David Kirton

Huawei ekes out third-quarter revenue growth as U.S. restrictions bite

23 Oct 2020

SHANGHAI Huawei Technologies Co Ltd eked out a gain in third-quarter revenue as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic added to supply-chain difficulties brought about by U.S. restrictions on doing business with the Chinese firm. | Video

China's $1.5 million digital currency giveaway impressed analysts. Shoppers, not so much

19 Oct 2020

SHENZHEN/HONG KONG/SHANGHAI China's experimental $1.5 million (1.16 million pounds) giveaway of digital yuan to Shenzhen citizens ended on Sunday with acclaim from currency analysts - and scepticism from some users saying they preferred existing shopping tools like the ubiquitous Alipay app.

China's Xi backs stronger property rights, protections for entrepreneurs in Shenzhen

14 Oct 2020

SHENZHEN, China Shenzhen will strengthen property rights and protection of entrepreneurs, China's President Xi Jinping said Wednesday in a speech to marking the establishment of the country's first economic zone in the southern city four decades earlier.

Exclusive: China preparing an antitrust investigation into Google - sources

30 Sep 2020

BEIJING/SINGAPORE/SHENZHEN, China China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe into Alphabet Inc's Google, looking into allegations it has leveraged the dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, two people familiar with the matter said.

Huawei phone prices rise in China on fears of chip shortage

17 Sep 2020

SHENZHEN Chinese consumers are rushing to buy smartphones from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] featuring its high-end Kirin chips, fearing curbs on the firm's access to U.S. technology will soon cut off production of its premium handsets. | Video

China's Huawei to launch HarmonyOS, its rival to Google Android, on smartphones next year

10 Sep 2020

SHENZHEN, China Huawei Technologies plans to introduce its Harmony operating system (OS), viewed as its replacement to Google's Android mobile operating system, on smartphones next year, as it seeks to overcome curbs placed on it by the U.S.. | Video

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