The New York Times' Sue-Lin Wong profiles Chinese cell phone manufacturer Xiaomi and its flamboyant founder Lei Jun. Less than three years since it was founded, Xiaomi, meaning “little rice,” has become a rising star in the...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 18, 2012
A common theme in Chinese netizens' reactions to news from abroad is introspection, with stories often becoming lenses through which to view Chinese issues. The 2011 Japan quake prompted musings on Chinese nationalism and the...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 16, 2012
Mike Daisey's one-man show, 'The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs', brought widespread attention to labour practices at the Foxconn plants in China where many Apple products are assembled (and which produce, together...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 27, 2011
In April, China's Global Times chided overseas media for oversimplifying and exaggerating new guidelines against time travel dramas from the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television. Following the announcement of new...
by Sandra Severdia | Oct 17, 2011
As Steve Jobs’ death triggered enormous reactions from Chinese netizens, the Beijing real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi has also joined the wave by posting the following tweet on his microblog: @Pan Shiyi: Apple’s board of directors...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 15, 2011
As reported on Monday, the Jiangsu village of Huaxi recently unveiled a 328-metre skyscraper, crowned with a golden disco ball and housing a one-ton solid gold ox. The Guardian has now published a video report on the village and...
by samuel wade | Aug 31, 2011
In January, a group of Chinese environmental NGOs including Friends of Nature and IPE ranked Apple last out of 29 tech companies in terms of environmental transparency. While the company's own audits have revealed a number of...
by samuel wade | Aug 30, 2011
At Penn Olson, Charles Custer translates comments by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun on Apple founder Steve Jobs, whose resignation last week caused ripples in China and around the world. Among the flood of tributes, however, few were as...
by compco | Aug 25, 2011
Yesterday's announcement by Steve Jobs, the founder and CEO of Apple, that he was retiring effective immediately had a ripple effect that went far beyond Cupertino. Apple products have gained a wide following in China in the...
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