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China promises more openness for possible Beijing 2022 Olympics

China says blocked US sites will be open to Web users during the Olympics, should Beijing be chosen as the venue for the games. But, it says, who in China wants to use them, anyway?

By March 25, 2015


​Zuckerberg delights audience in Beijing with Mandarin prowess

The Facebook founder and CEO speaks for 30 minutes in Mandarin at a question and answer session and talks about his company's plans to engage its largest untapped market.

By October 22, 2014


Take a ride on the Xiaomi Ninebot Mini

In Beijing, CNET's Aloysius Low takes a spin on Xiaomi's affordable personal transporter.

By October 30, 2015


Alibaba made $1 billion in 8 minutes

China is in the throes of the world's single largest day of shopping, Single's day. Shoppers are expected to spend a record amount of money, mainly through online platforms like Alibaba and JD.com.

By November 11, 2015


Uber trials even cheaper ride-sharing service in Beijing

As demand for Uber grows in Beijing, the company has launched a new "People's Uber" ride-sharing service at rates below its own UberX.

By August 5, 2014


Eric Schmidt: Potential Android and Chrome OS merger rooted in software advancement

The executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company, admits there is some merit to the rumour of its mobile and laptop software merging, and talks up the company's presence in China.

By November 2, 2015


Virtual reality needs three to five years to take off, says HTC

The HTC Vive virtual reality headset will be released in limited quantities later this year, but the company's chief content officer says it will take several years for the tech to become mainstream.

By November 1, 2015


Donate your Lego for art: Ai Weiwei fills cars with Lego bricks in protest

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has taken his battle with Lego to the next level, calling on people across the world to donate their unused Lego bricks in the name of "freedom of speech."

By October 27, 2015


Xiaomi's new 60-inch 4K TV is upgradable and under $800

The rapidly growing Chinese company unveils its third-generation MiTV, an affordable smart TV that offers ultra HD resolution and can be easily upgraded.

By October 19, 2015


Science is serious about developing an 'exercise pill'

It's not just for couch potatoes...a pill to at least supplement your workout may arrive one day, and some researchers think they've got a way to make that happen.

By October 7, 2015