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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Harry Potter evoked a national copyright debate

A report by Xinhua said that “the “Harry Potter” series published its fifth installment “The Order of the Phoenix” on June 21. Beijing-based People’s Literature Publishing House started its translation as soon as it got the book’s copyright. Some people, however, took the chance to put a Chinese version of the book on the Internet […]

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China’s Internet Policy & Legislation

The book featured seems like a good resource for people interested in the “latest” regulations placed on China’s internet and I.T. The book costs $280, but it might be worth the buy. Here is the foreword for the second volume, China’s Internet Policy and Legislation (Volume II) – Foreword. China’s Internet Policy and Legislation (Volume […]

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China forcing college grads to migrate to backward provinces

In what seems like a perverse way of bridging the digital divide, China, in an effort to transfer skilled workers from the the country’s cities to underdeveloped provinces, are forcing thousands of students to either find a job out in the poor provinces or be forced to move to Inner Mongolia. The article does not […]

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Head of Infosys predicts China will eclipse India’s IT

Narayana NR Murthy, the chairman of Infosys predicts that China’s investment in infrastructure will allow it to grow faster than India. Garner research predicts by 2007, China’s revenue from IT services will equal that of India at $27 billion USD. In the article by CNET, Murthy is quoted saying “We in India think that there […]

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Largest digital library opens in Beijing

The world’s largest Chinese digital library, a database containing over 12 million documents or 25 percent of China’s public information resources, opened on Saturday, November 8, 2003. The digital library aims to make it possible for users to share 80 percent of China’s intellectual resources through the Internet within three years. The database covers information […]

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Control of the Internet in China

I’ve just uploaded a document under this blog’s “Special Report” section about methods the Chinese government uses to control access and postings to the Internet by its citizens. It covers ISP and ICP legislation, crackdowns of Internet cafes, intimidation of citizens by arrests and surveillance, and China’s increasing ability to target search engine results and […]

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The best and worst countries for media corruption

According to a survey by the Institute for Public Relations in the US, China, followed by Saudi Arabia and Vietnam is ranked the worst country in the world for media corruption. Northern European countries such as Finland and Denmark top the survey list, which ranks countries in various categories such as the freedom of the […]

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Kentucky firm wins urban development project in Liaoning province

PlanGraphics Inc. has won a $2.1 million USD contract with the Liaoning province to develop an Urban Management Information System. Development will be focused in the cities of Shenyang, Panjin, and Yingkou. The implementation will rely heavily on using Geographic Information Systems and the Internet. Businesswire article.

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Censorship, Carelessness and Ignorance Spreads HIV in China

It’s predicted that by 2010, over 20 million people in China will be infected with the HIV virus. But the Chinese government is not educating its people about how to avoid this deadly disease: over 80% of its citizenry doesn’t know that condoms can prevent it. Chinese officials even filter out HIV information on the […]

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Fun And Games In China

Forbes reported that Online gaming companies are beginning to successfully get customers to pay their services. “Revenue in China for what is currently a nascent business is likely to quadruple from this year to about $1 billion in 2006”. Online games are likely to be played by a large number of people at any given […]

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