Last December, Chinese internet giant Alibaba announced plans to buy influential Hong Kong-based...
Oct 8, 2009
Forbes interviews Michael Anti about the ongoing crackdown on Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook and Twitter: Forbes: Facebook and Twitter have been blocked here in China since the unrest this year in Xinjiang, and some Chinese...
Aug 25, 2009
From the New York Times: Chinese broadband users above the age of 13 number 286 million, nearly double that of the U.S. broadband population, says a new report from market analysts Netpop Research. In five years, Netpop...
Dec 1, 2008
From the Wall Street Journal blog: Yes, according to research firm TNS, which recently surveyed roughly 2500 Web users in each of 16 countries around the world, including the U.S., U.K., China, Japan, Korea and Australia....
Jun 20, 2008
From Reuters: Online social network site Facebook.com has launched a version targeting mainland Chinese Web surfers to compete with local and overseas rivals in the world’s largest Internet market. Facebook users in...
Dec 15, 2007
Newsweek writes about social networking with Chinese characteristics: China’s Internet audience has, for the most part, given sites like Facebook and MySpace the cold shoulder. Even local Chinese sites like Xiaonei or 51.com have failed to establish big national followings. What may seem on the surface to be a stubborn backwardness on the part of […]
Dec 1, 2007
Rebecca MacKinnon gives an update on the current status of the “Internet revolution” in China. From her RConversation blog: Contrary to misperceptions by many outsiders, the situation in China today is not “the people vs. the government.” Chinese people themselves – not only regulatory authorities or people who manage internet and telecoms businesses but also […]
Jun 7, 2007
A look at the business model of successful local Chinese IT companies, from CNET News: Forget Silicon Valley–if you want to see a place enthralled with Web 2.0, come to China. A rising middle class, cheap start-up costs, increasing penetration of PCs and Internet-enabled cell phones, and an ability to tap the local market better […]
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