Generative AI Apps Removed from Apple’s Chinese App Store

Earlier this week, Apple removed over 100 generative AI and ChatGPT-related apps from its mainland Chinese store in response to new Chinese government regulations on managing generative AI. The regulations were introduced in...

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...

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...

China Says Piracy Problem Not “Extremely Serious”

China’s Vice Minister of Commerce claims that, following a nine-month crackdown, the country’s piracy problem has been largely resolved. American officials disagree. From Reuters: Marking the end of a nine-month...

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...

Cat and Mouse, on The Web – Benjamin Sutherland

From The Economist: …… The estimated 30,000 government censors behind the world’s most elaborate censorship programme”known as the Great Firewall of China by detractors, and as the Golden Shield by the...

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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