Tag Archives: China

Asia Stocks Find Relief As China Set To Return Seized US Drone

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan tacked on 0.1%. Tokyo: Asian shares steadied in early trade on Monday after China agreed to return a US drone it had seized, easing worries about rising diplomatic tensions between the world’s two biggest economic powers. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan tacked on 0.1 per cent after falling to ... Read More »

iPhone Fires in China Caused by External Damage, Says Apple

Apple has blamed “external physical damage” for causing a handful of iPhones to explode or catch fire in China and insisted that its handsets posed no safety problem. Fresh on the heels of Samsung’s worldwide Galaxy Note 7 safety fiasco, a Shanghai consumer watchdog said last Friday it had received eight recent reports of iPhones that spontaneously combusted while being ... Read More »

Samsung Quashes Battery Link to Report Galaxy Note 7 Fires in China

Samsung Electronics Co. determined that a problem with batteries that triggered a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones wasn’t to blame for devices that burst into flame in China, saying their combustion was likely due to unspecified external heat sources. The company launched a preliminary investigation after comments circulated over the weekend on social media about two of ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones Reportedly Catch Fire in China

Two Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones reportedly have caught fire in China in what, if confirmed, would be the first such incidents in the world’s largest smartphone market. Samsung Electronics said it was investigating one of the reported cases. The South Korean firm had earlier said Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in China were safe to use. A user of ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned From Being Charged, Used on Flights in China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said that it will outlaw the use and charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones aboard flights from Wednesday. The CAAC also said that it will not allow the phones to be placed in checked-in baggage, or sent as air freight, according to a statement posted on its website. Samsung Electronics is recalling ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall: Company to Recall 1,858 Smartphones in China

China’s quality watchdog said on Wednesday Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s local unit will recall 1,858 units of its Galaxy Note 7 phones, after the Korean firm’s product was found to have fire-prone batteries. Samsung first halted sales earlier this month of the Galaxy Note 7 in 10 markets, including South Korea and the United States, but not in China where ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Launch: Muted Online Chatter Suggests Wait and See Approach in China

  Judging by the volume of online chatter, there’s a lot less buzz in China ahead of this week’s expected launch of the new Apple iPhone, and people on the street say they’re more likely to “wait and see” what the latest device offers than rush out to buy. Posts on China’s popular Sina Weibo microblogging site show the iPhone ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Launched With 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage in China

  In a strange turnaround that contradicts its earlier statements, Samsung has launched Galaxy Note 7 in China with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, as opposed to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The company had put to rest earlier rumours saying it was indeed considering launching a higher memory and storage variant for China. To recall, ... Read More »

Samsung Confirms Plans to Launch Bigger Memory, Storage Galaxy Note 7 Variant in China

Samsung’s mobile division’s president Koh Dong-jin has confirmed to the Korea Herald that the company is “reviewing” the launch of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 variant with increased memory capacity in China exclusively in order to compete with local manufacturers. When asked about rumours of the 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage Galaxy Note 7 variant, which was ... Read More »

New Spyware Detected Targeting Firms in Russia, China: Symantec

A previously unknown group called “Strider” has been conducting cyber-espionage attacks against selected targets in Russia, China, Sweden, and Belgium, US-based computer security firm Symantec said on Monday. The group, which has been active since at least October 2011 and could have links to a national intelligence agency, has been using an advanced piece of hidden malware identified by Symantec ... Read More »