On March 28, joining hands with China Telecom Ltd., Nokia launched Lumia 800C- its first Windows phone in China. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was interviewed by China's press.
Chinese mobile giant Huawei became the largest Chinese smartphone provider by selling 20 million smartphones globally in 2011. But it has a more aggressive ambition--to climb to the list of world's top three smartphone providers, making its mobile phone product line as successful as its base line.