Viacom Plans Joint Venture in China(AP)

March 23, 2004 I got this news from New York Times SHANGHAI, China (AP) — Viacom Inc., the owner of the CBS, Nickelodeon and MTV television networks, plans to collaborate with the Shanghai Media Group on producing TV programs for youngsters in China’s largest city — the first such joint venture since China opened TV […]

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China Suspends Human Rights Dialogue With U.S. (BBC)

March 23, 2004 “China says it has suspended all discussions with the United States on human rights’ issues. Beijing broke off contacts as the US prepared to condemn its human rights record at a United Nations meeting. The American ambassador in Beijing was summoned to be told that China “cannot but immediately halt bilateral human […]

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Intel Powers Network Center of Chinese State Grid

This special feature article was on Intel’s publication: Grid Today. “The Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Lenovo (Holdings) Co., Ltd. recently reached an agreement by which Lenovo, with the guidance of the National 863 Project, will work with CNIC to build for CAS a powerful High Performance […]

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Southern Metropolis News editors arrested

In a further update to the story below, Southern Metropolis News (Nanfang Dushi Bao) editor Cheng Yizhong was arrested on March 19, and is being investigated on corruption charges. This appears to be another attempt to silence one of China’s most independent and outspoken newspapers. For more information on this case, see CPJ’s news alert […]

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Chinese court jails paper staff (BBC)

By Louisa Lim BBC correspondent in Beijing A Chinese court has sentenced the former general manager of an outspoken newspaper to 12 years in prison for bribery and corruption. In China’s tightly-controlled media market, the Southern Metropolis News was one of the most fearless papers. The newspaper has repeatedly embarrassed the authorities by exposing official […]

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Presidential Shooting “Staged by Greens”, Charge Chinese Web Commentators

Chinese bloggers and other Internet commentators have overwhelmingly accused the pro-independence Pan-Green alliance of staging the March 19 shooting in Taiwan, in which President Chen Shuibian and his deputy Annette Lu were slightly injured. While the island reels in the aftermath of the incident and Taiwan authorities continued investigation, official Chinese media have given minimum […]

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Shuttered Blog Sites Back On

After Blogdriver reopened on March 15, Blogcn and BlogBus also went back online yesterday, ending a week-long government purging campaign against “wayward” Blog content. BlogBus, after staying offline for eight days, pleaded with its customers “not to post any news about current events, sensitive content or political comments” in a message posted on its front […]

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Measures taken to keep juveniles from entering Internet bars

The Chinese government has stated its intention to check all Internet bars across the country from February to August. It will intensify monitoring and crack down on Internet bars that operate without a license, allow juveniles to enter, or permit the spread of “filthy information.” Click here for the full story.

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Linux to benefit from law in China

“For years, China has been trying to end Microsoft Corp.’s monopoly on its computers. It has tried to develop its own operating system. It has appealed to the patriotism of consumers. Now, it is turning to the law. Officials say a new law will be announced by this summer requiring a minimum percentage of software […]

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China rethinking 1989 crackdown (AP)

“But few signs emerge of major attitude change BEIJING — For new Chinese leaders who promise to listen more to ordinary people, it’s a request they don’t want to hear: to declare that their political forefathers were wrong to crush the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy movement. The government faces new prodding this month with the […]

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China slowly awakens to its AIDS/HIV crisis (Chicago Tribune)

“HANGZHOU, China — On a Saturday night as the disco beat pulsated at a popular gay bar, this prosperous industrial city was set to enter the modern, cautious age of AIDS awareness due to the efforts of local health officials and visiting experts from Chicago. The first evening did not go exactly as anticipated. While […]

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China’s Software College (Mercury News)

The Mercury News reported today that Peking University’s School of Software, which opened in October 2002 as part of an ambitious effort by China to develop its technical brainpower. According to the report, Peking University is one of 35 Chinese universities chosen three years ago by the central government to build software colleges. And “U.S. […]

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Update on the China Weblog crackdown

I spoke with an executive working for a major Chinese blog service provider today, and learned that the reason authorities ordered the closure of four major blog Web sites was discussions about Dr. Jiang Yanyong’s letter in some personal blogs they hosted. Two blog service probiders Blogcn and Blogbus, remain offline with a message apologizing […]

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Constitutional amendments are mixed blessing (NY Times)

The New York Times reports that China’s thirteen new constitutional amendments address property and human rights concerns. However, “Chinese legal experts and even lawmakers said the changes, which were decided in closed-door sessions of the governing Communist Party last fall and formally approved Sunday, would not remove government restrictions on protest. China’s Constitution is subordinate […]

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