technology regulations

Who Cares About Weibo?

China has moved on from Weibo, and so has the rest of the world,  according to Charlie Custer at China Geeks. A recent move to allow users to login using Facebook is “too little, too late”.  Sina didn’t even extend its reach to...

Profiting From Benchmarks: Reasons Behind China’s Rush To Develop Standards (Part One) (ChinaTechNews)

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.” […]

Superpower: China’s Choices Echo Around The World (Information Week)

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 […]

China to Talk With U.S. on Semiconductor Tax (New York Times)

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 […]

Intel Powers Network Center of Chinese State Grid

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 […]

China opens trial network based on next-generation Internet protocol (Xinhua)

” 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, […]

China Is Urged to Drop Tech Rule

“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 […]

Cheap CPUs may revolutionize China (Asia Times)

“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, […]

China plans own LAN standard

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 […]

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