technology regulations

CEOs Feel The Pinch As Regulators Come Down On Big Tech

After decades of a nearly laissez-faire approach to tech regulation—stringent censorship measures aside—Chinese authorities have stepped up their scrutiny of the country’s internet giants. Regulators have cast a wide net...

Cowed By Regulators, China’s Tech Giants Toe The Line

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...

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...

Beijing Public Wifi Surveillance Software May Be Illegal

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...

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 […]

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