A week in tech: part 2

Our weekly round up of tech stories from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.

A week in China tech

Life Sciences

- Roche under investigation for alleged role in stirring up fears about a flu virus in southern China to boost drug sales. The Swiss company said it was also investigating and promised to take action against anyone caught misrepresenting its products. The unidentified pneumonia virus has killed five people and left more than 300 hospitalized.

Telecommunications

- China Netcom to launch a “xiaolingtong” network in Beijing in May in a move that will break the final geographical barrier holding back the controversial wireless service. “xiaolingtong” is a mobile service that connects directly with the fixed-line phone networks. Given the rapid...

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