Beijing

  • Wikileaks: US suspects China in Google hacking case

    The hacking incident that convinced Google to remove censorship from its search results was a Chinese Government-sponsored effort according to a Chinese contact in the American Embassy in China.

    The report briefly cites "government operatives, private security experts and Internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government." as the source of the Google (GOOG) intrusion which was aimed at enemies of the Chinese state, including Falun Gong members abroad. As the New MORE

    - Nov 28, 2010 5:20 PM ET
  • iPhone chaos in Beijing

    Apple's flagship store was shut down briefly after scalpers tussled with the other customers.

    The Chinese blog M.I.C. Gadget tells a bizarre story of Apple (AAPL) temporarily lifting its two-iPhones-per-customer limit Wednesday, a policy change that opened the door to gangs of scalpers that quickly took over the store.

    "This is crazy," writes Chris Chang in slightly fractured English. "The real customers and the iPhone 4 scalpers had a fight in MORE

    - Sep 30, 2010 2:55 PM ET
  • The iPad's soggy launch in China

    Heavy rains -- and a lively grey market -- may have dampened the turnout in Beijing

    There were plenty of reporters but only about 100 customers queued up outside Apple's (AAPL) Beijing retail outlet at 8 a.m. Friday when sales of the iPad officially began in China.

    The first customer, Han Ziwen, wearing a blue "I BUY IPAD NO 1" T-shirt, was mobbed by the press as he emerged with MORE

    - Sep 17, 2010 5:56 AM ET
  • Inside Beijing's iPhone black market

    iPhoneAsia's Dan Butterfield takes readers on a tour of China's electronics jungle

    "There's no room for the meek," writes Dan Butterfield in a dispatch from Beijing's Zhongguancun-region electronics malls.

    "Picture four or five Manhattan-sized Macy's department stores filled to the rafters with electronics outlets and sundry other goods. Untold thousands of shoppers fill these stores each day. From the moment you walk in the door (if you look like money or are MORE

    - Nov 17, 2009 8:31 AM ET
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