Miriam Lueck

China lawmaker looks to Internet for grassroots reform (Reuters)

March 12, 2004 “A 46-year-old professor and lawmaker at China’s annual session of parliament has taken the unusually bold step of setting up his own Web site as a forum for discussing social problems. The existence of Zhou Hongyu’s site, www.hongyu-online.com , signalled that Beijing had quietly broadened limits on what can be discussed on […]

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China’s Web search engines set to take on Google (Reuters)

By Juliana Liu From Reuters care of Forbes.com: “China’s homegrown Internet search firms said on Wednesday they were upgrading technology in a bid to take on Google just weeks after the search giant’s foray into a market seen worth some $100 million in 2004. Google, the world’s largest search engine, rolled out Chinese-language ad services […]

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Constitutional amendment paves way for emergency bill (People’s Daily)

March 10, 2004 “A proposed amendment to the Constitution replaces the wording “state of siege” with “state of emergency”. If passed, the amendment will provide a constitutional basis for legislation on the state of emergency. A growing number of industrial accidents and public health crises, especially the outbreak of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) last […]

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Korean telecom company exports broadband to China (Asia Times)

“KT Corp, South Korea’s biggest telecommunications company, said on Monday that it has signed a contract with a Chinese Internet firm to supply network management equipment for the expansion of broadband Internet services in China. “After the export of its hardware is complete, KT then will install the equipment in the northern part of China […]

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