According to state-run China Internet Network Information Center report, China now has 513 web users. That represents an astounding 12% growth in 2011. China’s uptake of microblogging sites called “weibo” sites (like Twitter) — nearly half of Chinese Web users logged into the sites in 2011, up from 63 million in 2010.
Apple store in Beijing, China, stopped the sale of the new iPhone 4s due to scalpers. This action prompted an irate customer to throw eggs at the glass windows, and leaving others disappointed after waiting for a number of hours.
It has been reported that migrant workers hired by scalpers in teams of 20 to 3, waited overnight in freezing temperatures outside the Apple store. In Shanghai, stores limited iPhone 4S sales to two per customer.
China is soon to launch the Tiangong-1 (Heavenly Palace), the first module for China’s space lab which is unmanned from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. It is expected to stay in orbit for two years, and is planned to be the rendezvous hub for future mission including Shenzhou-8 and manned Shenzhou-9 and 10 missions.
The space lab is expected to launch sometime this week.
There are now 22 fake Apple stores found in China. These stores look like real Apple store with the architecture, Apple’s logo, employees’ blue t-shirts and the large lanyard name tags. Apple filed a trademark lawsuit against 50 John Does and businesses over various fake Apple Stores and ordering to stop using Apple logo by August 10.
The relationship between China and the search giant Google will be more restraint after cyber spying campaign originating in China had targeted Gmail accounts of senior US officials, military personnel, journalists and Chinese political activists.
Passwords were stolen through phishing. Google has posted an online tutorial on how to protect yourself better online.
Apple’s iPad 2 officially launched in China this Friday, and the hot tablets were sold out within hours. The Apple store in Beijing began selling iPad 2 at 8am and they were sold out before 12pm.
The Chinese Government and Xinhua News Agency with China Mobile Ltd., Panguso brings state-safe news to hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens.
A violent animation for the upcoming Year of the Rabbit from Wang Bo, portrays a bunny revolt against brutal tiger overlords has proven a hit online.
The video can only be found on YouTube which is blocked by China. Check it out!
It is no surprised there was a huge crowd on the day Apple launched iPad in China. Apple store in Beijing, China to be one of the first in that country with a Wi-Fi model iPad. The iPad in China sells for 3,988 yuan, US$593, for the 16GB model.
Google’s google.cn Web site can stay up in the People’s Republic of China.
China renewed Google’s license to operate the site after Google stopped redirecting all visitors to its domestic google.cn site to its Hong Kong-based google.hk. Goggle stock rose $10.67 to $467.23 at 3:55 p.m. New York time on the Nasdaq Stock Market.