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Gilmore on China’s Tech Standards

Dan Gillmor on how China is cutting its own path: “But China, unlike other developing nations that lack its growing clout on the global stage, isn’t planning to keep paying these taxes. It’s political-economic establishment is absolutely determined to set its own path in the Digital Age.”

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More on Fellow Behind Markel Study

Wired News has a piece on Chinese government’s loss of total information control, thanks to the internet. The interesting thing is it quotes the fellow who worked with Markel on the recent study (first blogged here). Guo Liang, deputy director of the Research Center for Social Development at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a […]

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Yahoo Buys 3721

This report says it is about to happen, but later reports state it’s a fait accompli and peg the value at $100 million plus. 3721 is basically “a company that sells Chinese-language Web addresses.”

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China and Engineering Grads

Interesting piece on how China is taking over as a premier creator of engineers. It’s an LA Times piece, so registration is required. China’s Technological Ambitions Take Flight Factoid: >Rob Koepp, a scholar at the Milken Institute in Santa Monica, points out a statistic. “China graduates 450,000 engineers each year ò as many as the […]

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