Yahoo And MSN Helping To Root Out Tibetan Rioters

From The Observers: Yahoo China pasted a “most wanted” poster across its homepage today in aid of the police’s witch-hunt for 24 Tibetans accused of taking part in the recent riots. MSN China made the same...

MSN shuts An Ti – asiapundit

From asiapundit blog: The website of Michael Anti, one of China’s most provocative bloggers, have apparently been shut by MSN Spaces, following posts on a series of posts on the walkout by reporters at Beijing News and after Chinese blog service provider Bokee ran a column suggesting that authorities pay attention to Anti. Via ESWN.: […]

Jonathan Watts: Microsoft helps China to censor bloggers

From the Guardian: Civil liberties groups have condemned an arrangement between Microsoft and Chinese authorities to censor the internet… The word “demonstration” is taboo, but “protest” is all right; “democracy” is forbidden, but “anarchy” and “revolution” are acceptable. On MSN Space, Chinese bloggers cannot use the name of their own president, but can comment on […]

BBC: Microsoft censors Chinese blogs

From the BBC: Weblog entries on some parts of Microsoft’s MSN site in China using words such as “freedom”, “democracy” and “demonstration” are being blocked. Chinese bloggers already face strict controls and must register their online journal with Chinese authorities. Microsoft said the company abided by the laws, regulations and norms of each country in […]

MSN: Microsoft bans ‘democracy’ for China web users

From MSN Money: Microsoft’s new Chinese internet portal has banned the words “democracy” and “freedom” from parts of its website in an apparent effort to avoid offending Beijing’s political censors… Attempts to input words in Chinese such as “democracy” prompted an error message from the site: “This item contains forbidden speech. Please delete the forbidden […]

Bruce Einhorn: U.S. Web Giants Target China

From Business Week: As China’s internet market sizzles — 94 million Chinese now go online, second only to the U.S. — many of its Web companies have rocketed from startup obscurity to stock-market fame. Shanghai gaming innovator Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. (SNDA ) last year raised $100 million in an initial public offering and now […]

David Coh: MSN Enters Chinese Market

From The Wired News: Microsoft launched MSN China, a Chinese-language web portal, to tap deeper into the world’s second-largest internet market. The portal will be run through Shanghai MSN, a joint venture Microsoft established with government-operated Chinese firm Shanghai Alliance.

Microsoft to launch MSN China with Shanghai Alliance Investment

From Forbes: MSN, the online services division of Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) said it will launch MSN China through Shanghai MSN Network Communications Technology Company Ltd, its newly formed joint venture with state-owned investment firm Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd… Microsoft also said it plans to acquire certain assets of Shenzhen-based mobile software and service company, […]

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