Control of Online Discussion Seems Tighter in China – Josie Liu

From the China in Transition blog: There are signs that public discussions on the Internet in China have been put under tighter control lately. Bullog.cn, a blog site featuring intellectuals’ discussion over political, society and cultural topics, is suspended. Currently on its homepage is nothing but one notice that reads: “Bullog is going through additional […]

Google Adds Local Partner – People’s Daily Online

From People’s Daily Online: US search engine Google China has struck a deal with online community Tianya.com , its latest move in a localization push to catch rival Baidu.com . The deal will see Tianya.com open two new services, Wenda and Laiba, developed by Google China. The two companies would not reveal financial details of […]

Google Reveals Stake in Chinese Social Web Tianya – Reuters

From Reuters: Google Inc revealed on Monday that it had acquired a stake in Chinese community Web site Tianya.cn, indicating a foray by the global search leader into social networking in the world’s second-largest Internet market. A Google spokeswoman confirmed the stake holding by email, but declined to give further details. Various local media reports […]

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