There are so much news from China that passes by that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Here are the Chinese tech news that have left behind because we are just too busy or too lazy to post. There are stories on Lenovo becomes world’s top PC maker, China Mobile not willing to carry the iPhone 5, Windows 8 tablet from Taiwanese vendors and so on, check them out after the break. Video for this week: a gorgeous tilt-shift video that turns Shanghai into a giant model playset … Hope everyone have a fresh start to your week and stay tune on the upcoming Asia largest Apple store in Beijing.
Fantastic tilt-shift video of Shanghai.
Cisco cuts ties to China’s ZTE after Iran probe [REUTERS]. Cisco has ended a longstanding sales partnership with ZTE after an internal investigation into allegations that the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker sold Cisco networking gear to Iran.
Apple faces a China Mobile-sized stumbling block limiting its reach [Forbes]. In what could be a major blow to Apple’s expansion plans in China, China Mobile may not be willing to ink a deal to carry the iPhone 5 anytime soon
Lenovo ousts HP as world’s top PC maker [BBC]. Gartner said the Chinese PC maker shipped 13.8 million units in the third quarter, compared with HP’s 13.55 million.
Apple’s China supplier pushes for brain-damaged worker to leave hospital [NBCNEWS.com]. Foxconn has been pushing for a Chinese worker left brain-damaged in a factory accident to be removed from hospital in a case that throws a harsh new spotlight on labor rights in China.
Tencent’s WeChat messaging sees huge adoption outside of China [TNW]. Tencent is witnessing a shift in the demographics of its WeChat messaging app as international users are on the verge of toppling a majority that had been held by Chinese users.
Memo to congress: IBM China has Communist Party committees too [Tea Leaf Nation]. The government involved in Huawei and ZTE that allegedly cast “a shadow source of power and influence” over the Chinese companies are present in most large foreign companies’ China branches as well.
Acer Iconia W510 Windows 8 tablet starts at $500 [ars technica]. The Intel Atom-based tablet is priced competitively and will launch on November 9.
Lenovo’s backflipping IdeaPad Yoga will cost $1,099 [The Verge].The 13-inch Windows 8 ultrabook with the clever 360-degree hinge will be on sale on October 26th.
What would China be Like if the Internet wasn’t censored ? [TECHINASIA]. It’s almost impossible to imagine China without Internet censorship; it’s like trying to imagine the USA without capitalism.
Qihoo 360 to unveil quad-core TD-SCDMA smartphone [GSM insider]. The online security software company is releasing the cheapest Android handset with quad-core CPU.
China condemns US solar ruling [CHINADAILY]. The commerce ministry says the U.S. commerce department had ignored the arguments put forward by the Chinese government and its decision signals protectionism.
Kinect for Windows arrives in China [TechCrunch]. Microsoft has rolled out a notable update to its Kinect for Windows SDK and also announcing the availability of the Kinect for Windows sensor in China.