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China-U.S. Climate Change Forum at UC Berkeley

China-U.S. Climate Change Forum at UC Berkeley Leading thinkers from China and the U.S. discuss scientific, technological, business, policy, economic development, and media dimensions of climate change May 23 – 24, 2006 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m Wheeler Hall Auditorium UC Berkeley Campus The program is free and open to the public. SPECIAL EVENT: Former U.S. Vice […]

CDF Conference: Bu Wei on Digital Adoption

Among kids, she has found over 60 percent adoption in several large cities. Among kids who use the net, 78 percent use the net at home — a number that rises to 90 percent in Beijing. 67 percent use the net at a friend’s home, 50 percent at school, 42 percent at parents’ office, and […]

CDF Conference: Blogs, Wikis, SMS – The Future?

Cast of characters: Mao Xianghui, Yifang Inc Fons Tuinstra, Chinabiz Andrew Lih, University of Hong Kong Madanmohan Rao, Asian Media Information and Communication Center Paul Grabowicz, moderator, UC Berkeley journalism school Mao Xianghui, who has done research with, speculated on the future. He said technology would be a “revolution by evolution – change without […]

CDF Conference: Political Change through the Net?

Under the guidance of Randy Kluver, of Nanyang Technological University, this panel revealed that the effect of the net on Chinese political culture is terribly similar to that in the United States. There’s a digital divide — Bu Wei, of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said 28 percent of people in Beijing were net […]

CDF Conference: Public Opinion in Chinese Cyberspace

Was 2003 the “Year of the Internet”? This panel thinks so. Nine years after the net was introduced to the country, public opinion has started to use it to impose its will on the political system. Xiao Qiang,...

CDF Conference: Standards, Infrastructures and Designs of the Internet

Panel: John Gage, Sun Microsystems Izumi Aizu, International University of Japan Alex Zixiang Tan, Syracuse University Andrew McLaughlin, Google John Gage, Sun Microsystems Open Source or Closed? Mr. Gage said innovation in China is stifled by the requirement that people must get prior permission from the government to play with computer code — the same […]

CDF Conference: Lessig on “Core Blindness”

Stanford Law professor Lawrence Lessig spoke about the “core blindness” on press freedom that exists in the United States. It is easy, he said, to see the core blindness in another culture, like China, with its well known attempts to monitor or limit access to the Internet. But it is harder to identify the blindness […]

CDF Conference: Jie Cheng, “Regulation and Control of the Internet”

Jie Cheng, Tsing Hua Law School, China How to make the Chinese regulations on the Internet more enforcable? She begins with the assumption that these regulations are good for the public. A free society is a threat to communist China, and so its desireable for the government and some part of the public to want […]

CDF Conference: Bill Xia, “How the Great Fire Wall Works”

Bill Xia, Dynamic Internet Technology, Inc. He started with a quick explanation of how the Internet works in China. China has an IP number blacklist – so if your email comes from a black listed IP, it doesn’t get throught. The Chinese government claims it is mainly blocking porn sites, but it doesn’t want people […]

CDF Conference: Cindy Cohn, “Regulation and Control of the Internet”

Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation Every time there’s a new tool of expression, a new media of expression, it has to fight for first amendment rights. Some media, like newspapers, has little regulation. Other, like TV, have lots of regulation. The Internet is no different – and a lot of those issues (freedom of speech, […]

CDF Conference: Jack Qiu: “A New Long March: E-Government in China”

Jack Linchuan Qiu, USC Annenberg School for Communication When we look at IT in China, there’s always one big question: What is the state doing? State is using e-government to boost China’s economy, reinforce social control, and implement public sector reform. The state wants the Internet to be a “space of control.” Goals of public […]

CDF Conference: Tom Vest: “Internet Development in China”

Tom Vest, APRICOT (Organization of Network Analysts) Presented a slideshow entitled, “Costs and Benefits of Running a National ARD: China’s Footprint on the Internet Routing Table” An ARD (Autonomous Routing Demand) is a collection of one or more of network segments, routing between which is completely independent from the rest of the Internet. Cluster of […]

CDF Conference: Young Guo: “Internet Development in China”

Young Guo, IDG Technology Venture Investment He started by defending the Chinese practice of building “science parks.” He said that developers are simply looking for a theme. They call them “science parks” to get funded/approved but then sell typical business or residential units. People are driven by money and power…just like in the States. “Understanding […]

CDF Conference: AnnaLee Saxenian, Berkeley School of Information Management and Systems

Saxenian wanted to illustrate how some of the contradictions of the Internet play themselves out in China. She said that “things are moving very fast on the production side and the political side” and that she’s interested in the role that overseas Chinese will play in the growing knowledge economy. One example is that every […]



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