At the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan on Sunday, Microsoft founder Bill Gates argued that...
Aug 30, 2011
At Penn Olson, Charles Custer translates comments by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun on Apple founder Steve Jobs, whose resignation last week caused ripples in China and around the world. Among the flood of tributes, however, few were as...
Sep 29, 2010
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...
Sep 28, 2010
Reuters reports on the dinner for China’s millionaires hosted by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett will host a dinner for a select band of Chinese billionaires on Wednesday to promote giving,...
Jan 25, 2010
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...
Jul 1, 2008
Microsoft co-founder and Chairman Bill Gates talked with the Seattle Times about his new full time role with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Below are excerpts of his remarks about his foundation’s plans to apply...
Feb 26, 2008
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...
May 20, 2007
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 […]
Apr 18, 2006
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 […]
Jan 27, 2006
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 […]
Sep 12, 2005
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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