After wresting control of his company’s boardroom in a battle with Yahoo Inc., the founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. says he is focused now on a bigger challenge: Managing runaway growth at the Chinese e-commerce giant.
Google Inc. has begun notifying Chinese users when they are using search terms that can trigger China’s Internet blocks, in its boldest challenge in two years to Beijing’s efforts to restrict online content.
Personal-computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd. said Monday that it plans to spend about $800 million on a new base to house the development, production and sale of mobile products as the Chinese company tries to expand beyond its core PC business.
Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo may be in the midst of its most aggressive crackdown yet following an explosion of political rumors among users, but it is still beating Tencent in the microblogging race in China, according to a McKinsey & Co. report released this week.
China has stepped up its campaign to clamp down on the Internet, which has emerged as a virtual town square for exchanging information about the Bo Xilai scandal and the nation’s biggest political upheaval in years.
Manufacturers grappling with rising labor costs and increasing worker demands in China could face further pressure if a critical probe of a major Apple Inc. supplier sets a new standard for China’s factory workers.
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook met Chinese government officials in Beijing Monday, a company spokeswoman said, as the consumer electronics giant faces a legal challenge in China to the iPad trademark and as it looks to further its surging Chinese growth.