Will replace suspect USB power adaptors with Apple-branded models for nearly half off.
FORTUNE -- The news media had a field day last month reporting the death by electrocution of a Chinese flight attendant, apparently after she answered her iPhone while it was still plugged into a third-party charger.
A Google Search for "Chinese iPhone electrocution" turned up more than 3 million results.
Let's see what the press does with the USB Power Adapter MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 6, 2013 8:07 AM ET
The country's constitution bans it from having a traditional standing army. But its so-called Self Defense Force is one of the world's most sophisticated armed bodies.
By Michael Fitzpatrick
FORTUNE -- On paper, Japan is a pacifist nation. It ranks 6th on the Global Peace Index, a list tabulated by peace activists at Vision of Humanity. Japan's constitution makes illegal a traditional standing army. But a recently published defense white paper shows MOREAug 5, 2013 10:19 AM ET
If you want a free repair at a Beijing Apple Store, be prepared to pay.
FORTUNE -- When Wang Bin's iPhone 4S developed a glitch, he went online to book a slot at the nearest Apple Store Genius Bar.
Mr. Wang, a correspondent for the Beijing Morning News, soon discovered that every appointment at all three Beijing Apple Stores had been booked four weeks in advance.
They'd been snapped up by scalpers MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 30, 2013 7:12 AM ET
What's a news cycle without a good Apple scare story?
FORTUNE -- It is a truth universally acknowledged that one bizarre incident in possession of good news value and an Apple (AAPL) hook must be accompanied by another.
So it is that the reports of the death by electrocution last week of a 23-year-old Chinese stewardess, apparently by way of a faulty third-party iPhone charger, were followed Friday by reports of a second MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 19, 2013 11:11 AM ET
No. If anything, it was a faulty charger. But Apple has promised to investigate her death.
FORTUNE -- The news first appeared on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, posted Saturday under the official @Stewardess network account. It went (as translated by reader Anne Nimick):
"Ma Ailun, a Southern Airline stewardess, was going be married on Aug. 8 and would have turned 24 on Aug. 16. In the evening of Jul. 11, 2013, while MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 15, 2013 7:00 AM ET
Huawei can't do much about its Chinese origins or the phobia that comes with it, but there are certain steps it can take to put foreign governments at ease.
By John Foley, Reuters Breakingviews
FORTUNE -- How scary is Huawei? The Chinese telecom equipment maker has met resistance from politicians who fear it could be used as a Trojan horse by the Chinese government.
Most recently a group of UK parliamentarians complained MOREJun 12, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The U.S. finally seems to care about it.
FORTUNE -- Jon Huntsman, one of the most vocal U.S. voices against Chinese government-sponsored intellectual-property theft, said Friday there is some cause for optimism on the topic.
If nothing else, Huntsman said, U.S. concern over Chinese behavior has become so pronounced that the issue for the first time is getting top billing among senior policymakers. "In the past it has always gotten second-tier billing," MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jun 7, 2013 7:52 AM ET
Apple is now one of the most aggressive tech companies in adopting progressive environmental policies in China.
FORTUNE -- Ma Jun, the noted Chinese environmental activist, says Apple has gone in a short period of time from being the most uncooperative of electronics companies to "one of the most proactive IT suppliers" of all.
Speaking at a panel on supply-chain trends at the Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China, Ma practically gushed about Apple's MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jun 7, 2013 7:22 AM ET
China has a hot new startup scene, but there are still a lot of challenges.
By Jennifer Reingold, senior editor
FORTUNE -- The "fail your way to success" model has been gospel for Silicon Valley venture capitalists and private-company investors for a long time. But in mainland China, that notion hasn't fully caught on, said a group of influential investors speaking at Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China. That makes it hard for some MOREJun 7, 2013 5:38 AM ET
Mass-market tastes are changing at a rapid clip.
By Brian Dumaine, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- At today's town hall meeting at Fortune's Global Forum in Chengdu, China, leaders of some of the world's largest corporations engaged in a lively debate over the shape of China's changing culture. Mass-market tastes -- especially among China's younger generation -- are changing fast as urbanization, technology, and travel remake consumer experiences and demands. The panelists discussed what MOREJun 6, 2013 6:50 AM ET
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