China Arrests Christian Blogger

From Fox “Zhang’s (Shengqi) arrest appeared to be related to police suspicions that he helped church historian Liu Fenggang post information on the Internet about the Hangzhou crackdown. Liu, a veteran pro-democracy campaigner, has also been detained in Hangzhou on state secrets charges… Zhang’s case could be more complicated because it brings together two […]

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Will China be Google’s crown jewel?

Again from Asia Times, Peter Morris wrote: “With growth in China’s advertising market expected to reach 18.3 percent this year, Google has jumped on the bandwagon with the introduction of its new Chinese AdWords advertising service. The service, which began operating last Wednesday, gives advertisers the chance to bid for ad placement on pages linked […]

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Digital China is booming

This article appeared in Asia Times today. The author, Jayanthi Iyengar is a senior business journalist from India. Here are some subtitles in her article : “Two sides: Expansion of Internet, repression of content”, “Booming digital China is not about politics” , “Average Internet user: educated, young, male “, “Lessons from SARS – shop at […]

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China internet dissident arrested

From BBC: ” A Chinese internet dissident who has been in detention since October has been formally arrested on charges of subversion. The official Xinhua news agency said Du Daobin had written 28 internet articles aimed at the overthrow of China’s socialist system. ” It is very unusual for Chinese authorities to publicly announce the […]

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Agilent Expands Investment in China

Last week, Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the opening of its Agilent Semiconductor Solutions Center (ASSC) in Shanghai and a wholly owned subsidiary, Agilent Technologies Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., for the purpose of “growing its market position and fostering its long-term presence in China.” Read Agilent’s press release here.

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Beijing 2008 Olympics

This is a website provided by the U.S. Commercial Service that gives a background and a guide for potential business opportunities in the Beijing 2008 Olympics. It goes without saying that this is a site for firms and businesses who are looking to do business in the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Also, there are many project […]

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Market Access and Compliance to China

This is an interesting governmental website that works to allow American business to have an equal footholding in China’s marketplace. It provides briefings, reports, and many links to the resources regarding to trade in China.

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Chinese teenagers find Net just too damned attractive

“Increasing numbers of teenagers in China are being admitted to hospital, suffering from what doctors call ‘Internet Syndrome’. Symptoms include delirium, paranoia and psychosis. Dr. Yu Haiting, the vice president of the No. 8 People’s Hospital in Zhengzhou, says he sees one or two cases per week. ” This article is from the

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Finding Steel Mouse

From movies, fashions to pop music, mainland Chinese have for decades taken cues from their more affluent and cosmopolitan Hong Kong cousins. A new editorial in the Asian Wall Street Journal suggested that the Chinese may now be able to copy another formerly unlikely trend in their fast changing society: civil liberty.

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Stainless Steel Mice

” . . . The sight of the public security agent clumsily pursuing three students, a monk and an old woman was almost comically out of step with the times. But there was nothing funny about the risks they were taking. Ducking into a tatty old dormitory in one of Beijing’s most prestigious universities, the […]

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China plans own LAN standard

From Xinhuanet [Via The Internet In Asia]: “China’s information technology authority yesterday reiterated its determination to promote a unique wireless technology standard nationwide in order to protect information security. But some US firms threatened to stop supplying certain chips to the country unless it follows the international standard. . . .The announcement could be seen […]

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A step further in guarding private property

From China View, Xinhua’s English language website: I found a link to this article this evening and, although it’s not late-breaking news and not directly connected to technology, I think it’s still a noteworthy development. A revised constitutional article on private property passed the preliminary review of the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress (NPC) […]

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National Legislature Plans to Impose Liabilities on Online Portal Companies

From China Law and Governance Review: The China Internet Network Information Center (‰∏≠ÂõΩ‰∫íËÅîÁΩëÁªú‰ø°ÊÅ؉∏≠ÂøÉ) reports that China now has 59.1 million internet users, making it second only to the U.S. with respect to the number of netizens. With the popular upsurge in the use of the Internet, however, the number of Internet libel suits being brought […]

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Internet Dissidents?

Here’s another example of how internet not only serves as a prime stage for public discussion of sensitive topics in China, but also helped catch international media eyeballs, if not yet the tight-lipped Chinese ones. The New York Times reported that more than 100 prominent Chinese academics, lawyers and liberal thinkers made an online petition […]

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