Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

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


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.

Apple's iPad 2 attracts big lines in Beijing

Nearly two months after it went on sale in the U.S., the Wi-Fi version of the iPad 2 arrived in China, attracting large crowds outside the company's Beijing store.

Rovio to design versions of Angry Birds for China

Rovio plans Chinese versions of its Angry Birds game, with a target of 100 million downloads in China this year

White iPhone 4 creates long lines in Beijing

The launch of Apple's iPhone 4 in a white casing generated a long line of Chinese customers outside one of the company's stores in Beijing on Thursday.

Angry Birds game reaches 140 million downloads

Downloads of the Angry Birds game has reached 140 million, according to publisher Rovio Mobile

China is Apple's fastest growing market for iPhone

While Apple's iPhone is selling well across the globe, China has emerged as its fastest growing market for the device.

iPad dominates China, but the 'Happy Pad' takes aim

Lenovo, Motorola and Dell are preparing to launch tablets in China. But can the Happy Pad outsell Apple's iPad?

Poisoned Chinese iPhone workers still seeking treatment

A group of Chinese workers who were poisoned while manufacturing iPhones say Apple and its supplier have yet to provide for the additional medical treatment they require.

China blocks LinkedIn, ramps up Internet censorship

The social networking site LinkedIn has been blocked in China, a move that analysts say is tied to Chinese government efforts to suppress mention of a "Jasmine Revolution" on the Internet.

iPhone workers in China still sick after chemical poisoning

Workers at a Chinese factory that supplies Apple are still suffering the effects of exposure to a chemical cleaning agent more than a year after the incident.