As the CCP lays out the vision for its latest five-year plan, reports suggest that developing national “self-reliance” is a critical piece of Beijing’s long-term goals. This emphasis is not new: related themes...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 6, 2013
A new supercomputer based in Changsha is likely to be ranked the world’s fastest later this month, reclaiming a crown briefly held by China’s Tianhe-1A in 2010. The new system has exceeded 30 petaflops (quadrillion...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 24, 2011
China’s policy on rare earth minerals, used in the manufacturing of numerous high-tech goods including cell phones and hybrid cars, has been under scrutiny over the past year as the country holds a near monopoly on the...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 28, 2010
China has another achievement to add to its growing list of superlatives: the world’s fastest supercomputer. From Wired Magazine: The supercomputer uses 7,168 NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPUs (graphics processing units) and 14,336...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 1, 2010
The New York Times reports: The Dawning Nebulae, based at the National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen, China, has achieved a sustained computing speed of 1.27 petaflops — the equivalent of one thousand trillion mathematical...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 13, 2010
China has been exporting the technology for high speed trains to Europe and Latin America and may soon do so in the U.S. From AP: China has built 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers) of high-speed rail for its own train system and...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 25, 2008
From PC Magazine: A politically savvy jingle in China goes: Visit Beijing, and you discover you’re nobody. Visit Shanghai, and you learn you’re poor. Visit Taiwan, and you relive the Cultural Revolution. Translated,...
by Kate Zhao | Jun 16, 2007
From Business Report: The United States late Friday slapped new restrictions on high-technology exports to China and moved to create a pool of so-called “trusted customers” within the Chinese business community who will be rewarded for compliance with US guidelines. The measures, announced by the Commerce Department , came amid growing concern in the administration […]
by Wu Nan | Dec 3, 2006
From Financial Times: China has overtaken Japan to become the second biggest spender on research and development behind the US, a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development revealed. The country is expected to invest $136bn in research and development this year after growing by more than 20 per cent in the past […]
by Michael Zhao | Dec 1, 2006
From the Wall Street Journal: China’s technology companies are closing the gap with their foreign rivals in productivity, positioning themselves to become a bigger threat to multinationals both in China and abroad, according to a survey by McKinsey & Co. and China’s Tsinghua University. The survey suggests that Chinese tech companies are gaining ground on […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 7, 2006
From Reuters, via CNet News: Gone are the days when global electronics giants could dump last year’s wares on China, counting on a nation of gadget hillbillies to buy the world’s leftovers. The world’s most populous nation has evolved into a leading electronics market, with newly wealthy consumers snapping up everything from the latest mobile […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 13, 2006
From Macworld.co.uk: Apple’s iPods are made by mainly female workers who earn as little as ¬£27 per month, according to a report in the Mail on Sunday yesterday. The report, ‘iPod City’, isn’t available online. It offers photographs taken from inside the factories that make Apple music players, situated in China and owned by Foxconn. […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”