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Chang Ping on Media Censorship and Its Future

At ChinaFile, Ouyang Bin talks to former Southern Weekly editor Chang Ping about the New Year censorship stand-off at the newspaper, China’s changing media climate, and prospects for reform under Xi Jinping. Why does it...

Cisco Sued for Role in Chinese Crackdowns

The Sydney Morning Herald reports a lawsuit filed in June in the US, in which technology giant Cisco is accused of complicity in China’s suppression of political dissent. Daniel Ward, of US law firm Ward & Ward, has...

Foxconn to Build Army of Robots

Foxconn plans to address problems with increasingly expensive and sometimes suicidal workers by replacing many of them with robots, increasing the number it uses a hundredfold over the next three years. Xinhua reports: The...

New York Times: Enabling China

An editorial in the New York Times calls for legislation restricting the work of American technology companies in China: After Yahoo handed over data five years ago about a Chinese journalist who was condemned to 10 years in...

Cisco Camera Case Seen Through Political Lens

A Wall Street Journal article last week sparked criticism of Cisco and other American tech companies for their participation in Chongqing’s new surveillance network. Critics argue that the system could be used for...

Cisco Systems Document Cites China Censorship Goal

From AP: A Senate subcommittee on Tuesday is expected to question a Cisco Systems Inc. executive about an internal 2002 document that includes a reference to censoring “hostiles” in describing the Chinese...

Yahoo Isn’t The Only Villain – Peter Navarro

From Los Angeles Times: Which company has committed the greater evil? Yahoo Inc. helped send a reporter to prison by revealing his identity to the Chinese government. Cisco Systems Inc. helps send thousands of Chinese dissidents to prison by selling sophisticated Internet surveillance technology to China. If bad press is to be the judge, the […]

Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft and Vodaphone Display Some Cojones – Rebecca MacKinnon

From RConversation: Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google, Cisco and others have been getting a lot of heat over the past year for colluding with human rights violations and state censorship in countries like China. Fortunately, three of those four companies have found the wherewithal to do more than just duck and cover. A couple of months ago […]

China Telecom chooses Cisco as primary supplier – Dow Jones Newswires

From Dow Jones Newswires, via MarketWatch: Cisco Systems (CSCO) said China Telecom selected it as the primary supplier as it expands its business network. The San Jose computer network company said China Telecom will install nearly 400 Cisco 12416 routers as part of the expansion. The network, called CN2, covers nearly 200 cities in mainland […]

Cisco to spend in China on back of robust growth – Xinhua

From Xinhuanet: Riding on its robust growth in China, global Internet networking giant Cisco Systems is set to invest more in the market with a large funding pool at its disposal, according to James Richardson, Cisco’s global senior vice-president in commercial business. “Cisco has around US$15 billion in cash, a very strong balance sheet it’s […]

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