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...
by John Chan | Apr 30, 2021
After levying a record-breaking fine against Alibaba and requiring sweeping structural changes to Ant Group’s business earlier this month, Chinese regulators are showing no signs of letting up in their crackdown on big...
by John Chan | Apr 12, 2021
Six months after abruptly calling off fintech giant Ant Group’s IPO and launching an investigation into Alibaba for antitrust violations, Chinese regulators have at last announced their penalties against the two affiliated...
by John Chan | Mar 16, 2021
More than four months after a high profile crackdown on Jack Ma’s financial empire marked the beginning of a regulatory overhaul for China’s big tech companies, details of the penalties set to be imposed on internet...
by John Chan | Dec 29, 2020
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 Grace | 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 […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods