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  1. China's losing battle to control cyberspace

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by John Gittings

    ... The Sars crisis in China has provided intriguing evidence on how the use of modern communications - particularly the internet and mobile technology - can be used to break down the walls of official secrecy. When China sought to conceal the spread of the virus, millions of Chinese turned to their keyboards and mobile phones to access banned foreign reports and censored domestic ...

  2. Beijing's internet dilemma

    Posted Apr 14th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... if it has not already turned the technology to its own advantage as a tool of repression. But these may be fleeting victories as the growing strength of China's netizens begins to overwhelm the censors- known as 'Big Mamas'. No one knows exactly how big China's internet police force is, although estimates run as high as 40,000. But whatever its size, it is more ...

  3. Cheeky BBC shows cut to prevent Asian blushes

    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... suitable to the market from a content point of view. It could mean editing programmes to make them more sensitive and more appropriate.' He stressed there would be no political censorship ... closely with operators in Thailand and Korea,' she said. 'China is a big market but it is very hard to get a licence [to broadcast]. It is something we definitely want to tackle, ...

  4. Nude-reader reveals her naked ambition

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... is a noble profession,' she told LoDown. Well, there's certainly no self-censorship at her new Cantonese news service, which screens tonight at 11pm. Chan hopes all the attention her ...

  5. Hong Kong's autonomy is not under threat

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the last seven years, with their strong support, we have successfully turned this into an everyday reality. Hong Kong remains separate and distinct from China in its economic, trade, legal ... MUIR, Causeway Bay Author's response If you read to the end of Shichang's review of my book Losing the New China ('Jet-setter's rite of passage in Beijing', June 28), ...

  6. Quick on the draw

    Posted Sep 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Prince De La Bun- which drew upon a variety of styles of animation, from 3-D to more traditional techniques. Like many in the industry, he is quick to point towards the opening market in China ... 'They require a lot of animation and the demand is positive, but the industry is only in the beginning stages. It is still a recent phenomenon in China. 'And it is a new direction ...

  7. China newspaper sales top 93.5m

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... Stuart Biggs China top newspaper market Mainland newspapers recorded stellar growth last year, with sales reaching 93.5 million copies and the country surpassing Japan in having the most ... advertising revenues in China have risen an aggregate 116 per cent over the past five years. Other parts of Asia enjoyed similarly high levels of growth last year and the region as a whole now boasts ...

  8. China Unicom to buy CTM stake

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... WANG XIANGWEI in Beijing and HUI YUK-MIN The central government has given approval for China Unicom to buy as much as 49 per cent of Macau's leading telecommunications firm, Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau (CTM), in the latest move to boost economic integration between the mainland and Macau. China Unicom, the mainland's No 2 mobile phone operator, is expected ...

  9. Tycoons get China Netcom IPO rolling

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HUI YUK-MIN and NICHOLE CHAN Two of Hong Kong's top property tycoons- Li Ka-shing and Lee Shau-kee- are backing state-owned China Netcom Group Corp (Hong Kong)'s initial public ... for China Netcom shares. His son Richard Li Tzar-kai is in talks to sell a substantial stake in Hong Kong fixed-line operator PCCW to China Netcom's parent China Network Communications Group ...

  10. CSFB picks ex-Merrill banker as China head

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhang Liping as its country head for China. Mr Zhang replaces Wei Christianson, CSFB's former China chairwoman, who left her post at the end of last month for 'personal reasons'. ... overall responsibility for CSFB's investment banking activities in China and will report to Eric Varvel, head of investment banking for Asia-Pacific ex-Japan. 'This new hire reflects ...




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