Stories by Michael Kan

WordPress: DDoS attacks came from China

The large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that hit the blog publishing platform last week originated from China, according to the founder of the site.

Written by Michael Kan07 March 11 18:00

Online calls for protests put China on the defensive

Recent online calls for mass protests have sent the Chinese government on the defensive, and while experts say the online activity probably won't lead to outright revolution, it could force China's leadership to be more responsive to social problems ailing the country.

Written by Michael Kan03 March 11 19:57

Chinese Twitter-like service passes 100 million users

One of the biggest Twitter-like microblogs in China continues to see its popularity grow, with the number of registered users accounts surpassing the 100 million mark, according to site operator, Sina.

Written by Michael Kan02 March 11 15:55

US raps China's Baidu and Taobao over pirated goods

Two of China's biggest websites, the search engine Baidu and online retailer Taobao, were named as "notorious markets" in a new U.S. government report for allegedly supporting pirated and counterfeit goods.

Written by Michael Kan01 March 11 17:12

Groupon launches China site at

Groupon has finally launched its China site at, following weeks of reports and speculation on how the U.S. company was going to enter the country's burgeoning Internet market.

Written by Michael Kan28 Feb. 11 15:20

Huawei calls US "bluff," invites probe to clear reputation

Chinese telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei wants to clear its reputation and has asked the U.S. government to investigate the company for concerns that it poses a national security risk.

Written by Michael Kan25 Feb. 11 19:08

China blocks LinkedIn, ramps up Internet censorship

The social networking site LinkedIn has been blocked in China, a move that analysts say is tied to Chinese government efforts to suppress mention of a "Jasmine Revolution" on the Internet.

Written by Michael Kan25 Feb. 11 14:20

China's Baidu accused of search bias in monopoly complaint

China's largest search engine, Baidu, is facing a potential antitrust investigation after the company was accused of blocking and degrading the search query results of a Chinese online encyclopedia website.

Written by Michael Kan24 Feb. 11 18:18

Huawei wins preliminary injunction in Motorola lawsuit

Chinese network equipment maker Huawei has won a preliminary injunction from a U.S. court, preventing Motorola Solutions from carrying out the transfer of trade secrets to Nokia Siemens Networks.

Written by Michael Kan23 Feb. 11 20:56

China Mobile, Xinhua launch Chinese search engine

China Mobile and China's state-run Xinhua News Agency have launched a new search engine at that will also tap the country's growing mobile Internet market.

Written by Michael Kan22 Feb. 11 22:40

Alibaba tries to restore confidence amid fraud case's CEO resigned Monday, hoping to restore the company's image after the Chinese e-commerce giant revealed how its suppliers had defrauded its customers -- but analysts say his abrupt departure only raises further questions about what is really going on.

Written by Michael Kan22 Feb. 11 22:06

China blocks microblogs for 'Jasmine Revolution'

China has suspended searches for content on the country's popular microblog, an apparent move to stifle mention of a "Jasmine Revolution" that was to be staged in Chinese cities on Sunday.

Written by Michael Kan21 Feb. 11 00:44