The Internet is Transforming Conservative Behaviors in China, Enabling Love, Friendship and Casual Sex

A report by the Sydney Morning Herald claims that the Internet is changing the traditional, conservative behaviors of China’s citizens because it allows them to communicate “anonymously” and “vent” their real feelings. (That is, of course, as long as their online chats have nothing to do with political criticism.) For example, more and more people […]

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U.S. expertise can help

A commentary by Hawaii State Representative Marilyn Lee provides a summary of some of the economic growth of China and how it will impact the tourism economy of Hawaii. She further writes that America can help with the development of China in its “expertise in social and human services and labor management.”

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More on Fellow Behind Markel Study

Wired News has a piece on Chinese government’s loss of total information control, thanks to the internet. The interesting thing is it quotes the fellow who worked with Markel on the recent study (first blogged here). Guo Liang, deputy director of the Research Center for Social Development at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a […]

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Microsoft signs .Net deal in China

After Chinese government decided to work with Sun to develop its Java Desktop System in an effort to embrace open-source technology, Microsfot signed a deal with China National Computer Software & Technology Services to co-develop products based on .Net and Office plateforms. In another deal, Microsoft China will partner with the Ministry of Education with […]

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Yahoo Buys 3721

This report says it is about to happen, but later reports state it’s a fait accompli and peg the value at $100 million plus. 3721 is basically “a company that sells Chinese-language Web addresses.”

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Asiainfo eyes on wireless market

Financial Times reported today in an article entitled The sound of added value on Asiainfo’s new move. The China-focused telecommunications systems and software company is seeking to make mobile phone “value-added” services a mainstay of its business over the next two years. The move reflects expectations of cautious future infrastructure spending by Chinese operators, which […]

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UN group seeks control of Internet

This is an article on Washington Times about the agenda setting issue for the world summit on the information society. I have bloged this issue before but it is interesting to see how different media’s take on it.

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New York Times reporter talked about China reporting

NYT’s Beijing conrespondent Elisabeth Rosenthal gave a talk in Yale about doing journalism in China. This aritcle on Yale Daily News quoted her saying “Recently, people in China have become much more open, especially in AIDS-afflicted villages in which an increasing number of people want journalists to use their names and pictures.” “There is a […]

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Study Shows Market Competition and Government Encouragement are Key Drivers of Growth of the Internet in China

A two-year study of Internet use and its impact in China reveals that the key drivers behind its growth are market forces, including people’s increasing desire to go online and competition among service providers, and the government’s view of the information technology sector as an engine for economic growth. The study also examines the demographics […]

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3Com and Sun Microsystems find new life in Chinese market

Increasingly, big companies are finding the Chinese market to be the spark plug they may need to jump start their ailing businesses and the battle ground to prove themselves in competition. Sun Microsystems takes on Microsoft directly in announcing that it has reached an agreement to install its Linux desktop software on more than 200 […]

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China’s own 3G spec to go live in 2005

China’s first 3G cell phone that uses the China-developed communication standard will move from the labs to commercial sales, with production expected in 2005. The new cell phone was developed independently in China with local patents. It uses the China-developed data standard, TD-SCDMA (time division-synchronous CDMA). China hopes to commercially use the TD-SCDMA standard, competeing […]

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