Michael KanBeijing correspondent, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

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

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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.

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iPhone factory in China under-reporting long working hours, labor group claims

A 15-year-old worker at the factory also died while employed at the facility

Labor group: Apple supplier Foxconn still struggles to limit working hours

While the Fair Labor Association says the parts supplier is making progress, Foxconn fell short in trying to limit overtime hours for Chinese workers.

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iPhone 5s props up Apple's market share in China, but Samsung still leads

With the arrival of the iPhone 5s, Apple regained its spot among the top five smartphone makers in China during the third quarter.

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iPad Air still coveted by Chinese consumers, despite rise of Android tablets

Android tablets may be on the rise in China, but that hasn't halted enthusiasm for Apple's new iPad.

Taiwan protests Apple maps that show island as a Chinese province

Taiwan is demanding Apple revise its mapping software and remove a label that describes the island as a province of China, rather than as a sovereign state.

In rerun of Apple debacle, Samsung apologizes in China after state media criticism

Like Apple, rival Samsung is apologizing to Chinese consumers after the country's state media criticized the vendor for failing to fix glitches in several of its phones.

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Apple's new iPhone 5c struggles to satisfy in China, but bright spots remain

The cost of the iPhone 5c isn't impressing consumers in one of Apple's most important markets.

Apple's 'budget' iPhone 5c costs over $700 in China

In China, Apple's entry-level iPhone is actually quite expensive.

China Mobile to release voice-over LTE phones next year in 4G push

China Mobile, the country's largest mobile carrier, will release its first voice-over-LTE phones next year as part of its plan to bring a full range of handsets to its upcoming 4G network.

China to jail Web users whose 'defamatory' posts are viewed or re-posted too many times

In perhaps China's toughest push to crack down on online defamation, authorities have unveiled measures that could send Internet users to jail for up to three years if found guilty of posting slanderous rumors.

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Apple, Jabil to investigate alleged labor violations at China factory

Apple is investigating a supplier factory in China for alleged labor violations, after a watchdog group claimed the facility had been forcing its employees to work long hours assembling iPhones.

Apple supplier of iPhone criticized for labor violations in China

A labor watchdog group is slamming one of Apple's suppliers for allegedly exploiting its Chinese workers to build the upcoming budget iPhone.

Fire-hit SK Hynix DRAM plant in China to resume operations soon

A fire at a SK Hynix memory chip plant in Wuxi, China will have no impact on the company's DRAM production, the company said on Thursday, adding that the factory will resume operations soon.

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