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Chomping at the (Fit)bit: Xiaomi releases a $13 fitness tracker

Xiaomi started off as a smartphone-maker that offered well-designed products for a fraction of the cost of its better-known competitors. Then it released a smart television set that led Pando to label it “one of the world’s most interesting tech companies.” Today it took another step forward with the Mi Band, a fitness band that also acts [...]

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Apple tells China it never tracked iPhone users, even though it totally did in 2011

Does the iPhone’s location-tracking functionality make it a “national security threat” by potentially revealing state secrets? That’s what a Chinese broadcaster claimed last Friday. Now Apple has now weighed in, but its response, to say the least, is a little disingenuous. In a statement on its website, Apple says that it has “never worked with any government agency from any country to [...]

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Why Elon Musk is right about batteries being the future of automobiles

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, China Recently, I visited the China International Battery Fair in Shenzhen. This is perhaps the largest battery show in the world, with over 980 exhibitors covering three-quarter of a million square feet. The three-day exhibition was followed by a three-day conference on battery technology and innovation drawing battery scientists from [...]

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Cadillac SRX likely to see next-gen built in China

Filed under: China, Plants/Manufacturing, Crossover, Cadillac, Luxury Here’s some shocking news to no one: People love crossovers, including those living in China. Since introducing the Cadillac SRX there in 2009, the model’s sales have gone through the roof. Now, the brand is considering moving some production of the next-generation model in China to eliminate import [...]

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Honda China struggling with high-end Accord because Chinese covet German cars, too

Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, China, Audi, Honda, Volkswagen, Earnings/Financials, Luxury It’s not particularly unusual to see cheap cars in China, or those with designs stolen from foreign competitors, but increasingly the best-selling vehicles there would be very recognizable to just about any auto enthusiast. There appears to be one fact of life whether looking [...]

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Will global automakers drop local JV partners if China’s government says they can?

Filed under: China, Government/Legal, BMW, Volkswagen Chinese economic policies could be in for a big change, as President Xi Jinping pushes the communist country to open its domestic markets even further. That could mean big things for the auto industry, especially when it comes to the country’s far-reaching joint-venture system. According to Chinese law, foreign [...]

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Buick Envision crossover to premiere in China

Filed under: China, Crossover, Buick Buick currently offers two crossovers: the compact Encore and the extra-large Enclave, leaving plenty of room to slot a mid-size crossover in between. And that’s just what Buick is planning on doing. In China, anyway. Previewed in the teaser above, Buick’s upcoming new crossover is cloaked and nestled in between [...]

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