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Aug 22, 2014

IBM turns to local rival for help as China gets tougher for foreign firms

With the Chinese government turning up the heat on foreign IT vendors, citing security concerns, IBM is finding help from an unlikely source: a competitor, local server vendor Inspur. On Friday, the two companies announced that Inspur would offer IBM... #China #IBM

Aug 22, 2014

Chinese fighter jet intercepted Navy sub-hunter plane in South China Sea

An armed Chinese fighter jet conducted what Pentagon officials called an aggressive midair intercept of a U.S. Navy submarine-hunting aircraft during a routine patrol above international waters... #China #IBM

Aug 22, 2014

'14 Blades' cuts right into martial arts action

The Chinese import "14 Blades," shot in 2009, is a kind of Eastern western whose one-note characters and convoluted plot are nearly swallowed up whole by this martial arts film's dizzyingly wrought action scenes. Fortunately, director, co-writer and ... #China #IBM

Aug 21, 2014

Sinopec in Talks Over Retail Unit

Chinese state-owned oil behemoth Sinopec is in talks with a number of companies, including conglomerate Fosun Group and Tencent Holdings, about investments and marketing partnerships in Sinopec Sales, a gas station and convenience store business... #China #IBM

Aug 21, 2014

Sinosphere Blog: Chinese Group Calls on Japan to Hand Over Tang-Era Stele

A Chinese organization seeks the return of a nine-ton Tang dynasty stele that was taken by the Japanese military in the early 1900s. The stone also has historical significance to Koreans... #Japan #China

Aug 22, 2014

Chinese Travel More, Shop Less

The People's Money: Sellers of expensive handbags, jewelry and wine have feasted on Chinese buyers. But now, the banquet is over... #Japan #China

Aug 20, 2014

Australian Mogul Says Insults Not Aimed at All Chinese

Australian billionaire mine owner and lawmaker Clive Palmer is seeking to temper anger in Beijing over an outburst aimed at Chinese... #Beijing #Clive Palmer

Aug 21, 2014

Chinese Man Proposes to Girlfriend with the Help of 1,001 Hot Dogs

The fast food, not the overheated puppie... #Beijing #Clive Palmer

Aug 20, 2014

How Chinese Tech Billionaires Are Leading The Country's Ice Bucket Challenge

The "Ice Bucket Challenge" has now traveled across the Pacific to the Middle Kingdom... #Beijing #Clive Palmer

Aug 20, 2014

Tablets priced under $35 on the horizon

Generic Android tablets with 7-inch screens and quad-core chips that deliver decent performance could soon sell for under US$35. Tablets with low-resolution screens are already selling for $45 on Amazon , many of which have single- or dual-core proce... #Beijing #Clive Palmer