Michael KanU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers security for the IDG News Service.

Ugly Beijing iPhone 4S turmoil a lesson to Apple, say analysts

Apple should consider launching its products earlier in China, and expand its online distribution there, if it wants to avoid future displays of customer madness, say analysts.

Eggs thrown at Beijing Apple store after iPhone 4S sale canceled

Apple abruptly canceled first-day sales of its iPhone 4S at one of its Beijing stores, prompting an irate customer to throw eggs at the building, and leaving others disappointed after waiting for a number of hours.

Foxconn workers stage protest in Chinese city

Workers at a Foxconn Technology Group campus in China staged a protest last week, threatening to jump off a building if the company did not meet their compensation demands, according to local reports.

Chinese writers sue Apple for allegedly hosting pirated ebooks

A group of Chinese writers has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the company's App Store sells pirated versions of the authors' works.

iPhone built for China Telecom gains regulator approval

A version of the Apple's iPhone built for China Telecom's networks has received approval from a Chinese regulator, putting the iconic smartphone closer in the hands of customers of the mobile operator.