Action urged on China’s environment (BBC)

The Global Village of Beijing, an environmental organization, is advocating for Chinese citizens to live a “simpler” life – including reverting to the traditional practice of bike riding instead of buying more cars – in order to slow down the rapid environmental degradation in the country. The article states that: “Nine out of ten of […]

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New censorship measure for online contents

This is from Xinhua’s report: “Internet pact stresses orderly development ” “Chinese websites, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other Internet-related organizations across the country are being invited to sign a self-discipline pact designed to protect online intellectual property rights as well asprevent cyber crime, the spread of harmful information and unhealthy competition. ”

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Dr. Jiang Yanyong’s fate

I have just mentioned Dr. Jiang Yanyong at Many2Many, and now received this email from an old friend, Alan Gleitsman. Alan said in his email: ” Dr. Jiang Yanyong, a 72 year-old Chinese military surgeon and never a dissident in any conventional sense, has been apprehended by the Chinese government and, his family fears, may […]

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Lessons learned from a senior spy (Asia Times)

In reviewing China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage and Diplomacy in Asia by James Lilley, James Borton writes: “James Lilley, a former ambassador to China and agent with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), was a Cold War soldier. Written with remarkable clarity and conviction, his memoir, China Hands, is about the span of […]

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Fear and Fascination in Cyber China

“Torn between Chinese dot-com IPOs with hot growth prospects and a too-hot economy, investors don’t know whether they’re coming or going For anybody who has followed the roller-coaster world of Chinese Internet IPOs this year, the pattern is already distressingly familiar. Last week, Tencent Holdings, an instant-messaging outfit based in the southern Chinese city of […]

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Taiwan, China gear up for arms race

CNN’s China analyst Willy Lam wrote yesterday: “China’s generals have stepped up efforts to seek approval from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership for more funds and “faster war preparation” in response to moves by Taipei to secure sophisticated weapons from the United States. ” Taiwan’s cabinet has approved a budget of $18.2 billion for […]

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China Will Not Back U.S. on Immunity from New Court

Reuters reported today that China will “abstain on a resolution giving the United States immunity from the new International Criminal Court, a decision that may leave Washington short of votes to pass the resolution. ” Beijing’s U.N. ambassador, Wang Guangya said that “the resolution would send a wrong signal in light of the Iraqi prisoner […]

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China strives to purify Internet content (Xinhua)

A report today by Xinhua has outlined a series of measures aimed at controlling “unhealthy” Internet content in China. The Ministry of Information Industry recently released a circular calling for strengthened control over bulletin boards and chat rooms and encouraging the development of security technology that, “shields the youngsters from unhealthy information on the Internet.” […]

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Wi-Fi Dead Zone: China Lags After an Early Lead

Technewsworld’ sreporter Nicola Clark wrote: “The Asia-Pacific region has 53 percent of the world’s hot spots, according to the San Diego-based wireless researcher ON World. But compared with many of its neighbors South Korea, for example, where the phone company KT expects to have 26,000 public hot spots at the end of this year, China […]

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Beijing wages cyberwar against DPP headquarters (Taipei Times)

Taiwanese officials have claimed that hackers from mainland China have broken into the computer systems of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and stolen confidential information, including the personal itinerary of President Chen Shui-bian and information on visits to the US by high-ranking DPP officials. A Taiwanese cabinet official is quoted as saying: “The incident has […]

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China’s Car Boom (NPR)

“China has become the third-largest automotive market in the world, behind only the United States and Japan. Car sales have risen so quickly that the government is trying to slow purchases by making it harder to get an auto loan. ” Click here to hear NPR’s Steve Inskeep and Paul Eisenstein, publisher of the Internet […]

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