June 7, 2013No Comments

Pic of the day: Best iPhone product placement

Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at Chichen Itza in Mexico. Best Apple product placement. Guess CCTV won’t have the gut to smear iPhone any more.

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September 14, 2012No Comments

Apple’s launch of iPhone 5 mocked in China

Has Chinese love affair with Apple’s products died with its former leader Steve Jobs, who enjoyed a cult-like status in China? Not sure, but the iPhone 5, which at first sight looks nothing different from its predecessors other than half an inch longer, has clearly disappointed Chinese consumers. Netizens, who never fail to amp up [...]

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July 8, 20122 Comments

War between Japan and China over Diaoyu/Senkaku islands is waged on iPad

From NetEase A Chinese computer game developer launched a new iPad game, called Defend the Diaoyu Islands, set against the backdrop of the ongoing land dispute between Japan and China over a group of uninhabited islands in the Each China Sea. In the first week after its launching, the game stormed to the top 10 [...]

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March 30, 201210 Comments

Facebook’s Zuckerberg on vacation in Shanghai; netizens chatter

From IFENG, Weibo, NetEase The moment Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was spotted on the streets of Shanghai, young and wired Chinese began to seethe with excitement, totally oblivious to the fact that the world’s largest social network is totally off limits to the world’s most populous country. On March 28, a reporter with Dongfang Daily [...]

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February 24, 20123 Comments

Picture of the day: iPhone gas stove

Apple is knee-deep in a trademark dispute with a Chinese company, which claimed the right to use the name “iPad”, and sued the electronics giant in both Chinese and U.S. federal courts for trademark infringement. Chinese authorities confiscated thousands of iPads from racks amidst the legal battle. The court rulling is still up in the [...]

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February 12, 2012No Comments

Teenage gang rob hotel of RMB 330,000 to buy girlfriends iPhone

From NetEase Last December, 17-year-old Chen led four other people in a hotel robbery, in which they stole 330,000 yuan (US$52,800) in cash and a Rolex watch worth 80,000 yuan (US$12,600). Ten days later, Chen and his seven accomplices were rounded up. It is later learned that their wish of buying iPhones in order to [...]

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October 7, 20112 Comments

Death of Steve Jobs: Assorted Reactions

Apart from the common words of commemoration and condolences that’s perhaps shared throughout the globe, here are some more interesting ones, many of which show a more standoffish attitude. First, a hot topic that was quickly passed around on Weibo was about a remark made by a guy called Pan Shiyi, aka “China’s most visible [...]

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March 31, 2011One Comment

Video: Chinese netizen visions an iWorld taken over by Apple

30 years from now, Apple will take over the world with its technology? According to the video maker, Mingjai, the video is an idea for an Apple commercial that he came up with and executed. “This isn’t a real commercial, it’s just for fun.”  Youtube version Unblocked Youku Version

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