Michael KanBeijing correspondent, IDG News Service, IDG News Service

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

Chinese leader asks Apple's Tim Cook to care for workers

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a top Chinese official on Tuesday, who called on foreign companies to pay more attention to the care of their workers in the country.

Apple's CEO meets with Beijing's mayor, calls for cooperation

Apple's CEO Tim Cook met with Beijing's mayor on Monday, and called for increased cooperation with China's capital city along with market expansion, according to a report from Chinese state-run press.

Apple's new iPad clears China's regulatory hurdle

Apple received Chinese regulatory approval for an iPad device last week, signaling that the company plans on bringing its newest tablet to the country, despite ongoing trademark litigation.

Apple's new iPad debuts to calls for ban by Chinese firm

As Apple unveiled its newest iPad on Wednesday, a local firm in China warned suppliers and vendors in the country to stop sales of the tablet or face legal action, in what has become a heated battle over ownership of the iPad trademark.

Politics on Apple's side in Chinese trademark dispute

Politics could tip the scales in Apple's favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China.

Apple files complaint against Chinese vendor for using EPAD trademark

Apple, which already faces uncertainty over ownership of the iPad trademark in China, has filed a complaint demanding a local Chinese luggage vendor stop using the name EPAD.

Apple defends claims to iPad trademark in Chinese court

Apple's lawyers defended the company's claims to the iPad trademark in China on Wednesday during a high-stakes court hearing.

Chinese writers demand Apple pay up more in piracy case

A group of Chinese writers has nearly doubled the amount of compensation it is seeking from Apple in a lawsuit that alleges Cupertino has allowed developers to sell pirated versions of their works in the App Store.

Chinese court rejects injunction to stop iPad sales at Apple stores

A request for a legal injunction that would have forced Apple to halt iPad sales in its Shanghai stores has been rejected, giving the U.S. tech giant a small victory in its ongoing trademark dispute in China over the iPad name.

China Telecom to start selling Apple's iPhone 4S

China Telecom said on Tuesday it will begin selling the iPhone 4S on March 9, making it the second carrier in the country to officially sell Apple's popular...

Apple threatens to sue Chinese firm for defamation in iPad trademark dispute

Apple has threatened to take legal action against a little-known Chinese firm for inflaming an ongoing dispute over the iPad trademark.

Foxconn to increase workers' wages in China

Foxconn Technology, a supplier for Apple among other tech companies, said on Saturday it had raised wages for its assembly line workers in China by 16 to 25 percent. The move came amid increased public scrutiny over working conditions at its factories.

Apple's next iPad could face customs ban in China

Apple's rumored iPad 3 has emerged as the latest target in an ongoing trademark dispute in China.

China may widen investigation of Apple iPad trademark dispute

More than 30 offices across China of a commerce regulatory body are investigating Apple's sales of the iPad in the country, according to a lawyer for the little-known Chinese company that has accused Apple of trademark infringement.

Facebook unsure whether it can launch in China

China, one of the world's largest Internet markets, could be out of reach of Facebook because of the Chinese government's strict censorship policies, the company says.