China e-commerce sites set to grow

CNETAsia reported on Tuesday October 21, 2003 that e-commerce sites in China are on a growth path. The article quoted members of China’s e-commerce association. According to them, Web sites like on-line bookstore and Chinese domain name service provider have proven to be successful.

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China’s immature supply chain frustrates foreign manufacturers

Multinationals looking to set up shop in China may do well to check their global supply chains at the door. Experiences shared at a recent Electronics Supply Chain Association (ESCA) roundtable in Sunnyvale, Calif., indicate that cultural differences, government red tape, and a lack of infrastructure continue to represent barriers to foreign companies that are […]

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Viruses Plague China

About 85 percent of all computers in China have been infected with viruses and widespread Internet use ensures that the number is growing, according to the country’s state media. The number of infected computers, based on a two-month survey conducted in the middle of the year, is up 1.6 percent from 2002 and 25.6 percent […]

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Making the Internet Chinese

Guangming Daily — a government owned publication — claims that once citizens of China are better enabled to use their native language to access the Internet, small-to-medium sized businesses in that country will be able to reap the economic benefits of having a web presence. Additionally, this “sinicization” of the Internet will help the web […]

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China and Engineering Grads

Interesting piece on how China is taking over as a premier creator of engineers. It’s an LA Times piece, so registration is required. China’s Technological Ambitions Take Flight Factoid: >Rob Koepp, a scholar at the Milken Institute in Santa Monica, points out a statistic. “China graduates 450,000 engineers each year ò as many as the […]

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Telecom’s Future: Made in China?

Successful Chinese companies are trying to establish their own brand image and go international. McKinsey Quarterly has an artilce that states Chinese companies are going through what Japan and South Korean has been through before, but it takes a long time and a lot of effort to establish your own brand.

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Intel will build huge computer grid on Chinese compus.

Chinese official news agency Xinhua reported on September 25th, the Chinese Ministry of Education is planing to build the world largest computer grid, link over 100 leading Chinese universities on the Chinese Education and Research Net (CERNET) by 2005. American high-tech company Intel will provide development tools, assistance in the development of applications and consulting […]

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China Must Allow Room for Bad News

This is an op-ed piece on Korea Times. In this article: China Must Allow Room for Bad News, Frank Ching wrote: “President Hu has called for efforts to expand citizens’ orderly participation in political affairs and guarantee the people’s rights to carry out democratic elections, decision-making, management and supervision. To do these things, the people […]

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Internet Mogul Tops China’s Richest List

The Atanta Journal-Constitution posted a AP report about China’s new richest list. According to the list by Asiamoney magazine, Ding Lei, founder of Inc., has a fortune estimated at $900 million. He was followed by Larry Yung, head of the government-backed investment company Citic Pacific Ltd., who has $850 million. The annual list of […]

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Copyright – the Official Line

And odd story about copyright and the internet in China – Internet Copyright Awareness to Be Strengthened. It refers to the “ongoing Internet Forum in Beijing,” which I found through a link here. Those China...

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China to develop its own video compression standards

China is making its own foray into developing a movie standard to reduce its dependence on American intellectual property. China will look at replacing the MPEG-4 format with a homegrown Chinese format. This move will save over $400 million US dollars in royalties over the next decade. Of course the possibility exists that it will […]

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‘No limits’ browser planned

A new browser will be released that claims to be able to circumvent censorship on Internet usage. This can be used by people living under restrictive regimes or those who want to share files.

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Newsweek: The Portals Into China

Newsweek International October 13th issue has an article written by Sarah Schafer on China Internet Portals . How are they making profits and why the global investers find this is a safe way to make a Chinese Internet play. Is this going to be another bubble?

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