There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news we have left behind because we are just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on gas leak at Apple supplier’s plant, powerful rocket engine, Lenovo Windows 8 ThinkPad tablet, China’s smartphone shipments and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: an interesting talk at TED on China’s Great Firewall … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week and stay cool when you are in outdoor.
‘Michael Anti’, a Chinese journalist and blogger gave a 20 min talk on the cat-and-mouse game that is being played behind the China’s Great Firewall everyday.
Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 review (engadget). For the money, the Acer Aspire M5 is a fantastic deal for delivering some of the best graphics performance among Ultrabooks.
Weibo: The Chinese Twitter that dwarfs Twitter (theguardian). Sina Weibo is fast learning how to exploit a massive, engaged audience – with lessons for its US rival.
Creating a web startup in China (CHINA BRIEFING). Looking at a Chinese cloud storage service much like Dropbox on its access to the Chinese internet market.
Deadly gas leak at Apple supplier’s plant in China (NBCNEWS.com). A chlorine gas leak at an Apple supplier’s Chinese plant killed one person and left four others in comas.
China tests powerful rocket engine for new booster (SPACE.com). China’s new liquid oxygen and kerosene-fueled rocket engine lights up for testing
China is planning to launch a probe to the moon in the second half of 2013 (PHYS.ORG). China said it will land an exploratory craft on the moon for the first time next year, as part of an ambitious space programme that includes a long-term plan to put a man on the moon.
Apple’s rivals swoop into China as iPhone 5 learns Mandarin (REUTERS). Apple’s disappointing China sales suggest that its customers won’t always wait for the next iPhone when rivals such as Samsung have plenty of flashy new models available now.
Lenovo Windows 8 ThinkPad tablet 2 specs leaked (TECHin5). This new Lenovo tablet is meant to compete directly with Apple’s New iPad, with similar specs and dimensions, but with the added benefit of being able to load desktop apps on it.
Shanda to open operation center in Europe (ShanghaiDaily.com). The Shanghai-based game giant will seek merger and acquisition opportunities amid its overseas expansion.
Zynga China sent Chinese games overseas (TechNode). The company’s latest strategy this year would be help more Chinese game makers shoot their pipelines into the overseas market.
Baidu and Sina partner up for mobile search (TECHINASIA). Two of the China’s biggest internet powerhouses are teaming up to work on mobile projects that will apparently include “search, content, platforms, technology, and resources” cooperation.
China accounts for 27 percent of 158 million global smart phone shipments (TELECOM LEAD). China posted 199 percent year-on-year growth and 32 percent over the previous quarter.