software

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...

China’s Newest Import: Foreign Experts

China’s State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) announced Thursday that it will implement programs in four designated industries to lure foreign experts over the next five years. From Xinhua News: The four...

Cashing in on Internet Censorship

CNN reports on the growing demand for VPN (Virtual Private Networks) software to circumvent internet censorship controls: “The market is growing very rapidly at the moment,” said Patrick Lin, who offers a...

R&D centers flood in to harness the Chinese brain

From China Economic Net: “To multinationals, 2004 was a year for further moving to China. In addition to increasing investments, lured by the low R&D expense in this country, multinationals kept setting up R&D centers in China, and outsourced R&D projects. Leveraging Chinese resources to develop more products that suit the China market and grab […]

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 […]

China’s Software College (Mercury News)

The Mercury News reported today that Peking University’s School of Software, which opened in October 2002 as part of an ambitious effort by China to develop its technical brainpower. According to the report, Peking University is one of 35 Chinese universities chosen three years ago by the central government to build software colleges. And “U.S. […]

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