China 2008: National Brands v.s. International Enterprises

This next installment in the CDT series on important issues facing China in 2008 concerns China’s domestic market. See also previous China 2008 articles: China and the Developing World, Nationalism, Internet Culture, and...

Superpower: China’s Choices Echo Around The World (Information Week)

Today, Paul McDougall and John Foley wrote on the Information Week: When the Chinese government makes technology decisions, it impacts businesses around the world. “China’s always wondering, ‘Are we going to have our own standards, or are we going to follow world standards?’” says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “And it’s one of the few countries […]

Linux to benefit from law in China

“For years, China has been trying to end Microsoft Corp.’s monopoly on its computers. It has tried to develop its own operating system. It has appealed to the patriotism of consumers. Now, it is turning to the law. Officials say a new law will be announced by this summer requiring a minimum percentage of software […]

Cheap CPUs may revolutionize China (Asia Times)

“A Hong Kong-based company that began as a comic-book publisher now promises to revolutionize the Chinese personal-computer (PC) market with its new, low-cost, Linux-based, Chinese-language central processing unit (CPU). Culturecom Holdings Ltd says its new V-Dragon CPU, which retails for only US$15-$30, will reduce the price of PCs and appliances by anywhere from 50-70 percent, […]

Red Hat plans Linux push in China

CNET reported that “Red Hat, the leading seller of the Linux operating system, plans an expansion into China, potentially including a partnership with China’s Red Flag Linux.” Thanks to Adam Morris who suggested this article to CDN.



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