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Uber taxi service faces uphill battle in China

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TAXI-BOOKING SERVICE Uber has faced legal challenges and fierce competition with domestic companies in China since its soft-landing in Shanghai in late 2013. According to a statement made last Wednesday, Uber’s major competitor DiDi Kuaidi – the result of a merger last February between China’s two largest taxi-booking companies – has allegedly raised more than […]

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Copyright rules strengthened

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CHINA’S NATIONAL COPYRIGHT Administration (NCA) has issued a statement urging online streaming services to stop providing unlicensed music to users. On Thursday 9th July, the copyright regulator announced that online streaming providers have until the end of July to remove any unlicensed music and that stricter rules will be enforced. According to the order, those […]

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China set to accelerate broadband speed and cut prices

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IN A DRIVE to bring the internet to more of the population, China’s State Council has announced plans to increase access to broadband in the country, particularly to more rural areas, and to decrease prices. Whilst initial plans were announced as part of the “Internet Plus” initiative earlier this year, the announcement for broadband extension […]

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China unveils Internet Plus strategy at 12th NPC

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CHINA’S LEADERS ARE turning to the internet to offset slowing economic growth and boost the market: “Internet Plus”. Addressing the opening of China’s annual session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing on 5th March, Premier Li Keqiang broadly laid out China’s “Internet Plus” strategy, which aims to integrate mobile, cloud computing and big data […]

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