• Internet
    Chinese Company Unveils First Satellite for Free Global Wi-Fi Service

    A Chinese company has unveiled the first satellite in a constellation plan to provide free Wi-Fi service worldwide. According to the company, LinkSure Network, the satellite will be launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China’s Gansu province next year and by 2020 there will be 10 satellites in space. The constellation will have […]

  • Internet
    Tencent Shuts Poker Platform Amid Widening Gaming Crackdown

    Tencent Holdings will shut a popular Texas Hold’Em poker video game, the Chinese tech giant said to its users on Monday, in a further step to comply with intensifying government scrutiny hitting the country’s gaming industry. Tencent said it would formally begin to shutter ‘Everyday Texas Hold’Em’ from Monday and would closer the game’s server from […]

  • Internet
    China to Launch Cyber-Security Law Despite Concerns

    China will implement a controversial cyber-security law Thursday despite concerns from foreign firms worried about its impact on their ability to do business in the world’s second largest economy. Passed last November, the law is largely aimed at protecting China’s networks and private user information at a time when the recent WannaCry ransomware attack showed […]

  • Internet
    China Says Controversial Cyber Law Not Designed to Cripple Foreign Firms

    China’s top cyber authority said on Wednesday it is not targeting foreign firms with a controversial national cyber law set to come into effect on Thursday. More than 50 overseas companies and business groups have lobbied against the law, which includes stringent data storage and surveillance requirements. “The purpose is to safeguard [China’s] national cyberspace […]

  • Computing
    Samsung Considers Adding Capacity at China Memory Chip Plant

    Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it is considering adding memory chip production capacity at its manufacturing base in China amid an industry-wide boom that will likely fuel record sales for memory suppliers. The firm was considering adding capacity at its facility in Xi’an but no specifics, including the potential investment amount […]