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Legal Push for Little-Read Books

As the Chinese government announces that it has drafted a new regulation to improve the nation's reading habits, netizens and the media are trying to figure out what makes Chinese people reluctant to read. Lilian Lin at The...

iPad Dispute in China Settled Cheaply

The imbroglio between Apple and Proview in China has been settled with an agreement fee of $60 million, which The Wall Street Journal calls “far short of the as much as $2 billion that a Proview arm had asked for in a U.S....

Cracking Down on Counterfeiting

After a State Council meeting yesterday, it was announced that a national office will be established to oversee the ongoing campaign against the counterfeiting of goods. Xinhua reports: A national office will be established to...

China’s Fake Apple Stores

An Apple Store in Kunming, Yunnan got international attention when an expatriate blogger became suspicious when three Apple Stores suddenly opened in her neighborhood. After a bit of investigation, it was confirmed that the...

China’s Biggest Search Engine Makes Music Deal

Baidu, China’s largest search engine, has long been criticized for allowing illegal downloads of copyrighted music. Now the company has forged a deal with three of the world’s largest music companies to legally allow...

Chinese Web Search Giant Serves Two Masters

The New York Times describes problems facing Chinese search giant Baidu, including its changing relationship with the authorities following Google’s withdrawal. The company has gained a reputation in the West for censoring...

China’s Critical Disconnect

At China Real Time Report, Stanley Lubman examines the “critical disconnect” between China’s national and local governments, its historical roots, and its consequences in areas from food safety to intellectual...

ZTE Vows To Act In Ericsson Dispute

China and Sweden dispute intellectual property rights in the telecommunications industry, Financial Times reports. ZTE, the Chinese telecoms equipment maker, has vowed to retaliate after it was sued by Ericsson of Sweden for...

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