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Joe McDonald

Joe McDonald

    Apple, China shake on iPad name with $60m settlement
    Apple, China shake on iPad name with $60m settlement
    Apple's dispute with Shenzhen Proview Technology highlighted the possible pitfalls for global companies in China's infant trademark system....
    Families battered by rise in food prices
    Families battered by rise in food prices
    The global food crisis that dominated headlines in 2008 quickly faded in the US and other rich countries. Not so across the developing world where...
    China says no limits on Google's Android
    China says no limits on Google's Android
    China on Wednesday tried to assure mobile phone companies using Google's Android operating system that they won't be hurt by a dispute over web...
    Google apologises to Chinese rival
    Google apologises to Chinese rival
    Google apologised on Monday to a Chinese rival that complained its data was used by the United States search giant in a new internet tool in an...
    China cracks down on 'virtual money'
    China cracks down on 'virtual money'
    Regulators have ordered Chinese websites to limit the use of "virtual money" after concerns that online credits might be used for money laundering...
    Bodies drift at sea after typhoon in China
    Bodies drift at sea after typhoon in China
    The death toll from China's strongest typhoon in five decades jumped to 295 on Tuesday and was expected to climb higher as scores of bodies of...
    China complains after encryption system rejected
    China complains after encryption system rejected
    Promoters of China's controversial wireless encryption system on Tuesday accused backers of a rival United States system of "dirty tricks" after...
    US lawmaker calls on China to cut trade gap
    US lawmaker calls on China to cut trade gap
    A leading United States lawmaker warned Chinese officials on Tuesday that Beijing is risking a protectionist backlash in Washington if it doesn't...
    Last surviving member of China's Gang of Four dies
    Last surviving member of China's Gang of Four dies
    Yao Wenyuan, the last surviving member of the Gang of Four, who has died aged 74, was a literary polemicist whose pen, under Mao Zedong's patronage, launched the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-76). His vitriolic essays provided ammunition for Mao and his wife, Jiang Qing (Madam Mao)...
    Fire kills 26 in Chinese bar on Christmas
    Fire kills 26 in Chinese bar on Christmas
    A Christmas Day fire at an unlicensed bar killed at least 26 people and injured eight in a Chinese city near Hong Kong, the government said on...
    'We need peace and reconciliation'
    'We need peace and reconciliation'
    Chinese President Hu Jintao and Taiwan's opposition leader met on Friday, holding the highest-level talks since the two sides split amid civil war...