Apple pays US$60M for iPad trademark in China

BEIJING -- Apple Inc. has agreed to pay US$60 million for ownership of the iPad trademark in China, as part of a settlement with a little-known Chinese firm called Proview that had tried

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 michael kan

Three governments elevate rare earth complaint

WASHINGTON -- The Office of U.S. Trade Representative has elevated a trade complaint by asking for the World Trade Organization to establish a dispute settlement panel to rule on U.S. claims that China

Published on: June 27th, 2012 Grant Gross

Apple, Chinese group to audit factory for pollution

BEIJING -- Apple Inc. and a Chinese environmental group for the first time plan to jointly audit one of the company's supplier factories in China, in what could lead to more open inspections of

Published on: April 16th, 2012 michael kan

China calls Australia’s ban on Huawei "unjust"

BEIJING  -- China's Ministry of Commerce said it was deeply concerned with the Australian government's refusal to allow Huawei Technologies Co. to supply equipment to a national broadband project, calling the action "unjust".

Published on: April 11th, 2012 michael kan

Apple’s CEO meets with Beijing’s mayor

BEIJING - Apple's CEO Tim Cook met with Beijing's mayor on Monday, and called for increased cooperation with China's capital city along with market expansion, according to a report from Chinese state-run press.Cook

Published on: March 27th, 2012 michael kan

HTC prepping first Windows Phone 7 handset for China

BEIJING - Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is set to release what could be the first Windows Phone 7 handset for mainland China, a move that will finally bring the Microsoft mobile OS to

Published on: March 7th, 2012 michael kan

China: U.S. lacks evidence to sanction Taobao

BEIJING -- U.S. authorities acted irresponsibly when they labeled Alibaba Group's e-commerce sites last month as "notorious markets" for selling pirated and counterfeit goods, says China's Ministry of Commerce. "Since there is no conclusive evidence,

Published on: January 18th, 2012 michael kan

Beijing’s iPhone turmoil a lesson to Apple: analysts

BEIJING (01/13/2012) - Apple should consider launching its products earlier in China, and expand its online distribution there, if it wants to avoid future displays of customer dissatisfaction like Friday's egg throwing at

Published on: January 16th, 2012 michael kan

Fake iPads from China ‘flood the market’

Fake iPads are flooding the market as scammers look to make a quick buck out of Christmas shoppers looking for a bargain.Brand protection firm MarkMonitor claims that Apple and other tablet makers are

Published on: November 3rd, 2011 Ben Camm-Jones