Chang Xiaobing, the chairman of China Telecom Corp.—the country’s third largest mobile...
Aug 15, 2014
Reuters’ Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten report that Apple has started storing data for Chinese...
Dec 30, 2010
AP writes about the reported ban on VoIP services, including Skype, in China: A notice by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on its website this month says it’s working to fight “illegal Internet...
Aug 4, 2008
From Caijing Magazine: China Telecom Co. Ltd. (HKSE: 00728), China’s largest fixed-line carrier, announced July 31 that its parent company China Telecom will conclude the takeover of China Unicom’s Code Division Multiple...
May 30, 2008
China is restructuring its telecommunications industry by merging the six major players and creating three companies to provide both telephone and Internet access throughout the country. From Bloomberg: Under the plan, the...
Apr 21, 2008
From AP via Examiner.com: China Mobile Ltd., the country’s biggest mobile phone carrier, said Monday its first-quarter profits surged while China Telecom Ltd., the country’s main fixed-line carrier, reported...
May 28, 2007
Danwei writes about a man in Shanghai who is suing China Telecom for blocking access to his website which is hosted in the US: His is writing about the case on his blog (mostly in Chinese, but his English explanation is here). The case is being heard in Shanghai on Tuesday May 29, 2007. The […]
Feb 28, 2007
From Financial Times: China’s two fixed-line telephone operators have sealed a deal intended to limit competition and leave each in control of its core markets, according to a company official and local media. The deal between the parent companies of China Telecom and China Netcom highlights contradictions of interest inherent in the country’s state-controlled but […]
Dec 5, 2006
From Financial Times: Zuo Xunsheng, China Netcom chief, on Tuesday said he expected China to issue third-generation mobile licences as early as the first quarter of 2007. He reiterated that Netcom would definitely receive a 3G licence to expand into mobile telephony. “We will get a licence, perhaps next year’s first quarter,” said Mr Zuo. […]
Sep 9, 2005
From the Financial Times: A local arm of China Telecom, the country’s biggest fixed-line telecommunications operator, has moved to block access to a computer-to-telephone call service offered internationally by Skype, the European internet telephony company. Skype does not offer the fee-paying “SkypeOut” service to mainland Chinese users of its software and the action against it […]
Feb 4, 2005
From the Financial Times: China TelecomChina Telecom, the country’s biggest fixed-line operator, has announced it wants to team up with a smaller rival to buy a national wireless network run by the second biggest mobile phone operator, China Unicom. The announcement by Wang Xiaochu, China Telecom’s new chairman, marked a dramatic intervention into debate about […]
Feb 4, 2005
From Reuters.com: China’s two fixed-line phone companies are moving ahead with plans to offer pay TV on their broadband networks, hoping to overcome tough restrictions on programming and squeeze more profits out of their infrastructure. China Telecom Corp., the larger of China’s two carriers, is operating a trial service in the relatively prosperous cities of […]
Sep 28, 2004
According to an AP report: “Canadian telecom giant Nortel Networks said Tuesday it had landed a contract with China Telecom to expand data networks across southern and eastern China.
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends