Technology Issues

Peppa Pig wins street cred, attracts censors in China

May 2, 2018

A cherubic British cartoon character has become an unlikely target of China's censors as online fans use her porcine likeness in sardonic memes and "gangster" catchphrases

China urges US to avoid damaging business confidence

Apr 26, 2018

China urges Washington to avoid damaging business confidence following report U.S. investigating Chinese tech giant Huawei for possible violations of sanctions on Iran

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship after outcry

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up" content related to homosexuality following strong online opposition to the plan

Facebook faces Indonesia investigation over privacy breach

Apr 6, 2018

Indonesia says Facebook is being investigated over the privacy breach of its Indonesian users.

China raises tariffs on US pork, fruit in trade dispute

Apr 2, 2018

China raised import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, fruit and other products in an escalating tariff dispute with President Donald Trump that companies worry might depress global commerce

China targets $3 billion of US goods in tariff spat

Mar 23, 2018

China lists $3 billion of U.S. goods including pork and steel pipe for possible retaliation in tariff dispute with Trump, girds for bigger battle over technology

China charges former rising political star with bribery

Feb 13, 2018

Chinese authorities have charged former rising political star Sun Zhengcai with bribery

Huawei wins China patent lawsuit against rival Samsung

Jan 11, 2018

A Chinese court says tech giant Huawei has won a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea smartphone rival Samsung

Apple CEO hopeful banned apps will return to China store

Dec 6, 2017

Apple's chief executive says he's optimistic some apps that fell afoul of China's tight internet laws will eventually be restored after they were removed earlier this year

Apple, Google at Chinese internet fest shows lure of market

Dec 4, 2017

Apple, Google leaders' presence at China state-run internet conference highlights dilemma for Western tech companies trying to expand in increasingly restricted market

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