SMS in China

Victor Wang, the CEO of MTone, the largest SMS service provider in China gave a talk today, and he made some very interesting points. SMS is a very different communication model from the web, and out of the 250 million mobile users in China today, 70% do not use the Internet or infrequently. Thus, SMS […]

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Huawei, friend of foe?

Huawei, the highly successful Chinese communications equipment manufacturer, is entering the international market with its low cost products. While it was sued by Cisco for intellectual property rights infringement, another U.S. company 3com choose to set up joint venture with Huawei .

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on-line gambling in China

The fast growing Chinese Internet population also gives on-line Casino industry a vision of a lucrative market, according to the report on the Gambling Magazine on September 28th.

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Internet is monk e-business

AFP – The monks of China’s Shaolin temple, famous for centuries for their martial-art skills, are also experienced users of the internet. The temple, in central China’s Henan province, has had its own website since 1997 — long before the country’s major portals started business, the Xinhua news agency reported. The agency, reporting from an […]

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Illicit Wang bas

The illegal market of wang bas (Chinese Internet cafes) is successful despite government restrictions. But, often these “cafes” are grimy, smoky dens without proper bathroom facilities or fire exits. Parents of juveniles who frequent these cafes are calling for a government crackdown on these illegal, unsafe establishments, as their children frequent them to play endless […]

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Three nations sign 2008 Olympics IT pact

One area that would be interesting to monitor is the impact the 2008 Beijing Olympics will have on China’s technical developments and policies. The following asia.cnet article suggests that there is a lot of work brewing. China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work on information technology (IT) logistics for the 2008 Beijing Olympic […]

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Microsoft aims to get closer to Asian gov’ts

Companies are bending over backwards to win the Chinese market. Several questions immediately come to mind. Is China’s clout in driving technological developments real or perceived? Are there real profits to be realized in China? Is there room for small businesses to succeed when it seems like the big companies are muscling in? The following […]

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Chinese Internet dissident arrested

This story broke on Yahoo! News at 9pm today. Details are a little light but so far a chinese government official from Dazhou has been arrested on charges that he was communicating with dissidents abroad on Internet chatrooms. Article from Yahoo!

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IT investment in China by Cisco

Cisco is making it’s presence in the Chinese market by winning the contract to upgrade the backbone communications infrastructure of Sinopec, China’s Petroleum & Chemical Corporation. One interesting quote in the article from was that Sinopec’s decision to go with Cisco was the global expertise which was important to the company in its “move […]

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The 2nd most popular thing on the internet

Just as in the fledgling years of the internet in the United States, China’s usage of the web for pornography is causing a huge swell in internet portal companies such as, Sina Corp. and NetEase. This article also mixes in some of the additional services that these portals provide such as matchmaking using the […]

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China invests in EU’s satellite netork

US has GPS (Global Positioning System) technology. EU is developing its own, called Gallieo system. now China joins in the project, and will invest 230 million euros. the whole network will consist 30 satellites, expected total...

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Internet Filtering In China

Considerable human and technical resources have been applied to filtering the Internet in China by the Chinese government. These filters are updated constantly, as evidenced by “high-profile sites” (like CNN) that are not always blocked. Furthermore, blocking is achieved primarily at the “router level, and on the basis of IP address”, which can cause a […]

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Red Flag Linux More Secure Than Microsoft O/S?

When the Chinese government chose to adopt Red-Flag Linux–an open source computer operating system–vice closed source operating systems supplied by Microsoft, it may have chosen the most bug-free product. A recent study posted by concludes that open source software is more secure. Source at

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