Bill Gates

Gates, Buffett Dine with China’s Rich for Charity

The much-discussed dinner for Chinese millionaires hosted by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett happened last night in a chateau on the outskirts of Beijing. From Today Online: Mr Buffett and Mr Gates, who have already persuaded 40...

Bill Gates Says Internet Needs to Thrive in China (Updated)

In an interview with Good Morning America, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates talked about Google and Internet censorship in China: Asked in an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America about Google Inc’s (GOOG.O) dispute...

Bill Gates Says Net Censorship Will Fail

During a speech at Stanford University, Bill Gates told students that economic concerns will ultimately defeat China’s attempts to censor the Internet. China has grappled with the issue of Internet censorship in recent...

Gates Charity’s Focus on HIV in China Could Face Hurdles – Kristi Heim

As the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation prepares to launch HIV prevention work in China, the Seattle Times reports on potential difficulties for the group: The Gates Foundation could face major challenges in a country where many non-governmental organizations are mistrusted, and the country’s top AIDS activists are routinely put under house arrest… So far […]

Why the Chinese love Seattle – Todd Crowell

From Asia Times (link): It is no coincidence that Chinese President Hu Jintao is to make Seattle the maiden stop on his first visit to the United States as president. Every Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping has made it a point to spend some time in that pleasant city of half a million people in […]

Gates defends China’s internet restrictions – Times

From Times Online: Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, took the rare step of standing up for arch-rival Google today as he argued that state censorship was no reason for technology companies not to do business in China. The richest man in the world told delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos that […]

Microsoft still trying to find its footing in China – Kristi Heim

From the Seattle Times: Last week, Microsoft lost an opportunity to improve its relations with the Chinese government after Chinese President Hu Jintao’s trip to the U.S. was postponed. Instead, the company found itself in court, hearing an executive who defected to its biggest rival disparage Microsoft’s record in China. Not an ideal outcome for […]

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