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China to develop its own video compression standards

China is making its own foray into developing a movie standard to reduce its dependence on American intellectual property. China will look at replacing the MPEG-4 format with a homegrown Chinese format. This move will save over $400 million US dollars in royalties over the next decade. Of course the possibility exists that it will […]

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Chinese Internet dissident arrested

This story broke on Yahoo! News at 9pm today. Details are a little light but so far a chinese government official from Dazhou has been arrested on charges that he was communicating with dissidents abroad on Internet chatrooms. Article from Yahoo!

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IT investment in China by Cisco

Cisco is making it’s presence in the Chinese market by winning the contract to upgrade the backbone communications infrastructure of Sinopec, China’s Petroleum & Chemical Corporation. One interesting quote in the article from was that Sinopec’s decision to go with Cisco was the global expertise which was important to the company in its “move […]

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The 2nd most popular thing on the internet

Just as in the fledgling years of the internet in the United States, China’s usage of the web for pornography is causing a huge swell in internet portal companies such as, Sina Corp. and NetEase. This article also mixes in some of the additional services that these portals provide such as matchmaking using the […]

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