Yahoo China

Is Yahoo preparing for China exit?

New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took over at the helm of Yahoo earlier this year with the difficult task of turning around a company that pioneered the Internet search space. Photo: AP

The headlines have been buzzing this week with word that tarnished former Internet titan Yahoo will shutter its Chinese Internet music service, with many pointing out the move reflects a broader reshuffling in the online music space. 

Thursday, 20 December, 2012, 1:49pm

China frees Yahoo dissident after 10 years

Police wait outside the Beijing No 2 prison after the release of dissident Wang Xiaoning on Friday. Photo: AFP

A Chinese dissident convicted of subversion based on evidence provided by US internet company Yahoo was released from prison on Friday after serving a 10-year term, his wife said.

Wang Xiaoning, 62, became a cause celebre after a Beijing court named Yahoo Holdings (Hong Kong) as the source of evidence that led to his 2003 conviction, in a public relations disaster for the company.

31 Aug 2012 - 12:18pm

Jailed dissident in Yahoo case to be freed

A Chinese dissident whose conviction for subversion was based on evidence provided by US internet giant Yahoo will be released from a 10-year prison term this week, his wife said on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

New laws may favour record labels in fight against piracy

Music firms hope Yahoo China ruling will apply to Baidu

At the end of last year, the world's major record labels lost their lawsuits against Baidu for copyright infringement by its MP3 search services. They filed legal proceedings again on February 4 and, this time, they are expected to win.

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Court orders Yahoo China to unlink 229 songs in copyright case decision

Yahoo China must remove links to 229 songs and pay 201,000 yuan in damages and court fees, a mainland court ruled yesterday in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by leading music companies.

Beijing Intermediate People's Court made the judgment against the mainland arm of Yahoo Inc, the country's third-most-popular search engine.

25 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Yahoo China wins suit against Sanjiwuxian

Web portal Yahoo China yesterday hailed its victory in an unfair competition lawsuit it brought against a company controlled by former president Zhou Hongyi, who still awaits the finding in a separate suit involving the two firms.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Cash-rich Alibaba not listing

China's largest online marketplace Alibaba.com has dismissed speculation that it is looking to go public, saying it has a large stockpile of cash after merging with mainland portal Yahoo China last year.

11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am