Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

How a Chinese Company Censors Its Own Answer to ChatGPT

Today, Weibo censors deleted a photograph of a flowchart demonstrating how security software giant Qihoo 360 censors its generative artificial intelligence (AI) product. During a June 13 launch event for Qihoo 360’s latest large...

Netizens Defend Free Weixin Service

China’s three mobile telecom operators want to charge a fee to the more than 300 million users of Weixin, Tencent’s popular mobile chatting application, according to a government official. From Reuters: China’s...

Chinese Report Warns of Android Invasion

A white paper (PDF) by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s China Academy of Telecommunication Research has warned of excessive dependence on the Android mobile operating system, and accused its developer...

Fruit Knives, Taxi Windows in Pre-Congress Crackdown

With the start of the 18th Party Congress less than two weeks away, Barbara Demick catalogues the broad range of restrictions imposed on Beijingers to ensure that all goes harmoniously. From the Los Angeles Times: Since last...

China Daily Counts Rare Earths’ Environmental Cost

As the US, EU and Japan pursue a WTO case against China for allegedly abusing its near monopoly over rare earth supplies, China Daily argues that tightening control is a necessary environmental protection measure, not an...

Chinese Apple Stores have Highest Traffic, Revenue

Last summer, Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi told the Financial Times that Apple was losing out in China, and that—luckily for him—founder and CEO Steve Jobs “doesn’t care about China.” Apple’s most recent...

China Internet Filter Challenged in Rights Uproar (Updated)

The ongoing saga on the battle on the government requiring pre-installed software for filtering new computers in China (the software dubbed the Green Dam) by July 1, and the netizens and companies that oppose the infringement,...


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