Carmakers Target China ‘Copies’ – BBC News

From BBC News: BMW and DaimlerChrysler are threatening legal action against a Chinese carmaker they claim is producing copies of some of their models. BMW is said to consider Shuanghuan Automobile ‘s CEO model to be too similar to its own X5. Daimler says Shuanghuan’s Noble is too close to its Smart Fortwo. A Shuanghuan […]

China’s moviegate: The Niu Niu Incident

From “The Niu Niu Incident in Shenzhen has yet to catch attention from the Western media but it is certainly going to be as significant as other incidents that have caused us to ponder the dynamics of the Internet and Chinese populace’s emboldening cry for social justice and reigning in corrupt officials.” Thanks to […]

The Growing power of the internet

From the new issue of Economist: “Driving a BMW sports car past unemployed workers waiting for work on street corners is a display of wealth and status that many among the ranks of China’s urban poor would find galling enough. But imagine how they would feel if the wealthy driver, fuming after a brush with […]

Chinese Internet users wield clout

Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper reported today that protests by Internet users have led police to reopen a case against a well-connected woman who killed a peasant for scratching her BMW. The article is available here.



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