World's largest carrier is expected to fork out 82 billion yuan (US$13.41 billion) on infrastructure and terminal subsidies in 2014.
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The phonemaker claimed it sold out 10,000 smartphones within 36 seconds in Hong Kong during a promotion, but upset consumers who failed to get the device claim the sales numbers may have been inflated.
China's top antitrust regulator will add more manpower in 2014 as the country is set to redouble its efforts to battle price fixing, state media reported last week.
The US chipmaker could face a fine as the Chinese regulator holds 'substantial evidence' of price fixing.
A supplier in southern China is accused of a series of labor rights violations including excessive workloads and owing unpaid overtime wages, according to China Labor Watch.
China Mobile, the country's largest telco, has reportedly finally set to complete its screening to decide who it is willing to support as mobile virtual network operators.
Nearly 3,000 workers demand the handset maker abandon alleged punitive measures, which were implemented following Nokia's plans to offload its mobile phone business to Microsoft.
A top official from China's central bank says the government will not recognize the legitimacy of Bitcoin, but adds that it will monitor the development of the virtual currency for future consideration.
As trading in the virtual currency gains momentum, the Chinese Bitcoin trading platform claims to be the world's biggest, and is newly flush with cash following a US$5m investment
Cisco Systems, IBM, and Microsoft are expected to encounter problems touting their products in China over revelations concerning the U.S. government's surveillance programs. Cisco is hardest hit.