Google Removes Search Filter Notification

In May, Google users in China who searched politically sensitive terms discovered a new feature when they used the search engine: a pop-up notice informing them why their search yields no results, and that the filtering is out...

Yahoo! Dissident Wang Xiaoning to be Released

Wang Xiaoning is to be released from prison on Friday following a ten-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power” in a series of online essays. Wang was one of around 60 people prosecuted on the basis of...

CDT Money: Positive Breeze Amid Diplomatic Firestorm

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s arrival in Beijing for a fourth round of Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) with several high-ranking members of the Chinese leadership took...

Alibaba's Ma: "Very Interested" in Buying Yahoo

Speculation is mounting over the future of Internet giant Yahoo after Alibaba CEO Jack Ma expressed a desire to buy the company, which currently owns a 40% share in Alibaba. From Reuters: Asked whether Alibaba might like to pick...

Groupon in China Not an Unqualified Success

Danwei’s Jeremy Goldkorn writes for TechCrunch on a Global Mobile Internet Conference session in which Groupon’s invasion of China became a “How Not To” guide, with a succinct conclusion by Baidu’s...

Soros Takes Stake in China’s Alibaba

The Financial Times reports: George Soros has become one of’s largest shareholders after buying into the company late last year, according to the Chinese e-commerce provider. The involvement of the US billionaire...

Andrew Jacobs: I Was Hacked in Beijing

New York Times reporter Andrew Jacobs writes about his experience when he became one of several foreign journalists in China whose Yahoo accounts were hacked: I’d been hacked. That phrase has been popping up a lot lately on Web...

Yahoo Sides with Google over China Cyber Attack

Yahoo! officials have spoken out in response to Google’s claims of a cyber attack on their network. From CNNMoney: “We condemn any attempts to infiltrate company networks to obtain user information,” a Yahoo...

Internet Firms Create China Code of Conduct

From Wall Street Journal: Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., in negotiations with other Internet companies and human-rights groups, reached an agreement on a voluntary code of conduct for activities in China and other...



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