Business Management

Happy Chinese New Year!

It is safe to say that 2014 was a mammoth year for China’s technology sector. Alibaba made most of the headlines in what was deemed to be the biggest tech IPO since Facebook, which raised $16bn two years ago. IBM agreed to sell its x86 server business to Lenovo for $2.3 billion.  Xiaomi, the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer also rose to the top of the smartphone market in China and is already entering markets like India, Brazil and Russia. It recently sought funding which would value it at a staggering $50bn.

But it was not all plain sailing. Tensions between the US and China increased when Washington indicted five members of the Chinese army on charges of hacking US firms for economic gain. Finally, whilst social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have been banned by Beijing for years, LinkedIn managed to get in but at what cost?

Today, China welcomes the New Year but what will 2015 bring?

Here are some of our editorial highlights from the past year.


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Ayesha Salim

Ayesha Salim is Staff Writer at IDG Connect

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