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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China promoting home-grown DVD alternative

As previous post on China’s new video compression format, is now coming true with China’s EVD technology. Yahoo! News reports that China’s enhanced versatile disc players will be coming out for this holiday shopping season. The expected price will be around 2,000 yuan whereas a locally produced DVD player is about 700 yuan.

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Chinese students going back

Economist reported that China, a country that has suffered from brain drain for a long time, now has more of its students coming back because of the country’s impressive economic growth and favorable government policy. Many returnees hold advance degrees, and the majority of them go into business. UTStarcom and Sohu are both success stories. […]

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China bloggers discuss how to get around the Great Firewall

Some China bloggers are sharing their experiences about how to circumvent the Great Firewall in this post: “On net surfing and getting our heads out of the sand”. The conversation on this subject is facinating. I want to recommend two other projects, Dongtai Net and UltraNet. I mentioned them in the interview with Online Journalism […]

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Who control the Internet?

Here is another article on Financial Times about the dispute in preparation for the December Geneva Summit on Information Society. “Some governments believe are their legitimate rights of decision over domain name allocation in their own countries, and the dominant influence of existing Internet providers and users. Icann’s defenders argue that giving an intergovernmental organization […]

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Du Daobin was formally arrested

Here is the latest development on Du Daobin’s case. He was formally charged on Wednesday, when police in Yingcheng, a city in Hubei province, handed over arrest papers to his family.

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