Word of the Week: Eye-field

目田 (mù tián) eye-field If two small strokes are added to the top of each of these characters, they...

China’s Smartphone Generation

At Bloomberg Businessweek, Christina Larson writes about “China’s Smartphone Generation”: heavy mobile users, from young factory workers to yuppies, of social media, dating apps and video games:  Kantar Media, a U.K.-based...

End to Game Console Ban May Be in Sight

China Daily’s Shen Jingting reports rumblings within China’s Ministry of Culture about a possible end to the 13-year ban on game consoles which have made Sony and Nintendo shares jump. The bureaucratic tangle...

Gamers Fight Corrupt Officials, Learn from Lei Feng

Chinese authorities’ attitude toward video games has been mixed, with large industry subsidies on one hand and wariness of moral corrosion on the other. At the same time, The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore reports, the...

Playing Games in Dreamworld

Xu Youzhen, head designer of the online game Dreamworld (梦想世界) and chief manager of its parent...

China’s Tencent Outperforms Its Western Peers

As some western Internet companies struggle, Tencent, the master in China’s soaring Internet market, is booming. From Paul Mozur and Juro Osawa at The Wall Street Journal: The share price of Tencent Holdings Ltd., 0700.HK +1.47%...

Diaoyu Island Dispute, Now For iPad!

Apple’s forthcoming iOS 6 promises a raft of new features for Chinese users, including expanded Chinese language support and integration with services such as Baidu search, Sina Weibo, Youku and Tudou. In addition,...



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