China bloggers talk about recent Google blocking

There are increasing numbers of English-speaking “China bloggers”; many of them are working/living in China now. The voices from this emerging community of bloggers are diverse, informative and fun. Our blogroll really should include some of them as well. Here is some discussion about a recent Google blocking event from China bloggers. Source at T-Salon.

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China’s Ad Industry going international

It’s quite surprising that McDonald’s latest ad campaign “I’m Lovin’ It” came from China, a place in the past has been limited by traditional mindset and ideas. International advertising firms have helped the country reinvent its ad industry by setting up offices in China and training their local staff. The government is also pushing creativity. […]

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UK-China Innovation Park

A joint project between China and England will form a new UK-China Innovation Park in Cambridge. This will help drive software development for co-operative initiatives in England. Article from

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Could censorship contribute to the Asian AIDS epidemic?

Chinese authorities are blocking access by their citizenry to web sites containing information about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like AIDS. Combined with the worrisome state of health-care in China, I think these actions may prove to fan the fires of the current AIDS epidemic in Asia. When the Chinese government tried to control information about […]

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Cover Up News, Hands Off Porn?

A reported released in 2002 by Harvard states that China citizen’s access to news web sites are blocked more regularly and thoroughly than porn sites. Researchers sampled over 200,000 web sites to determine what “content is [typically] banned” by the Chinese government. While Chinese authorities may be “ambivalent” about blocking porn, they are very purposeful […]

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Domestic Players Promoted In Land Of Wireless Plenty

China is the largest and fastest growing market for wirelesss services and technologies. China itself is in the midst of a balancing act to promote its own domestic companies and complying with WTO agreements in opening the market to foreign competition. One way that China is attempting to ensure domestic success is to insist on […]

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China’s two-edged sword pains US

Another analysis article discussing the surge of China’s economic heft and its violations of WTO agreements. However, this opinion also attempts to color the discussion from China’s point of view which is often lacking in most U.S. opinions. Source at UK Times Online (not associate with Times magazine).

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The U.S. Must Face Up to China’s Trade Challenges

China’s accession into the WTO and its subsequent rapid economic development are causing vociferous complaints from the U.S. who feels that China is not complying with original WTO agreements. Although extremely U.S. centric, this research article summarizes the key points of contention from the U.S. point of view: Barriers to Imports of U.S. Farm Products; […]

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China Telecom buys six provincial networks for 5.5 billion dollars

AFP reporting from Hong Kong: China Telecom Corp Ltd., the Chinese mainland’s largest fixed-line telephone operator, has agreed to buy six provincial networks from its parent for 46 billion yuan (5.5 billion US dollars) to boost revenue and expansion, the firm said. China Telecom said in a statement that it will take over networks in […]

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Is China’s Boom In Danger

China’s rapid economic development has raised concerns that the country’s economy might be overheated. Manufacturing, constuction and real estate are all sectors that have attacted huge amounts of investment. If there is a bubble, it will not only affect China’s domestic economy, but also the countries it exports to. Source at

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China’s Net cafes to be consolidated

Nearly all of China’s 110,000 Internet cafes will be consolidated under the management of larger mainly state-owned companies in the next three years. The government is concerned about the sudden popularity of such cafes, which are gathering places for online gamers and those seeking Web information outside of official sources, in a country where many […]

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China Third in R&D Spending: OECD

According to the Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD), China is now third in the world in research and development investment, behind the US and Japan. This rise is due to higher business development with multinational companies taking advantage of lower costs. Most of the research spending is in applied technologies, such as cell phones […]

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Most Internet Cafes to be chains in 3 years

The majority of local Internet cafes, currently exceeding 110,000 in the country, will be put under the management of large chain store companies within three years, as part of efforts by the Chinese government to rein in the fledgling and troublesome business.   Not all of the Internet cafes will be chains, but the government will […]

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