FAQ’s about the Internet in China

This is a good introductory guide for foreigners who will be going to China and are interested in having internet connection. Although, one may not be too sure as to how reliable the information is, it gives a good start. The Internet in China – computers, internet, modems, and more

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China Site

This is an interesting website that has a variety of topics regarding China in general. It would be easy to get lost for a day surfing the links from the site. ChinaSite.com: The Complete Reference to China/Chinese Related Web Sites

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Sony launching Playstation 2 in China

USA Today reports that Sony will be launching the Playstation 2 video game console in China starting on December 20th. The Playstation 2 will retail for about 2000 yuan which is about $60 USD more than it sells for in America. Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony all sell their systems in Taiwan and Hong Kong but […]

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Stainless Steel Mouse Freed

Liu Di was arrested in China one year ago after she “allegedly criticized the jailing of prominent Internet dissident Huang Qi.” In all that time she was never formally charged of any crime. On November 28th, she was finally released from jail along with Wu Yiran and Li Yibin, also detained for cyber dissidence. Some […]

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Online English Classes

A new Internet portal, from Atlanta-based Asia Broadband Inc. is delivering online English classes for Chinese people living in Shanghai. This portal is partnered with Fudan University and China Telecom. China Tech News reports that over 1.2 billion dollars were spent in China to teach English.

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Chinese DJs rely on the Internet

It’s not possible for DJs in China to obtain the latest, cutting edge dance music by legal means, so they must rely on an increasing number of Chinese Internet sites like yesdj.com which allow them to swap and download tunes. DJs in China’s major cities don’t typically visit those sites, eschewing all digital forms of […]

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New York Times’ Article on Mu Zimei

Jim Yardley of New York Times wrote a very good article on the phenomena of Mu Zimei: “Internet Sex Column Thrills, and Inflames, China.” The article explains not only how the Internet made this 25 years old sex columnist into a national controversy and celebrity, but also tells interesting details behind Sina’s promotion of Mu […]

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Jailed in China for subverting state power

Jiang Lijun was sentenced by Chinese officials today to serve 4 years in prison for trying to “subvert state power.” His lawyer says this is because Jiang intended to form a democratic political party and espoused democratic ideals on the web. Read the story here.

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The Story of a Chinese Internet Writer-turned Journalist

Eighteen months ago, Shen Yachuan was a greenhorn Internet writer hurting to seek cyberspace justice for a murdered high-school teacher. Now, he is a journalist and has worked at some of China’s most daring newspapers. After bringing the story to national attention through an exclusive online report, Shen said he had finally found some peace […]

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Sohu.com adds two more website

Sohu.com has acquired website 17173.com and focus.cn for US$20.50 million and US$16 million. 17173.com is China’s biggest online game portal with over 4.3 million registered users. Focus.cn is also one of the largest real estate sites which accounts for 10% of the advertising market. Further details at chinadaily.com.

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Activist Admits Sending China Technology

Chinese human rights activist, Gao Zhan, who was freed from a Chinese prison after the U.S. government interceded, is now being prosecuted by the U.S. government for selling China technology from the U.S. Zhan pleaded guilty on Wednesday to illegally selling American high-tech items with potential military uses to China.

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Official Internet Cafes in Beijing

10 new licenses have been issued by the ministry of culture to operate internet cafes. China is now re-opening some of the cafes for business following the terrible fire in Beijing that claimed the lives of 25 students. The article reports that IBM is also looking into the internet cafe market in China.

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Hong Kong maids do Windows

In Hong Kong, maids take computer training courses to help their employers with doing the household budget, designing and maintaining the family website and even helping with homework by doing Internet searches. How’s this for bridging the digital divide in China?

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Short News: Japan, China to experiment on broadband cell phone

Kyodo News Monday, November 24, 2003 at 04:00 JST TOKYO — Japan and China are planning to conduct a joint experiment on a new generation Internet-capable mobile phone for high-speed data communication between the two countries, Japanese telecom ministry officials said Sunday. The three-year project aimed at promoting better Asian information technology (IT) systems will […]

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China suspends 673 state-run papers from publication

Read this report on People’s Daily: “China’s substantial efforts to reform and trim down its state newspapers has entered into a crucial phase, with 673 Party and government newspapers having been suspended from publication. China’s substantial efforts to reform and trim down its state newspapers has entered into a crucial phase, with 673 Party and […]

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