Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers IT, telecommunications, and the Internet in China for the IDG News Service.

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Apple falls to third in China smartphone rankings, while Xiaomi vaults ahead

Xiaomi led the market, while Huawei came in second.

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Chinese police shut down supplier of over 40,000 fake Apple iPhones

The supplier was allegedly shipping the fake iPhones to foreign countries

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Pebble seeks to tap the Chinese market

Pebble's CEO isn't worried about Apple Watch, claims the two companies are targeting different consumers.

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China's wealthy expected to crave the Apple Watch

China will be among the first markets where the Apple Watch launches.

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China defends cybersecurity back door demands as Obama protests

Proposed security rules from China would demand U.S. tech companies hand over sensitive technology to the country's government.

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iPhone 6 Plus gaining steam in China

The iPhone 6 Plus is significantly more popular in China than in the U.S., according to AppLovin.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have raised cameras.

Chinese phone vendor claims Apple's iPhone 6 looks too similar

Digione has sent a letter to Apple claiming that the iPhone 6 may infringe on its design patent in China.

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Apple strikes App Store deal with UnionPay, China's massive bank card provider

Apple's App Store will now accept UnionPay, China's only domestic banking card provider

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Tim Cook to explore tie-up with China's Alibaba on Apple Pay

Alibaba's Jack Ma also said he was interested in a partnership with Apple

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Foxconn's CEO blames iPhone 6 Plus 'Bendgate' on rivals

Foxconn's CEO had mocked curved screen phones earlier this year

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China cracks down on iPhone 6 smuggling

Hong Kong Customs have been busy seizing iPhone models from suspected smugglers

on pcworld.com

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iPhone 6 expected to fetch over $3,000 in China's grey market

Grey market dealers in Beijing expect unofficial shipments of the iPhone 6 to start arriving in China this weekend

on pcworld.com

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Apple bans two chemicals from product assembly after protests

Apple has found no widespread use of n-hexane and benzene at final assembly facilities for its products, but the company has still elected to not use the chemicals in those processes anymore.

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Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

The lawsuit alleges that Apple has been disclosing iPhone user data to third-parties

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Steve Wozniak visits Xiaomi in China, endorses its products

Wozniak was invited on a speaking engagement to help inspire the company's engineers.