Information Revolution

Yacht Christening Gone Bad in Gansu

With global super-luxury brands trying to convince China’s nouveau rich to think bigger and splashier, a 17 million RMB domestically-built yacht had a rough maiden voyage in Gansu province this week. More on the...

China’s Internet Triple Speak

From The Diplomat: On the possible reasons for the Chinese decision, [Rebecca MacKinnon] says it appears that the pragmatists within the Chinese government won out. It’s a reasonable observation—as she notes, refusing the...

Google Says West Should Press China On Censorship

From NPR: The world’s largest search engine is asking U.S. and European governments to put more pressure on China to stop censoring the Internet. Google’s top attorney, David Drummond, described the practice as an...

Foxconn Worker Dies in China; 10th in a Year (Updated)

Yet another worker with Foxconn technology manufacturers has died after falling, or jumping, off a building – the tenth such death at the company this year, the Washington Post reports: Police have yet to determine if the...

New Steps by China to Contain Real Estate Prices

From Reuters: China is expected to impose a moratorium on share issues by real estate companies in mainland markets as part of a broader campaign to rein in rising property prices, state media said Wednesday, potentially...

Despite new bans, government still has trouble policing Internet – ANICK JESDANUN

From The Telegraph Online: Two new Internet bans may offer insight into the Chinese government’s biggest fears. One bars Internet news services from inciting “illegal” assemblies, marches and demonstrations; the other prohibits activities on behalf of “illegal” civil groups. Together, they evince the communist regime’s concerns over growing civil unrest – and particularly technology’s role […]



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