US-listed Chinese online video rivals Youku.com and Tudou unveiled merger plans Monday in a deal worth approximately $1 billion, according to Bloomberg: The proposed deal will strengthen the new company’s ability to compete with...
by Scott Greene | Jan 5, 2012
Chinese television broadcasters have implemented deep cuts to their lineup of prime-time entertainment programming, reducing the number of such shows from 126 to 38 in order to comply with tough new government restrictions that...
by Liu Yong | Nov 5, 2008
From The Guardian: Tudou – China’s answer to YouTube – was started in January 2005 (a month before YouTube) by 35-year-old Gary Wang. Nearly four years later, Tudou has some 12 million users a day and 75...
by Lisa Pickoff-White | Mar 14, 2008
China has more Internet users than any other country, the Wall Street Journal reports. The paper estimates that there are 228.5 million Internet users compared to 217.1 million in America: BDA estimates that China’s online...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 28, 2007
China’s the place where everyone wants to invest…right? Its tech sector, laden with both high expectations and unclear results, calls some things into doubt. For more information on the tech boom’s status and its possible future, read on. From The Washington Post: Over the past decade, start-ups have proliferated throughout China, thanks to an aggressive […]
by Kate Zhao | Oct 18, 2007
From Shanghaiist: As many of you would know by now, Youtube has been blocked in China. Looks like we got happy too soon about the unblocking of Blogspot.Danwei asks if the block has come as a result of the ongoing 17th Party Congress. Well, Marc van der Chijs, founder of the Shanghai-based Tudou.com , doesn’t […]
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”