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China looking to boost trade with EU

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(CNN) –  CNN's Maggie Lake speaks to Patrick Chovanec about efforts to boost the slowing Chinese economy.

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Hollywood and China: Short-term snags, still long-term potential?

Johnny Depp, the newly named Hollywood film ambassador to China, arrived in Beijing this week to promote his new film “Transcendence,” which will open in both America and China on April 18. 
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New HTC One appears in detail in China

It’s less than a week now before we head to New York to see the new HTC One for 2014. Tuesday morning the HTC One for 2014 will be revealed … Continue reading

US outdoes Japan and China for mobile data demand

We are a data hungry country and we have the numbers to prove that. The US is on track to cross the $ 100 billion mark for revenue stemming from mobile … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Beam successor spotted with metal exterior in China

At Mobile World Congress in 2012, Samsung announced a pico projector smartphone known as the Galaxy Beam. Although it was a cool concept, the phone’s downfall was its middling specs, aging OS and large chassis. Two years later, it appears that…
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Apple releases iOS 7.0.5 with network fix for iPhones in China

A new iOS update is out — but chances are it’s not for you. iOS 7.0.5 is a small, focused update that corrects network provisioning for some iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models sold in China. According to Mac Rumors, the update is only available for certain phones sold in China, as well as some Asia Pacific/European iPhone models compatible with China’s network. The rest of the world, meanwhile, is still waiting on an update to iOS 7.1, which is currently in its fourth beta with developers. That update is expected to introduce some more substantial changes, including access to Apple’s iOS in the Car in-dash driving feature.

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Kantar: Samsung sales stall in China and Europe despite Android’s overall growth

Thanks to its latest earnings report, we already knew that Samsung’s market share dropped last quarter. But the latest report from analytics outfit Kantar now shows mainly where: the all-important Chinese and European markets. Its figures show that …
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China outlaws anonymous online video sharing to curb government critiques

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China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, film and Television (SARFT) on Monday announced that Internet users who want to post videos on any of the available online video sharing sites in the region will have to register their real names before being able to do so, Reuters reports. According to the publication, there are more than 428 million users in China that access online video sites. So far, Youku Tudou and Renren, which operate such popular sites, have not commented on the new policy.

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China box office delivers 27 percent surge in 2013

China’s box office grew by 27% in 2013, rising from $ 2.7 billion (RMB17 billion) in 2012 to an estimated $ 3.57 billion (RMB21.6 billion) last year.
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Big deal: Apple’s iPhone comes to China Mobile, the world’s largest network

It’s official: China Mobile will sell the iPhone, bringing Apple roughly 760 million opportunities to boost both its market share and iPhone revenues. That’s roughly how many subscribers China Mobile has: Nearly three-quarters of a billion. Surely, Apple will only capture a percentage of that total but even a reasonable 10 percent would total a whopping 76 million iPhones. Putting that in perspective: Apple sold a total of 33.8 million iPhones last quarter on all carriers combined.

The iPhone officially launches on China Mobile on January 17, 2014, but starting on December 25, customers can pre-register for the either the iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s. As we suspected, this deal requires a completely different model for either phone because no currently available iPhone supports China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA 3G network. Apple says the new handset will work on that network as well as China Mobile’s new 4G TD-LTE service.


Having the iPhone available ought to be a big boon for China Mobile which is in the midst of the largest LTE network rollout in the world. Per Apple’s news release:

China Mobile now has over 1.2 million 2G/GSM, 3G/TD-SCDMA, 4G/TD-LTE base stations and over 4.2 million Wi-Fi access points, providing broad coverage to quality networks for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c customers. China Mobile is rolling out the world’s largest 4G network. By the end of 2013, China Mobile’s 4G services will be available in 16 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. By the end of 2014, China Mobile plans to complete the rollout of more than 500,000 4G base stations, which will cover more than 340 cities with 4G service.

The best way for a carrier to recoup the billions of capital for such an infrastructure project is to get as many people on it as quickly as possible and on a device that has a high level of customer usage on network. I won’t hazard a guess as to actual iPhone sales for China Mobile, but I can’t think of a better phone to get in people’s hands to take advantage of the new network.

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