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Translation: Sharp Eyes—A Year in Rural Surveillance

Surveillance in Chinese cities is ubiquitous, with highly visible security cameras trained on most every intersection, public space, and building, but over the past decade, it has been seeping into the countryside as well. In an...

WeChat: Censoring Across Borders

Yesterday, TechInAsia reported that Chinese Internet giant Tencent’s massively popular messaging app WeChat has begun applying censorship policy to users residing outside of China: Right now, the Chinese name of the...

Yahoo! Dissident Wang Xiaoning to be Released

Wang Xiaoning is to be released from prison on Friday following a ten-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power” in a series of online essays. Wang was one of around 60 people prosecuted on the basis of...

China’s Tencent Outperforms Its Western Peers

As some western Internet companies struggle, Tencent, the master in China’s soaring Internet market, is booming. From Paul Mozur and Juro Osawa at The Wall Street Journal: The share price of Tencent Holdings Ltd., 0700.HK +1.47%...

Why China’s Web Copycats Succeed

Paul Delinger gives some background on why copycat Chinese Internet applications can flourish, for China Tracker: When it comes to Internet and mobile application development, it is often said that the most popular model is...

Zhan Jiang: Web Company Listings Must Face Scrutiny

China Media Project translates an article by Zhan Jiang which ran in the Beijing Times about the different standards applied to official and private web companies in legal cases over the illegal republication of news: …The...

Internet Industry: New Economic Engine Amid Recession?

Despite the global economy, the Internet industry has been able to weather tough economic times. From Xinhua, via People’s Daily Online: Kai-fu Lee, vice president of Google, was optimistic about the company’s...

EBay Plans to Pull Back From Chinese Market – Vauhini Vara and Loretta Chao

From The Wall Street Journal: EBay Inc. plans to pull back from the fast-growing Chinese market by shutting down its main Web site in China and replacing it with a new site that would be largely run by a Beijing-based Internet company, say people familiar with the matter, in the latest sign of trouble afflicting […]



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