China’s first lady Peng Liyuan is using an iPhone 5

Alia | June 7th, 2013 - 1:18 am

A picture of Xi Jinping and his celebrity wife Peng Liyuan during their visit to Mexico’s Chichen Itza in the city of Tinum shows very clearly that Peng is using an iPhone, most likely an iPhone 5.

[Updated] China: “What’s bitten off of Apple’s logo is conscience.” Tim Cook apologized.

Alia | April 1st, 2013 - 4:17 am

As part of a campaign against Apply by China’s state media. one Chinese law professor came up with a theory of the meaning of the bite on Apple’s logo. Chinese netizens mocked Liu’s comments and gave their own views on why China is going after Apple.

China state media’s accusation of Apple backfired

Alia | March 15th, 2013 - 7:36 pm

This year on its annual March 15 consumer rights show, CCTV went after Apple, but a careless mistake made by Hong Kong star Peter Ho has successfully turned Chinese consumers’ anger towards CCTV, instead of the allegedly guilty Apple.

London Olympics, Apple and Weibo lottery scams

Alia | August 8th, 2012 - 9:06 pm

The on-going London Olympics gives rise to probably the largest scale of lottery scams on Sina Weibo. Numerous legitimately-sounding Weibo accounts started to spread prize-for-everyone lotteries betting on China Olympic team’s gold medal counts.

A bite of poisoned apple: Have media in China gone too far in food safety reporting?

Alia | June 13th, 2012 - 4:42 am

Usually, the only voices heard about food safety related news in China are condemnations. Now a story of poisoned apples has Chinese netizens start to question whether the media have been doing the right thing.

Infographic: Smartphone users in China – iOS vs. Andriod

Alia | May 14th, 2012 - 3:23 am

An infographic put together by Guohead, a mobile advertising agency in China, gives an overview of app usage among Chinese smartphone users and their acceptance and preference of advertising in apps.

More Tomb Sweeping Day sacrifices: LV, machine gun, McDonald’s and the unthinkable

Alia | April 4th, 2012 - 4:51 am

It is almost sure that the deceased Chinese are the I-like-spending-and-enjoy-(after)life middle class in the other world.

Apple home appliance in China, The iPhone gas stove

Alia | February 28th, 2012 - 4:23 am
The iPhone gas stove

On February 23, 2012, local police in Wuhan seized a warehouse of gas stoves, branded as “iPhone” with Apple’s log on. The manufacturer, as shown on the certificate, is “Apple China Co. Ltd”.

Pictures review what the Proview (iPad trademark owner in China) iPad looks like

Alia | February 17th, 2012 - 5:53 am
What the Proview iPad looks like

They do have a product! Proview’s iPad is the abbreviation of Internet Personal Access Device.

iPad off the shelf in China due to trademark infringement, Netizen reactions

Alia | February 13th, 2012 - 6:03 am
Ipad off shelf in China

In Shijiazhuang, a city 200 miles South of Beijing and capital of Hebie province, Apple stores has been ordered to take iPads off shelves. At the same time, undisclosed amount of fines are on their way, too.