New announcements from China’s regulatory authorities have revealed broad plans to rein in Alibaba and Ant Group, as part of a concerted effort to strengthen state supervision of Jack Ma’s business empire. On...
by John Chan | Dec 16, 2020
A series of enforcement measures and proposed laws have drawn heightened attention to Beijing’s plans to rein in and remake the environment for big tech in China. Taken together, they reveal an unprecedented willingness by...
by John Chan | Nov 24, 2020
After Chinese regulators proposed sweeping antitrust regulations and took the unprecedented step of halting the IPO of Alibaba-affiliated Chinese fintech giant Ant Group earlier this month, major tech companies in China are...
by Cindy | Oct 30, 2014
Aside from defending China’s right to block foreign websites, top Internet regulator Lu Wei...
by Josh Rudolph | Oct 30, 2014
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 1, 2011
Global Times reports a new development in the deployment of network monitoring software, at business owners’ expense, on public wifi networks in Beijing’s Dongcheng district: the software’s developers may not...
Profiting From Benchmarks: Reasons Behind China’s Rush To Develop Standards (Part One) (ChinaTechNews)
by Glenn Tiffert | Apr 6, 2004
April 7, 2004 “Why all the concentration on standards now? China’s leaders realize that if they are ever to turn the corner from being a “developing” manufacturing base for the world’s low-end products, to taking their place among the world’s developed economies, then it will be crucial to control the “business” of new technology development.” […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 5, 2004
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 […]
by Miriam Lueck | Mar 28, 2004
March 27, 2004 “China said Friday that it had agreed to talks with the United States about a tax Beijing imposed on imported semiconductors that Washington contends gives Chinese producers an unfair advantage. The United States started a complaint with the World Trade Organization last week over the 17 percent value-added tax China places on […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 23, 2004
This special feature article was on Intel’s publication: Grid Today. “The Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Lenovo (Holdings) Co., Ltd. recently reached an agreement by which Lenovo, with the guidance of the National 863 Project, will work with CNIC to build for CAS a powerful High Performance […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 19, 2004
” March 19 — The China Education and Research Net 2 (CERNET2), a backbone network based on IPv6, the next-generation Internet protocol, was put on trial Friday. The network now connects three Chinese cities, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, with 6,000 km of optic fiber, so far the world’s largest backbone network totally based on IPv6, […]
by Jonathan Choi | Mar 4, 2004
“WASHINGTON — In an unusual letter signed by three U.S. cabinet secretaries, the Bush administration urged China to drop a regulation that would limit the import of wireless technologies ranging from pagers to laptop computers.” … “In the letter, delivered to senior Chinese officials late Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Commerce Secretary Don […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 2, 2004
“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, […]
by Miriam Lueck | Feb 5, 2004
From Xinhuanet [Via The Internet In Asia]: “China’s information technology authority yesterday reiterated its determination to promote a unique wireless technology standard nationwide in order to protect information security. But some US firms threatened to stop supplying certain chips to the country unless it follows the international standard. . . .The announcement could be seen […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”