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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Tech firms blamed for aiding censorship in China

From IDG News Service: ” While China’s large online population and growing economic development represent an irresistible lure for many IT vendors, any technology they provide that helps the Chinese government impose Internet censorship makes them partially to blame for human rights abuses, a new report by Amnesty International (AI) claims. …… The group specifically […]

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China vows to curb junk e-mail

AP reported from Beijing that the Chinese government has launched a fight against junk e-mail, fearful that the spam bombarding its citizens’ in-boxes may contain pornography, anti-communist sentiments or other material objectionable to the Beijing government. According to state media, the ministries of public security, education and information industry will work together to combat junk […]

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Shanghai Court Serves Up Dissent

From China Law and Governance Review, “The idea that courts can include opposing views in their official decisions reflects a reform trend to open up the judicial process and make judges more accountable, or in the words of the Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate Court, to “bring sunshine to the court room” and to “make judges […]

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The business of stifling the Internet in Asia

According to an article on Asia Times online: “Internet users are losing ground in the censorship war being fought in Asia’s cyberwaves, partly because Western corporations are helping to undermine the spirit of enterprise that made the medium such a potent weapon for free speech. While smarter and more discreet communication technologies offer a way […]

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The Growing power of the internet

From the new issue of Economist: “Driving a BMW sports car past unemployed workers waiting for work on street corners is a display of wealth and status that many among the ranks of China’s urban poor would find galling enough. But imagine how they would feel if the wealthy driver, fuming after a brush with […]

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