Last December, Chinese internet giant Alibaba announced plans to buy influential Hong Kong-based...
by Xiao Qiang | 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...
by Liu Yong | 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...
by Kate Zhao | 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
by Gao Fei | 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 […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – US sharply criticises China in annual human rights review, the Biden administration’s first public assessment of Beijing’s record
- New York Times – How China’s Outrage Machine Kicked Up a Storm Over H&M
- HRW – People in China Left Wondering, ‘What Happened in Xinjiang?’
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China