Glenn Tiffert

Constitution helps man fight for home (Xinhua)

April 6, 2004 “At 63, Huang Zhenyun says the newly-passed amendment to the Constitution is the key to keeping his house from being torn down — at least for a while…Huang said he held up a copy of the document as he stood at the gate of his house on the early morning of April […]

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Korea, China, Japan Unveil Operating System & Cell Phone Collaboration

April 4, 2004 In a pair of related announcements, China, Japan and South Korea have announced that they will collaborate on developing their own open-source alternatives to Microsoft’s Windows operating system, and on a 4G cell phone standard “expected to enable throughput of 100 megabits per second–equivalent to the speed of fiber-optic communications…to allow users […]

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Beijing ditches bullfighting plans (BBC)

April 2, 2004 Reflecting sensitivity to the issue of animal cruelty and how it might tarnish China’s image abroad, the Beijing City Council reportedly intervened to scrap plans for Spanish-style bull fights in a privately owned arena, newly constructed for that purpose. According to the BBC, the move also represents a victory for the emerging […]

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