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China Mobile, Xinhua launch search venture

The wireless carrier teams up with the government-run Xinhua News Agency to create a new search engine, which isn't likely to make Google's life any easier in China.

By August 12, 2010


5 charged for taking teen's kidney in return for iPhone, iPad

A 17-year-old boy in China allegedly received 22,000 yuan (nearly $3,500) for his kidney so he could buy a new iPhone and iPad, the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

By April 6, 2012


China launches new state-run search engine

Operated by China Mobile and the Xinhua News Agency, the new search engine known as Panguso will run up against China's dominant Baidu.

By February 22, 2011


China breaks up Black Hawk hacking ring

The Xinhua news agency says police arrested three people suspected of running a group that disseminated hacking tools and Trojans to its members.

By February 8, 2010


Did Nokia slip a press release into China's state newswire?

Just read the first few sentences of this article from Xinhua, and tell me it doesn't sound like a press release.

By April 22, 2008


China ups security checks on tech suppliers as US tensions mount

The country won't say specifically that it's targeting US suppliers, but the timing is awfully coincidental.

By May 22, 2014


China bans Windows 8 from government computers

Government ties the decision to security concerns, though it's unclear what will replace the still-widely-used Windows XP.

By May 20, 2014


China's Jade Rabbit moon rover declared dead (or is it?)

A media report mourns the loss of China's Yutu moon rover after a technical malfunction, leading to an outpouring of sadness from the rover's fans.

By February 12, 2014


China's moon rover breaks down, mission in jeopardy

China landed its first rover on the moon to much celebration last month, but the Jade Rabbit is now in trouble.

By January 27, 2014


Red heart spreads as MSN and QQ symbol of Chinese patriotism

Xinhua and a Zhejiang Province news website report on the spread of "Red Heart China" on IM and e-mail platforms as a pro-Olympic and nationalistic symbol.

By April 18, 2008