information technology

Sino-U.S. Tech Rivalry Continues Despite Trade Deal

U.S. measures against China’s burgeoning tech sector are set to continue despite an anticipated truce in the two countries’ ongoing trade war, The Wall Street Journal’s Bob Davis and Katy Stech Ferek reported...

In China, Big Data Is Becoming Big Business

At Bloomberg Businessweek, Christina Larson describes Chinese companies’ growing interest in “big data”, which has been described in the West as “A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and...

Yu Jianrong: Reassessing China’s ‘Rigid Stability’

In an essay translated by Jason Todd, professor Yu Jianrong argues that China’s fixation on “stability at all costs” is misguided and unsustainable. He advocates the cultivation of a resilient and dynamic...

China Confirms $1.7 Trillion Spending Plan

Reuters reports confirmation of plans to inject $1.7 trillion dollars into key strategic sectors of China’s economy over the next five years. The confirmation of the huge sum of money showed Beijing’s ambition to...

China May Cut Spending on Strategic Industries

Reuters reports planned cuts to state investment in strategic industries including high-speed rail and wind power, as well as other forms of green energy and information technology. Beijing originally planned to invest up to...

Rebecca MacKinnon on The Internet in China

In his New Yorker column, Evan Osnos interviews Global Voices Online co-founder Rebecca MacKinnon about the Internet in China and the different attitudes and policies of various concerned parties. Will the “portfolio of...

For eBay, It’s About Political Connections in China – Keith Bradsher

From The New York Times: EBay’s decision to close its Web site in China and take a 49 percent stake in an e-commerce venture with a Chinese company is the latest sign that local knowledge and connections matter in the Chinese market. While eBay’s new partner, TOM Online Inc., has suffered a series of commercial […]

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