Microsoft's plans to buy LinkedIn could face headwinds in China

Microsoft's plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion could be an issue in China. The business-based social network censors content in that country, and that could be a problem if Microsoft decides to make some changes.

Satya Nadella visits China to reportedly discuss anti-trust probe

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is making a visit to China today, reportedly to discuss the country's long-running anti-trust probe against the company with government officials.

Microsoft faces blowback in China over unwanted Windows 10 upgrades

A large number of Windows users in China are complaining about what they are calling an unwanted push by Microsoft to download and install the free Windows 10 upgrade.

Microsoft is bringing Minecraft to China on PC and mobile

Mojang has announced that Minecraft will be coming to China on both PC and supported smartphones. The company, owned by Microsoft, is partnering with NetEase to develop a specific version of Minecraft tailored for the Chinese market.

Microsoft will shut down its MSN China site on June 7

Microsoft will shut down its MSN site in the country of China on June 7. The move represents a shift away from offering content in China to delivering services and products to Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft and Square Enix may be testing Xbox game streaming service in China

Microsoft may be teaming up with Square Enix to bring the popular fantasy RPG Final Fantasy XIII to China on the Xbox One. The twist is that the game may be offered via a cloud-based streaming service.

Microsoft made a version of Windows 10 just for the Chinese government

There are several editions of Windows 10 to choose from, but if you're a member of the Chinese government, Microsoft has a version tailored just for you called Windows 10 Zhuangongban, or “Windows 10 Specially-provided Edition."

Lumia 650 makes its debut in China for ¥1,699

The Lumia 650 is now official in China, and is currently up for pre-order in the country for ¥1,699. Availability commences March 31.

Qualcomm looks to strengthen ties in China with new patent license deals

Qualcomm is looking to head into 2016 with a clean slate in China now that the company has signed new patent licensing deals in the country. Qualcomm has reached an agreement with smartphone manufacturers Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment and Haier Group.

Microsoft's Chinese chatbot XiaoIce has become a morning TV weather anchor

Microsoft's Chinese chatbot program XiaoIce was recently introduced as a "trainee" weather host on the Chinese live TV show, "Morning News". The chatbot uses Microsoft's cloud data to come up with its weather reports that are then delivered in a voice that sounds like it comes from a human being.

Microsoft launches new partnership to bring Windows 10 to Chinese government

Microsoft has announced in a newly published blog post the company has teamed up with governments in China to bring Windows 10 to the public sector. The joint venture will ensure the operating system is licensed, deployed and optimized for China's agencies and state-owned enterprises.

Xiaomi's Mi Pad 2 tablet runs Windows 10

In a press event at Beijing, Xiaomi launched its new smartphone and smart home products, and sneaked a Windows 10 tablet as well. The Mi Pad 2, the next generation of the Android-only Mi Pad, will also be available with Windows 10, and is now powered by an Intel processor.

Baidu will be the default search engine in China for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Microsoft announced that the Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10 in China will use Baidu as its default search engine, rather than Bing. Microsoft also announced that so far, 10 million devices in China have installed Windows 10

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be Microsoft's first Halo game released in China

Chinese Xbox One gamers will be able to play Halo: The Master Chief Collection when it is released in that country in August, making it the first game in the Halo series to be released in China.

China to allow sales of Xbox One and other game consoles in entire country

China is set to allow Microsoft's Xbox One and all other game consoles to be sold in their entire country, completely lifting a 15-years sales ban. China started allowing console sales inside their Shanghai Free Trade Zone in 2014.

EE lights up 4G LTE roaming in China

UK mobile operator EE has become the first British network to offer 4G LTE roaming coverage in mainland China.

The carrier's list of 4G roaming countries has not yet been updated to reflect the change, however we've been seeing solid LTE coverage through China Unicom on our EE SIMs in the Beijing area in recent days. Unicom operates FDD-LTE — the flavor of 4G used by most Western networks — on Band 3, which also happens to be EE's main LTE band at home. Its main rivals, China Mobile and China Telecom, only use TDD-LTE frequencies, which are incompatible with most 4G phones sold in Europe. So naturally, the Unicom pair-up makes most sense for a Euro network like EE.

IDC says China smartphone market growth contracted for the first time in six years

Smartphone growth in China has contracted for the first time in six years, according to latest figures from market research firm IDC.

Microsoft to cut 9,000 jobs with Nokia plant closures in China

Microsoft will close two manufacturing plants in China, formerly used by Nokia to make phones. Around 9,000 jobs would be cut with the closure of the facilities, located in Beijing and Dongguan.

Qualcomm confirms it will pay $975 million to settle antitrust dispute with China

Qualcomm has now confirmed a previous report from this morning that it has entered into a settlement with the government of China's National Development and Reform Commission to settle an antitrust dispute. The amount of the settlement will be 6.088 billion Chinese Yuan Renminbi, or about $975 million.

New leak claims a 'gold' Nokia Lumia 830 launches in China January 8th

Microsoft might be close to launching a gold colored version of its Lumia 830 in China, if some recently leaked images from a Weibo account are accurate. The announcement could come sometime on January 8.