Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

Apple opens new store in Shanghai

The opening of the Shanghai store -- along with Saturday's Hong Kong opening -- brings the number of Apple Stores in China to six.

Apple plans to open Hong Kong store later this quarter

Apple plans to open its first retail store in Hong Kong later this quarter, according to a company spokeswoman.

Apple offers to talk with Chinese environmental group

Apple wants to meet with a Chinese environmental group that accuses the company's suppliers of polluting the environment.

Apple suppliers accused of environmental damage

Environmental groups in China criticized Apple on Wednesday, alleging that it is employing suppliers that are damaging the environment and threatening the lives of residents

China stops fake Apple stores from using trademarks

The Chinese city of Kunming has stopped 22 fake Apple stores from illegally using the company's iconic trademarks after Apple lodged a complaint with authorities.

HTC invests in Beats for better smartphone audio

HTC has invested in Beats Electronics, a U.S. headphones company rap artist Dr. Dre helped found, as part of a move to improve the audio on its smartphones.

Foxconn to rely more on robots for manufacturing

Foxconn, the maker of Apple's iPhone and iPad, plans to rely more on robots for manufacturing over the coming years, allowing the company to invest more in research and development and save on labor costs.

iPad still top tablet in China despite rivals

Apple's iPad continues to reign as the top-selling tablet in China while rival Android devices from Motorola, Lenovo and Asus struggle to gain a sizeable presence in the country's market, according to a Beijing-based research firm.

Apple's China sales up six-fold in fiscal third quarter

Apple believes it is just "scratching the surface" of the Chinese market, as the company's revenue from the country for its fiscal third quarter increased by more than six times from the year-ago quarter.

Nokia unveils N9 smartphone using MeeGo

Nokia unveiled Tuesday its new N9 smartphone that runs the MeeGo operating system, and is being marketed as a "pure touch screen" device without buttons.

Intel to add new hibernation features to PC chips

Intel is adding a pair of new features to chips used in notebooks and netbooks, one of which will allow the devices to turn on within five to six seconds after being put in hibernation mode.

Opinion divided on impact on iPad of Foxconn blast

Opinion is divided on whether a blast on Friday at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu, China will affect the production of Apple's iPads.

Apple investigates, as Foxconn blast death toll rises to three

A third employee had died from injuries caused by an explosion at a factory of Foxconn in Chengdu, China. Initial findings show the blast was caused by "combustible dust in a duct."

Future iPhone will support China Mobile's 4G network

Future versions of Apple's iPhone will support China Mobile's fourth generation (4G) network, China's largest mobile carrier said.

White iPhone sparked skirmish at Beijing Apple Store

More details have emerged about what caused the skirmish at an Apple Store in Beijing over the weekend that reportedly left one customer bloodied and a door smashed.